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me: programming is cool

post doc researchers: i will use programming to do race science and spyware

me: i pretend i do not see it

I want to love snap packages, but it's so damn hard when everything works just slightly worse than the non-snap version.

Bit the bullet and picked up a used OP-Z today. Never really done anything with synths before, but I'm excited to see if it's something I can get into. If nothing else, I'll just leave it on my desk and obsess over the beautiful hardware and design.

For someone who got into their field specifically for the programming...I don't do nearly enough programming 🤷‍♂️

Is it just me, or does every tech problem these days feel like it's really a monopoly problem?

I don't think I really grasped until this week how tremendously, incredibly fucked this academic year is going to be. Just...colossally messed up, from kindergarten all the way up to grad school. This is gonna set all of us back years.

As @Argus mentioned is an amazing resources for free Public Domain audio books:)

As an experiment I'm re-uploading them to this funkwhale account for a fun daily Sci Fi short story that you may not have heard.

Follow it here: @librevox_scifi_shortstories

#scifi #shortstories #librevox #publicdomain

If any clever person figured out how to automate this, I'm all ears:)

Guess what got delivered today! 5 designs of my PicoPlanets! Each design is procedurally generated and only 10pcs per design are produced. I need a bit more work on the software side, then they will be available on Tindie.
#pcbart #pcb #generativeart #ProceduralArt

Any hackers in #Toronto interested in networking and mesh networks? Toronto Mesh ( set up our first supernode yesterday!

Boosts welcome.

Package managers are underrated and every computer is constantly a breath away from dependency hell. That is all.

I'm excited to share that I'll be presenting at the ActivityPub Conference ( this October!

I'll be presenting my paper on moderating #decentralized #socialnetworks and how the #fediverse has isolated bad actors like #gab. It's fascinating how small, self-hosted, self-governed social networks have worked together to address problems that have haunted centralized platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

More details coming soon.


I built a Big Ass Desk™ yesterday using an old door and some PVC pipe.

I want to love enterprise networking gear, but the never-ending onslaught of arcane licensing nonsense makes me want to scream into the abyss. I JUST WANT TO FIDDLE WITH SOME USED HARDWARE, NOT SELL YOU MY SOUL TO GET AN OUTDATED AP WORKING.

The worst part about being the sole developer on a project is that when there are bugs, you've got nobody to blame but yourself.

To rectify this unfortunate circumstance, I've switched to blaming "Past Ryan".

Hello world!

For those of you that don't know me, I'm a Computer Scientist and full-time student in the US. I have strong opinions on obscure technology topics, and I hope to share them with ya'll whenever I can find the time!


This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!