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1st toot - Hello , I'm a fan of :git: :linuxmintnew: :python: :ubuntu: :inkscape: + more, and keen to continue learning and developing FOSS

learned I need to run lastools through wine to use it on Linux... definitely a rare experience to run into scientific code that won't run natively on *nix

Windows: "Would you like to Update and Restart or Update and Power Off?"
Me: Pulling the power cord it is, then

Do people commonly re-run continuous integration pipelines before merging pull requests? We've managed to merge code that broke our CI due (presumably) to some change in underlying dependency libraries between time PR was opened (and passed CI) and when it was merged (and didn't pass CI). Despite that timeline being <24 hours 😢

can't wait to code an error in Python 3.10 and see one of these more useful error messages :python:

If pinging/ssh over a local network fails, this is usually due to a firewall, yes?

If so I'm not excited at the prospect of messing with the router/firewall settings...

I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.

Navigating American health insurance is just a horrible experience... I guess it is impossible to do anything in a straightforward way

"Electro Swing" is a previously-unknown-to-me genre of music that I've found to be quite pleasant to listen to 🎶

Ah yes, random loss of power/connection to the USB ports. Linux has been so good to be lately I'd wondered if all these "quirks" were gone

Finding out first-hand that the fun of using an alternative distro quickly ends when you need software to work... and the installation and maintenance process is much better for something like Ubuntu

Is there an easy way to mute all the bots on the federated timeline?

What's the proper file extension for YAML files?

I find myself using both `.yaml` and `.yml` which is inconsistent and creates problems for me.

I alias "ssh" as "ish". Why? 

Because I am "insecure" 😂

Looking for recommendations on how to set up a Raspberry Pi cluster - lots of stuff out there, not sure what is worth reading.

End goal is to be able to dispatch various Python jobs to different cores and save job outputs to some NFS drive.

First day with a Pi Zero! Got a little screen and found someone's repo ( to push images to it.

Looking forward to customizing that display. It's good practice with ssh for me

After some thought, I've decided I can call myself a "software developer". I'd previously been disqualifying myself, but I've made some small pip-installable packages and contributed to a handful of projects... so might as well stop gatekeeping myself

Tesla states that their carbon savings so far are 3,6 megatons:

The current carbon footprint of bitcoin is 36,95 megatons/year: (probably underestimated)

The price of bitcoin has risen 10% on the announcement of this news.

Bitcoin's economic model is set up so that a 10% increase in price will lead to roughly a ten percent increase in emissions.

So in one year, this price increase will wipe out ALL of Tesla's carbon savings.

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