Total respect to Evil Hat for being cautious about Kickstarter's recent union-busting efforts and their upcoming Kickstarter:
in the last two weeks, I've gone from managing my. #podcasts with Pocket Casts, to Plex, to my general RSS reader and back to Pocket Casts. It's like John Laws used to say "when you're on to a good things, stick to it, switch to it, switch back to it and then stick to it"
The mail keeps coming, and we keep answering.
Is English really a dialect of Chinese?
Why do people say “uncomfortableness”, when we already have “discomfort”?
Are "ankh” and “anchor” related?
How does learning traditional languages help communities?
Is there a better Noongar word for “white fella” if you’re not a fellow?
Is “mire” one syllable or two?
Why do people say they're “finna” do something?
All this and more on this episode of Talk the Talk.
I've been building Flóðgátt, a replacement streaming API server for Mastodon. The goal is to cut RAM usage and make hosting an instance that much cheaper.
So far, we've cut RAM for the streaming server of an empty instance by ~94.2%
The next task is to make sure that lower RAM usage can scale without other issues (e.g., CPU).
To do that, I need a test server with enough connections to see how Flóðgátt performs under load.
That's where y'all come in: can you please follow @codesections ?
Let's talk about a little relic that's hiding in your PC since ~1870.
The 'Bell' (BEL) character is a special character that makes your computer beep.
In DOS/Windows (yes even 10) you can type it using CTRL-G. Try it in your command prompt: echo ^G
On Linux/Mac it'll be: echo -e "\a"
The Bell command used to be used by teletype operators to get the attention of remote operators by making their unit ring an actual bell. This special character remains with us to this very day!
We all know that Google (with Chrome-ium) has at least close to 90% of the browser marketshare on the internet.
Which is your primary browser on your computer?
Remember that Brave, Opera and Edge are Chromium derivatives. I consider Safari to be separate since it's Webkit and not Blink.
Retoot this to get more votes in.