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I first worked for the BBC when I was at University in 1984.
I was on staff from 1997 until 2021.
It was all I ever wanted to do, but I would be ashamed to work there today.
It’s frankly grotesque that more time is spent discussing a tweet than the real issues it highlighted.

I've been talking with an academic researcher who is interested in speaking with people who have shut down their fediverse servers, for any reason.

I know it's a touchy subject so I didn't want to just refer her directly to people, but if you are seeing this message and you're interested, please DM me and I will give you her email. I did a 1-hour interview with her on more general topics and really enjoyed the experience.

(Boosts appreciated!)

#CSS file: `flex: calc(sin(var(--pageDepth)) * 0.343) 1 auto;`

Me: weird flex but okay

The Russians think they just have to kill enough Ukrainians, win the war, and then their trading relations will get back to normal.
Today, my generation has a very positive view of Germans, but I remember growing up in the 1980's in Denmark, where some of my dad's business relations still would not do deals with anyone from Germany.
That was forty years after World War II and Hitler's occupation of Denmark.
Forty years — this is the kind of anger the Russians have drawn upon themselves.


I've learned about the concept of "circlejerk" just recently, but this thread is one if I've seen one.

I think I'll unfollow everyone in this thread because retrocomputing is escapist and *anti-sustainable* unless done on the actual abandoned hardware.

Also, highly irrelevant to any post-collapse model.

But instead of solving actual difficult problems this group came up with a hobby and sticks to it.

Absolutely no problem, but pretending that making new useless hardware is sustainable rather than anti-sustainable and useful rather than irrelevant is absolutely deranged at best.

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Huge congratulations to @sasajuric on the third edition of Elixir in Action! When I first got started with Elixir, his first edition was hugely influential in my early success. So much so that I asked him (and he graciously agreed) to write the forward for Phoenix in Action.

Elixir in Action also happens to be on sale right now. I can’t recommend it highly enough no matter your skill level and familiarity with Elixir. #Elixir

Mmm, ad hominem by a guy who claims that retro computing is relevant for the future.

Been a while since I have interacted with someone who gets so upset when one slightly disagrees with them. 🍿

TikTok: Look! I discovered hot water melts frozen food faster!

Twitter: Look at this TikTok video showing how to defrost your food faster!

Yahoo news: Millions of Twitter users view TikTok video showing new life hack for melting frozen food!

Mastodon: Please read my academic white paper describing the impacts of public school system underfunding

Substitoot is a Firefox addon that transparently loads missing replies to boosted toots in your feed directly from the source server.

- It does it more often than it should (I'll add some checks next week) but the experience is still better than without it.
- There is certainly some potential for vulnerabilities.
- There is no Mozilla-signed release yet but it's possible to do a "temporary install".

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Somebody has put Meta AI's ChatGPT-equivalent model weights on bittorrent and even raised a pull request for it:

And now it turns out, something like ChatGPT can in fact run on laptop-class hardware!! :undefined:

#machinelearning #openai #chatgpt #meta #facebook

Spotify: 25000 people listened to your album, we’ll never tell you who they are and how they found you! Here’s $1.74.

Bandcamp: 30 people bought your album and left a comment! Here’s $250.

There are only 14 countries in the world that offer full legal rights to women. The US is not one of them.

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands

So I set out to solve the "no replies to boosted toots" problem earlier today.

And now I have a solution, but it's a really, really bad solution. But it does seem to work. (only in Firefox, only on desktop)

(there is no signed XPI yet and I'm not certain it will be signed. but I did submit, for lulz.)

@jonn If you are using direnv, you can go through old projects and delete environments for those. Sadly, there are no good ways to manage garbage in NixOS, alas it's scriptable.

nix-store --gc --print-roots | grep '.direnv' | awk '{ "nix-store --query --size \""$3"\"" |& getline size; printf("%sMB\t %s -> %s \n", size / 1000000, $1, $3 ) }' | sort -h

I'm pretty convinced that if I didn't have a family, I'd be in Ukraine right now... But since I do have a family I'm just quietly hating myself for being away from the people who became my closest friends from mere acquaintances over the course of the last year and one month.

Some of them tell me to stay the fuck home, write code, earn money and donate to . Which is fair enough.

Perhaps, a fuck with an anxiety disorder isn't even needed in Ukraine right now?..

Otoh, ngl, my anxiety disorder is very weird. I'm not scared of stuff like mountain biking or downhill in inline skates, which normies would lose their shit about, whereas tall buildings and bridges make me really scared.

Sorry for this long-compilation-time rant.

Slava Ukraini! Thinking about you and working to help y'all every day 🙏

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I don't want to write code, I just want to go to .

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