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Oh, I've also tried resetting the NVRAM/PRAM. No change.

OK, Apple people, I have a question and I'm hoping you can help me.

My wife's work computer won't start. It's a Macbook Air, and we're just trying to do some initial triage before taking it to their IT group.

It shows the logo and the progress bar fills all the way, but it doesn't go further.

I've tried booting in safe mode and I've tried resetting the SMC firmware (not sure this was required).

Anything else I should try (keeping in mind I have nothing but a power cord and a laptop here)?

I've been using Pocket for a while now, but I'm thinking about using my own Wallabag instance. Does anybody have any experience with it that can give me their opinion with the hands on?


Ug, mornings. Who ever thought these things were a good idea?

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I'm proud to announce the 1.0 release of the nin script. In this release is added IPv6 support. You can now set static and dynamic IPv6 addressing on interfaces provided you have nmcli :)

Testers needed!

The script:

I was just playing PolyRunner VR and suddenly thought that it would be awesome to have Mastodon in VR. I'm not sure how that would work, but columns suspended in a VR environment or tickers in Times Square with toots. Maybe I'm an idiot, but it still seems like it would be cool.

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Why I like mastodon over twitter Show more

With no net neutrality rules, will mergers like AT&T-Time Warner kill the internet?

Net neutrality supporters say AT&T’s antitrust victory to buy Time Warner is a big loss for an open internet.



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I'm gonna add dat:// and gopher:// to linkable protocols in toots. IPFS hasn't decided on a URI format yet, I don't think anything else needs this treatment?

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Goodbye, Copperhead

Here are my thoughts on Copperhead and its situation... so sad, but there is some contructive criticism there too! Plan for the future! Okay, that's all I'm going to tell you, go read it!

My wife got a letter in the mail yesterday.

Before you say, "So what?", this was an actual letter. Hand written with a pen by an actual person my wife knows.

I can't even remember the last time I got a letter in the mail from a person that spent the time to write it themselves.

Yep, I just unpinned the Federated Timeline after what appeared to be a picture of a person's hand immediately after getting their thumb ripped off.

Maybe it's time to replace that aging Mac with something nice from System76?

"On The Sad State of Macintosh Hardware"


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/*Let's try this again...*/

Hey fellow hackers!

Just published a new article to my site!

Introducing RISC-V

Thanks to @brandon and @codesections for editing help!

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It's official, now supports ActivityPub!


This is my first attempt at AP/AS, so somebody please let me know if I'm doing it wrong.

Right, and putting the fox in the hen house protects the chickens.

"Pai says that ISPs having power over the internet will 'protect consumers'"