PSA: no nut november has been replaced with no gender november

Please dispose of your genders here -> ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ

smoke alarm: .... .... . .... bep .....

me: its hungry

smoke alarm: ... ......................................... ................ . ............... . bep .....

me: it wants batteries

In Spanish, if you end a sentence with the ๐Ÿ™‚ emoji, you have to start it with the ๐Ÿ™ƒ emoji

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much to my lack of surprise, @maffsie can be incredibly extra sometimes (featuring @htw)


๐Ÿ–๏ธPet regularly
๐ŸถEnsure adequate play
โœˆ๏ธBe prepared to travel
๐ŸšฟFrequent grooming
โš ๏ธBeware tail when excited
๐ŸŽจFur compliments appreciated
๐ŸฆˆKeep clear of sharks
โค๏ธMild-mannered, good boy

so i brought up wanting one of *those* glowing soft cat lights for my desk and both @maffsie and @htw are already discussing how to turn one into an IoT meme cat that turns red and has angry eyebrows when you say "alexa play despacito" at it

i can't even

remember you can use to find mastodon accounts for twitter people (and using it helps others find you, too)

Ok, let's try an experiment. You can use this page to sign up for Toot!:

It will remain open as long as I dare, and hopefully I won't run completely out of beta tester slots!

And remember, not everything works yet! Report bugs at, but remember to check if they are already there!



now using Tootdon as suggested by @maffsie since I was having some auth issues with Amaroq

relaunched my instance on Google Compute Engine. maybe less breakage this time?

Toot. This place hasn't been the same since I accidentally trashed my instance. :c

Good to know: Raspberry Pi is not vulnerable to Meltdown/Spectre because they use processors that don't do speculation.

Also a nice, clear explanation of how the vulnerabilities work.

Apparently I had a broken AAAA record for my Mastodon instance. Hopefully as caches expire things will self-repair.

2017 me, emerging from DeLorean, to 1995 me:

So, this new 'Pentium' chip, turns out the whole 'speculative execution' road is a bit of a mistake. Yes it makes Doom faster but 22 years later all our computer systems are hacked each week by gangs of roaming cyber-criminals wearing vintage 80s micros as cosmetic jewellery on their leather jackets

1995 me (stuck in E1M2): Got it, Doom will get faster

2017 me: Did you even hear a word I said? I said the 80s are going to be fashionable again.

Stolen from Reddit r/Sysadmin

"A CPU predicts you will walk into a bar, you do not. Your wallet has been stolen."

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