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programming poll, boosts welcome :boost_ok: 

What do you think is are good error handling mechanisms?

Multiple choice poll, boosts welcome for reach.

Explanations of the terms will follow shortly.

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Hi welcome to 2022 we send audio over optical connections and the most popular new video interconnect is the serial port. Here's your wireless touchpad. The easiest way to transfer data between two computers in the same room is via someone else's computer hundreds of miles away. Have a normal day

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#Datenschutz in Baden-Württemberg: Müssen die Ministerien ihre #Facebook Seiten löschen?

Die Antwort ist eindeutig: Auftritte auf gewerblicher #SocialMedia wie #fb #Instagram #Twitter oder #TikTok sind rechtswidrig und dürfen von #Behörden nicht betrieben werden.

Wir machen #Alternativen stark #fedivers #peertube 😊👍

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Ah heck, just caught up with the #9front list. Rest in peace Mycroftiv, you made a really awesome community with 9gridchan.

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Ok, I now have permission to talk about this project in full and in public. I'm working with Alan Kay to build six replicas* of a Xerox PARC Alto display for use in a museum exhibit**. Visitors will see a real Alto and then walk over to one of the replicas to futz with Smalltalk '78***.
Here's a nice writeup of a different project that rejuvenated an actual Alto.

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Just an opinion...

After reading and seeing the various atrocities that have been called beautiful user interfaces over the years, and comparing these to the results of Rio, 8 ½, and Uxn, I am 100% convinced that any reasonable GUI going forward should just dismiss the entire idea of window frames all-together.

No titles, no zoom controls, no resize control, no built-in scroll bars, nothing. Only a reasonably thick, black border which can be used to move and resize the layer.

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i think we could have small file sizes and slower computers if we wanted—the reason everything has to be so ludicrously powerful and slow is because of a race to the bottom.

more overly complex code leads to the head of the snake chasing its tail: 4 GHz CISC machines

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MNT Reform running <<DooM>> on Plan9 w/ Kenji Okamoto's updated Japanese language input method 'ktrans' and the new SDF 'neinbook' faceoff


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Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

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@Longplay_Games you're btw my first professional gamedev contact in fediverse. And then also an Unreal dev! You get double bonus points! 😉😅

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Unity (former game engine company) has merged with an actual adware and malware distribution company. That's not an exaggeration. Fake Flash installers, was blacklisted by Microsoft's anti-malware tool, VirusTotal entires, that kind of thing.

Don't build your games on engines you don't have the source code to.

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#omfilesystems qotd:

'You could sit with fdisk for hours hitting y, y, y, all the while asking yourself “why? why? why?” '

You can't write tech books like this without experience to back them. :flan_posh::flan_hacker:

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#TikTok macht einen Rückzieher: #DSGVOwirkt!

Europäische #Datenschutz #Aufsichtsbehörden wenden sich erfolgreich gegen die Pläne von TikTok, personalisierte #Werbung ohne ausdrückliche #Zustimmung der NutzerInnen zu schalten

TikTok wollte die DSGVO so interpretieren, dass die #Profilierung von NutzerInnen alleine auf ein einseitig unterstelltes “berechtigtes Interesse“ zu stützen wäre. Das hätte massive Nachteile gebracht.

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searching for a home, i hate to post this but i'm desperate, pls share, ask around, etc 

hi, i've been looking for an apartment for *years* now

applying on landlords' websites just places you in a cruel lottery where you win *a viewing per month* if you're lucky, and then *you're placed in another lottery to actually rent the place*

so if anyone knows someone who knows of an apartment for rent pls hit me up


• in berlin. or somewhere in brandenburg with at least an RB connection to berlin. i don't care at this point. as long as it's not a place where people toss a stone in your window for having a pride flag
• if in berlin, it probably needs to be a WBS apartment since anything else would be unaffordable. i have a WBS for berlin (WBS 100, ≤50 m², 1-2 rooms) but not for brandenburg
• soft limit for rent is whatever social security would pay, which i believe is around 430€ (Kaltmiete) in berlin and 410€ in brandenburg
• two rooms (lol as if), or one room; if the latter, the kitchen needs to be in a separate room since i wouldn't be able to sleep in my kitchen
• bathtub and balcony would be nice
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The King Aslan made
the Four Children the Kings and
Queens of Narnia

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