And yet another Intel bug. This seems worse than Spectre and Meltdown?
I want to write something to test out my write.as account, but I'm drawing a total blank today. Someone please inspire me.
The Arch Wiki is the closest thing to a Sacred Text on the internet
So we ran from the "normal" people and their status games into our nerd caves, where computers don't mind us speaking to them in a very direct way. And made the Internet, so that we can talk to other nerds like us.
But then it turned out there's money in being able to talk to computers. And because of that, those people we ran from are trying to invade our little hiding place.
There's a long but good blog post by @maradydd that helped me understand it https://medium.com/@maradydd/when-nerds-collide-31895b01e68c
#ActivityPub support is now available to everyone! 🎉 🎊
Write.as blogs don't federate by default, so to enable it you can either sign up with our new page: https://write.as/new/blog/federated, or if you're already on Write.as, go to your blog's Customize page and click "Enable federation"
Note this also includes support for custom domains. So if your domain is hosted with us, you can now choose your handle when you enable federation and your blog will be accessible in the fediverse!
OH: "Yeah, that's a good point. I can code, so I suppose I could just built this functionality myself. That's what's great about Slack. If you want something it doesn't have, you might be able to find it, or buy it... but you can very likely build some version of it."
That's some serious Stockholm Syndrome right there. Plus, super annoying how corporations are hijacking the opensource spirit of DIY.
I knew I had a message I'd forgotten to reply to. It's done now.
@kev Very true. If I recall, the official list of instances is organized by instance/size instead of topic, right? Maybe that should be flipped? Like a word cloud of topics -> click -> instances for that topic?
@Modern_Industrial I personally think that Mastodon is very simple to grasp, however the point of entry definitely needs work.
The Twitter OP has a point, unfortunately. Having to pick from thousands of instances, with no simple way to catalogue, search and filter, is extremely difficult.
I think it puts many users off.
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The moral of that story if you're a newcomer is you shouldn't freak out too much about which instance you should start off on.
Within a couple of weeks you'll see which instances you're likely to enjoy and can switch accordingly. You can even keep an "alt" account as backup in case that server dies.
Alternatively if you're happy to spend 5 euros a month you could switch to a shared hosting provider like masto.host and run your own single-user instance like I do. 👍
I'm using my laptop that much now that I have decided to get a docking station for my study, but that would then render my desktop pretty useless.
So, the question is, do I sell the desktop or do something interesting with it? If the latter, what?
Up and coming Tantivy 0.7 is faster than Lucene in most tests: https://www.reddit.com/r/rust/comments/962n86/up_and_coming_tantivy_07_is_faster_than_lucene_in/.
Tantivy is a full-text search engine library written in Rust, https://github.com/tantivy-search/tantivy/. It is just excellent. A project to follow closely.
@rtwx I could use some help. I'm getting locale errors with Lutris. I've exported the correct locale, but can't get it to launch.
Using latest Ubuntu 18.04 setup instructions. Even tried editing the /usr/bin/lutris file directly, but it won't find the right locale setting.