non-programmers are an important part of open source projects. non-programmer contributions are valid and useful and not second tier or otherwise less valuable.
it's easy to say programmers are the only value-add when you're fortunate enough to have enough non-programmers that you can take them for granted.
if you take away the feature requests, translations, and general chatter - many OSS projects would have never been more than flawed, narrow use case tech demos.
"mastodon is crumbling" article Show more
these articles keep making the unstated assumption that Mastodon needs more than a threshold number of users in order to survive. Y'all remember it's not a company making money off of users, right?
Tootchievement Unlocked: So Much for the Tolerant Left
Block 10 hate speech instances.
Tootchievement Unlocked: Gone but not Forgotten
Delete and redraft a post after someone has already boosted it, and receive a boost from the same person on the new post.
Tootchievement Unlocked: You, but Stronger
Reply to someone's joke toot with a variation on their joke, and receive more boosts and favourites than them.
Fnord des Tages:
Lehnt ein System eine Verbindung mit ICMP Administratively prohibited ab (iptables -j REJECT --reject-with icmp-admin-prohibited), reagiert libc mit EHOSTUNREACH, was wiederum mit "No route to host" kommentiert wird.
Sehr weit ab vom eigentlichen Fehlergrund, und natürlich "Machen wir schon so lange so, können wir nicht ändern, weil dann gehen Dinge kaputt" :D
computeing Show more
the best part of using linux is getting to mess with the plumbing of your system.
Don't like the way it handles sleep mode when you close the lid? you can just install a different power management event handler, and change that to suit yourself. roll up your sleeves, write some scripts, and make the system your own.
hardware + Show more
nothing feels more powerful than the knowledge that you can repair and modify the machines you own
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chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
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The primary instance languages are German and English.