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Here we go. A full-run down on how to get perfect Qualys and CryptCheck scores on your Mastodon instance. (Also any other websites you run)

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Needs to be said #privacy #mastodon Show more

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I'm just gonna throw this out there, me being LGBT and all.

Not every code project needs a random unicorn-haired lawn gnome who doesn't contribute code throwing around diktats.

Call outs are fine.

TFW you see how resilient your golang programs are.

The simple error model definitely has big advantages over exception handling.

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"It may, however, be a mistake to jump to conclusions" 😹

The now-famous Myers-Briggs personality test — widely embraced by major companies and pop culture — began in a Michigan living room.

Are any of these woke policiers going to be replacing the folks who leave?

So two more kernel devs have left Linux. That's not good.

We need to get some more consumer electronics peeps on Masto. Who really wants to drop $2,400 and a long-haul flight to give "feedback" on a noisy convention floor--to people who aren't even in engineering or design but are just Sales.

Imagine a world where a laptop can't survive on the market without a 14-hour minimum battery life. With the screen brightness all the way up.

Well, here's my Mastodon timeline, inside Emacs, on a DEC VT420.

Mastodon doesn't punish you for living your life.

It doesn't actively take metrics of your interactions to gauge your social or cultural capital.

Never will it demand that you post this much to be or stay relevant to the community, disappearing into the void if you don't meet The Quota.

So please, for the love of toot, take breaks whenever you feel you need to! We'll be here when you get back! :patcat:

I haven't had time to process the nucelar bomb that went off in Linux until yesterday.

Linux is far too large to allow a Randi Harper-esque power-tripping demagogue to poison the community just for the sake of ego fluffing. The best you could hope for is a fork---but then it becomes an instant contest over who writes the better software isn't it.

Far too many people's lives, mortgages and sustenance both personal and corporate depend on it.d

I don't know... what's more important to Linux...

That some of the infosec patchers are socially backward...

Or that everyone who checks into git must be socially woke or else their stuff won't make it.

There's plenty of core projects that turned into deadwood because key contributors split.

I guess that's the risk of everyone doing things out in the open.

:reddit: In /r/emacs... :

Another handy use for multiple-cursors: killing multiple processes in list-processes
We recently had a discussion ( ) about multiple-cursors , and I mentioned that I hadn't been using it as much as I expected. Several people chimed in with helpful tips and anecdotes.

Updated Mastodon Relay Servers

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A generalistic fast (low TTL) Mastodon instance for USA and Canada.

A no-nonsense, Nazi-free social media. Serving Philadelphia-New York-Toronto-Montrèal areas with fast response and low latency.

Home of the Mastodon Newsbot Service

The following newsbots are running on this instance:

  • NPR / National Public Radio (United States)
  • WHYY / WHYY Philadelphia (an NPR radio station)
  • BreakingNews / NBC Breaking News (posts to public)
  • BBCRadio4 / Intelligent, insightful programming from BBC Radio 4
  • 6ABC / WPVI Television in Philadelphia
  • KIRO7 / KIRO Television in Seattle, Washington
  • TheHill / US Political news from The Hill (all posts behind CW)
  • Reason / Reason Magazine - Politics from a pragmatist libertarian point of view

Tech Newsbots

Some other newsbots

  • RT - Russia Today, the Russian state news broadcaster (English)
  • Le Monde - The World, popular French newspaper (French)