Let this serve as a warning, to any C coder who dares look at C++ with desire.

apenwarr.ca/log/20100718

Me? I’m already guilty of having created my own string class¹ in C++. But don’t we all have some regrets from our teenage years?

¹ github.com/ankitpati/strlib

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Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software: Get off fb, goog, amazon, apple and msw!

I don't normally beg for boosts, but this is worth sharing with your IRL friends via email and w/e else. Older Mastodonians pretty much know most of these. I hope?

switching.software/

@aeveltstra The web client lets you do that. It just doesn’t prompt if you forget. I just verified this behaviour in the browser.

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ChromeOS was such a ginormous brain play. It never took off in the mainstream, but now every kid in America uses one. I'm meeting people who have never used Windows. 🤯🤯🤯

@njha @mike Planets are hard. It’s a hardware problem.

*assigns ticket to hardware team*

*moves on with life*

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I love Mastodon’s “Describe for the visually impaired” feature for images.

I don’t know if the web client does this, but Tusky prompts you if you forget a description. The result is that all pictures I’ve seen here, bar just three in the one day I’ve been here after my Mastodon hiatus, have a neat description of their contents.

I’m not even visually impaired. Yet. It just feels good to know that this content will be accessible to me if I live long enough for my eyesight to become a problem.

@mike Of the OSes currently available, including the BSDs, the only one that has even a remote chance of being around for 29 billion years is Linux, so it makes complete sense to get it ready to survive that long.

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To anyone out there who is reading this: I am @ankitpati now.

Previously, I held Mastodon identities under the same username at mastodon.cloud, and mstdn.io, and both of those identities are no longer functional.

I switched to this instance after a long hiatus from Mastodon as this seems to be the most popular, and well-maintained one, in no small part due to the tireless efforts of @Gargron.

Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!