@urusan I've heard that you should make your pasta water "salty like the ocean" (although I can't personally speak to what is "right" or "wrong")

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:

@GirthyChode
Appreciate the suggestion. They're headless and I don't have the adapter to hookup a monitor so I'm not sure how I'd check for a daemon without being able to ssh into them :blobcat3c:

Ended up just starting from scratch and it's all worked well so far.

@redeagle I think I'm going to re-flash the OS for each Pi to start fresh on that end.

@redeagle 👍 thank you, that is helpful to know! I'm trying to get my computer to talk to headless Raspberry Pis all connected to the same network via an unmanaged switch.

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...

@XxAlexXx hm gets a bit tricky then as we have fosstodon already... 🤪

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

@lightweight to be fair almost everyone "outsources" a considerable amount of knowledge. It isn't possible to know everything nor is it a reasonable goal.

People just have different priorities regarding the knowledge they want to outsource

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