In Spanish, if you end a sentence with the 🙂 emoji, you have to start it with the 🙃 emoji

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


🖐️Pet regularly
🐶Ensure adequate play
✈️Be prepared to travel
🚿Frequent grooming
⚠️Beware tail when excited
🎨Fur compliments appreciated
🦈Keep clear of sharks
❤️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."

And google post in advance it's disclosure of intel (but also of AMD and ARM) security vulnerability.

That looks like a real mess.

Turns out TempleOS isn't affected by the Intel bug

Which I'm sure is good news for all one people that use it

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