RT @benwerd@twitter.com

I'm really impressed with the stuff @matrixdotorg@twitter.com is building. It's such a flexible platform, and true p2p regardless of internet access will enable lots of new kinds of applications. This is great: matrix.org/blog/2021/05/06/int

🐦🔗: twitter.com/benwerd/status/139

"Sennheiser Sells Its Consumer Audio Business To Hearing Aid Specialist Sonova"


All I have to say is that I really hope that Sonova creates either a headphone line called "gun" because I'd love for someone to say that they just bought a Sonova Gun to stick in their ears.

necromantic book recommendation 

Another recommendation, in case you still did not read it for some reason.
It's about badass lesbian necromancers in space. You can find it by entering "lesbian necromancers in space" into a search engine of your choice.

Its first paragraph is: "IN THE MYRIADIC YEAR OF OUR LORD—the ten thousandth year of the King Undying, the kindly Prince of Death!—Gideon Nav packed her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and she escaped from the House of the Ninth."

Its second: "She didn’t run. Gideon never ran unless she had to. In the absolute darkness before dawn she brushed her teeth without concern and splashed her face with water, and even went so far as to sweep the dust off the floor of her cell. She shook out her big black church robe and hung it from the hook. Having done this every day for over a decade, she no longer needed light to do it by. This late in the equinox no light would make it here for months, in any case; you could tell the season by how hard the heating vents were creaking. She dressed herself from head to toe in polymer and synthetic weave. She combed her hair. Then Gideon whistled through her teeth as she unlocked her security cuff, and arranged it and its stolen key considerately on her pillow, like a chocolate in a fancy hotel."

Its middle paragraph:
“Nonagesimus,” she said slowly, “the only job I’d do for you would be if you wanted someone to hold the sword as you fell on it. The only job I’d do for you would be if you wanted your ass kicked so hard, the Locked Tomb opened and a parade came out to sing, ‘Lo! A destructed ass.’ The only job I’d do would be if you wanted me to spot you while you backflipped off the top tier into Drearburh.” “That’s three jobs,” said Harrowhark.”

Enjoy a quick little pencil #sketch of a mounted archer, from an indeterminate #RPG world where horses and bows are a popular method in some cultures for bringing home dinner.

#Art #Illustration #MastoArt #TTRPG #WIP

@enkiv2 "

Any technology which is not an (alleged) currency and which incorporates anyway would always work better without it."

I have been saying (and proving) this for years, now.

"The thing we call money is just an information system for labor allocation. What actually matters is making goods and providing services. We should look at currencies from an information theory standpoint. Whichever has least error and latency will win." - Elon Musk


Our old doormat (lord of the rings theme) was getting a bit worn, so my dear wife bought a new one

RT @jack_hq1@twitter.com

Today instead of doing my schoolwork I installed synapse with the docker-ansible script. Kinda cool to see Jitsi and telegram bridge working just like that wow @matrixdotorg@twitter.com

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jack_hq1/status/13

Schools that punish students for social media comments posted on their own time, outside of school, need a lesson in the First Amendment, we told the Supreme Court. eff.org/press/releases/schools

as a #libertarian i believe people can be whatever gender they can afford

Visa is now supporting settlement in digital currency, USDC, a stablecoin running on the Ethereum platform. usa.visa.com/visa-everywhere/b

So the Jupyter Labs container I shared with everyone yesterday has undergone some improvements I wanted to share, namely, it now supports 7 different languages rather than just 4: Python3, ruby, julia, Rust, R, Haskell, and Javascript.

In case you are unfamiliar Jupyter Labs is a way to write notebooks (formated text with inline code that runs and displays elements like graphs or text). These notebooks are often used in science settings and as such I have integrated all the science tools python has to offer more or less. It is a great place to write up technical documents with working code side by side with the data it produces, but its also a great environment to play around with various programming languages and try out snippets without needing a full project environment. Thanks to the support of many different languages it is a great way to learn and try a language without needing to set anything up, since it all runs from a container.

In short just run a single command to bring up the container (the image is pulled from docker hub) and in a few minutes you will have a running web server you can point your browser to and start coing in any of the 7 languages supported. I use it to share snippet ideas. It is backed by anaconda so you can easily upload a notebook to their servers and then share a static version of it with people by sharing a link to the notebook, which can be viewed directly without needing any apps, not even Jupyter Labs installed.

Check it out here:


or just get the docker container image directly: modjular/jupyter-all:latest

QT: qoto.org/@freemo/1059695686681

🎓 Dr. Freemo :jpf: 🇳🇱  
Earlier I posted about a #Docker image I wrote that includes Jupyter Labs with every science library and tool unde the sun as well as support for f...
In the past 48 hours I've seen "If you use a tiling window manager you're probably a racist toxic fossbro", "if you support FOSS you're likely a liberal or a toxic fossbro", "If you use emacs you're part of the problem" and uh...

Can we just stop putting people in bins based on what tools they use and, more likely, what they had available to them when they first learned how to interact with tech?

Y'all stressing me out because I've seen these funny little takes go viral and become zeitgeist material.

The #fedivers has fallowed this in that it is direct copy’s of existing useful #dotcons - peertube is youtube, pixalfeed is Instagram etc. On balance has been positive, though not without its problems. Has clearly overcome the last 10 years of pointless in #geekproblem alt-tech for now.

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RT @emilyst@twitter.com

Want something like Discord that can never be acquired by a FAANG company? Try Matrix! :D

🐦🔗: twitter.com/emilyst/status/137

RT @dankvr@twitter.com

Microsoft buying Discord doesn't seem like the end of the world.

In any case if you're looking for an alternative we've been experimenting with @matrixdotorg@twitter.com for awhile now. Element works pretty great and can bidirectionally bridge to your Discord server: matrix.org/bridges

🐦🔗: twitter.com/dankvr/status/1374

Are you a #ttrpg designer who always wanted to make a game about anthropomorphic animal characters? Because the MET has several dozen engravings like this by J. J. Grandville that you could illustrate your game with for free.

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