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The sheer number of people on Facebook with their real names, photos, locations and workplaces on their profile who are happy to throw abuse at other people kinda disproves the argument that it’s online anonymity that causes abusive behaviour

Alright!!! If you're new, here's my informal guide to Mastodon! I hope it's useful because I actually worked really hard on it! if you have any suggestions or additions you want made, feel free to @ me! :blobsmilehappyeyes:


Today I learned that 'Wintermute' isn't just a made-up AI name that William Gibson invented

ANNE WINTERMUTE LANE, psychic and automatic writer, dabbler with mind-meltingly cosmic forces from the Infinite Swirling Wossnames of Beyond, also wife of Franklin Knight Lane (US Secretary of the Interior 1913-1920 under Woodrow Wilson)

Our map serving load is increasingly spread over cache servers located worldwide, with donated hardware and hosting. At the moment we'd love a new server donation located in Brazil or Australia/New Zealand! :

The five stages of debugging server issues are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and pasting content from Stack Exchange directly into the terminal window. #sysadmin

@smallsees using Tk from another language just funnels commands through a Tcl instance. they're too tightly integrated to implement them any other way. believe me, i've tried

We think of plants as stationary beings, but they're not. They just live on different timescales to animals like us.

All plants move, their leaves jostling amongst each other, trying to catch the optimal amount of light. But mostly, we don't notice.

Sometimes, I catch my plants moving when their leaves brush past each other. Usually after I adjust their lights, the fussy little things.

@joeyh is a quirky visionary whom I respect a lot. I just finished re-reading "ending the tyranny of unix permissions" from 13 yeas ago. It still rings true, and will continue to inform and affect my software architectural thinking in the future.

@TheGibson I'm starting to feel sad that I'm not on ...

Work with me on Open Source at Amazon

A verbal job offer is *almost* but *not quite* as good as a written job offer ... it actually makes me more nervous as I wait to see what the actual JD will look like ...

this is insane (a 256-byte executable that procedurally generates a really good electronic music track):

Comedy in a bad way ... Swedish 1177 ...

“But it turns out even the simplest hard drive is accessible if it’s connected to the Internet. All you can do is learn from this and say ‘wow, gosh darn it’”

Wow. Gosh darn it.

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Mastodon - NZOSS

This Mastodon instance is provided gratis by the NZ Open Source Society for the benefit of everyone interested in their own freedom and sharing with others. Hosting is generously provided by Catalyst Cloud right here in Aotearoa New Zealand.