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Did you know most file managers on Linux support a ".hidden" file in your home directory?

It works pretty much as gitignore does: it hides everything that you list in this file, one file/dir per line.

@ashfurrow "If you can think of it, there's a fediverse server for it"

There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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I just typed a super long regular expression, ran it against a file, and it matched perfectly the first time!

Damn, now I feel like a rockstar!

if you make a joke on Mastodon, no matter WHAT the content is, after 50+ boosts people will appear in the replies that take it completely at literal face value.

you could post "a man walks into a bar, says ouch!" and if it receives 50+ boosts, then you will begin seeing replies like "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STEEL BAR PLACEMENT IS DEREGULATED BY PROFIT DRIVEN CROOKS!"

this theory is commonly known as Eugen's Gambit. and i love it.

Twitter shares details on the hack.

Looks like hackers wrangled login credentials out of Twitter employees somehow and used internal admin tools to control high-profile accounts:

Holy crap! This is huge!

Massive Twitter hack totally breaches trust between the platform and its wealthiest most powerful users:

breaking into the Svalbard seed vault to make a true everything bagel

GitHub's mysterious secret user repos:

Want your own profile to look like that? Just create a repository that matches your GitHub username and create a README there.

java feels like if the sunk cost fallacy was a programming language

I could just convert them all to Git and upload to my GitHub (, but that sounds like a lot of work for ~20 different repos. I'm far too lazy for that.

If you're reading this and you still actually care about one of these old projects, let me know. If you ask nicely, I'll convert the repo and put it on GitHub for you.

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BitBucket is deleting all of my source code repositories because Mercurial lost the dev wars to Git. Meh, it's up to Atlassian I guess. It's a free service after all.

This includes a bunch of old projects I don't maintain anymore like Ships Mod, Power Tools, my mod loader system, Enigma, JFXGL.

I've backed up all the source code so it won't be lost forever, but Atlassian's decision means the code won't be available online anymore.

A NVIDIA Engineer In His Spare Time Wrote A Vulkan Driver That Works On Older Raspberry Pi

Someone made a "face depixelizer" that turn a low-res pic of a face into a high-res one and of course the first thing they did is try it out with Doomguy and honestly that's pretty impressive but also hilarious

It’s nice to see some innovation in email for a change!

But would it be too much to ask that we can have a nice email client without sending all our mail to some company first?

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!