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gecko @geckojsc@mastodon.social

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when ur old standard didn't have a proper bool type so peopel hacked it in and then the new standard has to use _Bool instead of Bool so that it doesn't break old stuff

smh smh

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so, mastodon users, how does a computer work? heres a helpful analogy i came up with a while ago:

the CPU (the BRAIN of the computer) takes data from the RAM (kinda like the computer's BRAIN) and stores it on the hard disk (which can be thought of as the BRAIN of the computer)

n = 2 + 2
n = n - 1
print(n) -- quik mafs

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Put the data kindly provided by @eliotberriot and cleaned the anomalies (drops and spikes) out. Mastodon fediverse growth in 2017:

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if you're not following @jk you're missing a big chunk of the Mastodon Experience, to be honest

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boost this status if you are a lizard, like a lizard, or are using a computer

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Galaxy mandala #1 done! 11 cm diameter on 13x19cm 265gsm watercolour paper using Faber-Castell TG1-S technical pens. mastodon.social/media/VPDPOMsp

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I have added a new emoji: :roundboi:

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Anyone play Puyo Puyo? I'm interested in finding people with similar interests to me here on Mastodon.

In Star Wars, Darth Vader uses a giant laser to eradicate the entire universe, causing it to reset. The remaining 20 minutes of the movie is the entirety of Bill Wurtz' History of the World

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reminder: most browsers support *lossless* VP9, which is great for animated pixel art - Mastodon converts incoming GIFs to lossy H.264

you can do this with ffmpeg (preserves alpha)

ffmpeg -i crispy.gif -vcodec libvpx-vp9 -lossless 1 crispy.webm

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My grandparents decided to learn Welsh when they were 65. After two years of lessons in it (and talking Welsh with me at home, I was going to a Welsh school and was already fluent), they were fluent. My grandmother, around the same time, decided to overcome her phobia of water and had me teach her how to swim. She'd swim laps with me in the pool up into her 80s.

You're not too old and it's not too late to try something new.

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I think if you want to learn programming Ruby is a pretty good language to start with. It does not have the steep verbosity of Java, the wat factor of JavaScript, or the explosiveness of C. Ruby is simple and elegant, and learning it immediatelly opens you up to job opportunities for Rails projects (or open source contributions to things like GitLab, Discourse, or indeed Mastodon)

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Liberapay is now officially a multi-currency platform! We have implemented support for US dollars in addition to the euro. Blog post: medium.com/liberapay-blog/libe