I have, for a long time, wanted to try to make my own sail maker's palm (a leather device worn on the hand, used to push the heavy needles used by traditional sail makers through canvas) but couldn't find the little metal bits that do the actual pushing online. So no I'm making my own down at the Rochester makerspace on this fine #SunDIY

Fui al aserradero de Coacoatzintla. Una maravilla; súper amables, bueno, bonito y barato.

computer book repository 

You should absolutely buy books that you can afford to buy (or have an employer buy on your behalf) to enrich your journey through the field of computering.

That said, if you ever needed to take a quick peek at some computer book that you cannot find in your local library (you do use your local library, right?) you might want to do some spelunking around doc.lagout.org/science/0_Compu

Ventoy is awesome. You install it to an external drive, then drop bootable ISOs onto it. Boot to it and you get a menu for which ISO to choose. It’s going to become a standard part of my ISO testing process, because I can leave old versions and compare. ventoy.net

Last night, I spent a bit of time looking back into the history of GNOME 3 :blobcatuwu:

Yes, for the most part it is all quite samey - GNOME 3.10 already should be familiar enough to all current GNOME users. But there's a series of phases, or "eras" as I called them, with a clear UX/visual identity.

This is called a "roof snake". Also called referred to as a shingle nail puller among other roof-related terms. Watching the DIY version being made seems just so satisfying. One day, I should try to make my own

did you know we in the english language have an exact phrase for the precise temperature of the inside of a tauntaun? 

yeah, it's luke warm

Hey folks, an instance with Bolsonaro supporters just arrived in the fedi, brasileiros.social including what seems to be a bot reposting bolsonaro content from :birdsite:

If that wasn't enough, they say in their terms "they hope never to have to moderate because everyone is adult and polite and will hear, listen and respect each other", in other words, smells like freeze peach.


I love this low detail cat model Wikipedia used to try to explain how cats land on their feet.

"Harmful behavior toward Black women isn’t enough to inspire change until others are harmed, but the original harms are often lost by journalists tasked with covering tech. The power and rhetoric that went unchecked becomes common. And the tactics used against Black women for “lulz” become weapons used in the conspiracies destabilizing the very nature of truth, from the swarming of victims to posing as Black women to destabilizing communities"-S Harry
Sound familiar?


I'm debugging a panic in librsvg when it renders small objects. Turns out that Cairo detects a too-small matrix when rendering a gradient, which, fine, but the code upstream turns the INVALID_MATRIX into a NULL, and the calling code turns that into NO_MEMORY, and that's what gets propagated to librsvg.

Cairo is in really bad shape :(

childbirth reference 

Who called them children and not fruits of one's labor

"Engineering is not about "not doing mistakes". Engineering is about designing systems that ensure fewer mistakes occur." - fasterthanlime

(from the article: fasterthanli.me/articles/aimin)

#SoftwareQuality #SoftwareEngineering

Here are all the fediverse/peerhub instances associated with fightbig.tech (far-right hub operating under the guise of being anti-big-tech):



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