There shouldn’t be any shame in writing small software. Everything doesn’t have to “scale”.

If you build something cool it’s valid and good if it makes you or just a few people happy.

This doesn’t make you a bad programmer.

Interesting experience with a supposed attempt at my company email today. I received a classic "action required, click here to resolve" email, and naturally informed IT Support of it. Being curious (and home) I decided to look it up a little further.

The domain registered to the phishing site is owned by Microsoft and uses Azure services to perform its business, to which I thought holy crap! But turns out it was just a planned exercise by InfoSec in teaching users about Phishing

@nyx And my regular reminder to check out what else is out there, and talk about it!

I've got some recommendations:

If somegroup pushes you to keep up with, say, Game of Thrones push them to keep up with Magus Elgar. You could watch both!

Archiving my new disc with mplayer for the first time, it did catch me off guard LOL.

The Pirate Radio Network Has Two New Services

Pirate Radio AM An open-registration Funkwhale instance for open license music and podcasts.

Pirate Radio TV An open-registration Peertube instance for a wide variety of video and livestream content. Currently seeking content producers and livestreamers to help build a library of original content (even if you just want to mirror your content for exposure on the fediverse).

Please boost for visibility. Thanks.

Just saw a very inspiring talk from HOPE 2020 about Solarpunk, learnt a new idea and a cool word too.

The talk is about 30 minutes and follows by a QA session.

@kev Had a similar situation when "Thunder" (AC/DC) came on the radio the other day. Of course, I'm getting pumped while that intor guitar solo is playing and, out of nowhere, my daughter hollers, "THUN DAH! NA NA NA NAAH NA NA NA NA, THUN DAH!"...... I nearly shed a tear with how proud I was. 😉

Just tried Nix (without the OS). Too bad didn't manage to get OpenGL working.

Couldn't make SD card reading to work on my bare metal Pi Zero. So I'm now writing a Opus decoder by reading the RFCs. Absolutely fun. has Pages now. Officially leaving Gitlab. LOL

Can we please stop using Discord for Free software and open source projects, thanks!

Just joined Scuttlebutt out of curiosity. Anyone?

My attempt to archive a bluray disc:

1. `dd if=/dev/sr0 of=disc.img`
2. Use VLC and libaacs:
- extract video track without conversion to v.raw
- encode audio track to FLAC format -> a.flac

At this point, the whole disc is preserved bit by bit, and also the decrypted data is preserved in a lossless way.

Then I can mux them and transcode to any format with ffmpeg.

Vim is $0 today! Get into this powerful editor before it’s too late.

#blackfriday #artificialscarcity

Adapted from @bighi

So apparently I'm banned from 

I reviewed my comments to find out what might have caused it and my best guess is it's either because (A) I said that it's lazy to force git forge maintainers to add go-specific code rather than develop language-independent standards, or (B) I pointed out that git hosting is decentralized and adding "sourcehut support" by hardcoding is incorrect, and applies to other hosts like gitlab, gitea, github enterprise, cgit, etc.

Notably among my participation in that repository is donating CPU time on my $1,000 RISC-V board to help with the RISC-V port.

In conclusion, 🖕. If you want to participate in golang/go be sure not to point out that any of their engineers are working on solutions which are wrong when the right solution is much harder.

Fyi I have started a mailing list on for people to discuss tabletop rpg design.

Its going to be a fairly quiet place I think be it has the power to be useful and meaningful to a small group of designers interested in collaboration and discussing rpg as a concept.

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