Going to take an obsolete 2009 macbook to for the basic stuff I'll need (writing a talk, being the main one), but without the risk of taking my normal machine. What distro would you recommend I put on it?

TFW you're looking around for a thing but can't find it, then realise that the thing you built already nearly does the thing and you might be able to make it do the thing without too much effort.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is insufficiently documented

@Floppy Node is both time-based _and_ semver though. Only major versions have breaking changes, and features vs bug fixes decides minor or patch bump.

The schedule just regulates batching up of breaking changes, and which versions get backported fixes for how long. All semver compatible.

For dev tools, any sort of time-based or regularly-incremented versioning scheme can get in the sea. Looking at you, Node.js.

Just put in an talk proposal about Aphantasia, because (a) submission were still open, (b) having to write one talk is apparently not enough, and (c) I'm an idiot.

RT @GlobalEcoGuy@twitter.com

With crypto crashing, hopefully to zero, we have a potential ~0.1 Gt-CO2 per year savings in greenhouse gas emissions on the table.

Cool. That’s 10,000x larger than all the world’s carbon capture technologies to date. And it could happen immediately.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GlobalEcoGuy/statu

Who out there in the :fediverse: would be interested in a federated 3d model hosting service, like a decentralised Thingiverse?

I'm building github.com/Floppy/van_dam as a personal self-hosted app to manage local files, but with I think a few changes it could also be a federated hosting tool, and my brain keeps thinking about having a go at making it speak .

Thoughts, anyone? Worth a go?

...and thanks to @JMMaok, we now have a thank-you image here. :blob_thanks:

If you know of alternatives, or other emoji we should have, shout!

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:awesome: I love that mastodon :mastodon: lets instances add their own custom emoji; like this one for the fediverse... :fediverse:

(if anyone here wants any added, just let me know!)

Solidarity to all civil servants on the latest round of electioneering announcements 🙄

I have an idea for a new #Fediverse platform, which to my knowledge does not yet exist.
With this service you can explore locations as you see all uploaded media for your current position. You can also alter the date to see uploads on different dates and by this go to events or simply see how the place changed or who posted there in the past.
You can also "travel" looking at other places or follow people through there posts.
My idea is that it is #opensource and uses #activitypub. Boost?

Ruby job alert 

Ruby devs! Check out this job with Energy Sparks, a lovely organisation that helps schools save energy, carbon, and money!


#OtD 9 May 2012 Vidal Sassoon, "anti-fascist warrior hairdresser" died aged 84. As a teenager in London he fought Oswald Mosley's fascists in the streets with his hairdressing scissors, as part of the militant 43 Group. Learn about the group in our pod: workingclasshistory.com/2020/0

Happy Europe Day!

I was born a member of Europe, and in my soul continue to be so 🇪🇺


anarcho-pragmatism: I do what I want, and I want to work with other people to build a better world.

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