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software would be easier if the authors of C hadn’t decided not to specify any sizes for basic objects

“will this C code from 2008 work as intended on a 64-bit computer?” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

is there a clang-format flag for “assume the author was running 32-bit windows, now fix this junk”

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@awooga Well the irony was meant to be funny anyway.

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@awooga that is extremely cool :)

After Milwaukee Makerfaire (and some camping trips) I hope to get back to work on Raiden (I need to get some solid baseline performance measurements so I can start on Mark II to replace it, it's so damn loud/hot/power hungry 😋)

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@awooga that's true, the edits history should be present in such a case👍

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Telegram is a shady app. They rolled their own crypto, put up a "challenge" to break it with conditions that would've made most crypto unbreakable; most importantly, they do not even encrypt anything by default

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@awooga I mean, yeah, but your PR wasn't about making mastodon run per se, it was about modifying the software. This is more about devt for ruby on rails apps rather than installation/maintenance/administration/usage of Mastodon.

@wxcafe - thanks for the feedback on "rename toot! button" in docs - but where is better place to post this...... internet a very BIG place...... !

For noobs to mastodon - getting it installed, running, upgraded, and even slightly altered can be big thing.

Not all of us have 10+ years in un*x - bon jour !

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We're gonna have a new community manager starting Monday, by the way

She's gonna be managing our official social media accounts, thinking of ways to promote the platform, answering questions and talking to journalists when needed

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Hard to take a picture of a black box with an illuminated screen, but hey, it's alive! social.coop/media/V3N-ipvXsjK3

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@drwho I hope you'll pardon me a very basic computer question. I've been playing around with Huginn recently (heard about it from you, actually). I've got it up and running and I can access it via 127.0.0.1, but I'm trying to set up url for it. Do I need to register a domain name for Huginn running on an Nginx server on my personal computer? Again, apologies if this is really silly, but I am a mere biologist.

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If you think the only reason to use a self-hosted social network is if you want to circumvent the laws, you're making the same argument as only wanting privacy if you've got something to hide. YouTube ran an algorithm to delete "extremist videos" and accidentally irreversibly deleted a bunch of historical evidence of destruction of Syrian historical sites. Shit like that happens all the time when someone else is in charge.

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HN commenter: "Mastodon is not successful by any metric compared with even the smallest social networks, let alone the giants"

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i took a break from twitter and also everything sucks

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Need advice:

A rando emailed to ask me to update my old blog with a link to their art website (I checked it and it's a fine website).

I have not made new visual art in several years, and none of it is online now. Nevertheless, I feel like I should ask them for something in exchange for promoting their site.

Anyone with a blog encountered link-askers? Do you ask for anything in exchange for promotions? Do you link to sites from your blog for free?

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I spent like 5 hours coding a video player UI today...

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In a classical gargron move, I spend all day working and miss all of the video games with friends

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"hey, now. why the long face?"
"because longer passwords are more secure"