it's weird that we didn't use to have a word for "selfie", even though people did them all the time, for years, maybe even multiple decades, before it suddenly became imperative to have word for it

@dredmorbius anyway, I predict fitbit proxy wearing will be a good summer job for teens

has now got it's first functional android app!
Link here: (has got an apk for easy download)
@p2play is now realeased. It works though it's still got loads of features missing (subscriptions; search; commenting; rating ect..)

Some weird stuff like videos measured in seconds and not minutes apparently but it's very promising.
I wonder when it will be made available on @fdroidorg too.

cc @linux @switchingsocial

Hey! #Outreachy applications for the next December-March round are now open! 🎉

They offer three month internships with free and open source projects — #FOSS. Interns are paid a 5,500 USD stipend and have access to a 500 USD travel allowance.

I can't recommend this program enough. It's such a rich and welcoming experience, in addition to being a great way to start working in tech.

Start your application today!

I got this banana phone as a joke but it turns out it's the best Bluetooth headset I've ever used.

Help, I'm managing an international consulting firm via banana.

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Release day for WebKit 2.22.0 is coming and my “do a full cross-compile to test things out” needed a serious update of its Buildroot recipes. That's done and well, but now I'm stuck with the usual build issues derived from ANGLE assuming that Xlib headers are available. We fixed that in WebKit itself long ago (WPE does not need X11), but every time the copy of ANGLE bundled in WebKit is updated this kind of crap reappears even after submitting patches upstream. Usual Google project crap.

Finally finished that book yesterday (due to being ill, at home).
Quite an exhausting read, with very little hope to be found anywhere. Packs a lot of stories about climate change, civial wars, agitation, displacement, detainment, rogue technology, suicide attacks, all placed in a failed USA that's being played by outside powers.
Not too hard to see which parts of our recent reality are being mirrored.
Not sure I can recommend, had to build some distance to be able to go on reading.

Somehow I can't stomach continuing to read Omar El Akkad's "American War" tonight (it's a scifi story where the US has plunged into a civil war over the decision to forbid petrol-powered engines).

Only 9 VMs away from 💯!!
I doubt we will make this before the #EuroBSDCon18.


This has just gone in my (Neo)Vim configuration file:

iabbrev :shrug: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So. Convenient.

@OpenBSDAms My instance has stopped replying: the SSH was dropped, and it won't reply ping requests (neither IPv4 nor v6 seem to work). Is there any known outage going on?

I was trying to compile a recent version of Rust, hopefully I didn't jam the server somehow or hit some issue in vmm/vmd 🤔

RT The classroom I'm volunteering in still has technology textbooks from the 1980s in it. Is this not the most glorious stock photo of all time?


If you have some time this weekend and know #arabic, #russian, #japanese, #italian, #polish or #portugese, please consider translating a few sentences of #PeerTube !

- arabic: 4% translated
- russian: 50% translated
- japanese: 24% translated
- italian: 3% translated
- polish: 58% translated
- portugese: 0% translated

If you have never joined the effort, here is how to get started:

boosts appreciated :blobcat:

Something I miss in is a “G_DEBUG=backtrace-warnings” which, if available, uses glibc's backtrace(3) and backtrace_symbols(3) and prints out the result. This would save plenty of time when doing development, specially on embedded targets where a debugger might not be immediately available or core dumps may be disabled altogether :thaenkin:

Meanwhile, the EU has voted to kill the Internet as we know it and possibly aid in creating an even bigger surveillance machine in the process.

Civil disobedience is the way forward on this one. We redouble our efforts to create decentralised alternatives and if they’re deemed illegal by this myopic legislation, so be it. Fuck ’em. We go to jail if we need to.

If you had any illusions that the battle for personhood and human rights would be easier in our age, think again.


Also I have been theorizing that one of the reasons why computer screens don't look dated is because the backs of the screens are not seen (so it's not obvious that they are big-ass CRTs) and there's even a couple of tablet-like devices. Also, the UIs displayed are mostly text, without trying to make graphics much... And there will be always text, aeons from now. If you're into typography, I would highly recommend this article about usage of font faces in the movie:

My partner got us tickets for the one screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey” today in the country's biggest cinema screen. It's the kind of movie that really needs to be enjoyed on a big screen, and surprisingly enough doesn't look dated even after 50 years. If something, the only thing that looks a bit from the past are the trippy sequences in the last part which are obvious aerial landscapes with colour filters. Yet some of them are quite well don't, still! 🚀🛸

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