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Hello! :merveilles:

I've admired this community for a long time and I'm very excited (and honoured) to join the town.

I've been on a bit of a journey to figure out who I am and what I want to do with my life for a short while now and I feel like this is a great place to explore that, given that y'all have inspired me a ton over these past two years. I've written a bit more about myself in my bio.

Thank you for welcoming me into your community :tealheart:

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People who think "Open Source is thriving, it's everywhere!" and are all optimistic about it are doing the same thing as the people with electric cars and solar panels on their McMansions thinking that we're on track to deal with the climate crisis.

The *real* solutions for a healthy sustainable FLO world are all still marginalized and struggling, and the capitalist #greenwashing and #openwashing serve mainly to delude people about the state of things.

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“Growth is one of the stupidest purposes ever invented by any culture; we’ve got to have an enough. We should always ask ‘growth of what, and why, and for whom, and who pays the cost, and how long can it last, and what’s the cost to the planet, and how much is enough?’”

Donella Meadows via Kate Raworth

Donella Meadows was the environmental scientist who was the lead author on 1972 "The Limits to Growth" report for the Club or Rome.

Oh yeah, when the owl has his coffee, he is Chaotic Good.

When the owl does not have his coffee, he is Chaotic Evil.

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Is it just me, or has the Canadian accent become a lot stronger in the past decade or so?

I feel like it's been easier and easier to tell if someone is Canadian by their accent in the past decade or so, but that could just be me getting better at discerning accents.

Of course, it's really easy if they're from Quebec :D

Intelligence: 19
Strength: .... 7 😬

I sure hope I don't have to hit anything

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For my latest D&D campaign, I've created an owl wizard who is hopelessly addicted to coffee.

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To give some context here: I'm an upstream for a package in AUR. The package in question is an Electron app.

We're using Electron 17, because 18 & 19 caused us severe regressions. We have node modules compiled against Electron 17.

The AUR package goes and runs our app with Electron 19, completely breaking it, not just because of E19, but because our app explicitly does not support being run with an external Electron.

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Internet: "The network allows for various kinds of protocols that y-"

Developers: "There is only HTTP"

HTTP: "You can formulate all kind of requests using GET, POST, PUT, DELE-"

Developers: "There is only POST"

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Dear #OpenBSD packages maintainers, if you were not aware of it, you can track the ports you are maintainer of and see if a new version is available :flan_thumbs:

Linux Packaging Funtimes 

I fixed my problem by installing the flatpak of Gajim

I shall continue with OpenSUSE... for now 😶

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It's actually looking _really_ good. I hope it holds up over time and I don't encounter any weird bugs or issues.

It feels like a proper "modern" chat client that I could recommend even to non-techies.

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Hm, I can confirm that too much white pepper indeed feels pretty much the same as eating spicy korean ramyeon noodles


Oh boy that ain't right

I alt-tabbed to Element and then back to Mastodon and it appears the browser thinks @zens changed her profile pic to the picture of one of the rooms I'm in.

It happens every time I switch back and forth, and then it fixes itself when I hover over it. I love it :angry_laugh:

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I just examined the back more closely and there's a price stamped into the back cover of the book. It says:

2 p. 08 к.

Which is 2 rubles and 8 kop... which is hard to convert to modern currency because inflation calculators I've found only take into account the Russian Ruble, not the Soviet Ruble. It's possible at the time that the book sold for maybe the equivalent of $20 or $25? Though of course it's hard to say given the economic system...

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The library close to us has a bookstore where they sell books for basically nothing ($1-$3). Feli picked up three and I got one, all for $5 total.

This one looked interesting to me, so I picked it up (pictured).

The title translates to: English-Russian General Economic and Foreign Trade Dictionary

It dates to 1972 and was published by the Soviet Encyclopaedia Publishing House.

There were some other really cool old-looking books, but they were about mathematics and I don't enjoy horror.

First time I'm trying the new re-designed version of Gajim, and, damn, they really improved this thing...

Seems way easier to navigate and use.

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.