Michael F. Lamb has moved to @datagrok@cybre.space:

Michael F. Lamb @datagrok@tiny.tilde.website

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Hello friends, I'm changing instances for this alt!

(Moving for technical reasons only! I still ❤ tiny.tilde.website.)

If you please, follow @datagrok to see future toots from me.

Hello friends, I'm changing instances for this alt!

(Moving for technical reasons only! I still ❤ tiny.tilde.website.)

If you please, follow @datagrok to see future toots from me.

PSA I'm taking a short self-improvement break at the moment but soon I'll be seeking new employment.

I'm good at Python, looking for math, science, NGOs/coops, Rustlang, Haskell, embedded, filesystems/storage, machine learning for good, architecture/engineering, new challenges.

I think this is the first time I've ever heard someone rapping about climbing:

I'm on a Rope
from Tape​.​CLIMB​.​PerfectRepeat. (S​-​Side) by Devin Dabney (HHLH)


#music #ccmusic

If I'm installing spacemacs in an effort to learn emacs and permanently switch away from vim, should I select "vim" or "emacs" as my "preferred editing style" in the wizard installer?

TIL if you spill hot water for tea on red tissue paper it's about the same as emptying a red permanent marker all over your kitchen countertop

Not shown in this photo: the stupid amount of anxiety I have about getting haircuts 😵😫

TIL takeout.google.com is a URL you can use to create archival backups of the content you've piled into Google services over time.

Who knows how long it will last, or how they will hobble it in the future to make escape more difficult.

Even if you can't sever your ties with Google right away, get those periodic archives for when you can!

Just deleted my "Google Plus Profile."

From the moment I began using it years ago, Google Plus consistently trampled my naive hopes for its potential and went out of their way to be as hostile as possible. So I didn't post there much.

A minor, trivial win, but long overdue.

I'm trying to learn a bit more haskell by using it for Advent of Code. Would any experienced haskellers please offer critiques of my first bit of code?


Printed @adereth's LightCycle keyboard chassis on fast 0.35mm layer mode (top left only, other .stl files seem corrupted?)

Taking notes for reducing the amount of support material in my own designs (wow there was a lot, I hope I can recycle it)

Hideous. This is not what the end of November should look like y'all. I'm supposed to be chipping ice off my car right now

Anyone here know enough about Gopher to explain to me how it worked, and/or why we shouldn't return to it and/or how I can access any remaining gopher pages today, if there are any?

A poll!

"How did you choose your instance?"


If you choose "other", please feel free to respond to this toot with your story!

#mastodon #meta

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@datagrok Don't take it too seriously, all servers have their place in the fediverse :)

I put out my first blog post at my new gig today: I published and wrote up some free software tools I built to make PDF copies of articles for folks who worked at Gothamist and DNAinfo before the sites were abruptly closed last week. I've made 44,107 PDFs with them so far. freedom.press/news/saving-goth

"Pleroma is an OStatus-compatible social networking server written in Elixir, compatible with GNU Social and Mastodon. It is high-performance and can run on small devices like a Raspberry Pi."


It's also AGPL3 licensed! 😎👍

(But many toots I've seen promoting it are also antagonistic toward Mastodon. That doesn't seem nice. Surely burning birdsite to the ground, never to rise again can be a fun, collaborative and pluralistic effort?)

It gets on my nerves that people use WhatsApp or Signal or Threema or Telegram or whatever hip new thing they came up with for instant messaging because "it is too hard/weird to create an XMPP account".

XMPP is a protocol for federated instant messaging in case you never heard of it.

If we are already getting people to use Mastodon instead of birdsite, how about we made it really easy for instance owners to also run an XMPP server using the same credentials as Mastodon for user authentication?