Imperceptibly, over the last month or so Mastodon has gone from a niche place where I feel like I'm shouting into a void, to a social place where interesting and varied things are being posted in a live stream and random posts of mine actually get a react or two.
I know it's highly personalized but this feels like Twitter circa 2007. Which means we gotta get real serious real quick about moderation/spam/abuse/discovery/curation tooling.
Hey! I saw your recent post about going off kubernetes, and I was wondering if you'd considered the possibility of switching to an ARM based setup. I've been running a surprising amount of things on a pi 4 on mythic beasts, and even 3 of those come out cheaper than a modern dedicated server.
My OS-writing PeerTube series
@thumb I'll be boosting them onto this account, but it's: https://peertube.linuxrocks.online/video-channels/alexbuzzbee_channel
Silicon Valley's hunger problems grow during a time of record profits - https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/silicon-valley-s-hunger-problems-grow-during-time-record-profits-n1251760
But yea, that's gone away. I suspect the lazy college student caricature has even less basis in fact then most people imagine.
My roommate last year used to play games most of the day, mostly cause that's the only way for him to socialise with his friends elsewhere...
Yea, lots of people I need to apologize to, thank the gods I was civil enough to never be particularly mean.
On the other hand, I finally learnt to draw, and that went really well.
Plus, it's sort of humbling. Earlier in undergrad I was a bit bratty in em and optics, because stuff just came to me easily and I was getting double the class average easily.
I kinda just used to figure others just didn't belong or were lazy, never explicitly, but I did implicitly think that. Sorta went away after I studied with someone I'd thought of that way last sem and she saw stuff I mostly didnt...
Last time I felt like this is at the end of 6 months of fairly intense chess practice, in which I went up like 100 points from 1400-1500.
Feels bad, almost wish I hadn't studied so atleast I'd have ego shielding plausible deniability.
So grades are mostly out. It's really weird for me getting average/below average results :/. I tried too, pretty much as hard as I could.
Probably f'd my grad school chances, which sucks. But I was kinda reconsidering that path anyway?
I'm pretty lucky, so not really worried about my future insofar as money or anything. Just... idk.
undergrads remember to be kind, covid
It's not great that the people universities are prioritizing, undergraduates cause $$$$, are being treated terribly.
I encourage everyone who is an undergrad to have some grace for their professors, staff, and grad students.
A lot of grad students may have to drop out because funding isn't being renewed and their research can't happen because of covid.
Faculty, staff, grad students are now having to teach their children as well as do their regular jobs.
Not only because they're a monopoly, but more so because they're a monopsony. The only buyer in town. And that brings even greater power over entire supply chains, the ramifications of which quickly spread out and compound.
It warms my heart that "iloveyou" is so high up in the list of common passwords. Everyone out there just trying to profess their love.
I like computers, parallel processing, lambda calculus, and type theoretic proofs, among other things.
I'm also a hindu.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!