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I'm not new to the Fediverse, just moving my account from mastodon.technology to masto.rootdc.xyz. I like tech stuff, programming (when I'm allowed to do it). The current language I'm getting into is . Also, I want to do some stuff in .

Also, I just turfed my spare laptop running Pop_OS. So I gotta go rebuild that. Probably going back to straight Ubuntu.

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JetBrains Mono: A free and open source typeface for developers jetbrains.com/lp/mono/

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In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"
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Live long and prosper - shine brightly and phosphor - who is Bill Gosper? Ask not grasshoppa #life on an 18bit DEC PDP-7 #ai #retro #vintage #computing #p7 #phosphor #crt #hacker #cellularautomata

This is interesting. The RIRs are now questioning the PIR/.org sale. As a rule, they almost always stay in their own lane... so if they want to know what is going on then that’s a sign something is possibly not on the up and up.

tracking.feedpress.it/link/105

I’m thinking of switching to Pleroma. The web UI is better. It takes fewer resources, has many more features, and it’s community doesn’t define freedom as only those things they want to hear in their own echo chamber. It seems that Pleroma is more aligned with freedom of thought with it’s integration with anonymizing tech.

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Is the BBS/SSH thing still a thing in Pleroma? The feature branch seems to be gone.

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the REACH, a new complex at the kennedy center, has some impressive spaces with fantastic views of the potomac

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"The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing"

About how pre-2010s Internet has basically been wiped out during the past decade.

buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/katie

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“will inbound meows be accepted?”
“did you call netcat?”

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OK... sorry, but this was rather funny, so here's a link to the tweet.. This guy can't get the soap off of his head. He's getting pretty steamed from the prank.

twitter.com/RandyNose/status/1

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