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cronk is running on - let me know if it's weird.

Also, should there be like a server account (or should I make, like, a TECT Info account?) for announcements related to the server itself? Especially given that the server has to run updates once in a while, etc.

Does anybody know if there's any modern disc burning software I can point at a very large pile of files and have it split them into either ISOs or burn them onto a series of discs?

"With the rise of self-driving vehicles, eventually there will be a country song about a truck leaving a guy, too."

@Elizafox TBQH, I'd say "gamer" is a subset of "power user".

"Power users" tend to fall into two categories, IME:

* Actually an expert at the tools they use for their regular tasks, completely clueless elsewhere
* Dunning-Kruger sufferers that eventually get things working and therefore think they're experts, but only by breaking everything else in their path, come up with completely illogical mythologies for how things work based on that, and then spew them out to other "power users"

This is what happens when "power users" try to describe hardware architecture without actually understanding it - this whole "left 32" and "right 32" myth about the Power Mac x200 machines persisted for nearly 20 years, while being *utterly* false:


Passed a booth at PyCon for the AstroHaus Freewrite, a Kickstarter-backed "distraction-free writing tool" combining a small e-ink screen with a mechanical keyboard in a fixed plastic shell for a whopping $550.

I inquired about the firmware.

"Actually it runs Debian!" said the dude.

"Oh! So I could install ssh and..."

"No," he said incredulously, "we're not going to give people root!"

TFW name-dropping one of the most freedom-focused OSes to sell a device that restricts those same freedoms.

Why can't we still not boost a toot with a comment? That is such a needed feature..

ok I'm wrestling with a blog redesign for like four years now.

It's not just how things look

It’s things like…should you be able to read the posts in chronological order

(e.g. what if the keyword index was the only way to get at the posts)

I like SharePoint and I run my own web site on it, basically against all better judgment, but I don't know if I can without reservation recommend it to other people, in part because not everyone has what would be the best way to run it, an on-prem server where an 8-gig VM isn't $53/month.

Although let's be real: my internet bill for my IPs is $180/mo, so, that's an issue too.

ok I tooted a bunch, now it's time to close mastodon and then forget to look for a while.

Well, this is depressing.

Eurostar train set 373018 in storage, left to rot:

As the article points out... this is something that to America is still *futuristic*, and in Europe, it's abandoned, decrepit, and vandalized.

Unpopular opinion: Windows 8 > Windows 10. Better UI on Windows 8, and better QA.

7 users on cronk? did another person sign up! :D We're moving up in the world!

"Write about what you know," they always told you. Grudgingly, you finally accept their advice, throw out your half finished novel about accountants, and start writing your autobiography, about your struggles living as a Superhero.
#writingprompts #writing

before Windows standardized on the hourglass, the Atari ST desktop used a bee to indicate the system was busy

RISC architecture is gonna change everything

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gotta coordinate with @calvin to set a time to reboot the virtualization server again.

local-only toots? good for hashtag-workshopping some srsbsns ideas? for [music notes] just the six of us to see.