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Hi, I'm η (eta)! I recently moved to chaos.social from @eta, mainly because I'm more of a programmer than a writer.
I do all sorts of random programming stuff - check out theta.eu.org/ for the gory details. Mostly esoteric stuff in , though.
Ich lerne auch gern Deutsch, was ein anderer Grund für mich war, hier umzuziehen!

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I made a thing! I turned a peg just the right size for my headphones and that fits the holes in my desk:

imgur.com/a/DXXE6CC

I got to try something I hadn't done before (sketchy turning with the wrong tools) (not that I ever did it properly either)

(is there a federated or decentralised version of Imgur? Or is that just called "having a website")

(I love parens) (#!!m455)

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Dance like you're using the entropy generated by your movement to create cryptographic keys

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Ich suche die Möglichkeit, dem WhatsApp ein alternatives Adressbuch zu präsentieren. Aus Datenschutzgründen. Plattform ist ein gerootetes LineageOS.

Amazon asked me to sign up for a week of Prime for £1. So, essentially, they gave me one-day delivery for essentially nothing, because I immediately canceled my subscription after ordering a thing.
I don't see the point of this.

I just found out that the level crossings I hoped to model for my osm-signal project aren't actually automated after all. Huh.
(Woo, 5-word alliteration!)

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I found, via the recommendation of @aekis, this tremendously clear post on the different kinds of feminist and female spaces, and what their implications and advantages are. Highly recommended for everybody involved in spaces like that (and really for everybody interested in ): medium.com/@maybekatz/on-the-d

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Introducing Matrix Specification Changes - hopefully making it way easier for everyone to contribute to the Matrix Spec, and track where all the proposals are and what is needed to get them merged!! matrix.org/docs/spec/proposals

In a semi-related vain, SIGSTOP and SIGCONT are very handy for stopping things strategically to allay load issues, without actually killing anything.

Agh, scp -3 doesn't have progress bar support (but is otherwise a quite handy command!)
Eh, watch -n 1 du -hs [file] works just as well... ;P

It's downtime time! Time to migrate a PostgreSQL from one box to another. Hopefully this won't take too long...

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One of my favorite roguelike tropes is having book quotes in the item/monster/terrain description pages.

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I love the sat nav routing on #OsmAnd. Every time I use it, it takes me a strange route and I find places I never knew existed. Last time, I found a really nice little Asian sweet shop and got some of the best baklava I've ever had.

I'm not sure if it's intentional, but if it is, well played OsmAnd devs.

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words of wisdom from @chr regarding oddities in the @matrix stuff:

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“A fucking rant about fucking const vs fucking let”
jamie.build/const

Pretty good points.

"The portal drops you off directly in front of an Otherworld coffee shop called ‘Caffeine Hoard’. Even though everything else looks the same, you can tell you aren’t in your world from two main clues:

Firstly, the air feels different here, as if it’s spiced with clove and hard to breathe.

The second is that a gigantic dragon's tail curves from out the back of the store, and you’re sure you didn’t see any of those walking around yesterday."

-- from astriddalmady.com/ArcaneIntern

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Technical Papers Preview: SIGGRAPH 2018
youtube.com/watch?v=t952yS8tcg
These are always so exciting to watch and the this year's is no exception.

so, I made theta.eu.org/gdpr/, because apparently even blogs need GDPR privacy statements nowadays.

Ja, ich weiß, dass ich keine Freunde habe. Danke schön riot.im für die Erinnerung... :P