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General request: if you post pictures, please please include alt text describing the image so that everyone, regardless of visual ability, can enjoy your toot.

Please consider asking others to do this. Optionally, reconsider boosting toots if they don't have alt text.

We all have an opportunity to help shape the culture of this place and I'd love, love, love if it were "oh, everyone posts alt text with their images because that's just what you do."

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Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!

(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

Being lazy and in front of the wrong machine, I said "oh, how bad could this be on Windows Subsystem for Linux?"

g++ --version
> g++ [...] 4.8.4

Oh. Yeah. THAT bad.

(4.8.0 was released in 2013!)

cool #unix #hack :

ln -s "$(which ping)" /bin/boop

very useful

I love this post, go read it all.

"you’re coming from another part of the internet/a completely different context where, when looking at how i and other (educated, intelligent) people in my age group speak online, you completely miss the nuances and brush it off as something to be mocked, because in the circles you’re a part of varied capitalization is interpreted as a sign of incompetence."

No bad boys. I AM the bad boy. I require the Good Boys to give me Advil and replace the eye mask so I can continue being Bad

made a chat client on glitch for everyone to use but it's entirely anonymous and you can only say the three words i use most when reacting to anything

TFW you discover an old product, using a really frugal TCP/IP stack, has an ARP cache of exactly one entry.

No, not like an array 'd to size 1. The cache is literally a global for the IP addr and a global for the MAC.

I'd forgotten all about this!

multiple arguments. First of all he asked me if I knew C and then if I had learned about pointers. So I explained that they were taught to me using the example of a long road with many houses and that you could talk about a house using the house number or by placing an arrow outside it. The arrow was special because you could move it around as needed. I remember him smiling and then proceeding to explain printf() to me using this model.

This is who you should strive to be. Not Linus, not Theo.


Some father: "Can you lead us in prayer, Maicie?"

*they all bow their heads together*

Maycie: “Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth"

The amount of people who come up to me assuming that my tattoos or piercings are for their scrutiny is absolutely astounding. Why would I do anything to my body for your gratification?

R(T)=R0*exp(β*(1/T - 1/T0)), and then you stick that resistor in a network with a bunch of other passives and an opamp and start solving for...

You know what? I'm just gonna drop this in a SPICE file and simulate it like a caveman. 🙁

Playing around with Casey Carter's cmcstl2 to poke at C++20's experimental ranges. There's some quite expressive stuff in here. view filtering is clever. I need to look at the generated code, though.

I have this idea for a comic where a male selkie was made by drowning after the Piper Alpha disaster and now he’s just a disaster bisexual

oh kayyyy, finally properly booted #9front on the #RaspberryPi3 (B+) !!!
since it was complaining about not getting any data from some usb devices i just.... pressed num enter a bunch of times while it was booting?????? and that somehow worked??????????

but at least that means I have a usable system without usb read errors flooding the screen! so when I have the time I can properly debug the errors on the pi


Also shout out to the dude who said his main hobby was philosophy. I told him I had not read much and asked him for recommendations, and he told me to "check out stuff like this" and linked the wikipedia page for "Philosophy"

Okay, so this new shifter cable housing is pretty clever: separate the enclosure and the compression/armor problem into two pieces. It's very flexy without distortion, even moreso than the old 2nd-gen Gore Ride-On cables. I don't know how it will hold up, but a few rides in and it's so far very good. (It also allows some vanity touches by swapping out compression/armor links for other colors.)

How apps on Android share data with Facebook...

At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.

Brendan Eich's 'Brave' seems to have just walked into a world of hurt due to its habit of soliciting donations in the name of people who have NOT given permission for it to do so (using their photograph without consent, even)

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