@liw other people are still beta testing wayland for me

@alex some of the highest flighers I've known made damn sure to have a reputation of being unreliable at email, early.

if a gigawad is a thousand megawads then I have published ~5.8 gigawads over the past 16 years through my SLIGE megawad generator soulsphere.org/hacks/slige/ #mastodoom

@fraggle more than anything else this inspires me to churn out wadc based megawads

Lots of people talk about owning libs but to find out who owns a lib, check the COPYING file in the root of the source distribution. That will give information on copyright and who owns that lib. If it is public domain then nobody owns it

I contacted the Computer History Museum and paid them a small fee to have them scan the first 9 RFCs. I'm happy to say those scans are now online.

My post with interesting excerpts and things I learned looking at the scans: write.as/365-rfcs/update-scans

The listing of the scans in their catalog, with a link to the PDF: computerhistory.org/collection

You can follow along with my series commenting on the first 365 RFCs here @365-rfcs

protip: If someone files a bug report you don't like and don't want to deal with and the bug report is getting unwanted attention, don't redirect the bug url to your home page.


"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

@aparrish that's a signal detector I think, in signal processing (not an expert)

I should probably post some of my nerdery on mastodon

@eevee that's a better unpacking than the real one (was compiler, which doesn't really compile). I wrote a haskell reimplementation if that sounds interesting (called "liquorice")

@revenant I follow so few people on mastodon so far, that you account for 90% of the toots I see

@liw it's a git-annex powered, crowd sourced effort to back up Internet archive. Joey was involved in some way

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