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....?

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So someone built a Mastodon crawler, aggregating all the instances. A useful, fun geek project, right?

Uh, no.

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.

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I guess this is the point where I ask for help. If anyone familiar with Rust would like to work with me on a library for the Mastodon API please reach out to me.

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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.

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As they say, "Delta Chat is the messenger with the largest userbase in the world"

Only available on @fdroidorg

#hopeconf #autocrypt

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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.

I have been out. I have drunk much beer. As a parent of small children, this does not happen regularly. I think I had best leave it there....

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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.

#nature #flower #photo #photography

Behold! The mutant five-pointed strawberry of Scotland! A portent of doom! (or maybe just good desserts... :p)

Typical, you make one post about getting back to tooting regularly, and the universe lays you out for 48 hours... at least it wasn't serious, I guess.

Toots about data science and other such nonsense will resume shortly. Family day out now ;)

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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 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...

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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 ~

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hey people of twitter who just crosspost to mastodon in an attempt to increase their audience: did you know you can interact with people on mastodon?? i know!!!!!!!!!!! amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#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!

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If you're in need of something to do today, our next release candidate for 1.18 is now available for testing - check what's up in RC3 here: #theforeman #community

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Thx to feedback from our amazing beta testers we were able to fix some problems in 2.0 beta 1. Beta 2 is now available to testers on Google Play. Custom emoji fonts and profiles on instances not running Mastodon 2.4 should work now.

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...

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