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The sigils were drawn in salt, the candles lit, the blade wetted with, well, if not blood then at least hamburger jus.
A demon appeared at the other end of the table.
"Wherefore hast thou summoned me?"
"Dinner company. Have a seat."
The demon sat. "What?"
"Lockdown. It's lonely."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as the new year, is in fact, GNU/Year, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Year. A year is not a unit of time unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU timekeeping system made useful by the GNU months, weeks and vital days comprising a full calendar as defined by POSIX.

Does anyone have a decent recommendation for contacts app on Android? I can't seem to get the default app not to include info from my Google account. I still want to use se other Google services so I don't want to remove the account completely. I'm using DAVx5 to sync contacts with my Synology.

@keyoxide
Is there any directions on generating a pgp key with something like the OpenKeychain Android app?

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« (@forgefed) is an upcoming federation protocol for enabling interoperability between version control services (). It’s built as an extension to the protocol, allowing users of any ForgeFed-compliant service to interact with the repositories hosted on other instances. » forgefed.peers.community

Seems like the beginnings of a super villain:

Optimal Control of a Soft CyberOctopus Arm

arxiv.org/abs/2010.01226

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I wanted to start a "back to basic" series for org-mode and Emacs.

The idea is to make people more aware of what org-mode has "out of the box" without rushing to use various packages and code bits: the productivity philosophy behind the "why", not just the "how."

I ended up repeating a few things I've said before, so if you find that you're interested in more details about something, look under the "orgmode" tag.

Hope you enjoy it!

joshrollinswrites.com/help-des

#orgmode #emacs #productivity

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« A former contractor who helped blow the whistle on the company’s programme to listen to users’ Siri recordings has decided to go public, in protest at the lack of action taken as a result of the disclosures. » theguardian.com/technology/202

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Check out the soon-to-be released 20.04 "Focal Fossa", in screenshots! Next up, the post-installation desktop. The final release is less than a week away on April 23rd. Be sure to help test the RC images when they arrive this weekend.

bluesabre.org/2020/04/17/xubun

Does anyone use Matrix bridges?

I'm a bit confused by them. Do you have to run your own homeserver? If I want to run my own custom bridge do I need to run it on my own homeserver so I can integrate it and enable it?

For things like the matrix slack bridge are credentials stored on the matrix servers then?

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okay.

i've unearthed the US patent for the standard Symbolics 3600 LISP Machine

it's here: http://bitsavers.org/pdf/symbolics/patents/4887235_3600_patent.pdf

it contains the full hardware description and, ironically, spends most of the time documenting the LISP Machine kernel, as if the hardware is seemingly not the most tremendous discovery, which gives me goose bumps...

anyway, some important things to note:

>garbage collection implemented in hardware
>type checking implemented in hardware
>kernel traps implemented in hardware (i think x86 does this as well, i forget)
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