Channeling my inner @whack as I hand file rusted toilet bolts to finish this replacement 🤬

Hey, I made a bunch of weird, quarter-scale retrocomputers. This is a thread, so feel free to share.

Or check out the documentation in non-mastodon form:

"Dieser Text ist - wie alle unsere Texte - im generischen Femininum verfasst. Gemeint sind jedoch immer alle Geschlechter."


JiraCLI: Feature-rich interactive Jira command line.

That's so much better than the Jira web UI!

#CliToolOfTheDay #FridayIsCliDay #Jira #AtlassianJira

anyone have any good links (or want to infodump) about the pros/cons on targeting linux-musl over linux-gnu?

i'm vaguely aware that Weird systems exist where glibc will be sad (nixos?)?

i'm also vaguely aware that glibc can sometimes do Important Cursed Things making musl sad?

please just tax billionaires out of existence so i never have to delete a Giving Tuesday email again okay thank you

🎵we built this city 🎵

🎵 we built this city by blocking trolls🎵

Good morning! A post just rolled across my fedi-timeline saying not to post about politics on Mastodon, so I'm here to remind you that:

1 "politics" refers to decision-making about how to live together in groups
2 choosing to not participate in political discussion is saying you support the status quo, and is a political stance
3 abstaining from politics because you feel safe from its impacts is a privilege and a choice to abandon your more vulnerable neighbours

HOT OLDER MEN in YOUR AREA want to know if YOU have been TOUCHING the THERMOSTAT.

Google has now migrated to thus if you grant Geoloc permission in your browser, every G-service on can track your location.

It always annoys me that bike tires have bright and flashy logo branding on the side, but still put the pressure numbers in the faintest of black raised lettering.

Federation does not fix moderation problems. Only moderation fixes moderation problems.

Email translations:

“I was under the impression”
Translation: I’m furious

“As per my email”
Translation: I’m furious

“With respect”
Translation: I’m furious

“Whilst I appreciate”
Translation: I’m furious

“As I’m sure you’re aware”
Translation: I’m furious

A British family friend once summarized Thanksgiving as "isn't that when you have rather a large lunch?" and that's how I think of it now.

did you know it’s free to say, “I don’t know enough to weigh in” and skateboard away like bart simpson

With Thanksgiving upon us here in the US, it's almost time for me to make gingerbread leathermen again.

This is an old project, but by some miracle it's still working and I woke up this morning wanting to celebrate the things I love more.

This Inkplate e-ink screen shows Conway's Game of Life, seeded from tarpits I have on the Internet. The tarpits are programs on my computer that superficially look like insecure Telnet and Remote Desktop services, but actually exist to respond super slowly and make bots scanning the Internet 'get stuck'.

When a bot connects to the tarpit, the data it sends gets squished into a 5x5 grid and 'stamped' onto a Game of Life board. Data from a bot at the IP address 1.1.x.x will get stamped on the top left corner, data from a bot at 254.254.x.x will get stamped on the bottom right corner.

Conway's Game of Life, a set of simple rules that govern whether cells should turn on or off, updates the display once per second. The result is that bot attacks end up appearing as distinct 'creatures', that get bigger and more angry looking over time (as their centre is updated with new data). After the attack finishes, the 'creature' eventually burns itself out.

Despite that description, it's a really chill piece of art that doesn't draw too much attention but I can happily watch for a long time.

Credit for the idea goes to @_mattata, I had been wanting to make a real-life version of XKCD #350 for years before seeing his Botnet Fishbowl project.

#projects #inkplate #esp32 #eink #infosec #tarpit

The German word "gerade" can mean:
- straight
- right now
- especially

The word "Gerade" means
- straight line

So, the sentence "Ich fragte mich gerade, warum gerade diese Gerade so gerade ist" means:

"I just wondered why especially this line is so straight."

Enjoy our language!

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