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....?

@simon_brooke @iona solid advice, I can attest to all of that. Seeing what's coming is why I'm pivoting on data science at the moment. I see the sysadmin/devops stuff I can do as going away in the next 10-20 years, but the statistical interpretation side of data isn't going *anywhere*.

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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.

(please boost for visibility)
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I'm #hiring for a Senior Engineer to join an awesome team of Release Engineers here at #Wikimedia:

#remote friendly #job working on #opensource #floss making software better

(plz boost)

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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.

@david_ross thanks, that's an epic watch. Pleased to see Rene Carmille in there, more developers need to know that story...

@simon_brooke did that a year ago. Last month got a connection request, le sigh. I may submit a GDPR SAR if I can find time...

Gwmngilfen boosted is an email client that looks like a #chat app.

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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I'm particularly interested to hear from people who use Mastodon only occasionally, people who used to use Mastodon but don't any more, and people who considered Mastodon but then didn't join.

So any sharing you can do outside of Mastodon is really helpful!

Thank you. :)



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@simon_brooke I saw a talk on it a few months back from someone who works for the utility companies to map pipes etc. it did look good, and it does seem perfect here.

@simon_brooke cool. I'm mostly learning at the moment but QGIS has been on my radar for a while.

@simon_brooke as a neophyte data analyst looking for data sets to practice with, this is absolutely on my to do list for next week.

@asovereignscot ah true. New != young, hang in there, it (probably) gets better ;)

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....

@fitheach ah, the light balance made it look dark behind the flower. Loving the local nature BTW, not my area of expertise at all

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