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Kurt Mosiejczuk @kurtm@mastodon.social

@reyk personally I have become terribly allergic to all these versioned languages which change, even dramatically, between releases.

It seems to be a fad that there is nothing ever truly "stable" that you target, everything is in "the next version" and old code obsoleted faster and faster.

I started reading the Rust book, chapter 1.1 “$ curl sh.rustup.rs -sSf | sh” … “Of course, if you distrust using curl URL | sh to install software, you can download, inspect, and run the script however you like.” … so why do they even suggest this curl nonsense in the first place?!

Hi! We notice you're driving past our bookstore!

That's great, but you have your car windows closed. Would you mind opening your windows? We'd like to fill your car with wasps and locusts.

Now just one minute. Filling strangers' cars with wasps and locusts is how we pay our bills. Do you want us to starve?

We understand you may have had some bad experience with other wasp-and-locust providers. Some low-quality locusts got in the mix. But that's all been sorted out now!

Window. Open it.

me: *uses accented letter in project name*

software: "you can only use letters"

me: fuck off you north-american centric piece of shit á IS a letter

umm… duckduckgo, it's been great so far, but if you continue to return results on curing erectile dysfunction when i search for tips on how to work around executive dysfunction we are going to have to re-evaluate our relationship

Related: a look at the US's coming retail apocalypse, which isn't really Amazon's or millennials' faults. "The root cause is that many of these long-standing chains are overloaded with debt—often from leveraged buyouts led by private equity firms." bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-re

and if you want to upgrade your #OpenBSD -current using sysutils/upobsd (and you are using latest snapshot), you want to add "-V snapshots".

$ upobsd -V snapshots
$ doas cp bsd.rd /bsd
$ doas reboot

Cc @kurtm

In a standard three-strand braid, any two given strands are unlinked except by the third strand; if you remove one strand, the second simply lies atop the third.

In this image from Wikipedia, for example, the black strand lies atop the blue strand, the blue atop the red, and the red atop the black. Removing one of the strands leaves behind two unconnected cords.

For the record, if one is trying to update packages with pkg_add -u on an -CURRENT box right now, you want to add "-D snap".


pkg_add -D snap -u

This comes up so seldom I just did the computing equivalent of stepping on rakes for a bit.


That awkward period of time where the snapshots try and pull pub/OpenBSD/6.3 instead of pub/OpenBSD/snapshots.

Was all going to have the upgrade automatically happen, but it couldn't find install sets. Looks like I should update the upgrade.conf on my -current box.

Got to say I love seeing cryptominers taking a beating.


'in some communities cryptocurrency mining requires "thousands of times more electricity than an average residential customer would use"'

me on twitter: ugh my TL is hot garbage, I need to unfollow like 200 people

me on the fediverse: followed. followed. followed. youre all followed. all of you are beautiful souls and I want to see all ur posts

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@kurtm It' so that you don't get your combat shotgun and your teeth-cleaning shotgun mixed up!

An idea to help onboarding on Mastodon : a website with curated list of mastonauts on given subjects/languages.

Also, we could have more local lists (list of people in my town, etc).

Apparently this was RIPE's survey. APNIC merely sent out the link, but as I couldn't load the page I was unable to see that.

I apologize for the error.

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