Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.
If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.
If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.
Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.
You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍
retoot to protect mastodon from terfs
hey (new) user! yes, you! it is I, the person who will introduce you to / remind you that when posting images you can (and should) add a description to them!
this helps visually impaired users!
and please try to post text as text instead of taking a screenshot of that text!
thanku and i'm looking forward to meeting you on the INFOBAHN
When are we going to have a computer that focuses the window I'm looking at?
I think programmers are afraid of planning because they're in denial that 99% of our job is taking data from one place, transform it, and put it somewhere else.
How many microservices does it take to turn on a lightbulb
Haha. It isn't *that* complicated tbh.
The actual hot path to turn on the light on is two services and a redis server to act as the messaging queue.
The other part of that diagram is analytics (i.e. how they make money off you).
That said, it could all be replaced with one Home Assistant server running locally.
I have a really good memory for customers. If there's a regular at my store, chances are I know them by sight and name. But I'm very quiet and don't often use names even for friends/family. I just talk in their direction.
But I noticed people assume I don't know them. Even if I see them every day. And then they feel like I don't care, I'm just the person between them and their meds.
So I started greeting everyone I know by name this week. And WOW. I did not realize how much that meant to people, but apparently it's a lot and it completely turns those interactions around.
And I feel really good about it. It's nice making people smile a little.
Is there a free open source version of Google Home? I want to be able to control Harmony and Smartthings with my voice