@mkb Unfortunately the safety part isn't even *that* overblown. I go to a school that uses Chromebooks, and about 40% of students download sketchy "VPN" or "Enhancer" extensions that intercept traffic.

That said, this move is definitely not the right way to fix the problem.

@brainblasted I've tried it's "competitor" - Snips. If they're anything alike it gets an "okay I guess"/10 from me.

Nikhil Jha boosted

World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.

Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.

Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.


#SurveillanceCapitalism #Google

@TsRoe I'm just using the builtin Python one, but the output of the parser still isn't clean because the input information isn't clean either for some reason ;-;

So I added Korean and Spanish to my language input list and then removed them a while later. Two months have passed and...

`locale` in terminal shows all is well too (en_us-UTF8)

maybe a long shot but does anyone else on macos have this issue?

Email is a big pain to parse.

I thought Python would make everything easy, but I still have to deal with the fact that the mail["from"] string isn't even always guaranteed to have the sender's email address. What?

So apparently the Python standard library has support for random mailbox formats. I thought I'd need an external library for this, but this works too.


This toot also brought to you by calipers, openscad, and precision tweezers.

I'm trying to automate my blinds with a motor I found and an .

Obviously the motor doesn't fit the blinds, so 3d printing to the rescue!

@emsenn "This page is missing.

Are you sure it was ever here?"

@alexbuzzbee Also the package I keep linking too kind of sucks (to be fair) since it doesn't use a dictionary, but obviously that could be added.

@alexbuzzbee True, but there are two ways to circumvent this.

1. Assume it works well enough and tell people to deal with the edge cases. (I couldn't find any though.)


2. Not a haiku == BAN (or warn to be nice) and let people figure it out.

@alexbuzzbee Seems like dictionaries have that data, so that + some other heuristics for non-dictionary words should do the trick.


I should make a mastodon instance where people can only toot in Haiku.


They are pretty fun
I think all of my toots should
Just be a haiku

@alexbuzzbee Linux console game? What console runs Linux and has games?

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