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@ajdunevent One of the pitchers on my Nepenthes has a dead lid. Should I remove it for the benefit of the whole pitcher, or leave it?

For those who don't know about it; Nim is the most wonderful programming language. Its like Python, but it compiles (fast too). You can go as low level or as abstract as you want as well, from rarely having to think about types to using pointers.

I wish more BreadTubers would publish to alternative platforms like PeerTube or LBRY :(

My Dad's car had its window smashed in last night. Nothing was stolen, but the glass all over the passenger seat makes getting home from this family occasion quite hard...

I just lost my Documents folder to a failed backup followed by a reinstall of my favorite distro. Off to a data recovery place in a couple of days to see what I can do...

Voltist boosted

I swear every time I hop on mastodon I learn about 3 really cool open source projects you can self-host, find 8 really interesting articles to read, learn 4 new words, and hate capitalism 5% more

A new pitcher (or as we might call it here in NZ, jug) just opened up on my ! Unfortunately another is in the process of dying...

My weekend project has been making a search engine. Its called Liberch, and when you search it gets results from DuckDuckGo, caches them, then presents them (combined with previously cached results) using it's own ranking algorithm. The idea is that over time an instance of Liberch becomes less reliant on DDG but still has it's results available for niche search topics.

liberch.com

gitlab.com/Voltist/liberch

I have this really cool project ongoing, but I can't create a git repo for it until I come up with an equally cool name...

@ajdunevent I see that you are very into keeping plants, so I'm wondering if I could get some advice on something. I have purchased a pitcher plant and apparently it needs well drained soil, but this nice (and more importantly tall, to let the pitchers hang) pot I have has no drainage holes. I don't really want to drill holes in it, so what other options do I have?

If you where designing a search engine, what ranking algorithm would you use? Classic pagerank, or something else?

@lunduke I'm going to think about this and write a friendly blog post when I know what I think.

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I'm not quite sure what I think about the what @lunduke says in this recent video of his. Although I agree with the stances held and statements made by the companies in question, I honestly don't know if I'm for compaines taking political stances. I'm definately uncomfortable with the fact that Lunduke seems to use the term 'right', as in morally good, to mean 'what is the best interest of the company'. youtube.com/watch?v=Tgv8uILcQ3

Would anyone be interested in a decentralized blogging platform? You would run a instance of it for yourself which you log into (with a webapp) to see posts from other instances and to post your own. Probably markdown based.

Arriving in London this afternoon, which is the city with the most government surveillance cameras outside of China. Does anyone know if reflectorized sunglasses stop facial recognition during the day and night?

The account @Alex101 seems to be a bot scraping the fediverse, so go block it. For those of you who don't know, Gab is an alt-right "free speech" social media platform that is kinda federated, and it has a history of scraping.

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