@admin @selea Only got this response right now. Migrated to @js for now until I run my own tiny instance just for myself.

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.

@veer66 There’s absolutely zero reasons and you *WILL* screw it up. ICU does way too much because internationalization is hard.

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:

🐦🔗: 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?"

@1337core Kann ich so nicht unterschreiben. Viele APs gucken dann tatsächlich dynamisch, wo am wenigsten andere SSIDs sind. Da bist du mit manuell immer schlechter dran.

@dressupgeekout Have fun bootstrapping it. It’s the usual “Download our binaries to recompile our compiler” bullshit. I don’t trust their binaries and that makes it hard to impossible to create your own trusted binaries for NetBSD *sigh*. But please do let me know about your progress!

@misty The other thing I miss: Read-only media. Now you need a trusted computer to write a USB thumb drive to install. Back in the day you could write the CD on one untrusted computer and then verify it on another untrusted computer and be reasonably safe that it’s unmodified. You can’t do that with SD, as any of them could modify it again.

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

I guess the domain works?

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@sir @espectalll The ideal compiler would not do a syscall, but a single call to libc, though. syscalls are not stable on most OSes and the proper abstraction is libc. The idea of using syscalls directly is a Linuxism that unfortunately is widely spread in the Go community and resulted in binaries that break when you update your OS on e.g. macOS or OpenBSD. Please don’t spread the misinformation that it’s good to call syscalls directly.

@BluRaf Don’t stress yourself out too much - you’re not limiting yourself just because you figure out academia is not for you. Many people are quite successful despite or even because of dropping out. Luckily the IT industry is one that does not care about certificates too much.

@shadowfacts Sources are available ;). But setting it up wasn’t worth the pain to me so I just bought it and it seems to work just fine.

@djsumdog Well I’m putting OpenBSD on it right now. Might put new cells into the battery and add a USB WiFi dongle and use it at or and sit in a talk with it :)

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