Wanting to organise a group to meet up. Corporate surveillance silos like Meetup.com and Facebook are dominant, but not an option.

What non-corporate service can I use that won't suck for people, including those people I don't know yet?

my new religion involved getting pushed onto the ground. there's a deity somewhere but it's mostly about being pushed onto the ground. i can think of nothing more pristine than being pushed onto the ground

Wanting someone to ask me what statistical model I am working today so that I can truthfully reply "the pure death process".

@enkiv2 in the future only pornbots will be able to post anything at all on tumblr, since only they will be able to flawlessly generate the requisite dot-patterns to fool the image classifier

Adding this to #infosec

If you use Debian: you're not getting the recent Intel CPU bugfixes because Intel updated the firmware package's license to state that it's not redistributable.

If use Linux other than Debian and have the bugfixes: ask your maintainers why they're distributing software they're not legally allowed to.

And in any case: next time you purchase a CPU, evaluate whether AMD might be a better choice than Intel.

via @stevelord @tek

Musician and mathematician, here for the mind candy in between grad school brackets. (Let's see how long I can keep the content flowing while my dissertation crunch time hits.) You can talk to me about music, probability theory and probably I can still remember my ecology studies.

Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

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If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.