Do you like music? Of course you do! Please check out tusk.rocks/

Right now there's 31 links to music that you may have never heard before. If you've got an album or track or video you want to share it's easy to sign up and post.

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🇬🇧 Did you know that the crossposter has an experimental CW detection when transforming tweets into toots?

With this feature you can add CW on twitter without using a blanket-cw for every toot. For more information, take a look below:

github.com/renatolond/mastodon

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We took our friend Xubi and our niece to The Wand Maker’s House today. We barely solved the mystery in time!

Its a giant bummer that there's no way to upgrade a postgres cluster to support WAL checksums. You have to enable them at init and then dump/restore. There's a huge speed difference between dump/restore and pg_upgrade with hard links. I bet the adoption rate of checksums stays really low because of this.

Look, I'm not generally a fan of instrumental hip-hop because so often tracks are memorable for the work of the MC's flow over a great beat. Clams Casino elevates the genre by adding lyrical instrumentation that does more than provide a hook. This album was hard to come by since its 2011 release but its available to stream now.

song.link/album/us/i/133485382

My go-to teas are from Steven Smith. At $11 for 15 bags its expensive but the flavors are way above other teas at the grocery store. They're local to PDX too.

Their Fez green tea has a touch of spearamint in it that is just amazing. Their peppermint tastes fresher than most others and the Meadow chamomile is extremely floral.

(they're all good iced too)

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Its going to be an up and down day probably. I bought some nice tea to help cope with it.

I really liked this talk by Eugenia Cheng about the usefulness of abstract thinking in daily life and why teaching math well helps people achieve a higher level of thinking. She ties all this in to social justice issues.

youtube.com/watch?v=PvSpyhm6TU

h/t @pbg

On this pre-election day please enjoy some soothing electronic sounds. It's like digital beach music.

<sent from tusk.rocks>

song.link/album/us/i/117055739

infosec geek: you know you shouldn't be wearing those around your neck *points at the yubikey on my chest*

me: it's actually *grabs his fingers and breaks them* a honeypot

What the hell is with these newjack.city follow bots? Do I need to block this instance?

I text-banked for Kate Brown last night and found it the least stressful form of political outreach yet. Far higher number of engagements (positve and negative) than phone-banking. Also, weirdly the people that were hostile replied in a much more civil manner if I replied with something like "OK I appreciate that we see things differently. Thanks for being a voter".

An interesting offering from Digital Ocean if you're running an instance with them. Takes the stress out of managing the DB.

try.digitalocean.com/dbaas-bet

h/t @pbg

I should have also said that this album is really spacey synth sounds. Kind of nice to work to I think.

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