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David @ratamacue@mastodon.sdf.org

RT @viciousviscosity: Hacker con? I think you mean
leet space.

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> every library should have a good science fiction and fantasy section

> Predictable Success
> JavaScript: The Good Parts
> Flawless Consulting
> Effective XML
> Real World Haskell

https://twitter.com/adamjogrady/status/952784870081572864 https://social.heldscal.la/attachment/1230330

Has anybody done research into what percent of security vulnerabilities would have been avoided if the implementation language had built-in memory safety?

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The Internet Archive is a Fucking Gift and we aren't worthy of it's magesity.

(today, because I found an archive of the thing I wanted.)

Just started watching Fargo. I'm a little late to the party, but darn it's good!

Officer: "Have you seen a man running around here with a machete?"
Pedestrian: "WHAT!?"
Office: "It's a big knife."

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Wonder what @Gargron's up to right now. Probably helping an old lady cross the street or having a good dream.

I always thought to myself: "Man, I wish I could read RSS feeds in my IDE! Thanks Eclipse!" mastodon.sdf.org/media/65C0_Yc

"That's a GOOD cat!"
"It's big"
"Yes, size is an appropriate quantifier of the goodness of a cat."

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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.

github.com/ratamacue/mastodon- mastodon.sdf.org/media/qr1_bFj

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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. mastodon.sdf.org/media/u2FCA5H

I'm only looking over the last 40 posts right now, so the quality is very poor. I need to look over at least several hundred (maybe a couple thousand) toots for results to be useful.

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People have been citing and referencing web pages in academic texts since the 90s.

People who claim that lack of citability is some sort of deal-breaking issue for putting publications on the web are trying to sell you something.

I'm considering writing a script that collects and counts words on my instance's public timeline to create a "trending topics" web site. Does such a thing already exist? Would this upset people (public timeline posts only)?

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