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Greetings denizens! I ran my own instance for a while until it ate itself :) In that time I saw that some of the most interesting denizens of the Fediverse originated from this community! I love chatting about just about anything but especially , retro-computing, games, and science fiction, or Freemasonry. I build clouds by day and chase bright shiny things by night :) I look forward to engaging with you all!

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Gotta say, having just gotten my hands on a full @mamedev_org image set, the magnitude of the engineering involved in making this thing go is *stunning*.

The thing emulates everything from arcade cabinets to minicomputers flawlessly.

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@estoricru I'm making a Mastodon client using GTK and Zig. Even with GTK being somewhat heavyweight, and me being new to it, it uses an order of magnitude less RAM than the web app. Yet corporations with many professional programmers working for them cannot do this, for some reason.

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Have any #krita questions? now exists! No login needed to ask, only to answer.

So, I am 1000% on board with the idea of distributed chat, but whenever I try to use it goes to war with my password vault and, after creating the account I can never login because I'm always using the wrong username or email or whatever. I'm sure this is pilot error but I also suspect not amazing UX.

I am unreasonably excited about the fact that my MAME rom set came in over the weekend and that my ESATA to USB-3 cable I need to actually USE said rom set arrives today. There is authentic-ish Gauntlet, Joust and Marble Madness in my future! :)

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@feoh the academic publishing space is very different from the overall publishing industry, which has a very market-driven process that purchases books from agents. academic publishers do not provide editing or marketing, they just distribute material funded typically by the public and charge ridiculous prices because of a captive economy where institutions must pay in order to continue to read and then cite others' work in their own papers (which are used for job promotion and further funding)

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PROGRAMMER TIP: When running a query that process over a million rows of data, quietly say the programmer's prayer - "Hold on to your butts" - before hitting the execute button

OK it seriously tickles me that this exists: - now is a GREAT time to be into retrocomputing! Let a thousand flowers bloom :)

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Friendly reminder: In a world where so many people are cruel for the sake of it, the most punk thing you can do is to be kind without expecting anything in return.

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I just re-realized Apple got rid of Coverflow in Finder, for a full-window image preview. Which is practical but shows how committed Timmy Cook's Apple is to obliterating fun. Just a joyless goddamned beancounter.

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Holy cow has got to be the easiest VM management system I've ever seen. That team deserves some major kudos. Slick slick slick :)

Our poor rescue dog is sick. Wife's at the animal hospital and has been all day. It's agonizing.

Speaking of has anyone ever gotten the slider on a Wacom Intuos tablet to control brush size? I know . and , work but the slider seems like a natural fit.

Wow @krita is downright amazing! This is by far the most natural feeling paint program I've ever used.

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Wow dusting off my old Wacom Intuos 3 and trying to use it with under Linux (Which is AWESOME BTW :) reminds me of how little coordination & artistic talent I have :) Fun to play with just the same.

& are EATING THE WORLD :) Was just poking around with our Samsung Q98 TV and I noticed an "Acknowledgements" menu in the Apple Airplay Settings. Lo and behold, it's just a giant dump of every package used and its open source license :)

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