Honestly, I'm just waiting for when Element gets proper communities (Discord Servers) support and then I'll try to switch my friends over. Until that happens though it's really difficult for me to drop Discord even though I really want to.

Finally settled on a domain for my app.


FOSS, client side, private contact sharing!

Spread the word (I think it's really cool and you should too, kthx)

Spreadsheets may be for you! [FAKE AD]

Fake ad from the Spreadsheets News Network (Matt Parker @standupmaths@twitter.com)


@TED is helping educate people about the in this event.

Countdown is live! This virtual event, streaming free today, 10.10.2020 from 11am - 5pm ET, is the Global Launch of Countdown, a new initiative to accelerate...


2369. All-in-One 

title text: Changes with this update: If you use the combined scan-shred function, it now performs them in that order instead of the reverse, saving a HUGE amount of CPU time.


2368. Bigger Problem 

title text: Your point that the world contains multiple problems is a real slam-dunk argument against fixing any of them.


There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science


Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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Do any of y'all have a naming scheme you use for hostnames/servers, etc? Something like “stars in the IAU catalogue” or “harry potter characters”?

I know that memorable names goes against so-called modern best practices (cattle, not pets and all of that), but I'm still thinking that I may start using some system like that.

There's a list with a bunch of ideas at namingschemes.com/

Old programmer wisdom:

"Fix someone's program, they're happy for a day. Teach someone to program and they're never happy again."

2366. Amelia's Farm Fresh Cookies 

I'll just have to wait for the explainxkcd ig

I'm not super familiar with time daemons but systemd's seemed to be the only one that was receive only and not to host a time server.

2365. Messaging Systems 

title text: SMS is just the worst, but I'm having trouble convincing people to adopt my preferred system, TLS IRC with a local server and a patched DOSBox gateway running in my mobile browser.


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A instance dedicated - but not limited - to people with an interest in the GNU+Linux ecosystem and/or general tech. Sysadmins to enthusiasts, creators to movielovers - Welcome!