is...actually useful?
I bet it's sending my code to microsoft and I signed away my intellectual property just to try it... but I actually like it.
It's great for "toil" (writing repetitive code where you map an object to another with slightly different property names, for instance) but sometimes it actually suggests valuable code.

> break the thing
> learn about the thing
> repair the thing

There is no other way around to learn about the thing

I was barely awake and I have so many typos in this toot, it hurts.

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Do you have seasonal music?
Spotify informed me that a new album by came out, but... That's Winter music! I can't listen to I now.
OK, I am, but it feels out place.

10 quick Mastodon tips

1. Good apps: Metatext on iOS and Tusky on Android

Shitpost AWS 

I didn't know AWS Jacuzzi launched in eu-central-1

I've been using dark themes and of everything for... well, whenever possible and a lot more since it became commonplace.
Lately I'm going the other way, I'm experimenting with keeping things light. I will regret it the first time I will have to work in the dark.

Weiß von euch jemand, wie man bei einem Samsung Android-Smartphone den Lockscreen ohne Swypen entsperrt? PIN eingeben ist kein Problem, da muss man nur tippen, aber vorher muss der Bildschirm weggewischt werden und das ist für mich total umständlich mit meiner motorischen Einschränkung.

Oh no.
is not available in Europe. Like for the other series that premiered in the US only, I cannot think of any solution whatsoever.
This is really an unfortunate situation.
Oh no.

It's that time of the year again! Despite perfectly lovely temperatures outside, to be able to work in my home office, I need to turn on a portable AC.
Starting next week I will go to work in the company office for the next few months, pandemic allowing.

You know,

#StarTrek #Discovery and #Picard kept trying to give us these artsy opening titles with lots of movement and kind of vague shapes... and Strange New Things is giving us exactly what we've wanted all along: ship porn.

Tried mastodon for android.
I still prefer .

But I'm glad there is a new client out there.

#Tempolimit in Deutschland? Gerne Boost!

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...

Back home after a nice (but a bit stressful) vacation.
If you like stuff, I recommend seeing a launch live.
I saw two Falcon 9s. Get as close as you possibly can, I was a bit disappointed after the first launch (10 km) VS the second (6km).
Like, 'meh' vs 'ZOMG'.

But weather and time might also make a difference: the first had a low daytime cloud ceiling with strong winds, the second was on a crisp, clear dark night.

People get priority boarding, when you get on a fucking bus to the plane. I am sure most people don't choose the option, it comes with membership or something like that.
But still. Why enforcing the order of boarding when it's basically for the bus, not for the plane?

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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!