Moving home, to an instance that better reflects what I'm looking for. Thanks for the hosting @xvilo, I know it's a thankless task.
See you on the other side!
TFW you need a cable that you *know* you own, but haven't seen in at least three years.... Now WTF is it....? #OnTheHunt
So someone built a Mastodon crawler, aggregating all the instances. A useful, fun geek project, right?
Someone doesn't understand why people might want obscurity on a social network. Unsurprisingly, it's a straight white guy who doesn't interact with minorities. Imagine that.
On a related note, I learn a whole bunch from listening to PoC, trans, and women. Not to mention *real* minorities, like BSD folks.
Must admit, I didn't expect GDPR to be the huge boon it has been. Not over privacy or anything, just the amount of sites I click onto from Hellbird that cover the article in permissions notices is huge.
All that ends up happening is instead of clicking allow, it's just enough friction for me to go 'you know what, I didn't want to read this anyway' and go back to what I was doing.
Most Brits probably missed this, but as a European when I follow or care about Brexit I’m in the distinct minority. Europeans generally tuned out the entire Brexit thing that was more of a curiosity to begin with and not a serious issue. We don’t even care to mention it to british expat colleagues anymore. Eu companies do contingency planning and the default assumption is no-deal. The UK govt is fighting with itself pretty much.
A small flower (~10mm) with a cute name:
Sneezewort - Cruaidh lus - Achillea ptarmica
Wort is old English for plant|weed|herb . Doesn't make me sneeze. The Gaelic name means "hard weed", and the stem is indeed stiff.
This plant is common in the #Highlands, but I've only ever seen it along roadside verges. Maybe it likes fumes or road salt.
Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.
That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.
Today is a fine day... FOR SCIENCE!
Data science, actually. I've been quiet for ages because I've been super busy throwing myself into my #rstats studies/books/podcasts (is NSSDeviations on the fediverse?). Maybe I should talk note about that - I'm new to the field, but my mind is current whirling with possible fun applications for General Linear Models and suchlike.... It's a lot of fun to play with...
Academic IP grumbles
~ An alien visits earth ~
Alien: I need to do some research on humans, how should I proceed?
Human: I'd go on Sci-hub
Alien: Amazing! Every nation on your planet has worked together to put all of human scientific knowledge in a single repository for anyone to view; it is truly a triumph of your civilization and a credit to your kind! Perhaps we were too hasty in deciding to eradicate you.
Human: Actually, every country on the planet has laws against it
Alien: ~ Leaves ~
#theforeman 1.16.2 bugfix release for our old-stable series is now available in the repos! Check out the release announcement on the forum! https://community.theforeman.org/t/foreman-1-16-2-released/10270
Getting back into Klei's excellent Don't Starve after a long break. Seem to be better at it this time, I think Subnautica has been a good practice for the survival genre. Previously I was rubbish at own-goal-setting in sanbox games and thus got bored easily. Now I'm at least getting basic bases off the ground. Let's see how this goes...