What IM do you prefer?


Please take the time to research recommendations for blocking.

One notable person's big mastodon sin was (reportedly unknowingly) sharing birdsite blocklists of extremists and harassers... that was made by/endorsed by TERFs.

So now that I'm seeing #fediblock flurry about, make sure you know/trust the person making the recommendation.

You're responsible for your own research and actions here.


I never did an (well, this is an edit, so I kinda did), so here goes:

• I like and am the developer of @ObjFW
• I'm interested in obscure CPU architectures and *enjoy* writing assembly for them (weirdest in my collection are , and 🙂)
• I'm into obscure OSes (e.g. )
• I collect retro hardware
• I am a advocate (decentralized & federated like Mastodon!)
• I mostly use and as a daily OS
• I am also a @haiku developer

So can an open source project still post a Bitcoin address for donations, or will that only result in it being boycotted?

If no, are cryptocurrencies that don’t waste energy with Proof of Work acceptable?

It struck me today that cryptobros are a religious cult.

Looking across all blockchain projects, whether a humble currency or some smart contract governance project, the aim is to put in place an independent system that regulates human behaviour by rewarding good and punishing bad.

Cryptobros are trying to bring about an aspect or interpretation of transhumanism. It's not so much about individuals shedding the shackles of flesh, as society shedding the shackles of a messy political system. 1/

I support OBSD in my software since I actually enjoyed using OBSD. I even implemented pledge+unveil because I like them as security features. But if everything is degrading into security theater, should I remove support for them? I'm worried about creating the false impression of security when the project unfortunately decided it's more important that it sounds secure rather than actually being secure. No longer using it also means not testing it, so is keeping support hurting more than helping?

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I got blocked from /r/openbsd for pointing out that pledge() doesn't magically fix trivial sandbox escapes for applications using X11… It's sad to see that OpenBSD is more interested these days in doing PR about how secure they supposedly are rather than being interested in actually improving security. But I shouldn't be surprised given how the last few vulns were downplayed with e.g. "Nobody uses IPv6 anyway". It's sad, I liked OpenBSD. When did they take this wrong turn?

@jaywilliams @claudiom as this toot is boosted I'll explain my statement about rust. I have nothing about the language itself. It's just it has been adopted rather quickly in many fields without giving much time for non mainstream OS or architectures to do the porting work (requiring high skills), and this break many platforms because it's essential to have a working rust in 2021. It also requires a lot of memory for compilation and pulls many deps which is unmaintainable.

I'd appreciate a little more warning to get my life in order, Apple.

October Update:

Introducing the #PinePhonePro - $399

#PineNote and PinePhone Pro pre-orders are now open to developers & shipping this year!

#PineTime #InfiniTime major firmware progress & project management update


If you need perspective: one of the languages I used professionally, for years, was PHP 4.

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It is an absolutely horrible, garbage language. Explaining why would take more space than is reasonable and more energy than I care to expend.

Of the many languages I know and have written professionally, Go is the most frustrating and obtuse piece of shit I have ever had the displeasure of using.

Just Say No

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TIL that OpenPOWER changed ABI, and my inline assembly for @ObjFW doesn't work. Can anybody provide a shell to an OpenPOWER machine so that I can fix it?

@admin All Images don’t load in Toot! on iOS. This is going on for well over a week now.

I just need to copy and paste this every time someone on the fediverse posts anything about COVID.

And why are these people such a problem on the Fediverse? They’re doing open source a disservice.

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