remember when math tried to pluralize “index” as “indices”, and then programmers were like “nah fuck that, it’s indexes”

sometimes the system works!

issuing a correction on an earlier post: you do not, under any circumstances, “gotta hand it to” phpBB

Remember when they told us we wouldn't always have a calculator

Some Asshole: humans are just naturally inclined to selfish behavior because of evolution

Humans: *form social bonds with strangers*
Humans: *form social bonds with animals*
Humans: *form social bonds with plants*
Humans: *form social bonds with robots*

“Forgive me, father, for I have sinned.”
“What sins have you committed, my child?”
“I keep singing Barenaked Ladies songs.”
“How long has it been since you last confessed?”
“IT’S BEEN — ”

tips for newcomers

follow, boost and fave all you like! we don't care about follow ratios and faves are private. go hog wild!

boosting your own posts is 100% ok. no shame. the TL is chronological, so there's no algorithm to fight.

please do use CWs. if in doubt, use one just to be safe.

hashtags are your friends and really the only effective way to search for posts. be sure to use them to maximize your reach.

don't be afraid to engage. dumping pictures is fine but stay and chat a bit too!

There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand logic gates AND NOT (those who understand logic gates)

I'm looking forward to Cloudflare's upcoming blog post, where they will blame the fact that they've inserted themselves as a single-point-of-failure for the whole goddamn internet on Verizon again.

@Ventronik @matrix07012 @announcements fair enough! I’ll add that to my admin todo list. In the meantime, I can tell you that this change and announcement is specifically about the upcoming Gab instance.

We have added language to the mastodon.technology Code of Conduct to prohibit fascism and fascist-sympathizing from our instance. We will also not federate with instances who choose to federate with fascist instances. Let @ashfurrow know if you have any questions.

The CoC is here: mastodon.technology/about/more

Out of the blue, I thought another presentation I can make for people starting UNI:

"Things I Learnt the Hard Way in 30 Years of Software Development"

ICANN granted Amazon.com the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.

Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.

mashable.com/article/amazon-do

#GAFAM #GAFA #amazon

(via everest-pipkin.com/ , thanks ! )

good morning. props to Java developers for having such a good sense of humour about their, quite frankly, horrifying language

me, typing "Thing thing = new Thing();" for the ten thousandth time: i love computers

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