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How to have doas insult you (with insults straight from deraadt@):

jo.ie/doas-insults.html

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Success! After wrangling with radeondrm/EFI issues, I finally managed to get 6.3 running on my old iMac with multiple monitors fully supported (thanks to some manual modeline work with cvt and xrandr)

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Update/expansion of my intro last year. I'm now going into fourth year maths rather than theoretical physics, having switched degrees. (That's assuming I pass some exams this week that I deferred due to illness).

I brew beer as a hobby, and code when I have spare time. I enjoy writing science fiction, but I'm a long way away from publishing anything.

I have 111 characters spare so: My favourite equation is $$\int_M \mathrm{d}\omega = \int_{\partial M}\omega$$

haiku is a cool os

if you don't like someone, or an instance, block it. mute it. move on.

not everything needs a tumblr-esque cancellation campaign waged against it. not everything you take issue with needs some kind of social justice validation behind it.

not everything requires your input. or a response. escalation and counter-escalation are a thing and the fact so few people on this platform recognize that is very worrying.

@PINE64 I'm looking forward to ordering the as soon as its available. Has there been any discussion of a programmable multimeter/oscilloscope being made based on a similar hardware (RISC-V) platform? (it seems to me that anyone who'd buy the pinecil, would also be interested in it)

If you do go down that route: IMO, PineProbe would be a great name.

The code for making a drawing app in #plan9 fits also in a toot.

Ha ha ha, former $WORK is asking for money back. Almost 4 months after I left. This - to me - is almost unbelievable. Old$WORK made a mistake TWO FREAKING YEARS AGO. Gave too big a bonus to all employees. Everyone.

They just woke up and are saying, in effect: "Remember that 2018 bonus? Yeah, well, uh... We made a mistake, so please reimburse us. Pronto. Here are the bank details".

F* those f*ing bastards. They will have to talk to my lawyer.

@j @velartrill
>when being a public slut gets you off, so you write articles about how much of a slut you are under the pretense of "acceptance" and "liberation"
conductor we have a problem.

More reasons, if more are needed, that FB is a vile blot on the planet ... Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers: popular.info/p/facebook-create

Nothing says alcohol like posting a comment, closing a tab and then immediately trying to remember where you posted that comment and if it was a good idea.

GNU Terry Pratchett

I just rickrolled myself.

Just saw a meteor :)

And a third, behind me. Should've noticed that one before, but I'm lazy and don't feel like turning my head

And just as I say that a second has become barely visible

For the last hour there has been a total of one star out. Why can't I live on the night-side of a tidally locked planet like the majority of the universe?

Anybody on fediverse want to recommend me a ? Preferably a brand that I can pick up cheap on ebay, but I'm open to splurging on something that will last a long time.

The worst thing I find about the summer is that despite so many clear warm nights for stargazing, they're so short and start so late.

"In that case," said Brutha triumphantly, "what does the turtle stand on?"
The tortoise gave him a blank stare.
"It doesn't standing on anything," it said. "It's a turtle, for heaven's sake. It swims. That's what turtles are for."
— Terry Pratchett, Small Gods (Discworld)

"Nothing amazing about a sphere," said the tortoise. "Come to that, a turtle is a perfect shape."
"A perfect shape for what?"
"Well, the perfect shape for a turtle, to start with," said Om. "If it was shaped like a ball, it'd be bobbing to the surface the whole time."
"But it's heresy to say the world is flat," said Brutha.
"Maybe, but it's true."
"And it's really on the back of a giant turtle?"
"That's right."

"I told you, I never made the world," said Om. "Why should I make the world? It was here already. And if I did make a world. I wouldn't make it a ball. People'd fall off. All the sea'd run off the bottom."
"Not if you told it to stay on."
"Hah! Will you hark at the man!"
"Besides, the sphere is a perfect shape," said Brutha. "Because in the Book of—"

About once a year I realize that the voice actor who portrayed Hermes (amongst other characters) in Futurama played Marvin in Pulp Fiction.

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