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I'm teaching my daughter this coming school year. I'm planning on doing small lessonlets with her and then giving her time to play with it and explore. A lot like how I remember learning QBasic. It's not really about the language as much as exploring the constrains of the system and making art using code. I credit my computer teacher in 10th grade with helping me love computers. She learned along with us and encouraged us to explore what was possible within the bounds of the language.

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Does anyone know about using shared libraries in ? I understand one can build a library and link to it from C but I need to know more about linking to it from other crates. I have passing knowledge about 'extern crate'. My goal is to build a given library once and link to it from other rust-written binaries.

I sent off my absentee ballot today. I wonder if they'll mail me the I Voted sticker

The #Guix hackers are very happy to announce the first online Guix Day Conference on Sunday November, 22nd. This #conference is open to everyone and will be held entirely online. Want to speak? Submit your proposal!

Talks will be released from the 14 to give everyone a chance to watch them, whatever their timezone.

Only a single patch in this Linux kernel for the pinebook pro. And that patch is in linux-next

I finally figured out -annex 's 'wanted' keyword. I can finally use 'git annex sync --content' without messing with groups and vicfg. Only took me 6 years or so.

Get a password manager like or

Generate unique random passwords for everything. 10-20 characters. Use fake Recovery question answers.

Turn on 2 factor authentication

For the first time in a few weeks, Cuirass managed to evaluate and build every derivation added yesterday:

Because nothing says “we’re trying to screw you” than denying you the opportunity to take legal advice.

QT Morrison: “If you get a lawyer we’re pulling the offer” has been replaced by many esports teams with “you have one hour to sign this or it’s gone.”

Arbitrary deadlines and pressure are usually proof you’re being taken advantage of. Demand time for proper legal review with your lawyer.

Nobody knows why some people insist on reading powerpoint presentations aloud during meetings and presentations. Kids like having books read to them. This is the adult version.

@brennen At this point I have to confess that I have a liking to occasionally do some informal stress testing of my tools.

Filesystems that can hold a billion files, even if empty, are an achievement for Linux already.

What is the fastest way to delete a billion files? It used to be that find was faster than rm, is that still true?

Is ext4 or btrfs faster?

That kind of thing.

A one terabyte disk image with ext4 and a billion empty files, xzipped: 11 gigabytes.

Same but with btrfs: 4 gigabytes.

In case you were wondering. has the scripts I used. I don't have a good way to distribute the images, at this time.

It's funny what toddlers learn.

When my little Jamie told me "There's a gorgeous man in the garden" I was at first impressed they had retained such a big word, but quickly learned they had somehow observed my spouse say "Hello gorgeous" whenever I was getting changed.

Needless to say, I wasn't expecting a naked elf, utterly lost in my backyard. I gave him a towel and some directions; and now I have a fae boon I'm hesitant to utilize.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

I'm grateful for @joeyh's git-annex project. It has greatly improved my life.

We've been proud to have gotten an episode out every week since launching F&C, but this week @mlemweb and @cwebber are very busy preparing for ActivityPub Conf and RacketCon and needed a break. Sorry, new episode next Thursday!

Hey Hackers !

Please, don't be shy. 😳

Repply to this toot and share your #liberapay #patreon or whatever account (if you have none, go get one) as we can all know about it and support your work at will !!! 😍 👏 🤑 🤝

Also give us a hint about what you do !

Don't struggle guessing wether your work/hobby/passion is valuable or not, do it! You could be amazed ! 😉

No judgment , just #LOVE ❤️

Boost it, add #hashtags ! Spread it !

#freesoftware #passion #hobby #work

Look what I have. Thanks to guix devs I can use gnu hurd in virtual machine that starts with my system.

See hurd-vm-service-type

Anyone know where to get a laptop battery for my iBook G4? I'm still using the original battery...

war, aircraft 

I heard you talk about the airplane at the end of the episode. We live near a small airstrip and we must have a lot of people learning to fly. Every now and then it sounds like they're just circling around and around overhead so I'll make the tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh sound like we're being strafed.

I'm hand-curating the GPT-3 generated #Botober prompts because many of the neural net's drawing prompts are terrible for one reason or another.
Here are some of the prompts that were unfairly difficult.

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מסטודון היא רשת חברתית חופשית, מבוססת תוכנה חופשית ("קוד פתוח"). כאלטרנטיבה בלתי ריכוזית לפלטפרומות המסחריות, מסטודון מאפשרת להמנע מהסיכונים הנלווים להפקדת התקשורת שלך בידי חברה יחידה. שמת את מבטחך בשרת אחד — לא משנה במי בחרת, תמיד אפשר לדבר עם כל שאר המשתמשים. לכל מי שרוצה יש את האפשרות להקים שרת מסטודון עצמאי, ולהשתתף ברשת החברתית באופן חלק.