Happy to report that I have officially joined the community! Say "hello" at samir@parikh.im

(I am also usually on as well if that is more your thing: samir@irc.libera.chat)

There are a few items on the front page of Hacker News today about Byte magazine. Definitely brings back some memories. If you don't know what all of the fuss is about, just spend a few minutes perusing through this 1982 issue on the Logo programming language.


I miss the ads almost as much as the articles.

Scuderia AlphaTauri team poster for the courtesy of their Twitter account.

I remember watching Bob Ross on “The Joy of Painting” on my local PBS station growing up as a kid. Got a bit of a punch to the gut watching the Netflix documentary “Bob Ross Happy Accidents Betrayal & Greed”. Really feel for his son.

I now have zsh installed as my shell (on one host).

Please share the nifty stuff that goes along with zsh please.

Prompts, searching, history, & stuff. Thank you.

I already know about ohmyz.sh & the vermaden.wordpress.com/2021/09 series.

This plays very nicely into a thought I am having recently. We should make more compliments, it costs us so little and can make the day of other people so much better.
In my new life-chapter, gonna start university soon, I really want to try and compliment people more, getting over my shyness.

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this tutorial describes how git works without using git itself. Instead, creating a simple, git-like system using just zip, diff, patch and a few filesystem commands itoshkov.github.io/git-tutoria

“A city known for being parochial and slow to change will mark two firsts this November — electing a mayor who is both a woman and a person of color — after nearly 200 years of elevating exclusively white men to the office.”

A functioning democracy requires citizens who vote. Go


Today I am going to start doing stuff with leds buttons and sensors plugged to the GPIO on my

But I am kinda afraid of burning it or damaging it.

Is there like a guide to use and the safely?

I've messed around with microcontrollers but those are only like 9 bucks compared to the pi's price.

any advice is appreciated

Thankfully, it's just 4 commands (on Ubuntu), but still.

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Spending the morning patching this stupid OMI vulnerability on my Azure VMs. Thanks, Microsoft. 🤬

Several years ago I did an exercise for a newspaper I worked for. We had to interview random people on the street about... their stories. It was the most nerve-wracking thing I've ever done. It also resulted in some of the most interesting - even heart-breaking - stories I've ever heard.

Moral of the story - you aren't equipped to understand what most others go through. Don't try. Instead, just try and empathize with others. Accept that your life sucks, but maybe not as much as others'. Listen.

Norm Macdonald on Letterman. What a class act. You will be missed.


"I sent you an OMEMO encrypted message but your client doesn’t seem to support that."

Ever seen this sad story in #XMPP land? But your client does support #OMEMO? Such issues can be tricky to debug sometimes.

We just published a new #Prosody module, mod_debug_omemo. It adds a unique link to the end of these messages. When opened, it will reveal OMEMO debug info that can help identify why the message couldn't be decrypted.


Thanks to @zash for some last-minute testing and fixes 🙂

Does anyone know if the Thinkpad 25 Retro Anniversary edition ever actually shipped?

@popey @thomasfuchs

Why you do not use XMPP?

Please share your opinions.


Note to self: make sure you confirm you are using the right hashtag to represent your NFL team

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