roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you
and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops
it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed
twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you
That old man at the end of the bar sits and watches. Faces come and go all day, every day. Some faces keep coming back. Some come back for a while and then just disappear. Still, he watches.
On his good days he might chat you up a bit, if you happen to stumble across a topic that pokes his old brain. Heck, sometimes he gets downright verbose. Occasionally he'll just start talking to no one at all.
I asked him once why he's always here. He said, "Because you're beautiful. You're all beautiful."
Hi Mastodon I was laid off suddenly last month and I'm on the job hunt.
I am an experienced game developer in the Seattle area. I do game engineering and design, and I have skills in a bunch of areas including programming, visual design, illustration, and others.
My portfolio of work can be found here: http://www.unicodeunicorn.com/
If you're hiring please get in touch, if you'd like to help please boost. Thanks
The machine I just logged in is in the other side of the world and it has 72 cores and 396GB RAM. 😲
Increased character limit is Mastodon's least important feature, albeit a nice perk
Mastodon's primary strength are the decentralization (resilience to failures, government censorship, distributed nature of the moderation and ability to own your own megaphone) and the power dynamic between the product and the users. It is free and open source, and does not seek to exploit the user through ads or surveillance; it is, rather, made by the users for the users.
Today I learned about fallocate from util-linx. Useful for creating zero-filled very large files, for whatever purpose, and quicker than "dd".
It also seems that "truncate -s 10G 10G.bin" should work similarly, but ftruncate() system call lies in its return value. Why?
First day of fall also turned out to be one of the warmest days of the year. What is your deal, weather?