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Just about to import my follow list from @diegovicente ... For all those who follow me there, a follow in this new account is greatly appreciated! 😊

I was not expecting this in my neighborhood.

(it was not me I swear)

Yesterday I decided to rescue my Pocket CHIP from oblivion and start playing again with it.. The company behind it crashed, but everything was open source so it should be more or less fine.

To flash it, I was getting an error about the machine not being in FEL mode. I assumed it was a flash mode that was enabled in the settings menu, until I noticed that the verb was "jumpered in FEL mode". I actually had to physically bridge two GPIO pins! This is so funny

The idea of an "arrogant upstream" is in and of itself an excellent example of the entilted garbage upstreams have to deal with

Turns out my instance was toast for two hours because it reached its hard disk limit: live/public was around 25G

, any tips for maintenance to prevent reaching the limit in the future (apart from `tootctl media remove`)?


"Why do I need a 4Ghz quadcore to run facebook?" This is why. A single word split up into 11 HTML DOM elements to avoid adblockers.


The year is 2025. Mastodon has 3 separate federations: "The Core Instances", "The Badlands" and "The Outer Rim Worlds". The Outer Rim Worlds, long since cut off from the Mastodon Core, have developed their own set of rules. Some say, they are even working on their own Mastodon code base, but no one knows for sure anymore, as most are too afraid to venture past...The Badlands.

TIL that I cannot set $TEMP as an environmental variable for my stuff because some tools (i.e Firefox, Node.js) use it as the default location for temporal storage (I assumed it was usually /tmp by default) and it can break several things

mfw i realize my phone that was designed to fail after a few years was literally called "Nexus 6"

And today is the aftermath of where I can grab some chocolate and coffee to chill a bit before flying back home.

tl;dr: meetups > devrooms > keynotes, is awesome, I sincerely hope Solid will be awesome, the veggie burgers are amazing even if you eat meat, and the weather in Brussels changes super fast.

One thing is for sure, see you in FOSDEM 2020!

My first week on the self-hosted instance! So far, it was great. First days before proper federation were a bit quiet, but now the public timeline actually looks quite crowded and interesting!

I think I'm going to stay here, is really not my cup of tea anymore.

here's a super interesting fishy ive been lowkey obsessed with for years... this is a blue glaucus! you might have seen them around before because theyre so stunning!

it's actually a sea slug that feeds on portuguese man o' wars, it can store the venom from those for later use so it can Really pack a punch and i think thats just swell

I watched Ghost Stories (2018) a couple days ago and it was frankly much better than I expected. Not the horror movie that is going to change your life (I have a recommendation for that too) but still is fairly well made and entertaining.

It helps that every time I'm about to watch a horror movie I assume it's going to be painfully mediocre, but still, that is a healthy attitude to have if you like the genre.

Wait, was this whole article not ironic? Or was it too subtle? The author seems sincerely grateful and everything just looks terrifying to me.

Thank You Google!! For Sharing my data --

There's this guy next to me in the subway playing Tetris that can probably hear me grunt each time he messes up because of the shitty smartphone controls.

Like seriously he almost had a breakdown when that clusterfuck in the left happened.

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