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It's been a while, but I'm now back on Keybase here: keybase.io/trechnex

This was mostly because I wanted to start PGP signing emails from my website's email address to validate my identity. ✨

I've also provided the plain-text version here: bobbymoss.com/bobbymoss.com.as

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As I've finished the initial setup for the Git repository, here's a fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program I've started working on called "Wilber"

github.com/TreacherousNexus/Wi

For now the intention is just to rebrand the upstream project so it has a less dodgy name, then track upstream releases periodically.

It will be interesting to see how this develops in the coming months & years. 🙂

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As promised, here's a blog post that explains briefly what is and how you can install it!

bobbymoss.com/index.html#insta

As I've mentioned before, I'm sending this post from a Florence instance, and you can get more information on this project from the following places:

@forktogether
@florence
@florence-development

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So the other thing worth pinning to my profile is that this instance is running .

You can follow the progress of this project via these accounts:

@forktogether
@florence
@florence-development

Its first pre-release (v0.0.1.0) is based on Mastodon 2.9 and makes some cool minor changes. I'm looking forward to what will come next!

write.as/florence-development/

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As I switched to a self-hosted instance and fixed the initial problems I had, here's a new post!

I am Bobby Moss, and you may have known me previously as @TreacherousNexus or "Bob's Tech Site".

I've been present on the fediverse in one form or another since 2017 ✨

I've written techie magazine articles in the past, and mostly toot about my life as a gay dude, Linux stuff, tinkering with ye olde computers & UK politics.

UK pol 

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Glimpse talk 

Whenever I see someone moan about C++, this is my thought process:

“I should correct them!
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On second thoughts, It’s not worth it. C++ is deeply unforgiving of mistakes and poorly-written templates, and people need space to vent about that”

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WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........

WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)

My theory is that I’m not used to such bourgeois luxury, and my body punished me by contorting my neck and spine into weird positions to punish me. 🤔😂

It seems my parents have put foam toppers on their beds, so sleeping at their place last night while dogsitting has put me in the weird position of both being very well-rested *and* aching all over. 😂

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techbro red flags 

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Google, who became the most powerful corporation in the world by selling web ads: Hey in the future every computer program should actually be a website. Don't worry about why, just do it. It'll be cool. We're the vanguard of technology or something

People: ok

People: hey why does this calendar i downloaded have ads in it

Google: Haha cool

I’m spending this weekend looking after a very sleepy doggo and a parrot.

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This is not because I have anything against people locking their accounts btw. 😅

It’s because etiquette dictates that unless you’ve stated follow requests are okay in your bio or you’ve followed me first, I try to avoid sending one. @tootapp makes it tricky to stick to that rule.

The most useful thing @tootapp could add for me is the ability to see if someone has a locked account *before* I tap follow.

I end up following then immediately unfollowing at least one cool person a day because of this.

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meta about screenshot dunking 

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fedichive situation, gargron 

Are you worried about Brexit and thinking you can’t afford to holiday this year?

Never fear! You can camp in your own back yard.

...Or, if erecting a tent is something you’d consider “a bit of a faff” (who wouldn’t) this is a great “low effort” alternative. 👍

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LGBT+, YouTube discrimination, lawsuit 

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i'll say this again so i can pin it:

if your software doesn't require a manual, it isn't software, and could be a regular document

if your software does real computational work that justifies its existence, it requires a manual

document. your. software.

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Feeling like an imposter? Afraid to put your code out there?

Experience has taught me that most real code-bases out there are worse than anything a perfectionist imposter will put together on his/hers own.

So get it out there. It might not be perfect, but code rarely is.

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Florence

This server runs Florence, a fork of the Mastodon project.