It's not exactly what I would choose, but I'll be doing some contract work with a friend. It's web dev, simple html and php, but I'm glad to have it and actually be able to say I'm working in a field that I don't hate.

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Just finished knocking together a Finger server in Rust. Probably a little bit overkill for Finger, but I wanted to practice for something bigger in the future.

@quad sort of, but that's really only the shell utilities coming from BSD. It's using musl libc, not BSD libc (which would have been quite a porting effort) and perhaps more interesting Gnome as desktop. I find it odd that they would go to all the effort to get rid of that much GNU and then use Gnome.

@werwolf @aw from a practical standpoint someone would have to commit to setting it up, and this means a good solid connection and a beefy machine. Public DNS gets hit hard, and ddos attempts go with the territory, so it's not something to jump into without some thought and skill.

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people shouldn't be allowed to publish programs unless they commit to writing proper docs.


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@werwolf @aw the Opennic project would most likely be open to the addition of a .gem or .gmi tld to their root, given sufficient interest. They already have a .gopher, and quote a number of other specialty tld's. At one point there was even a .fur tld for furries. I'm down with the idea myself.

@werwolf @aw I ran an OpenNic server for a few years myself and had a .oss domain alongside my regular .org domain. My only issue was that other servers would come and go from time to time, including the name servers that mine was peering with once or twice. I still love the idea, and have never thought it was a good decision to have a corporation (Icann) in control of the global dns root. Goes totally against the superior of freedom that used to exist on the web.

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I'm sorry if you are only trying to use fedi to promote your "content" please think again as there's no algorithm to back you up. Turns out you need to think about your audience as literally actual people. People who tend to ignore ads.

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Since coming to Mastodon from Twitter a month ago, the Fediverse is a breath of fresh air. More interesting posts, diversity and no BS like Twitter.

Have a bitch’n day everybody!

New blog post about improving the gemtext parser in GemView. Goes a bit into my first foray into Rust lifetimes.

Finished integrating the new gemtext parser into GemView and Eva, including several notable improvements since yesterday. This but of code is my first time using Rust lifetimes on purpose to reduce the number of allocations. Overall, I'm rather proud of it.

Rewriting the gemtext parser in GemView from scratch. The old code was inherited from what was originally a dependency, where the author never responded to a single bug or pull request.

@StampedingLonghorn yeah, you describe yourself a lot like how I see myself. I'm not anti-social either, or at least that's not how I see myself. I have a small group of really close friends.

@StampedingLonghorn as a rather non-social human, comparatively speaking, that's long been a weekness of mine. One that I'm wishing to improve of course, but definitely not my strong suit.

@kev quite nicely done. I wouldn't have even suspected WordPress if you hadn't said that it was.

I've spent 27 years in the workforce in jobs that were anything but the tech sector. I have no college to my name, but have been using open source software daily for over 20 years and spent the last couple of years pushing myself to learn programming.

Any advice as I begin looking for a job that would actually put those skills to good use? Thanks in advance, fediverse.

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Peeps are doing such a bad job expressing the problems with the new scanning proposal from the @EU_Commission

Hopefully I can sort it out with some dos and don'ts.

To activists:

Don't downplay CSAM! It's creepy, it's harmful, it's an abusive industry, it ruins kids' lives, I shouldn't even have to be saying all of this because it should be so freaking obvious. You are coming across as the most callous motherfucks of all time. I keep seeing "lol who cares", "lol it's a made up problem", "lol it's only a cover for their spying and repression"—I'm blocking all of you fucks!

Do point out how utterly unworkable, inefficent, intrusive, network-wrecking, impossible the commission's proposal is. They might as well have asked for flying carpets. E2ee lives on the app layer of the internet stack, and the only way you shut down the app layer is with a root kit on every box i.e. with the end of general purpose computing.

To @EU_Commission : It's just not gonna happen. You have got to reconsider this. It's practically and logically and programmatically and physically impossible.

Last day of my little mini vacation. I need another one.

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