20 Mechanical Principles combined in a Useless Lego Machine


Nothing like unit tests with mocks that assiduously test that the mocks return what the very same test has programmed the mocks to return.

How often are you in the #Fediverse?
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In 1997, @Wired magazine published a long file "the next 25 years will be incredibly prosperous for Humanity" before making a sidebar "unless one or two of these ten events occur". Enjoy !


The European Commission has funded an open source project to create a Gateway between the ActivityPub and XMPP PubSub Protocols, and E2EE on PubSub


Looks like a lot ofpeople are confused/annoyed by Mastodon and many other Fediverse platforms not backfilling old posts when an account is followed.

This complete lack of backfilling means that many new accounts or those with few followers may appear completely blank, even if they've posted lots of interesting stuff.

If you agree and think Mastodon should backfill at least some posts when people follow an account, please give this issue a thumbs up:


If you're not comfortable using github, let me know and I can try to post on your behalf.

#Mastodon #Fediverse #Backfilling

Return to Monkey Island sets sail for PC and Nintendo Switch on September 19 - International Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Little known fact: Ron Gilbert, the creator of Monkey Island, has a Fediverse account at @grumpygamer

(Unfortunately he hasn't used it in quite a while... 😢 )

#MonkeyIsland 🐒


Very interesting on first sight. Though i would fear that it's close to impossible to calculate accurate values for every design candidate of a system.

Cloud vs on-prem
In-ram vs on-disk
Docker+precompiled binary vs Java executable
Polling vs pushing

You'd need to factor in energy consumptions of all the hardware and infrastructure components of all involved systems. And multiply them by what each design candidate would require of them.

Seems hard.



I finally followed my #Gitea account from Mastodon!!!

Want to give a try to a system landscape for x>=30 projects from code/specs distributed across n=x individual repos.

Gasverbrauch in Deutschland
40% Industrie
30% Weitere Gewerbe und öffentl Einrichtungen
30% Private Haushalte

Einsparpotential durch "kalt Duschen" circa 2%.

Kalt Duschen ist eindeutig die Lösung.

Es ist schon 'ne Leistung, einen viele Millionen Jahre alten Planeten (der einzige bewohnbare in der hiesigen habitablen Zone - in nur 200 Jahren unwiederbringlich kaputt zu bekommen.

Sich dabei noch als intelligente Spezies zu wähnen ist ein Bonus, ebenfalls keine andere Spezies hinbekommt.

Der #Mensch, die #Krone der #Schöpfung.


Gestern hatte ich ein langes Gespräch mit einem Ingenieur, der im Bereich "Erneuerbare Energien" arbeitet. Und ich war ziemlich überrascht, dass im Prinzip wohl für jede einzelne kleine private PV-Anlage ausgerechnet werden kann, wieviel CO2 sie einspart.

Ich hatte sozusagen eine kompetente kleine Einführung in Technik und Problematik der Stromversorgung in Deutschland, denn Etliches davon wusste ich noch nicht.

Es MACHT einen Unterschied, was jede*r Einzelne von uns tut, auch wenn es oft nicht den Anschein hat. Und das stimmt mich gerade ziemlich froh. Wir können etwas tun!

Guten Morgen ihr Lieben

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