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Hello, fediverse. I'm Charles from the USA in the , OR area. I'm excited to be on as I'm hoping it will prove a viable alternative to the "free" social sites.

I make and for a living, and I dabble in for hobbies. Other interests not limited to: , , , , , and .

i am trying to swap "god i hate software" from my vocab for "someday, together, we will make good software"

@dazinism @blackfrog @mlg

some people on ssb have been discussing making a distributed wiki conceptually similar to smallest federated wiki. it’s been thrown around in the past but a recent thread got me really interested in making wiki happen myself.

my biggest beef with wiki is the centralized nature of every implementation. even sfw is too serverish for my taste. i want a wiki that behaves like my synced notes app!

Starting with Chrome 69, logging into a Google Site is tied to logging into Chrome.

(I created a blog for occasions where 500 characters just aren't enough)

Whitehouse staff has completed draft executive order to start #antitrust investigation of #Google, #Facebook & other social media companies. Awaiting Trump signature. 🎉

'I am not the Dread Cryptographer Zimmerman', he said. 'My name is Ryan; I inherited the pad from the previous Dread Cryptographer Zimmerman, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from is not the real Dread Cryptographer Zimmerman either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Zimmerman has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia.'

I recently bought some WiFi plugs on Amazon and didn't have to go through the usual "close the app, connect to their SSID, open the app" rigamarole. After furious searching, I just discovered how they pull that off and it is NUTS.

Tossing this question out into the aether: Anyone remember a book from the 80s that was a how-to guide to writing your own database programs in BASIC? I know or local library had it but they have tossed all their books that dealt with basic.

I've written a #blog post about writing and using #brutaldon. If you've followed my microblogging on development, there's not much new, but it's a short read if you're interested.

#webdev #django #python #intercooler #bulma

Life in the Spanish city that banned cars:

"Naturally, it hasn’t all gone off without a hitch. People don’t like being told they can’t drive wherever they want, but Lores says that while people claim it as a right, in fact what they want are privileges."

#cars #city

But there is hope. The fight to keep technology free, fair and open isn't a destination, it's a journey. And we’re on our way up, not down, with every step we take. #IDAD

Guile now has a JIT compiler that is about 80% faster than 2.2's VM. I hope to take it for a spin soon and run a 2D sprite rendering benchmark.

I've just released Mastodon De-Mob, an anti-harassment tool that lets users to block everyone who favorited or boosted a toot calling for harassment. mastodon-de-mob.codesections.c

Please feel free to test it out with the example URL I provided; that will only block a test account I set up for this purpose. Hopefully, you won't ever need it for real.

It also reports the harassing toot, which I hope will prevent the tool's abuse for non-harassing toots.


Linux kernel community... but good news for a change! Show more

@thomasfuchs I’m a big fan of the design of Sony’s MSX models, they’re all brilliantly colour-coordinated (photos found here:

@thomasfuchs You want everything *INCLUDING* the kitchen sink?

Fine, have everything.

Have a StrongARM, a 5x86, three hard drives, two floppy drives, a CD drive, three different removable SCSI drives, a docking station for an Acorn Pocket Book (rebadged Psion Series 3), four TV tuner cards, a multimedia card, a SCSI controller, a 28.8 modem, a second power supply to power all of the above crap, a pizza oven(!), and a literal kitchen sink(!!!), in ten slices.

Say hello to the RiscPC Rocket Ship.


“They (students, graduates...) discovered that they could not get access to the #research results that they needed because they were no longer affiliated with the University. They came knocking on my door and I had to tell them then as a #librarian I was in this awkward position that I had to block non-affiliated users for access to publicly funded research. And that is completely contrary to the mission of a #library and a librarian...”

#openaccess #doaj

Show more is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]