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begposting (specific amount) :boost_requested: 

I am 100€ short of finishing payment (installments) for my computer; the deadline was on the 1st but I managed to ask for a delay.

I can't afford to enter debt with my bank because that makes it so that I can't ask for loans or use my account to pay for housing.

I would appreciate any and all help.

paypal: zaumaturgy@gmail.com

Ended up buying and playing a small game on Steam

... Mildly screaming and realising that hey I could do that too

I'm just, idk. I am not sure if any of my ideas are good, etc x.x

turn your phone off if you're visiting Planned Parenthood 

"Data Broker Is Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Abortion Clinics

It costs just over $160 to get a week's worth of data on where people who visited Planned Parenthood came from, and where they went afterwards."

"SafeGraph classifies "Planned Parenthood" as a "brand" that can be tracked, and the data Motherboard purchased includes more than 600 Planned Parenthood locations in the United States. The data included a week's worth of location data for those locations in mid-April. SafeGraph calls the location data product “Patterns.” In total, the data cost just over $160. Not all Planned Parenthood locations offer abortion services. But Motherboard verified that some facilities included in the purchased dataset do."

vice.com/en/article/m7vzjb/loc

Woke up at 3am realizing something something super basic about programming

if(a == 5 && b == 6)

The && and || particles are actually the bitwise operator &(and) and |(or) with lower operators precedence ranking!

freenode.net now redirects to a twitter account

Wheeeeeeeeee...

Need to figure out how to make a CV/resume so I can successfully fish out a job that will get me the fuck out of here...

No pressure... Been putting this off for a monthhhhhh

cw: non-screen reader friendly 

Hey folks! A reminder that fancy fonts like 𝕤 and 𝖜 and 𝓱 are not screen reader friendly. If you use these, people who use screen readers can't read your toots or your profile. Please stick to plain text, especially in usernames! :blobcat:

Has someone asked you to "caption your image" or "add a text description" or "use alt text" and you're not sure what that is, or how?

This page is here to help!

m0yng.uk/Image-descriptions-on

Covers most (all?) Android apps, web interfaces, and TUI/CLIs that I know about.

(I know that not everyone can describe things, and that's ok! This page is here to help people who want to but don't know how, or want some tips.)

Deep links should work, e.g. for @Tusky

m0yng.uk/Image-descriptions-on

#fediTips

tbh i kinda hope mastodon and the fediverse stays a place where autistic and neurodivergent weirdoes run wild and it never attracts the attention of the mainstream

no ads, no fucking VCs, just bizarre people who meow at cats and make weird art with thinking rocks

Long sighy and annoyed post about Mastodon cryptography, milder version of an overly strong post before 

I have spent way too long slowly chopping away at code and implementing Mastodon compatible "HTTP Signature" checking.

Which apparently went through several different releases by this point, and current fediverse understandable configuration uses RSA-SHA256 with OpenSSL's defaults. I am not actually sure what padding this uses...

I have had a much stronger worded post about this but it was... well, too much based on too little, echoing things I have heard more than my thoughts.

Anyways, I am feeling rather doubtful I can affect much here, but... still want to try.

Maybe figure out how to make something that does not require "fetch RSA PEM stored in a JSON, over HTTP from a URL supplied by an unauthenticated-for-now user" which is... well. A lot of moving parts that can make one feel nervous

...also hm, note to self, Fediverse server are highly unlikely to be protected from IP address leakage? Hm...

...does anyone even USE those for real, actually? Like, I don't even know for sure..

Obviously, the main shortcoming of the Scratch development ecosystem is the lack of a robust cryptography library.

Until now!

Here's x25519 ECDH key exchange, blake2s hashing, and ChaCha20-Poly1305 AEAD - in Scratch

> Hardware vs sofftware synths: which is better?

whichever you have in front of you right now. next question

im so glad to see familiar faces here, mostly from pillowfort!!

This is my #oc Saffron and his cafe! I love drawing these top view of things uvu

#art #MastoArt #illustration #plants

A heads up that if you run a crossposter with twitter, make sure you turn off having boosts posted to twitter.
There's a lot of people who won't appreciate having their content reposted there without asking. Some do this automatically so be careful to check your settings. #feditips

seeing people joining masto and immediately using it just like twitter.

my dudes.

if you follow 2000 people by impulsively following any person who says anything that is even mildly interesting to you, you're going to have a real fucking bad time because your feed will be completely incomprehensible. You're going to get every post, of every person you follow, in chronological order.

Slow down.

Stop and smell the individuality.

We're here to meet people, not to appease an algorithm into showing our stuff to as many people as possible.

Well, most of us, but there's no algorithm, so if you're following 2000 people without a plan, you're likely to miss all the individuals.

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