Good morning folk! Hope everyone is doing well. We're now a couple days into the week. Anyone done anything cool? Or getting close t having done something cool?

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Think about how much of the operation of modern society is enabled because of our presumption of literacy. Just - no really, stop and think how much of life goes by without a pain because we can, more or less, assume folk can read.

Imagine what a presumption of a full belly and a warm bed could do.

me: *points at wonderful new greenspace built by the local grocery in the center of town, next to their store*

me: why is our town square private

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Fellow gardeners, this is my first year growing spinach. I've got a pretty good haul already, but it looks like it's starting to bolt/go to seed. I know lettuce gets super bitter after bolting, is it the same with spinach? I pulled a few leaves and ate them and couldn't tell the difference. Pull it all up now or wait and see (some more leaves are coming in)?

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Urgent Linux advisory
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openwall.com/lists/oss-securit

Urgently run the following:

echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_sack

On all Linux hosts to work around the issue and then start patching your kernels

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A decade ago today, at approximately this time of day, I was the target of a foreign-state-sponsored domestic terror attack after my location and school schedule were doxxed. The attack was to throw rocks at me from a car to dissuade me from providing logistic and technical support to protesters in their home country of Iran.

I think a lot of you know I live in one part of the States, but am from another. It's less well-known that I moved because my family was being threatened. 1/n

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Okay so this is cool:

emsenn.neocities.org/personal-

It's like a blog entry, talking about my plans for code, right?

Only instead of just plans, it's got psuedocode of how to implement it.

Only instead of pseudocode, it's real code, that I can export as a source file.

Only instead of just that, I can also run it directly in my text-editor, and pass one bit of code's output to another, and bring multiple snippets together.

And - screenshot included - my editor looks nice.

It's pretty cool.

I'll stop boosting this when I stop thinking it's cool

A cop just shamed me for giving food to a homeless person and threatened the homeless person.

Saw me giving the person food, came up, asked "did he ask you do that," I ignored him and handed off the food, cop started to yell at and threaten the recipient, I redirected the cop that it was me who's action they seemed to have a problem with, they could talk to me, leave this dude alone, cop told me this was his beat, if he saw me doing it again he'd have me for loitering.

Fuck all cops.

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Some kernel developers now have their blogs hosted on people.kernel.org, which is a WriteFreely instance with ActivityPub syndication. For example, try out @gregkh.

See more here:
people.kernel.org/read

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So apparently, not everyone knows I'm not-straight? And as it's Pride month, I should clarify that: I'm super not straight.

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@checkervest it's cool when a boost triggers a cascade of reactions. :D

Few comments:

1) So calculus is basically just the cursive handwriting equivalent of programming, right?

2) I didn't know I could do inline-previews of latex math notation in Org-mode!

3) I don't really do any maths in my programming but that's in part because I don't know how but also most of what I do with computer is words and you don't really need calculus for that. unless calculus is just old-people programming, in which case, get with the times, old lingo!

Think about how much of the operation of modern society is enabled because of our presumption of literacy. Just - no really, stop and think how much of life goes by without a pain because we can, more or less, assume folk can read.

Imagine what a presumption of a full belly and a warm bed could do.

It's about time I once again bring up and thank @kaushalmodi who took one glance at what I was doing with Markdown and my static site generator and said "You should learn Org-mode."

Good eye. You were right.

Okay so this is cool:

emsenn.neocities.org/personal-

It's like a blog entry, talking about my plans for code, right?

Only instead of just plans, it's got psuedocode of how to implement it.

Only instead of pseudocode, it's real code, that I can export as a source file.

Only instead of just that, I can also run it directly in my text-editor, and pass one bit of code's output to another, and bring multiple snippets together.

And - screenshot included - my editor looks nice.

It's pretty cool.

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Sometimes I'm like "wow I've seen this post twenty times in the past hour it must have a billion boosts" and then I open the status in a new tab outside the app and it has 20 boosts and wow we all have a similar sense of humor :D

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