@thegibson I had an old manager yell at me for using nano because it does line breaks differently than vi/vim/emacs, which can mess with the resulting data (if we're talking something where spaces effect things - python, etc.).
It's the only technical argument I've ever heard for not using nano.


I know that some of this is because of the current climate, but I can just *feel* these descriptions of dickheads in red hats screaming about a literal alien instead of about "illegal aliens"...

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"The demonstration in support of Sergeant Bianchi was the whitest, raggediest gathering he'd ever seen in New York..."

@pluralistic's "Radicalized" is wonderful reading. It's depressing, insightful, exciting, and thought-provoking...and I'm only half-way through!

I just told a customer that it was "tired outside" meaning dark outside

looking for nuclear options in Matrix to ban users from specific domains (it doesn't "federate" or not, it just has "guest" as a user type and names include the home server domain) that plug right in

@annika There's typically a switch on the back (exterior where the power plug goes in) that lets you convert from 110 to 220.


@natecull The worst part is, Chad Wolf is doing the right thing today, but generally, he's a super bad piece of crap: slate.com/news-and-politics/20

He's the guy who ran our terrible border prisons.

ok consider the following
what if drivers only implement vulkan natively
and opengl etc etc is all just implement in vulkan
via a single sharable library

I'm hosting...basically for myself only.

1. I like having it local 'cause I can access it to fix problems easily.
2. I have no specific provisions against downtime, but I suppose living somewhere with relatively stable power is good?
3. Local hosting is cheaper (just buy the machine once) and my Masto instance isn't something I view as critical infrastructure.

(I'm probably a *really* bad sample for these questions...sorry)

@pluralistic Thanks! I'm really looking forward to reading. I've enjoyed listening to your talks at conferences and reading your postings on the Fediverse.

It is...surreal to hear from an author like this...


I'll be done watching uspol coverage now, as I have seen the best of it, and it is this headline in this paper:


I'd been thinking about it for a while now, and I *finally* bought some @pluralistic books. Excited to read!


this is what happens to parties of, by, & for the consultant class and the work-from-home class when they promise nothing to people who've been getting squeezed for decades.
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