> What do we want?
> Spanakopita!
> When do we want it?
> When convenient!

Rain is quite relaxing to say the least. I'm starting to feel pretty alright today.

Also yesterday I learned of a truly terrifying organism called the monkey puzzle tree, which looks like a huge branching eldritch horror.
Its leaves are sharp and shaped like scales, and are clustered around each branch, making a terrible prickly tentacle.
Standing under it is immensely frightening and they're endangered and I'm going to give my life to their conservation

Do you have a glass of water nearby? Time for a sip!

#introduction

Hi I’m ZoΓ«, gardener and keep at queer.garden (a tiny Mastodon instance). I’m a non-binary lady from the Netherlands who’s figuring out where to go next in life.

During work hours I make sure my company’s application can be used by everyoneβ€”specialising in accessibility.

In my spare time I love to cycle and take photographs. Some of which you can admire every morning when I send a good morning toot into the world.

Hope to see your beautiful face around the fediverse.

USB-C cable issues on the Raspberry Pi 4

https://liliputing.com/2019/07/lilbits-372-raspberry-pi-4-charging-issues-and-usb-c-confusion.html

Looks like the Foundation didn't implement the full spec.

https://www.scorpia.co.uk/2019/06/28/pi4-not-working-with-some-chargers-or-why-you-need-two-cc-resistors/

https://medium.com/@leung.benson/how-to-design-a-proper-usb-c-power-sink-hint-not-the-way-raspberry-pi-4-did-it-f470d7a5910

"The Raspberry Pi team made two critical mistakes here.

The first is that they designed this circuit themselves [...]

The second mistake is that they didn’t actually test their Pi4 design with advanced cables. "

You don't need fancy pens or notebooks to keep a journal and it might help to put your thoughts down somewhere.

"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"

reddit.com/r/javascript/commen

This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.

Fun fact: homeless people are in fact people just like you and you shouldn't be afraid of talking to them or touching them

some christian teenagers at the mall tried to tell me that Jesus feeding the crowd with fish and bread was just like using admin commands in minecraft to make more food and now I'm a protestant

@Gargron "Borger"

Not sure why but a year or two ago I found that picture hysterical, and your "burger…" just triggered the memory, so… thanks, I guess?

@Mastodon I'm really appreciating the single column interface and the addition of the "Show Thread" button -- I've been missing both of those from twitter.

I always think I want to be a "power user" but I like the single column the most. @pinafore has been amazing for that until now.

there are no imaginable tech solutions that are gonna do jack shit about the things that are ACTUALLY hard about translation. if we had strong AI, the impact that would have on computer translation is... downloadable interpreters. interpreters that can be spun up wherever you need them.

they would be about as good (which is to say, about as bad! they would make errors!) as a human, POSSIBLY faster if the hardware was unimaginably improved, and they would only be able to translate between already-documented languages.

MAYBE we could program them to learn new languages quickly β€” you know, the way humans do in immersion environments β€” and begin the documentation of languages they encounter while in the field.

but interpreting unencountered languages on the spot? are you fucking kidding me? that's a Speak In Tongues spell, that problem is in principle intractable

if your 'hard sci-fi' has translation software that isn't a steaming pile of shit... that's magic, you're writing science-fantasy

Boundaries can help you carve space in your life for self care. They're important.

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