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i’ve been away a while but now I want to get back here. what’s been happening in the fedi iOS app ecosystem? what should i install?

Do you live in the UK and would you like a PowerPC MacBook G4 to play with? Pay for postage and it's yours. It does occasionally power off when moved not sure if it's the power connector or something else.

I'm thinking to add a second protocol for information in addition to having the website, but encryption over the radio is usually illegal. What should I add? :boost_ok:​

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I do wish mastodon would prompt me to like the post I'm replying to before it lets me reply to it so I don't have to like it afterwards and look silly.

It's interesting to look back at old laptop lids and see the stickers I had on there. This is my Thinkpad X60 lid from when I went to uni. It would be pretty unlikely that I'd have a giant GPL sticker now, following all the license compatibility nonsense I've gone through since entering the real world. @SDF is still cool though.

Is there anyone in my followers (in the UK preferably, but I'll post to the EU too) with a retro setup that needs a Microsoft Intellimouse? It's PS/2 connector, scroll wheel and ball. I just don't want to throw it in the bin.

Office desk just doesn’t seem to get messy like home desk does. Need to work out what I’m doing right here. has new amateur radio emoji available!

:handheld:​ :handmic:​ :base:​ :tower:​

thanks to @dzuk for making these and @thegibson for installing them.

going to have to toot more stuff now so i can make good use of them.

blockchain use-case, software dev 

a blockchain for unit tests where you can pay to add your unit test to a package and if the developer breaks your test case they have to pay you proportionally to the amount of time the test has been passing or they can't release their software

if you bump the major version on your software you get to tell everyone it's new and better and also break all your users at once. sounds like a win win to me. who even needs minor versions?

further reading:

I've gone through and unfollowed and removed a bunch of followers. This has been mostly based on recent activity and mostly accounts that have been "dormant" for more than 6 months. If I have removed you from following me then you likely won't see this, but still, if you do then you can always submit a fresh follow request and this time I might even follow you back.

here's my mastodon export data viewer again, since my personal instance is being retired and I needed a way to view the exported data:

My chat archiving tool can now download unencrypted media (images/videos/audio)! For encrypted media I think I need to read the spec a bit more and see what it is I can expect there but I don't think it's going to be too difficult. πŸ’Ύ

This is a friendly reminder that if you find yourself wrapping things up earlier than expected by chance, that you can sleep. You can and always have had permission to sleep. You do not need to keep staying up to work more, to get ahead. You can sleep now and tomorrow will still come and you will still be complete. You will still be you. You do not need to earn sleep. You do not need to pay a debt to sleep. You've have done so well and with that comes sleep and you will continue to do so well.

Now implemented templating the HTML output with Jinja2, and got the start of handling different events. HTML formatted events will now come out as HTML not just the plain text (the spec says I should sanitise the HTML but I'm not doing that yet), and next up will be downloading images I think.

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cursed nerd stuff 

So, since the SI adopted bytes, kilo, mega, giga, etc as proper metric units, I had the deeply cursed thought of imperial data units.

A friend suggested the name "babbage" which put me on to reading that apparently the word size of the analytical engine was apparently 40 decimal digits.

The best part about this is that a hypothetical babbage does not divide evenly into bits

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.