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I never did an , 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 an :xmpp: advocate (decentralized & federated like Mastodon!)
• I mostly use :apple_inc:, @openbsd :openbsd: and :netbsd: as a daily OS
• I am also a @haiku 🍃 developer

If you still follow me here: I’m @js now, as mstdn.io is broken for days now. The automatic migration seems to have failed midway through. Please unfollow me here and follow @js.

Seems all I can do is scream into the void now. Not even my own Toots show in my timeline. But apparently they do show up in other people’s timelines on other severs. And they can respond and I won’t see it. @admin @angristan

Seems like Federation on .io is completely broken. No Toots from other severs show anymore. @admin @angristan

RT @[email protected]

Remember a couple years ago when I was very negative on Tim Burners Lee and the W3C for allowing DRM into the spec with a non-unanimous vote? Well here is the beginning of the fallout of that decision:
boingboing.net/2020/01/08/rip-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/thedarktangent/sta

In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"

Posted the same link on Twitter and now Twitter is down. 🤷‍♂️

I guess the domain works?

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@js activitypub has a lot of problems, that said, I don't see Twitter as competent enough to make a better replacement/refinement

Is this ... real? Also, does he know ActivityPub already exists and Twitter would just need to adopt it? twitter.com/jack/status/120476

I feel like this work was overshadowed by other news, this is exciting stuff and nice to see Firefox closer to being on-par with chromium on #OpenBSD. :flan_cool:

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Is there perhaps a way to easily create bot accounts that mirror twitter accounts to the fediverse?

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"Our corporate policy does not allow us to disclose our use of open source software”. Fuck you, then. berthub.eu/articles/posts/anon

Golang brand asm is...weird.

Today's oddity is that they renamed all of the amd64/x86 jump instructions to match the m68k jump instructions.

But ppc and arm's jump instructions appear unrenamed.

Free software projects with a /Discord server/ instead of an IRC channel or mailing list need to stop it.

MIPS is no longer "open" 

:dopeswim: Did you know?

:dopefish: The Netscape Fishcam was the second public #webcam on the web. It went online in 1994 and it let you watch the Netscape office aquarium via a secret shortcut in Netscape Navigator by holding CTRL+ALT+F. I was a fan!

The camera survived the closure of Netscape and it's still online today as The Amazing Fishcam.

:dopeburp: Go on and take a look!

fishcam.com/

#retrocomputing

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