We switched from slack to rocket.chat at work, and we're happy about that. Easy to run service, but not quite as easy as an IRC network.

Went skating on the river under the full moon. Very nice experience.

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perusing the Fedco seed catalog and found the 4 freedoms for free software repurposed for seeds!

"OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) opposes intellectual property (IP) provisions
that restrict what OSSI has identified as the four seed freedoms:
1. The freedom to save or grow seed for replanting or any other purpose.
2. The freedom to share, trade, or sell seed to others.
3. The freedom to trial and study seed and to share or publish information about it.
4. The freedom to select or adapt the seed, make crosses with it, or use it to breed new lines and varieties."

love it!

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4:30 here between sunrise and sunset, snow on the ground helps lots though.

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This LED charger cable ignores some physics laws: "The speed of light decreases with increasing battery charge and stops when fully charged."

Maybe all those arcane chants to The Lightbringer on the 13th really worked, eh?

Almost everyone I know who does DNS seriously agrees. CNAMEs are a bit like hardlinks, there are a few uses where you do need them, but most of the time, just don't.

I remember a story from my father who was a faculty financial secretary, and once a system upgrade verified checksums (Luhn's) in account numbers so he could see them.

Apparently several from his cut&paste Excel sheet had the wrong checksum digit, but apparently the finance dept just corrected them if they were wrong on the form. These were of frequency daily-weekly over a period of years...

Hey, sometime this winter break, I'm planning to reinstall the OS for this mastodon instance. Will likely lead to a few hours of downtime, but no data should be lost.

Any opinions on when would be inconvenient?

They thought just fixing it was easier than both murder and explaining it, I guess?

Yes, that's why you might want an optimized kernel. If the ssl lib isn't fast enough you're either downgrading algorithm or switching to plaintext.

Well, I need to bike to work soon, and there is still 15cm of snow on the ground, so YMMV.

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non mathematicians: i hate math because i hate numbers

me, a mathematician: what the frick is a number

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