Hi Mastodon.technology! #introductions
I'm a polyglot software developer, currently working mostly in #erlang. Previously I was very engaged in #python and I've studied CompSci, no degree.
On the hardware side I'm not up to date since I often find it frustrating that you can't just wipe it and start over.
Outside of tech I'm into table top board- and roleplaying and part of a collective that produces a podcast.
#Tumblr is shit, has been shit for quite some time, and if you recently used it, and therefor are upset about the policy changes, you've had your head in the sand and deserve nothing but a pat on the back and "We told you so".
Now please let it die in peace. We could do it with myspace, we can do it with Tumblr.
Current state of hardware and linux: To be able to install the drivers needed for my new wireless networking card so that I could connect to the local wlan I had to plug my android phone in via USB.
So to clarify: plugging a modern, pretty generic PCI-e card in my computer didn't work out of the box, plugging my phone in via USB worked flawlessly... I'm too old for this shit :(
I wonder if the next step, after #fediverse, is some kind of intermittent federation service. Such that I could essentially have my "instance" on my phone and not needing a persistent server to manage the behind-the-scenes interactions when I'm not using it.
I'm sure there are better words for what I'm thinking about, but this is all I have atm, without doing research :P
@bgcarlisle i saw a quote somewhere that said 'if you want to know if someone's a nazi, see if they waffle on the definition'
i probly butchered that, but i think you know what i mean.
Meta rant about discord
So... people are mad at #discord now too... not at the US judicial system or the way capitalism shapes and enforces the current way that system works... just Discord...
Discord are being big ol' meanies for doing the thing their partners probably are demanding they do to protect themselves.. all according to the current laws in the US.
But sure, I would recommend people to switch over to #matrix... but we have to recognize that most people are to stressed to be that ideological.
I wonder when the job title "AI Wrangler" becomes a term, just like "SEO expert" or something.
I imagine AI Wranglers being people who knows how to do basic statistics for training AIs and have a good grasp of what the latest and greatest in AI is... and these will be the ones who pushes for AI-anything.
"You thought micro-services where cool? Heard of Neural Nets!? You just throw data at it until it fucking does something and I can help you set it up 🤷 Just fire all your developers and hire me instead!"
Imho #fediverse is backwards to what would be a good idea when it comes to managing identities online.
On mastodon, instead of having one identity on multiple instances you have a whole bunch of identities across as many instances. I can understand the reason why but I really think Mastodon should support a federated unified identity system too. This, with "instance only" visibility option, would make the "separate but connected islands" infrastructure actually work.
I would be so much happier if just all graphics programs just ripped off how #blender works. Especially blender while gestures was still implemented by default!
Is there any usable darknets today that could reasonably rise up to take the place of the open and free internet that the new EU directive (approved by the parliament at least) looks to be destroying?
And by "usable" I mean where you can also access things that aren't illegal and don't risk unintentionally downloading a bunch of illegal stuff because of automatically replicated network hosting or similar functionality.
Swedish election, anti-fascism, #svpol
Många pratar om det svenska valet som om det finns en risk att fascister vinner. Det kommer de aldrig göra, frågan det handlar om är hur mycket mer lidande de kommer orsaka under tiden de har makt att påverka svensk politik.
Det tycker jag är en viktigt poäng att komma ihåg. Jag röstar inte emot fascisterna jag röstar för de jag tror kommer minska lidande.
Things I do:
* Actual play podcasting
* World building as a hobby
* Procedural 3D modelling
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