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I got really bored so I wrote a simple dithering tool in Kotlin. It is surprising how little loss you get when reducing an image to 8 colors. Source code: gist.github.com/Frederikam/115

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And so we enter the #fediverse. Support for all instances is coming soon. We're just waiting on more of the Keybase community to update to the latest versions so all of these new proof options will look good in the UI. Thanks for your excitement!

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Modern developer: we moved to the cloud to save costs, on-prem is not as cost effective as people think, because you have to handle all the complexity that comes with redundancy. in the cloud you don't need to think about that, because the cloud handles all the complicated redundancy and replication for you

Cloud platform: *suffers downtime*

Modern developer:
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My teammates refuse to use LaTeX for writing long reports that take months to write, and prefer WYSIWYG editors. I think I have finally found a compromise:
youtube.com/watch?v=jlX_pThh7z

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Danish politicians: "We need gender-neutral traffic lights"
Aarhus city council:

You can teach me things that I have already known for 7 years, but please do not teach gaping security holes like this.

They'll probably also neglect to tell us about SQL injections, like when I was taught Java in high school a year ago.

Apparently at university we'll be learning relational algebra alongside SQL.

But why use an obscure notation when you can just use SQL? :think_bread:

I wonder if my cat is trying to get educated or just wants to be in the way

The local news just said that 5G was "the next generation of internet" :thonking:

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For context, I am trying to scrape a 24/7 192Kbps MP3 stream from a radio that is closing in 2020. Trying to figure out if using 48Kbps opus will be of similar quality

I need some help
Which sounds better?

fred.moe/xJS.flac
OR
fred.moe/nMB.flac

They both have the same file size
(mostly)

They are both based on a 192Kbps clip, but one of them was compressed to 48Kbps of opus.

Me: "Oh no, my bicycle broke. Now I need to bring my bicycle to a mechanic. Oh noes, I neglected to go to the mechanic due to [insert bad excuses]. Now I need to skip lectures to have time to bring it to a mechanic."

Also me: *reattaches bike chain with no effort after skipping uni*

I am not as rational as I like to think I am.

This week has been full of server issues that I've had to fix for my work. Take last night for instance. I was migrating servers for 6 hours straight until early morning. The data center pulled the plugs before I was finished. I wasn't even told more than a couple hours in advance.

if coffee doesn't wake you up in the morning, try waking up to a malfunctioning network adapter in a remote production server.

Went to sleep at 2 AM. Got paged to fix a production issue at 4 AM. Was woken up at 6 AM because the last fix only did half the job. It's now 7 AM, and I think the problem is fixed.

Something tells me I won't make it to my introductory database lecture in an hour.

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