#vlc 4 evar
Tomorrow’s date will be written as an eight-digit palindrome around the world, the first time this has happened in 900 years.
The coincidence is rare because countries use differing conventions. February 2, 2020, is a palindrome whether expressed as day/month/year (02/02/2020), month/day/year (02/02/2020), or year/month/day (2020/02/02).
This happened last on November 11, 1111, and it won’t happen again until March 3, 3030.
Every talk should have a brief GNU rant. #fosdem
The #fosdem experience is wanting to get into one of the smaller tracks, getting there early, queuing for a while, realising you're not getting in, and deciding to get some coffee and watch the live stream in the hallway track instead.
New Jepsen analysis is out! We talk about etcd's key-value ops, transactions, watches, and locks. Things look pretty good: KV ops look strict serializable. Watches deliver all changes in order, though be careful about passing revision 0. Locks, however, are fundamentally unsafe, and failed to provide mutual exclusion immediately in our testing. No surprise there: distributed locks (in the sense of mutexing execution) are impossible in async networks.
Here's a tough thought experiment.
PSA: Peter Watts is always worth a read.
Big props to Louis Rossmann for pushing the right to repair.
This is a nice and succinct style guide for git commit messages.
@highvoltage I noticed that toot is stuck on v0.21 in debian stable. Not sure what the debian policies are, is it possible to update that to a more recent version? There have been some bugfixes in the past few releases which would be nice to have.
# toot 0.25.0 released
It's been a little while, enjoy. :)
* Show character count when composing (#121)
* Include changelog and license in sourceballs (#133)
* Fix searching by hashtag which include the '#' (#134)
* Upgrade search to v2 (#135)
* Fix compatibility with Python < 3.6 (don't use fstrings)
James Mickens - My Love Letter To Computer Science Is Very Short And I Also Forgot To Mail It
I love this guy.
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