♲ If you want to be supportive then I hope you will consider what I have to say next...

Humans have a limited capacity in who they can be close to at any point in their lives. We must be selective in who we allow to be close to us, because it is impossible to be there for everyone... if you try, you will be there for no one. Not even for yourself who needs you most.

For those who you are close to, please be there for them when you can. We all need a support network, and it starts with us as individuals checking in on those close to or beloved to us. It starts with a conversation. It continues on throughout life, being there for each other whenever in need. Providing a listening ear, a comforting touch/hug, offering to help in a practical way. Making that time for them, especially when they are suffering. Simply asking them what we can do for them. Getting to the bottom of their problem, but on their terms. Being trustworthy and kind. It has to be consistent and to take their needs into consideration as well as your own.

@strider @lynnesbian @sophia look at you, talking about open source software on the absolutely proprietary platform Mastodon, that tracks everything you post and censors free speech loving instances.

Version 12 of the remoteStorage spec was published a few days ago. It contains one potentially breaking change for servers, but most should already be compatible:


When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

you: i automatically delete all my toots after 18 hours. life is ephemeral. you should never look back

me: thinking of getting all my toots made into a book

@dirb my gs->pleroma conversion partially works now.

@revenant Just to rub it in. That was the game that killed Amiga. (Amiga didn't have 1byte=1pixel graphics mode needed for textured 3D)

“Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

@alanz @dl @natecull
Our very own Noelle expounds on the nature of the Roman calendar:
“Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”

"The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar."

"When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Known For Centuries"

spoiler: they use their accounts when it suits them... yay white people

Irregular reminder: I don't post much here, my main is over at @clacke .

This account here is just a liaison account, to get another view of the Fediverse, and occasionally help cajole a wayward post into that couldn't find its way in there by itself.

@jk The company was named "Good Dog" before this incident

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FOSDEM 2019 Scheme devroom

All Scheme-adjacent people please submit your talk proposals at… . FOSDEM's deadline for devroom proposals is Sep 20, so there's not a huge amount of time.

Would love for there to be a guile/racket/guix/scheme devroom. I would be especially excited to hear more about Chicken Scheme!

Oh that reminds me. Apart from #fractalide I should also submit a separate #racket2nix talk.
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