I spend way too much time on social media and I intend not to anymore. I just don't have much fun with it anymore and I've been realizing how much of an addiction it is.
So I'm putting Mastodon to sleep for the time being.
Maybe I'll start blogging more; maybe not. But that will probably be my main online presence going forward.
So long, and thanks for all the fish. :)
Can someone give me a good explanation, suitable for non technical people, of why an image with pixels representing text is not the same fucking thing as unicode test? or ASCII test? Or whatever text with formatting information but text? I tried, but tried very hard many many times in my life. I didn't succeed. #a11y.
"The oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, opening waters north of Greenland that are normally frozen, even in summer. This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred twice this year due to warm winds and a climate-change driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere."
Windows 2000 emulated in WebAssembly, https://bellard.org/jslinux/vm.html?url=https://bellard.org/jslinux/win2k.cfg&mem=192&graphic=1&w=1024&h=768 … by Fabrice Bellard.
That's totally crazy!
I've Firefox running inside Windows, emulated in Firefox through WebAssembly…!
And it crashes just like the original 🤣.
She finally got her emacs set up the way she likes it:
Sydney is this lady:
CHICKEN 5.0.0 release candidate 1 available
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A weird thing about the current techno-dystopia that we're living in is that there are ads for watches that run for "several days" on a single charge
The digital watch that I got for Christmas in ~ 1998 is still running on the same battery
#introductions Hi! I'm Esther Seyffarth, PhD student in computational linguistics. I work at the syntax-semantics interface, currently attempting to solve verbs.
Follow if you're interested in toots about language, linguistics, programming, computers, my way through academia, etc.
Few children are born to us out there, among the stars. Maybe we need the right magnetosphere, or maybe there are no souls. So we return to Earth, like sea turtles returning to their beach, and every time, we find you have forgotten us.
Come, will you come with us to the stars?
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
"We've found the 10 best usages of the subjunctive in Old Phrygian. Number 7 will blow your mind!!!"
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