@aral Not that a CO alarm going off should be dismissed but I think most do have a maximum working life. Some will start beeping once they reach that internal timer value and sound like they're going off. I had a similar thing happen with two inexpensive Kidde detectors.

From their features section:
> End of Life Alarm - Alerts user to replace CO alarm after 10-years of operation.

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@purple @drwho Great point on the repurposed netbook! Then you get some built-in battery backup and there's likely some cheap second-hand.


@drwho The server should be pretty light. I think I've run Bedrock server for a total of 3 weeks but looking around it sounds like the same recommendations as the Java days when I had a few: Faster the single core processor speed the better, 1G of RAM base then 256MB per player. If you perceive chunks' loading time while moving, scale up. You could essentially run it on a toaster as long as it's 64-bit.

Let's see if we can ensure that it can reach the 3 year anniversary!

I'll match each donation to mstdn.social made in the next five days until we reach a total of €4,000. I think that should mean that stux can cover the server costs for another year.

@stux can you share the links where people can donate?

Folks, post or DM me screenshots or links to your contributions and I'll match it in Ether. If you sign up for a monthly contribution somewhere, I'll match it for the year.

@stux what’s the most efficient way to help - as in gets you the most with the least headache/fees? Thinking of mstdn.social/about/more#suppor

The latest serverless hype train: using Imgur as your frontend host. github.com/etherdream/web2img

"Imagine a mouse crawled inside your mouth and started using your body as a mouse factory" Thanks for that colorful virus analogy Kurzgesagt

I was fiddling with open source project this weekend using vanilla javascript + React for its frontend. Having been in TypeScript for the last few years it felt like crazy mental gymnastics to keep track of prop signatures and callback types.

Is this why everyone hated JS all along and us JS users were just experiencing stockholm syndrome?

@stux catana comics is great, they have a daily comic calendar that makes a great gift as well 😉

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If you were to pick up one skill or habit from your group and apply it to every other group in your org what would it be?

I was in a group a while ago that has a fantastic habit of setting up monitoring early on in a project and tuning alerts so they're just right.

Observable has made some huge improvements to their editor since the last time I've used it. It's genuinely enjoyable to use now and they've made the Plot API a lot easier to use.


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Found out some close friends are pregnant 🎉 How long until the ad exchanges think _we're_ pregnant as we start shopping/researching?

What if this CEI scanning is just to distract us from the app store legislation being introduced? Either to keep people from noticing it or to deflect scrutiny from legislators by doing something LE-friendly.

@vanillacherry I've seen matterbridge[0] run before to bridge discord, IRC, and Slack with reasonable success. Obviously you lose some features but the core "messages in A show up on B" works.

[0]: github.com/42wim/matterbridge

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