My spouse put this on the fridge and I thought I'd share it.
Hey look. Mastodon trending topics. Still needs a little bit of work, but it's enough to start working on a web front end that lets people explore the toots.
I like the people on Mastodon, but much like Twitter, you don't really make any friends on here. Every interaction is brief and transient, with no relationship formed. It's a bit like going to a bar, except there is never a happy ending. Not that a bar visit ever resulted in a happy ending for me, but through reliable sources, I have been informed that such things happen to people who aren't me.
Now it paginates through the last 400 toots in the public federated timeline. Only takes about a minute. I think all I need to do now is make it exclude super common words or, better, have it automatically learn common non-trending words. https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/u2FCA5HSHoebeGtdeK0
First hour or so of my little "Trending Topics" for Mastodon is done. My Python skills are rusty.
In defence of swap: common misconceptions - https://chrisdown.name/2018/01/02/in-defence-of-swap.html
decaying social media signage
Congratulations #kotlin. You're a real programming language now. https://www.scmagazine.com/researchers-believe-malicious-android-app-written-in-kotlin-code-may-be-a-first/article/735952/
Why does fresh ground salt exist? #science
Bug: packages are disappearing from the official npm repo.
Fact : anybody can create a package in the official npm repo.
So, I believe that for a few hour if a very important package disappeared, then it would have been very easy to take control of any node js server that runs software that depends on the original, lost, package.
Npm is not so secure, right?
It makes me really happy when forks are merged back together. It's a big success for open source, and shows how differences can be resolved through experimentation and time.
Codes for a living. CVEs for fun and profit. Plays drums for mostly fun. ZSH. Emacs, Atom, Eclipse. Vim curious.
"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