Any Arduino users out there?

How hard would it be to create a bluetooth headset with an Arduino kit?

Project: I own a payphone and want to make it into a bluetooth headset, such that you can dial off of it, make and accept calls, etc.

What is the lowest powered computer I could buy that can take 3 hard-drives?

I want to replace my home server, make it low-powered, ideally smaller but that isn't a requirement.

I'm used to x86, but ARM is fine.
Its safe to say that Trump was basically shutdown by the major internet players.

He's a non-entity at this point.

Hey @lain Pleroma doesn't run on Erlang 24 and I cannot get Erlang 23 installed on Ubuntu :(

If you should rise from Nowhere up to Somewhere,
From being No one up to being Someone,
Be sure to keep repeating to yourself
You owe it to an arbitrary god
Whose mercy to you rather than to others
Won’t bear to critical examination.
Stay unassuming. If for lack of license
To wear the uniform of who you are,
You should be tempted to make up for it
In a subordinationg look or toe,
Beware of coming too much to the surface
And using for apparel hat was meant
To be the curtain of the inmost soul
- Robert Frost

Japanese and German pen makers have wildly different ideas of what “fine” means. Pilot Custom 823 on the left and Pelikan M400 on right. Both Fine nibs.

If you were writing a search engine through raw text, how would you structure it?

For example, would you remove words like "a" and "the" from the data or the searched string?

How would you deal with apostrophe S? like: cat's vs cats

What other constraints would you build in?
Anyone have an implementation of reading from the streaming #Pleroma public websocket? I can't seem to find one.

Ideally in python or go, but I'll take any language.

Have you lost any friends in today’s hyper-partisan, hyper-political social landscape?

(Please boost for more exposure)

Offer still stands. If you help me implement a follow request in #ActivityPub, I’ll Venmo or Paypay you $100.

Let me know if you wanna see my current code. = Follow code Pub/Priv certificates located here = Live non-functioning instance running at

Anyone know #ActivityPub well and wanna make me $100 by helping me get a Follow request working?

I’m willing to pay by Venmo or Paypal.

I don’t understand HTTP signatures. Are the requests checked? If so, how does one view the certificate? Does each user have their own certificate? If so, how do I view them?


Lets do a test…

Give me unique text from a random Post anywhere on the #Fediverse in the last 24 hours. As long as its not a locked down instance, I’ll see if I can tell you which account said it.

ie, If the message is “I am going to Florida on Tuesday to vote for the President”, give me “I am going to Florida”.

Really good podcast: LaYinka Sanni | Male insecurities & Muslim women in public | Blood Brothers #48

What language would you use to write a web app that populate a template with JSON data (AJAX) derived from database query results?

Software design question

I am writing some code that will poll the API of an arbitrarily high number of sites (starting at around 50 but it certainly will go up) once every 1-2 seconds and logging retrieved information to a database.

The sites report highly overlapping data, so there must be a process to prevent duplicates.

What is the best way to structure this?

My off-the-cuff approach is to have each website poll run as a separate thread and send the retrieved data to a database writing thread. The database writing thread will do all duplicate verification. Obviously it is going to be very busy and will likely saturate its connection quite quickly.

I also thought of having the polling threads connect directly to the database - but then the database would have multiple connections and potentially race conditions.

My current working idea is to have the database thread split into 2 parts: A. The main thread process the retrieved information to verify if it’s a duplicate or not (lots of SELECT operations) If new… B. Send the result to a writing thread.

This could potentially also create race-conditions, no?

Is there a more efficient way to do this?

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