cronk is running on http://fd.stenoweb.net/SitePages/TECT.aspx - 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. #TECT
In which @email@example.com translates a Linus Torvalds LKML rant from Asshole to Nice Person. Worth reading even if you know nothing about programming. https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/blog/2018/a-case-study-in-not-being-a-jerk-in-open-source
spatial 👏 finder 👏 is 👏 the 👏 only 👏 real 👏 finder
picked up some books about computer mediated communication from the library.
Gon' start taking notes.
Thinking about writing some stuff in MacWritePro.
- This was in the USA
- The locomotive was an SD70ACe.
- I notice this with dash9s and evolutions too
- also I think it's the first time I'd really heard an SD70
- I live along the BNSF transcon and so I almost never see anything but GEs so it was very exciting
- I don't remember if it was an ACe or an T4, but I presume the principle would be the same since it's probably Physics(TM) causing this phenomenon.
This morning I drove by a locomotive pushing the back of what I presume was a fairly long freight train and it was just dreadfully (read: extremely beautifully) noisy, like it was working at full effort.
1) Is this true, in terms of like the physics of railroads
2) do railroads observe any like difference in maintenance needs of locomotives that end up at the back of the train a lot or is there like a plan to avoid this?
vaguely related hottake: deprecated computer systems requiring rare or proprietary, obsolete hardware should be preserved by emulation
I have developed a new product, a competitor to Tile, for keeping track of your things. It is free, open source, and uses no batteries.
I call it “Being Super Aware and Careful About Where You Put Important Things That Your Everyday Life Depends On.”
hopefully everything'll behave a bit better now
rebooting tect/sodor hardware because, uh... I don't even know.
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thinking about the 10.14 req bump: I'll admit I'm surprised they did what they did when it was, but in retrospect, I guess it was inevitable.
The fact that you can upgrade the GPU in a Mac Pro 5,1 to give it a life extension into the Metal era is interesting. AFAIK Apple has *never* officially thrown this bone before. Expansion has never been for life extension before, only speed/capacity improvements within a lifecycle.
I'm still thinking about whether I'll get a newer Mac.
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Kind of like slakc/teams basically, where there's separte indicators for the default like action, text replies, and emoji replies like thumbs-up, checkmarks, etc.
Kind of a useful way to read a room, too, and perhaps an easier way to hashtag engage with the hashtag content and the hashtag discourse.
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masto idea, potentially esp. useful for "announcement" accounts (hypothetical infra@cronk kind of thing):
"reaction" actions such as [checkmark] or others available, in addition to (or instead of?) "favorite" - basically, a quick way for someone looking to go "yeah I saw this" without implying they loved it.
This is also related to my fear of the term favorite. I feel like favorites are something you have like ten of, not something you have 10 each day
Yes-I realize it's just words
Mastodon *really* needs a collapse toot button. I don't care that mastodon itself doesn't support more than 500 characters.
Other software it federates with and will federate with in the future do and will.
installing updates on tect/vtect (the vm, not sodor the host)