What I think of when you say you can't listen to songs longer than 3 minutes

Do you like Mastodon, but wish there was a privacy option to only post on your home instance without federating?

There's a fork of Mastodon for that called Hometown:


You can still post normal posts that federate, but Hometown also lets you post non-federating posts if you prefer.

It also has other differences such as rendering full articles from Write Freely (and other federated blogging services).

It's by @darius

#Mastodon #HomeTown #Alternatives

Apple's "product launch pageant has become a parody. Time to call it quits." write Charlie Warzel for NYTimes Opinion:

"The entire event is at odds with our current moment — one in which inequality, economic precarity and populist frustration have infiltrated our politics and reshaped our relationships with once-adored tech companies… Serving journalists pastries topped with gold leaf doesn’t do much to help either."


Really Seven Universe: The Movie is just a warning not to make a silent era/early golden age cartoon character justifiablely pissed. Cause they will fuck you up

also: 👀 "We'd like to thank two new sponsors of Rust's infrastructure who provided the resources needed to make Rust 1.37.0 happen: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure."


A lot of Mastodon's users joined in August last year, so now is the time of many fediversaries.

You can find your first post on Mastodon by opening your public profile with ?min_id=0 appended to the URL!

Hey if y’all know any tech company hiring programmers in Pittsburgh, DM me.

Computer Science PhD from LSU 2015
Specialized in Computer Vision and Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence.

I know Java, C#, C/C++, Python.

Unroguelike: Traps heal you and are safe.

Monsters revive you.

Walls and floor give you damage.

To advance you must not strike yourself with your own weapon...

...for which you must hold down a key constantly.

RT @_Gaeel_@birdsite:

As a Rock main, it really feels like Paper is overpowered.
Scissors is just fine though


none of my co-workers know who stallman or doctorow are

time to go and live in the woods

OK what is the most pain-free way to get a basic Python 3 coding environment (read: a terminal command to run on basic .py files) set up on *Windows*[1]?

pyenv-win? github.com/pyenv-win/pyenv-win

(1) I assume it's Windows 10, but I'm not sure right now

Someone from Cisco went on stage to propose weakening TLS 1.3 for "network-based security solutions" (enterprise spyware).

There was a long line at the mic of people pushing back on it... I almost felt bad for the poor speaker 🙂


Anyone know if Allett's RFID blocking wallets are good at their job? I like my old nylon Allett but now I can no longer avoid contactless cards (and soon realID crap), so I need a blocking wallet

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