XMPP and IRC. Matrix has *effectively* one server software and one client app. It's selfhostable, but Riot enjoys pushing for centrally storing identity map and defaulting to a particular homeserver.

I don't think picking Matrix is lucky.

Really starting to wonder where OpenBSD’s reputation of beging secure comes from. A lot of very dumb/beginner mistakes recently. Still need to write a PoC for the bug I found while traveling to 36c3 that seems to allow arbitrary code execution when updating packages while on an untrusted network. The code I read while investigating this was one of the worst I’ve seen and so obviously broken.

the fucking alphabet song has ensured i store the alphabet as a singly linked list

if you haven't seen the thread of bodybuilders arguing about how many days there are in a week before, Please do yourself a favour and read it, i swear to fuck every single time i go through it i nearly throw up laughing so hard

[CW for r-slurs]
forum.bodybuilding.com/showthr

Pixel #art source versus how it actually looked like on an arcade, television and early home computer CRTs.

90's PC displays had sharper pixels but still had a mild anti-aliasing effect that should not be ignored in emulation.

Note how the CRT hardware anti-aliasing effect creates the detail of a face on the skeleton's shield, where as the source looks like an incoherent blob of pixels - this was because the artist purposely designed the sprites for the final CRT render.

I work in IT which is the reason this house has:

- mechanical windows
- mechanical door locks
- no Alexa/HomeKit/Google
- no Internet connected thermostats, lamps, or whatnots
- a dumb TV
- wall switches for lights

Früher hat man in Containern den Müll entsorgt heute verteilt man darin Software. So viel hat sich seit damals eigentlich gar nicht verändert.

A few days ago, someone posted about how most people think in sentences / inner monologue, while some think abstract. But I can’t find it anymore. Someone has a link?

@rixx Bin ich blind, oder gibt es auf chaos.social das Setting, um Indexing abzuschalten, nicht?

counterpoint 

How blob free is the PineBook Pro? And is the PineBook 11" still alive or have people given up on it running reasonably well?

So it's 2020, and I didn't actively know about comm(1):

DESCRIPTION
The comm utility reads file1 and file2, which should be sorted lexically, and produces three text columns as output: lines only in file1; lines only in file2; and lines in both files.

So I now know that running tootctl accounts cull on my Mastodon instance in December listed 602 unreachable instances, this week there were 655, and 567 are in common between both.

Should be safe to purge those from the DB.

fedi meta, scraping people 

A large chunk of the Fediverse was scraped; your posts are being “released” 

@lanodan @rin $, £, and ¥ (among others) to the left, € to the right
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