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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

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We should stop using the phrase "We bought a house" when it's really more like "The bank has agreed to buy a house and let us live in it, provided we eventually pay them back more money than they paid for it."

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I've been playing with i2c on #FreeBSD and did a writeup of the basics blog.tyk.nu/blog/freebsd-and-i

Next step is getting #FreeBSD support in the smbus2 Python library github.com/kplindegaard/smbus2 which in turn will open the door for #FreeBSD support in Qwiic_Py_i2c github.com/sparkfun/Qwiic_I2C_

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An app written in C without any dependencies is streaming pixels back to drawterm using 9p.

Imagine hosting these tiny applications online, and using drawterms to connect and use them. This is the true web app.

The applications themselves won't include any rendering libraries like SDL, but stream responses to libdraw queries.

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I thought I found a bug in the cal(1) command, in how it numbered weeks. Today "cal -w" shows week 5, where my other (work) calendar shows week 4.

Turns out it's not a bug, but it's much worse.

In the US "Jan 1 is always First week", so a week is actually assigned two numbers, depending on the year. In ISO-8601, a week only has one number (so Jan 1 2021 was week 53).

See "cal -wm"

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@ndpi that's still on my todo! I'm currently using an expanded hosts file + script blocker. Is it worth it?

@ndpi oh wow, that's just... insane. I notice it mostly with webthings. Just preventing most sites from downloading ads from third party sites saves at least half of the bandwidth.

@ndpi do the same thing to the bandwidth when developing applications that work over a network, and you might start seeing real thought put into how the bandwidth is utilised

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I wonder: If we required all programmers to use a slower device than their target for development would we see improved software? Limitations do breed creativity, after all.

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"Communist society"; in the sense of a society organized exclusively on that single principle -- could never exist. But all social systems, even economic systems like capitalism, have always been built on top of a bedrock of actually-existing communism.
-- David Graeber

#anarchism #quote #bot

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don't trust data to be always available.

scrape it. now.

Took a picture of this dumpster that didn't survive new year's.

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