not fully setup or migrated yet, but new account is here:

so long mastotech. stay rad.

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TIL: this is what an undersea internet cable looks like. What an absolute unit.

after weeks of procrastinating, finally got around to cleaning away all the spider webs on the balcony and potted a citronella plant.

i like how intensely herbal citronella smells :happycat:

i have reached that inevitable point in my rust journey where i am in a knife fight with the borrow checker.

that said, Rc and RefCell are pretty neat and should let me accomplish what i'm aiming for.

(why yes, i am trying to store an application state struct. why do you ask?)

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Replace every article about Elon Musk with an article about someone fixing/maintaining important infrastructure. A person repairing buses. A person repairing and tweaking wheelchairs. A person tending to a community garden.

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men will literally call every place in town only to be told its a 6 month wait for new patients plus they don't take your insurance rather than go to therapy

mh - 

current events just really heavy today. probably time to log off for the night.


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looks like idle temps are almost 15C lower. looking cool, joker!

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back up and running!

after 1.5 years a good amount of dust was lodged in the NUC's tiny heatsink. also decided to replace the stock thermal paste. i'll let it idle in steady state for a little bit and check in on the temperature graphs later.

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We do things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.

idle temps on my intel NUC have been creeping upwards. i think it's time for some spring cleaning.

* compressed air noises *

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this town isn't big enough for the both of us so it looks like we should build more housing and get rid of some restrictive low-density zoning

the config in keyd was a bit tricky because the naive thing would nuke the fn-backspace as delete binding. creating a layer for fn and restoring the normal delete key functionality in that layer seems to have solved it :wizardcat:

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finally took the time to remap insert/del to home/end on my 65% keyboard. got it to work consistently on both linux (keyd) and macos (karabiner-elements).

real food for thought. nice to see a serious engagement with the subject from the left instead of a drawn out anprim bit.

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Much of the independent web relies on Patreon to organize financial support.

The good folks at @comradery are building an ethical alternative as a co-op.

One of their rules is "no bosses, no cops". It's not meant for businesses (even nonprofits like the one I work for) but for independent creators, workers, activists, and co-ops.

If that could be a good fit for anything you our your friends are doing, maybe give them a follow here to stay updated as they're building the platform!

enjoying a coffee outside at a place i used to frequent when i was in school. nice lazy saturday.

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Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.

Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮

Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.

But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!

For example:

PixelFed ( is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski

PeerTube ( is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat

BookWyrm ( is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse

Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:

(whispers) Click on the link...

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