@mookie Yes good point. i fondly remember a number of get togethers. And it did add a real social element.
@lilo I've had a good experience on the web site, though a friend said she had some issues so I'll find out what and get back to you. So far all of the buttons have read fine for me. Can you give me a specific example to test?
My favorite late night talk show returns October 1st! The Kingdom of Nye with Heather Wade: https://TheKingdomOfNye.com
The developers of the #Mastodon appsneed to step up their #accessibility. I'll try to file a few issues but don't wait for me. Label those buttons! Let me know if you would like me to test any updates. Let's make Mastodon usable by everyone!
@veer66 Ah. I learned Common Lisp in college. How would you compare it with Clojure?
“I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development
I did not expect to see this kind of introspection from Linus Torvalds https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167
@veer66 How has learning Clojure affected your Ruby? I love Ruby, it serves my day to day needs well, but I do like learning to think in new ways.
@mookie Yes! QEMM and DESQview! And I had to throw a TSR screen reader into the mix. I keep wanting the BBS to return for exactly that reason. We had to go through so much to have a two-line BBS. Now we can easily have it with the internet and modern operating systems.
've decided to learn a functional programming language. I enjoyed #Lisp in college so have considered #Clojure and maybe a #Scheme dilect. Some friends have tried to conince me to go with #Elixir, especially because I already do a lot of work in #Ruby. I do appreciate the elegant Lisp syntax and its rich history.
Speaking of H/P/A, a friend triggered her work's firewall by trying to listen to this weird piece of audio from the Phone Losers of America. http://www.phonelosers.org/media/Relay_Operators_Summer_Nights.mp3
@triptych Hopefully they will remember that they got in trouble for something like this in the past.
Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
@jrconlin A friend and I recently went through this dilemma. We use rclone to do cloud backups, but could easily configure it to make encrypted backups to an external drive. Then take it to a safe deposit box or whatever and there you go, super safe storage that you own. It still seems tempting even after getting cloud storage working, or perhaps because of it.