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I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

runyourown.social/

Food, cooking 

There's a Spanish saying that goes:
"De comilonas y grandes cenas
están las sepulturas llenas"

Meaning:
"From big lunches and dinners
are graves full"

If I die today, you know the reason 🤢

Me: OK, I optimized the hell out of this function using SIMD intrinsics and it should now be a lot faster than it was. Yay!

Computer: Great work, you beautiful genius! What a shame it is that you didn't actually profile the code before optimizing it, so you didn't notice the code is not CPU bound but memory bound. Your "optimized" code will give you a perf increase of approximately 0%

Me: Fuck

A convenient gender-neutral way to address a group of people is “foolish mortals”

Nudity, Swedish children's book 

If I ever set up my own software company, please remind me to hire people with the job description of "hacker". Their purpose will be to answer to nobody and just go around the company fixing things that need fixed but nobody can really justify working on them.

We accidentally ended up with having a person like that because of some political fuckup, and it's *awesome*. Issues that bug people for years but never get fixed because they are low priority are suddenly done and everyone's happy

Reading through transcripts of internal conversations at RAND Corporation (big cold war think tank) back in 1958 about the future of computers and programming and this.... it's too real

a fantasy world where all the techbro wizards don't know how to do any spells except by summoning this one demon who they've enchanted to conjure up a pocket universe wherein four imps will build a complex system of runes and inscriptions in which a goblin will finally step and say a magic word that the wizard could have said in the first place if they knew what they were fucking doing, anyway i've been installing ruby gems today, how are you

We're outside, and the kid is trying to shout "tortoise" in Spanish ("tortuga"), while holding a small tortoise plushie.

Sadly, he got the word wrong, and instead of that he's shouting "tetuda" at full volume.

That word means "big tittied" in Spanish 🤦🏻‍♂️x 💯

I'm at this playground in Stockholm, and there's this drawing of a Windows XP dialog in there. The dialog says: "File not found. Do you want a yoghurt instead?"

The actual WinXP should have had the same text

Our two and a half year old kid loves music. Today he's been watching youtube videos of people playing piano. I love this

The one important thing I've discovered in my life is how to properly cut a pepper open: cut through the ridges; pull open; remove white walls. Done.

It's nicer this way, as almost all the seeds remain attached to the stem, and cleaning the pepper becomes a lot easier.

I hope this helps you! ☺️

Currently hiding in the bathroom because being in my own apartment with 3 small kids and 3 adults gives me unbearable anxiety.

"T H I S I S F I N E"

Wait, is... is "Rick and Morty" a pun on "Brick and Mortar" ????

Someone just mispronounced C++ as "cee pa-pas" and it's my new favorite thing

Star Trek TOS 

Just finished implementing a "download all your data as a zip file" feature for recen.se/

So now you can get all your data out whenever you want :)

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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! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and have documented a list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!