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Yay, I now have running on a PYNQ-Z1 FPGA board. It has a 650MHz dual-core Arm Cortex-A9 with 512MB RAM. That is not enough memory to run though.

@ekaitz_zarraga Depends on your language. If you have type classes you can emulate the inheritance and many functional languages have polymorphism. Failing all that, basically you pass the object data around and have some tag in the data structure to mimic the type, so you can have run-time polymorphism and even inheritance.

@maloki the fediverse is quite heated right now. all I can hope is that sharing the actual facts may help people to have more productive discourse.

@drwho I see http as a fundamentally pull protocol, not a push one. If I'm visiting a website in a client that doesn't support images, I'm not blocking images, I'm simply not requesting them, same with all the tracking garbage. It's a misnomer to call it "blocking", I'm just not asking for them. To pretend that that's some kind of hackery and breaking the website, is disingenuous at best, as there's nothing in the way that the web works that requires websites to be packaged in a certain way.

I am still searching for someone from whom I can commission a new avatar for my profile.

Is there a place you can search for artists on the fediverse, or places I can go and find recommendations? It's been a bit quiet so far.

to be fair, people have been in general very thankful for pleroma, so i don't have much to complain. I don't understand how gargron deals with it, though, he barely gets any thanks and tons of hate.

omg omg the new #Idris has a Chez #Scheme backend that's faster than the old C backend.


I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.

This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.

I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.

by the way instances which participate in transparency (right now Pleroma instances only) can use to find out what instances are believed to block yours.

we are working on extending transparency to the various Mastodon forks through NodeInfo. if you want to see transparency in Mastodon, get Gargron to add NodeInfo support today, as we're trying to have a mostly standardized reporting format.

Some of the best street art I’ve come across. It was outside Shibuya station, the Hachiko crossing exit, near the Hachiko dog statue, and was there for a good part of summer 2012.

The red symbol is the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) logo, the operators of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor. The sticker is on the access panel for TEPCO owned electrical box.

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

Ondiz in February: let's start a little vegetable garden so we can eat some fresh lettuce from time to time.

4 months later: has forty tomato plants, a couple of pumpkins, fennels, two avocado trees, a raspberry bush, a pomegranate tree and a bunch of watercress. Has eaten 5 lettuces.

Not sure how happened.


yes, Pleroma 1.0 is out, but the ride is still only beginning.

come join us and learn skills relevant for building the next generation of interactive web apps and services while contributing to ethically-designed free software that advances social good.

i think it's a fair trade, don't you?
now that people are posting about how pleroma improved their life I feel like I don't thank people enough, so:

@lain thank you for starting the project, helping me to dive into elixir and always being open to new ideas, instead of being a BDFL.

@kaniini thank you for catching potential vulnerabilities during the review, making Pleroma moderation tools the best in the game and trying to improve the broken protocol ActivityPub is, looking forward to OCAP in Pleroma.

@href although you aren't around these days, thank you for helping me to dive into elixir, being a local erlang expert and getting me a job. hope you come back from war someday :)

@lanodan thank you for code review, being the only maintainer of mastofe and using git right, I've learned to rewrite commits and rebase in part because you constantly did it.

@feld thank you for actually understanding what fediverse is about, being a proxy between MFC and Pleroma must be a difficult task, but you are handling it pretty well. hope there will be no more "- you are bad - no you are bad" threads about that going forward.

@hj and @shpuld , I haven't worked as much with you guys since you are on the fe side, but thank you for many UI improvements and always being there when the backend needs something. I hope we will have even better fe <-> be communication in the future.

and thanks each one of you for being an awesome person I enjoy interacting with personally, of course!
finally thanks to everyone who decided to believe in us and what we're trying to do. thanks to @cwebber and everyone else who got ActivityPub off the ground. while it's not perfect, we are running with it and fixing the issues iteratively.
thanks to @lain for starting Pleroma and thanks to @href and lain for convincing me to go on this adventure, it has been a hell of a ride so far
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