Mastodon isn't a Twitter clone but it was made to fill that exact niche. Short posts with mentions, hashtags, and URLs. Such details give the feel of a platform. The velocity, the atmosphere. On a personal level that's just what I like. And I think it would be reasonable to assume many of those who signed up do, too.

I can't believe it ended with Daenerys saying "This has been quite a game. You might even call it a Game of Thrones" and then winking at the camera.

#youtube-dl is a public domain video and audio downloader for a wide range of sites.

youtube-dl can download from YouTube, PeerTube, and pretty much anything with a video or audio stream embedded somewhere in the page.

youtube-dl can also recurse into other video links present on the page, allowing for a full account/channel #backup if so desired.

It can also download comments and other metadata.

Website 🔗:

apt 📦: youtube-dl

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

Chelsea Manning released from jail after refusing to testify

(submitted by asadhaider)

Suspiria remake was weird and awesome. And the soundtrack is amazing; I can listen to Thom Yorke sing endlessly.

Oh hey, I should post this here too! I made a CSS-only async chat by using background-image requests to send data and long-running http requests to return it.

This is an Excel file intermediate representation in in the library I'm developing

I'm pretty happy with the results so far!

I'm pretty happy to move over from Twitter to Mastodon, but there's still a bunch of people on Twitter that I want to follow... so I guess I'm stuck on both for a while.

I didn't think hacking on vim plugins was something I had in store for my open-source contributions, but here we are 😄


> GraphQL: the good… the bad… Did I miss anything?

My take on #graphQL is slightly different: I think it's only useful if you want/need a strong separation between your front end and back end. In smaller, simpler apps, it's better to tightly couple the two ends—whenever you need different data on the front end, just add an API for it on the back end.

GraphQL is only helpful when the complexity of the project or size of the team makes that impractical.

Do you disagree?

Cool cool cool, Twitter trends sidebar spoiling #GoT again

Today the Game Boy turns 30!

To celebrate, I’m finally releasing #WideGB, an emulator modified that peeks beyond the boundaries of Game Boy games.

Happy birthday! 🎂 #retrogaming

After reading this blog post about a brutalist theme for emacs, I'm heavily modifying my vim colorscheme to be easier on the eyes...

Playing the Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack in the background while I work... So amazing.

Pro-tip: don't accidentally name a protocol and record the same thing... you don't get a nice error message, but you do get a segfault.

I'm really liking working with Clojure, but man oh man the error messages story is terrible, even with 1.10.

I'm constantly prettifying test failure output, because apparently printing a deep map on one long-ass line is A-OK.

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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!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café 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!