Dear #fediverse. I work as an #architect and design buildings that harm the planet. I am looking for a practicing #engineer who can teach me building energy modelling using #opensource tools. I have a background in software dev, run #gentoo #linux and am willing to learn down to the details.

I do not have a background in heat transfer or thermodynamics, which is why I am asking for a tutor.

I promise to use this to design better buildings.

Please help retoot this so I can find someone.

Linux and usability for the average person Show more

Using to manipulate LXD containers 👍

So glad I took the plunge on Go.

Birdsite messing with things again. They had chronological timeline as an option, but now they will switch you back to "best tweets first" if you have your back turned for a moment. Nice. 😠

My js error reporting went silent on my saas a year ago. I just re-enabled it (updated snip) and now that the first error has arrived I remember why I didn't much care that it went silent:

@baldur I respectfully disagree. After studying the 2.1 spec I have found it to be the most confusing hodgepodge of concepts that are layered on top of each other.

The new stuff is better thought out but their refusal to version CSS means the early mistakes will be with us forever. We can't move on.

In JS at least they used "use strict" to move the language forwards. That was clever. I wish css would do the same.

Did anybody ever play with the parallela manycore boards?

You can buy 16 core (+2 normie cores) boards pretty cheap.

They had 64 core boards for sale at one point, and they developed 1024 core board too, but I don't think it ever went on sale.

I'm dreamy for manycore processors, where each core is simple (relatively speaking) and we have a software stack that can leverage numerous cores for any and all programs.

This page on VM side channel attack mitigations is scary:

Using the Linux KVM API seems easy enough, but we have all this hidden danger now.

wow, this is a new one

if you need my “personal data” to pay your staff then you need to find a more ethical fucking business model

@bixmediocre @fraying I used to live a couple of blocks away from freight train tracks that happened to be a stopping point for them, and it was slightly downhill to boot. The result was a 30 minute long opera of gently squealing brakes at ever decreasing pitch, each wheel slightly different from the next. It was the most beautifully haunting thing to listen to at night. It's been 20 years and I still miss it.

Imma make this clear: I'm not building software for developers.

I'm working to building tools for people.

You shouldn't have to know to maintain and secure a server to have your own independent identity online. You shouldn't need to know what libsodium or similar library to be secure online.

That's my objective.

@jalcine Oh my gosh, can you make every open source developer like this? The unusable nature of OSS drives me nuts.

It's terrible that most isps prohibits residential customers from hosting servers. The result is that it's really difficult to sell host stuff legally without getting your service shutdown. There's always that you have to pay a few bucks a month for a VPS when you could just take an old computer hook it up to your home network and that would be fine for a low traffic applications, like most Mastodon servers

Interesting perspective comparing Usenet clients to modern social media clients by @gcupc

Clearly modern clients are designed to suck users in with simplicity. Not clear why they don't give power users more tools. Even here on Mastodon. I'd love for my timeline to grey out the toots I've already read, across clients of course.

“Some thoughts on Social Networking and Usenet”

This reminds me, I should finish writing that “apps that should exist but don’t” blog post. A best practices social media consumption app is one of them.

"Big Tech's problem is Big, not Tech" by Cory Doctorow (video)

I missed this when it came out a few months ago, but this is a great talk. I'm becoming more and more convinced that the problems of technology centralization can't be solved without antitrust. Tim Wu's recent book "The Curse of Bigness" also comes to mind here.

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One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!