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influx-spout 2.1 is out! The headline new feature is the ability to generate downsampled streams of measurements for real-time archives. If you're a big user, check it out. menno.io/posts/influx-spout-v2

if you're new and worried about your follower numbers, don't! mastodon is more about the community and having fun with your friends. you can drop the toxic thought process where you viewed yourself as a brand on Twitter.

Use your local and federated timelines! Talk to people if something catches your eye! Don't gamify the experience here, be considerate. Think about being part of the local & federated community instead of figuring out how to go viral. Mastodon is super fun without those habits.

Unix will give you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot. If you didn’t think rope would do that, you should have read the man page.

This might be a handy tool for designers:

"Picular. Google, but for colors."

picular.co

You can search for words or terms (E.G. "Pristine forest" or "desert in Dubai" etc...) and it will bring up a selection of colors matching that criteria

Sysadmin reminder: 11 october is the #DNS root key rollover. Brace yourself and check *today* that the DNS resolver you manage knows both keys, 19036 (the old) and 20326 (the new) icann.org/en/system/files/file #DNSSEC

Anyone know of a web based client which can do both and ? Kinda like Twidere but for the browser?

The birth of #Linux :tux:
27 years ago.

On August 25 1991 Linus Torvalds wrote to comp.os.minix:

"I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones."

"won't be big" he said. 😃

Happy birthday, Linux, and congratulations to Mr. Torvalds.

groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/

RT @Devilish_Design: Ok, it's taken most of the week, isn't pretty and I want my Kitchen table back but It Works!! Microsoft BASIC 1.0 loaded in from paper tape 😀 Still got a little work to do, only seeing half the RAM but that should be an easy fix. t.co/yWIP4NbIJS

Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

Vet: You'll need to give him half of one of these tablets each day. They're quite small, it can be tricky ...

Me: It's OK, I know how to break a pill in half thank you. Can you direct me to the nearest nightclub toilet cubicle?

Q: What do you give the person who's got everything? A: Antibiotics.

RT @JamesBSumner@twitter.com: Yes, it was me who smuggled a large seabird into the plenary and launched it at the speaker's head with the words "Actually this is more of a cormorant than a question." I am to be considered for possible readmission to the society in 2038, which seems fair.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/JamesBSumner/statu

RT @crazyKiwiClare@twitter.com: Late night presentation writing leads to creative but crazy ideas...See you at iTx tomorrow 3:20am to find out what we are really working on right now.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/crazyKiwiClare/sta

RT @sakeriver@twitter.com: Today as I was walking home after my run I saw a large lemon rolling down the hill. It kept rolling for about a quarter mile. And now you can see it, too.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/sakeriver/status/1

RT @voidspace@twitter.com: New website, new tech blog. Agile Abstractions: Michael Foord. Python training and consulting. "Hello World" agileabstractions.com/Hello-Wo

🐦🔗: twitter.com/voidspace/status/1

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