It's amazing how fast you can get back up to speed on something when you have an internet and search engines and emulators to test things in.
Having to reboot your development environment to try something out was a real pain in the 80s. You kids don't know how good you've got it ...
I'd like to point out here that if you're not familiar with the restrictions of the #C64 that stripe across the middle probably doesn't look like much of an achievement. Trust me, it's cool.
As for me, I'm running this because communication technology interests me and I've been chatting to people around the world using 1s and 0s since about 1989.
I'm a professional #sysadmin. I've been working in the field for nearly 25 years and I've been reasonably competent at it for about 10.
I'm a big fan of the old SAGE code of #ethics and operate by it all the time when working, including my hobby projects like this one: https://www.usenix.org/system-administrators-code-ethics
I hope we can all make some new friends here!
Hey, I just wanted to say a quick #welcome to the recent Chinwag arrivals!
Chinwag's reason for existing is to provide communication tools for people, which is something I've always been interested in. I kind of target #Australian users, but welcome anyone from anywhere.
Please read our rules: https://social.chinwag.org/about/more
There's a basic guide to using Chinwag Social here: https://chinwag.im/social/
If you have any questions or concerns hit me up!
I guess a new #introduction post is in order!
I'm Mike, I run lots of little services on the big, bad internet and they're mostly centered around #communication, which I find is a pretty neat area.
Attached is a picture of my first ever #TV appearance.
I haven't noticed any trees in Melbourne with an email address but apparently it's a thing and people write to them: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-12/people-are-emailing-trees/10468964
Been here a while, and still yet to see a post better than this: https://octodon.social/@fraggle/100849901499052069
Ok it's pretty dull, the AFP has received a request from an overseas agency (dunno where yet) for information about a chinwag.im jabber account.
They just wanted an email address to send the formal request docs to, which I can then take to a lawyer. I'm actually kinda disappointed that they didn't have all my email addresses in a big fat file already with my photo paperclipped to the top.
Dude didn't even know who I worked for.
Anyone interested in a mastodon instance focused on India? I have seen that many Indian users on Twitter have to go through vicious trolling.
The philosophy is to have a hate-speech free version of Twitter for Indians, free of fake news and IT Cells. We'll have bots to follow Modi, Gandhi, Kejriwal, etc. and some news websites. The servers could be crowdfunded.
Boost to show support, comment to discuss.
It’s the End of News As We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine) – Mother Jones https://www.motherjones.com/media/2018/12/facebook-propaganda-trump/
so my ultrasonic modem is not quite working yet but I think it is going to work at 300bps with very little complexity: https://nbviewer.jupyter.org/url/canonical.org/~kragen/sw/dev3/bleep-ultrasound-barcodes.ipynb
We've heard a lot of advice to move away from Mastodon.social to smaller instances. While https://joinmastodon.org/ is useful, how about some reviews from the people on the ground?
What's good about your instance? What's bad? Who is it for? Any special features or rules?
Tell us, and tag it #InstanceReviews.
@pelagikat @Andrea @ben_hr You’ve probably seen this by now but ABC FactCheck says it’s totally bogus and nobody has stats on it: http://theconversation.com/factcheck-did-more-people-buy-their-seventh-home-than-bought-their-first-home-last-year-108492
Original source was the Huffington Post by way of a Queensland state minister 🙄
Admin of https://chinwag.org, fan of open communication standards. Time Magazine "Person of the Year" 2006.
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