Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.
So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc
debugging, bitlbee-mastodon, glitch-soc? Show more
@kensanata In bitlbee-mastodon's debug logging, are the HTTP responses logged in the same order as the outgoing HTTP requests, or does it depend in which response comes in first? I'm trying to track down the point of failure with the timeout/response truncated problem I have connecting to tabletop.social (and presumably other glitch-soc instances).
Right now it looks like GET /api/v1/streaming/user results in a gateway timeout. @host
The more time I spend on Masto, the more I appreciate content warnings... and the more I notice when they're missing. Part of me wonders whether every toot should be accompanied by a list of keywords, so the reader rather than the author gets to decide what is hidden and what isn't.
My new favorite picture theme is "cats trying to summon beings from a horrifying realm"
Sometimes I have nothing to say, but the occasional cat toot to boost. Cats are good for the heart.
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I like how the influx of birdsite people has also increased un-CW'ed content (particularly politics), "boost this to whatever", "personal brand" stuff and people trying to get you to follow links back to their birdsite profiles. Wait, did I say "like"?
Welcome new people! 👏 👋
Some useful #Mastodon features you might not know about:
Delete & Redraft - Click on the ... under your posts.
Tools to move instances - https://octodon.social/@schlink/100561221036847897
Block particular instances -
Image Descriptions - https://mastodon.social/@LiamErven/100549775260499384
Undocumented keyboard shortcuts - https://tootplanet.space/@YacYac/100551003949156532
Don't need link shorteners - https://mastodon.social/@jond/100549272934179851
...any others to share?
I ought to investigate how to do #LaTeX properly on Windows. My last foray into that territory turned up half a dozen variations of "portable" collections that were essentially 2 gigs worth of zipped binaries, TeX libraries and custom scripts held together with string and chewing gum.
I mean making your own graph paper is neat, but not 2 gigs and several hours of figuring out what to do neat when I can just find a PDF that's close enough.
Has there been an #RPG system using large dice pools of mixed dice? The closest I can think of is some edition of Earthdawn I played decades ago that would occasionally assign you multiple different dice types for a skill, like getting to roll 1d6+1d4. But I wonder if anyone has messed with "okay, roll 3d6 and 3d4, each 4+ is a success", etc.