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I needed a way to install packages from Github that didn't have apt repositories, so I wrote a short script that will take some repository names, find the latest .deb in releases, and install/upgrade it if it's not already installed:

pastery.net/mcpyyn/

Enjoy.

The thing that I never would have guessed with the "coronavirus vaccine is has microchips" is that when we were telling people "Facebook and the NSA are monitoring your communications", our mistake was that it didn't sound *enough* like a conspiracy theory.

Does anyone know why beef is a big contributor of greenhouse gasses, when the CO2 released came from the atmosphere anyway (from plants)? Or is it because of the methane?

I hear complaints from my friends in the US that nobody practices social distancing and I'm amazed at how much life here has returned to normal while new cases per day are in the low single digits.

Congratulations to the govt and @nhardalias@twitter.com for this monumental achievement.

Do you want to start blogging but don't know where? Host your own website for free with my new Open Source project, Quick Site!:

quicksite.stavros.io/

I am very happy to report that IMGZ.ORG, the best image serving host, has had the mythical "nine fives" availability ever since its launch.

@imgur@twitter.com come at me bro

I saw my enemy
In the produce aisle, squeezing tomatoes
I barely recognized him, his face so rough with age
I imagined what his life must have been like
So different from mine, yet more or less the same
I strained my mind to recall our differences
But none came.
Some long-forgotten slight, real or imagined
Time had long wiped its memory
And only a "fuck that guy" remained

Weirdest bug I've seen recently: @mozilla@twitter.com Firefox breaks my audio whenever I enable reader view.

Hey @tiangolo@twitter.com, I have a slight issue with my Django/FastAPI integration. I use your client in tests, but the database connections are staying open. Is there any way I can tell the test client to kill its thread?

CF request ID 02d5e157ae0000d17b2d292200000001, just in case.

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Is @Cloudflare@twitter.com returning random 503s for sites that are definitely up for anyone else?

Seems to be a browser bug because cURL always shows 200 while the browser 503s.

@CloudflareHelp@twitter.com

IMGZ.ORG HUGE GIVEAWAY PLEASE RETWEET

imgz.org is celebrating its third paying user and is giving away subscriptions. Simply retweet this, go to the site and pay for a subscription to get a 100% chance to win A SUBSCRIPTION THE BEST IMAGE HOSTING.

After doing various things to my system, something wondrous happens: The play/pause/stop keys on my keyboard also pause YouTube videos, Netflix, etc, so no matter what's playing, pressing pause pauses it.

I think it's KDE + the KDE Firefox extension and maybe sp (for Spotify).

I just tried @kde and I'm an instant convert. Feels solid, looks great, feels as snappy as XFCE, is very configurable, and solves some annoyances I had.

You can see a great amount of work has gone into it. It feels like I'm using OS X, very very well done.

I wrote an article on how to use @tiangolo@twitter.com's FastAPI with Django:

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

It works *really* well, I'm never writing APIs any other way again.

PSA regarding JWT/JOSE: If you're using JWTs, use PASETO instead: github.com/rlittlefield/pypase

If this made no sense to you, you can safely ignore this message.

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Mastodon.host

What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.