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Christian Lawson-Perfect

Just had a real 'my hovercraft is full of eels' moment: Mrs L-P asked me "can you take the electric toothbrush to the undertaker and say it's for the tombola?"

Happy Birthday to Theodore von Kármán!

The Incredible Machine (Dynamix/Sierra On-Line, 1993) #DOSGaming

to comply with GDPR, as of May 25th, I will no longer be remembering anybody’s name, face or personal details without their explicit consent

...phew, finally a viable excuse

Do you meet the following criteria?

✔️ Educator
✔️ Can be in London, England on Thursday 24th May
✔️ Interested in testing out MoodleNet prototypes

If so, get in touch! (we'll compensate you for your time)

(please boost to reach corners of the Fediverse I haven't yet explored!)

dear people who make product pages, please describe what your product is on the product page instead of making people infer what it is from the features section

it's come to my attention that some new calculators show recurring decimals with a dot above the recurring digit, instead of showing as many digits as possible. Is that true? Any idea what model of calculator does that?

I feel like LibreOffice, the GIMP, and to a lesser extent Inkscape have the same UI problems as MS Office 2003 - lots of functionality that no one can find. This is how Microsoft got out of that mess: #UX

for a,b in a group G: if ab != ba then aba != e , equivalently the proof that aba = e implies ab = ba. @ColinTheMathmo Thought you would appreciate

Back in 2016, the @aperiodical analysed the maths of 's scoring system:
(warning: contains the hopelessly optimistic assumption that Australia wouldn't become a permanent contestant)

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A website that's just on the right side of aggressively pedantic about changelogs, for developers of open source software:


Friend to friend: When you make a release please take a few minutes to make a human-readable changelog of what has changed since the last release?

Your commit-messages are not a changelog.

Let me re-iterate:

Your commit-messages are _not_ a changelog.

A changelog allows me to follow what you were thinking between releases.

A commit log shows me your keystrokes between releases.

I need to know what you were thinking.

Thank you.

France's entry is so forgettable I forgot I even had it playing

the programming and linux #zines by Julia Evans are lovely,
I've seen a bunch of comics by her circulating here on Mastodon, like the one about grep in the picture, so a link to her website is due 😀

and here a link to support her by buying some zines if you are interested