@clacke I'm tempted to revisit/visit these versions. I need to research the stuff you've pointed me to. 😀
My ancient vinyl has not survived as far as I know - plus I gave my record deck to my son anyway!
@clacke Ah, cool. A lot I didn't know! I was a great fan of Viv Stanshall and his surreal funny stuff.
@clacke Ah right. Apologies for my ignorance. I'd obviously stopped paying attention when Tubular Bells II arrived.
@clacke I hadn't realised that there were a number of people who have had that role over the years. I bought the (vinyl) album in the 1970's and it was Viv Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doodah band on that one. Sadly he died in 1995 aged only 51.
MEMO to all developers
Locking format customization to locales was a BAD mistake, has existed for years in many applications and OS's, and needs to be fixed.
The idea assumes that no person from the US uses metric. That NL wants to be tied to "DD/MM/YYYY', and to using a comma for decimal separator, that everyone in Sweden can speak Swedish.
Formats must be customizable.
We have two slots available early next week. If you have not submitted a show (for a while) to #HPR then now is your time.
If you haven't done so already then send in a #introduction recording.
A boost would be appreciated.
A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.
Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).
Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.
No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.
(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)
Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain
@ken_fallon I mentioned 'cat -A' in the context of interpreting what 'IFS' contains in show 2045, but it'd be cool to have a show dedicated to this command and its options.
Old guy, retired IT Manager, helping to administer Hacker Public Radio. Coding in Bash, Perl, sed, awk.
Now using Mastodon on SDF after quitter.se died.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko