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Isn't working openly with change-tracking great! You really get a sense for what the author cares about.
Full change set here -
The start of Lee Vandervis's changeset on his own Wikipedia page (his changes on the left):

So freaking beautiful 😍

QT five15design: Oh my days!

View from my office right now, straight off waiting for clouds to clear

Nugget Point, Carlin’s \@PureNewZealand

RT polemic: Remember kids, the key to investing is diversification.

Ghost is pretty neat for a self-hosted Medium alternative. More info at: and self-hosting with Docker instructions at: Don't have a live site yet, but this feels like I might really enjoy using it for long-form writing.

Mr 13 isn't a huge fan of writing assignments, but sprinkle in z->s, ton vs. tonne and all the little differences and he throws his hands up even more. Gotta help him accept that the English language is a bit of a dumpster fire at times.

Quantum computers were a good idea, until they introduced branch prediction, which, like traditional computers it didn't predict so much as run all possibilities in parallel and take the actual one.

However, unlike traditional computers, the quantum ones created alternative realities with each branch, taking the "real" one once the states coalesced.

Alternate program execution realities weren't the issue either. That is, until the darkest of those timelines learned how to inject malicious code into the others.

#TootFic #TootFiction

Last night I migrated this Mastodon node to a more cost-effective hosting platform and Dockerized it. Figured out you can exclude the `system/cache` folder from backups as well to save on space. Just have to use a tootctl command to resotre them later in the event of a backup restore. How big is your `cache` directory @lightweight

Welcome to the server @brianboyer! Glad to have you here to help knock some cobwebs off the ol' domain.

NFTs aren't trading so well anymore.

*sarcastic tone* Who could have predicted this? 🤷‍♂️

(source wsj)

Love looking at old maps. This one from the British Museum (via unspalash) showing indigenous tribes of North America

Way back in 1999, the late Donella Meadows wrote a wonderful essay "Leverage Points: Places to intervene in systesm". IMO this is a MUST READ for anyone who's tried to bring about change in complex systems or organizations. As a bit of a marketing tool for the paper and the 12 places mentioned in it, I've created a diagram of these 12 leverage points, 12 being the easiest to bring about, 1 (paradigms) being the most difficult to change. Essay:

Cloud free composite made from all the April scenes. This is a bit of a quick and dirty compositing method, described in the "quantile method" within the Python code in this gist:

Blah-blah #fediverse 

A few weeks ago I ditched linked in, my searching goes through #duckduckgo, facebook and instagram are gone, there are a few mailing lists going in the bin daily.

Participating online with mastodon (or other #federated social software) and #gemini remind me of how the web used to be when I got my first computer in the 90s.

I say participating because here we're not trying to sell and buy, there's something more profound. We're sharing ourselves, memories, thoughts, imaginary personas, fantasies, stories, recipes...
Because we have an urge to socialize as humans. I imagine a better web is coming from this, where we're kinder and more respectful to each other.


Well that was fun, tried to upgrade Mastodon and broke the world. I now know heaps more about how it all works, rails, yarn, postgresql oh my! Also: life is pain.

Hello there Aotearoa, looking gorgeous this past Saturday from high above.

Having a go at reviving as a mastadon server per @brianboyer suggestion. What would it be without :monogram: and X-Ray :transparent_goat: emojis?


This is the Mastadon server. started in 1999 as a community of likeminded people interested in open discourse about technology, arts, culture, and a better world. The domain is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's Combine Monogram. We got inspired, around 1994, by Monogram through the documentary series "The Shock of the New" where Robert Hughes discusses pop art and its influences on modern culture. The community around has continued a sort of Flex Seminar through online forums and other activities over the years.