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Fediverse Etiquette 

Posting a link to a toot, as well as its text for profile pinnage.

When you write hashtags, remember to use CamelCase (where each word has a capital letter).

This makes it much easier for blind and partially-sighted people's screen reader apps to read the hashtag out loud, and makes your message much more accessible.

For example is easier for a screen reader to say out loud than , as CamelCase makes it obvious where the words are.

  • Correction: 4 years... IN the previous wifi bridge's 3B.
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In a sadder note, I have a mmc card that took nearly 5x what it should have to write and verify one image. It has been retired to eeprom fixer. After nearly 4 years of continuous operation as the previous wifi bridge's 3B.

Yes, I get sentimental about things like memory cards and hard drives. They're like outfits that I've had for years that have worn out.

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Evidently I stress-image raspberry PIs. I've imaged 3 today, some multiple times due to 3B's USB booted raspiOS going pear shaped on boot 2, and have them all running updates going through... you guessed it... a raspberry PI AP.

Okay, for realsies though, I'm setting up a Docker swarm.

re: Imposter Syndrome / Navelgaze (+) / Long 

@RussSharek could explain the anecdote better than I...

However the basics I remember:

Circus performers in Russia were tasked with being better than the Western circus which was considered an ideal. Often, however, the performers had no direct exposure to what Western circus acts were like. To compensate, they trained ridiculously hard. When they first performed in the world, they were beyond anyone else at the time. The clowndom had to catch up.

I see people who are like this every day now on here, and I am amazed that folks like this exist in something besides history.

Anyhow, y'all are awesome.

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Imposter Syndrome / Navelgaze (+) / Long 

I'm going to tag onto my share of the PhD comic regarding Imposter Syndrome amongst academics. It's one of my warmer takes, but often those who suffer from it are often times the ones who are so driven to prove themselves wrong that they push far beyond those who don't. I even heard a great object lesson on this regarding Russian circus performers.

There are also some, like me, who flinch. I suspect everyone flinches at some point, AND first circuit fight/flight outputs are priority interrupts.

If you need it, and posting as a reminder to me, please get out of your own way. I've spent my life with people I admire who don't realize how mindblowingly awesome they are.

What got you started?
What kept you at it?

I started poking (ha!) around on a Commodore 64 as a kid. We had a Vic20, but the 64 clicked more.

I joined town in the earlier parts of 2019. It's amazing to have a place to be that keeps the interest in the fun of technology alive.

Edit: Apologies to Jack Nickelson, for the misspelling in the alt text of the above {toot,post,picture}.

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Amazon, Dystopia, Showerthought, Microfiction-y 

"Hey Alexa - what the F was I just thinking?!?"

[ Alexa answers accurately ]

I have a goal.
I have a plan.
I have coffee.

You've all been warned. 😏

Rethinking my thinking on technologies 

I am torn. You see, without any brag, I was an early Linux adopter. Part of that came from wanting to feel obscure and hacker-y, rooting foor the underdog, and hating a big bully. At the time, that bully was Microsoft*

I learned the bare minimum to play games I liked and run a BBS on DOS, occasionally uncommented "win" at the end of my AUTOEXEC.BAT and briefly regained hope at Win95 and 2000.

I am wondering if the vehement refusal to even become beyond power-user conversant in those products has hurt or helped me.

  • Anyone replying with a variation of criticizing my choice of past tense for this attribution needs to chill out. I don't disagree with you. They still suck.

I would love to go back to college and actually get a degree.

I'm kind of sick of feeling stupid.

Hackers Town Tarot: 11,235

The Sound Of Beavis and Butthead Laughter

[[ picks up old-timey rotary phone ]]

Operator, I need a hellthread.

UTF-8 is great and all, but we really need to think of the future when we're going to need UTF-64, and a proprietary grammar that requires NFT in the prepositions.

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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.