enby boosted

one of the most efficient things about capitalism is how every website you go to pings like 300 other websites so they can try to serve you ads for shit like a chair that you already bought

enby boosted

i've heard that wearing glasses could start an addiction! 😭 I never knew! I got my first taste of eyesight at 11 and it just got worse and worse and now the first thing I do in the morning is put on my glasses! I get terrible migraines and blurred vision and severe vertigo when I try to quit. Glasses, not even once!

enby boosted

This looks like a cool project.

"The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them."

oddlyspecific.org/book/

#TheOpenBook #OddlySpecific #Arduino

enby boosted

Drawback of wearing headphones on mass transit is we too often miss when the train announcement is replaced with a hissing voice enumerating our sins and it takes the lights flickering and finding ourselves alone in a train car before we notice.

enby boosted

There are lots of problems that aren't solvable with pipeable Unix tools that need to be compiled specifically (opinion)

And problems that should be simple enough without using a bullying exclusionist "I'm smart" language (opinion)

I... I feel both approaches are wrong

Either can produce code that is undocumented, unmaintained, misunderstood, and left as a SO answer

You should never let Junior devs maintain that they're an XYZ language programmer. Always evaluate the right tool for each job!

enby boosted

Is there a queer friendly Star Wars fan community out there? Tired of talking to myself about my hyper fixation.

enby boosted

"We are living in a material world, and I am a material girl."

- Karl Marx

enby boosted

IMO, "because it's fun" is a super valid reason to do magic, and is really underappreciated.

enby boosted
enby boosted

people misunderstand the thing with autism and sensory processing. it's not that sounds become too loud, it's that they become too sore

enby boosted
enby boosted
enby boosted
enby boosted

So, SourceHut is not hosted in anyone's cloud. I own all of the hardware outright and colocate most of it in a local datacenter.

I just built a new server for git.sr.ht, and boy is she a beat. It cost me about $5.5K as a one-time upfront cost, and now I just pay for power, bandwidth, and space, which runs about $650/mo for *all* of my servers (10+).

Ran back of the napkin numbers with AWS's price estimator for a server of equivalent specs, and without even considering bandwidth usage it'd cost me almost TEN GRAND PER MONTH to host JUST that server alone on AWS.

AWS is how techbro startups pile up and BURN their investor money.

Choosing not to publicly disagree on technical matters with someone who makes an unsupported and I'll thought it claim feels like progress to me

enby boosted

Tutorial makers be like "Okay welcome to my course on tuning hyper parameters of Support Vector Machines for sequential classification. First of all we're gonna use a format called JSON, which you can parse with this really nifty library called Pandas. I've also prepared a script for this course so if you know how to run a python script go ahead and run that and then we're pretty much done"

enby boosted
enby boosted

WHAAAATTT THE FFFFUUUUCCCCCCK

payup.wtf/doordash/no-free-lun

"Our analysis of more than two hundred samples of pay data provided by DoorDash workers across the country finds that DoorDash pays the average worker an astonishingly low $1.45/hour, after accounting for the costs of mileage and additional payroll taxes borne by independent contractors. Nearly a third of jobs actually pay less than $0 after accounting for these basic expenses."

enby boosted
Hey #Mastodon / #Pleroma creatures, which interface(s) do you use on a regular basis, and if you feel like explaining, why do you like it? Select all that apply!

Boosts for visibility would be much appreciated!
Show more
LGBTQIA+ Tech Mastodon

This Mastodon instance is for tech workers, academics, students, and others interested in tech who are LGBTQIA+ or Allies.

We have a code of conduct that we adhere to. We try to be proactive in handling moderation, and respond to reports.

We're not a free speech absolutist, and there are instances available for that. We're not interested in Nazis, TERFS, or hate speech of any sort, which we will define at our sole discretion as moderators.

This instance is meant to be a friendly, welcoming space to all who are willing to reciprocate in helping to create that environment.

This instance is funded in part by Patreon donations.