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”
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
@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.
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 !
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
@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.
@rigo It's this article https://hackernoon.com/mastodon-and-the-w3c-f75f376f422
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.
HN commenter: "Mastodon is not successful by any metric compared with even the smallest social networks, let alone the giants"
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?
In a classical gargron move, I spend all day working and miss all of the video games with friends