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I'm Jordi. expat living in , . I can say expat instead of immigrant 'cause I've had a super-sheltered and comfortable life. Nothing dreadful has ever happened to me.

I like , , , , and old because I'm old (not that old).

I also do software stuff because of course.

I work on assessments and , which I want to call cause we need that word again!

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Hey! 👋​ #Outreachy is accepting applications for the next round (from December 2019 to March 2020):

"Outreachy provides #internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (#FOSS). Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely, and are not required to move. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for the three month internship. Interns have a $500 USD travel stipend to attend conferences or events." #RemoteWork

Why is the community so weird? Bunch of old and disjointed websites distributing DOS and Windows exe files with no source code, full of broken links (occasional Mac-only programs too).

Where's the source code, where are the repos, where are the wikis and the issue trackers? Did you guys just learn to code in a different way than I did?

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@JordiGH specifically there was a sign i misread in a hotel where I was staying that read "please do not bring your zoccoli into the hotel, they make a lot of noise and disturb the other guests"

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@JordiGH zoccoli are a kind of shoe but zoccola means whore, and I once got the two confused

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The Italian word for moustache is "Baffi", so Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Italian is about a teenage moustache that kills vampires

canpol, climate crisis 

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My dad was in a union most of his working life and I'm starting to wonder why have I never been in one.

Confession: I've never watched Parcs and Recreation or The Office, and I keep getting confused when people make references to them, since they both seem to be about sarcastic/unethical bosses.

I had to snail mail a cheque, so I had to buy envelopes. A whole 40-envelope packet. Now I have 39 envelopes.

<boatcat> I should send some letters.

Anyone want one?

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Anyone know how to remove followers from a dead and defederated mastodon instance, or from an instance that redirects profile pages off-site?

Although is now defederated from my instance, my profile still lists many followers from there. The only instructions I can find for removing followers say to go to their profile and block them from there. But their profiles used to redirect to youtube and are now deadlinks. So I can't do it that way.

Are there any other ways?

Pancake recipe with vinegar? Hm? How does that work out?

Data science: what if... statistics but more computer and less proof?

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Dear lazyweb: Is there anything like the CareYouEyes Chrome plugin, but for Firefox? I'm tired of damn near 20 years of going into Preferences, clicking Colors, changing white to black and black to white, choosing "always" from the pulldown, and clicking OK. Every evening. And then the opposite every morning.

Egg yolks?

There's sports talk on my timeline and now I'm thinking about some competitive .

Come to think of it, is any scenario ever played completely straight, no jokes allowed?

Oh, wait, I found the "shoot". They meant chute.

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A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.

Use \( and \) for inline LaTeX, and \[ and \] for display mode.