This week's http://History.Expert posts:
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covid-19 pandemic • symptoms • advice
It seems like a lot of people are uncertain about what symptoms coronavirus actually has, so I thought I'd share this info I found from the WHO/CDC. Especially because it's not like all the other illnesses are on vacation, and it's best not to panic if you happen to get sick.
Firstly, if you're sneezing and have a blocked nose, you do not have coronavirus. You have a cold.
Secondly, if you have a headache, fatigue, and muscular aches, it's more likely that you have flu. These are common symptoms of influenza but only sometimes present in coronavirus infections.
The symptom to watch for is shortness of breath. Only coronavirus causes this. It's a respiratory infection which can cause pneumonia. This is what makes it dangerous, so watch out for it.
Advice is to seek medical help if you have difficulty breathing or have an uncontrollably high fever.
Otherwise, stay home, keep hydrated, and get plenty of rest.
Funkwhale, dev, moderation
One of the 0.21 roadmap items is the ability to federate reports with other #funkwhale pods and ActivityPub projects.
I've got a working prototype in the video below, showing a report federating from Funkwhale to Mastodon, and from Mastodon to Funkwhale. Federation from Funkwhale to Funkwhale is implemented and works too (with support for our reports category, like "Invalid metadata" or "Takedown request").
Hopefully, it will make moderators job easier and help increase the safety of the platform.
If you're interested, the feature itself is rather small : https://dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/funkwhale/-/merge_requests/1049/diffs (less than 500 added lines, which I consider small for a feature that involves federation :D)
Latest blog from #OpenInsulin
from their , live event will be Friday Feb 28, 2020
"On Friday, Open Insulin will go live on Youtube to present our new blog on insulin production cost. With a small scale production system no bigger than a dining table, 13,000 people with diabetes could be served and get insulin at $6/vial! "
Someone doing a Mass Effect charity marathon for the Wet'suwet'en resistance to the Canadian government
The nazi doth protest too much, methinks. Also, NICE SEALIONING BRO.
I often find, on these here Masto-places, that a good measure of a person's worth is how they respond to seeing @GinnyMcQueen 's name pop up.
(Also this person was from fosstodon which I hadn't realised was A Bad Place. I wasn't following them, but have blocked the instance now regardless because I have vague recollections of seeing other dubious content from that instance.)
Anyway, yeah, Punch Nazis Always.
Software upgrade --
Oh, not to mention half of the dependencies are now unmaintained on the AUR. Very cool
Software upgrade --
Also I'd probably be an asshole and name it google-drive-rustfuse or something more assertive just to spite Ocaml and whoever thought libs compiled under a different bugfix release of the same compiler couldn't be compatible
Software upgrade --
This would probably be a perfect project for Rust but I have two other personal projects I'm not working on right now
I didn't think Moonchild could be more wholesome, but their TDC is on another level. Deffo adding them to the "must-see-in-concert" list
PSA: holidays and families
Hey, Sundog here to remind you that this time of year is obviously super stressful for lots of folk for lots of reasons.
If one of your reasons is because your family invokes bad feels in whole or in part, I would like you to know that families are things you make, not things forced upon you, and you get to choose your own. You don't have to feel guilty for not fitting into the one that got you first; just make sure you find the one that fits you best.
Much love to each of you, and to the families you find, form, and feed!
CSCI Grad, Sysadmin, software developer. Christian. Admin of cybr.es.
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