looking for laptop recommendations
Work is getting me a new computer.
I have pretty much full range of choice (within a reasonable budget).
I don't do barely any performance heavy stuff.
Playing nice with linux is a plus.
Freedom stuff is a plus.
I don't take care of my stuff very well, so robustness is a plus.
Maybe a T490 or similar?
Maybe one of the purism laptops?
Update: we listened to /a lot/ of Rick Astley...
One guy figured it pretty quickly, but didnt abuse it or tell anyone (other than me). After a while a couple more people caught on and Mr. Astley was inbound.
Maybe people were slow to figure it out, maybe it just took them getting really drunk to abuse it.
Either way i think we heard that fucking song 200 times this saturday.
Eh - all in all it was a 5/5 party. Acceptable.
⚠️ The Fediverse has been scraped, again ⚠️
Almost six million posts from 363 instances have been scraped.
"All the posts with public visibility published by users hosted on Mastodon servers [...] which support the English language" have been scraped along with their metadata, and the "policy, the code of conduct and the prohibited contents of each instance".
The dataset is an attempt at creating an open dataset for "research" into algorithms like the ones Facebook uses to identify problematic content, based around users' use of Content Warnings.
The dataset can be found here:
It was created by the University of Milan, Italy, apparently for the 13th AAAI:
The associated publishing:
https://aaai.org/ojs/index.php/ICWSM/article/download/3262/3130/ or https://likeable.space/media/30ae595a191923a1ce84a1e0feac6a3cef5b8669f44e15535ea18c7a5594b93a.pdf?name=Mastodon%20Content%20Warnings%3A%20Inappropriate%20Contents%20in%20a%20Microblogging%20Platform.pdf or DM me for a copy.
Am hosting a party tonight so I wrote a small web front-end for Mopidy, that never skips songs and only lets attendees vote on which song to play next.
Basically a playlist that sorts based on votes.
Thing is: I also invited all my hacker friends - and while my system is not bad, I can think of a way or two to get multiple votes per song...
these notes were all left near various elevators at the Wynn in Vegas. someone at CES has a great sense of humor 😂
Call to all 💾 ppl:
Lets stop speaking in contrived analogies.
I think its in most cases much clearer to just talk about the thing.
It should be a goal that non-💾-ppl have a rough understanding of what words like "server" and "protocol" mean, so they dont have to deal with conflicting stories about languages and restaurants.
Seeking validation from internet strangers.
Studying cyber things.
Making my living implementing other peoples art.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.