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Somewhere out there is a young nerd at a crossroads:

A life of Scheme, LISP, drugs, insanity, and freedom.

A life of corporate enslavement, scooping out their brains a little more every day for a steady paycheck.


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In the world I see, you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center.
You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life.
You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Towers.
And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.
—Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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One problem of doing any is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"

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I wrote this as a ha-ha-but-seriously-yes:

You should only use software you wrote for yourself, never let anyone else touch it. Other Peoples' Code is the work of the devil.

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I really do worry about the mental health of GNU/Linux users. They're like FOX "News" viewers, so much completely anti-reality shit fed to them it starts backing out of their mouths.

"We're the only free people! The UN/New World Order/Apple/Communists/Fluoridators are going to make you wear masks/use their app store/bottled water and take away mah guns/compilers/precious bodily fluids!"

Dude. Chill the fuck out, it's not like that.

Devil's Rejects! ★★★★★
Four Brothers ★★★★★ — Singleton's 3rd-best movie?
The Cave ★★★★★
Lord of War ★★★★☆
Corpse Bride ★★★★★
Capote ★★★☆☆
History of Violence ★★★★☆
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ★★★☆☆
Munich ★★☆☆☆ but the last Spielberg even that good

That's not a *terrible* year, but not a good one.

@derek via
@derek Going thru
(world might be better. I watched a *lot* of movies & mostly foreign at that time)
Elektra: MotY 2005.
Be Cool ★★★☆☆ — Elmore Leonard, not trash.
Unleashed ★★★★☆ — nearly Oldboy-level violence.
Batman Begins, Land of the Dead, Brothers Grimm, Serenity ★★★☆☆

I can't believe some fuckers voted for TLC instead of Hole.

Labyrinth Lord has "Phase Tiger" as Coeurl/Displacer Beast, and "Throghrin" to replace Thouls, "Carcass Scavenger" as Carrion Crawler, but I'm stumped.

Kinda wanna make a filk where the lyric is "But we just couldn' find nae Umber Hulks" (original is "Unicorns", so it almost scans).

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I love Umber Hulks, like all the dumb "we had this plastic toy, make stats for it!" monsters. I hate that it's not under OGL. Wizards of the Coast, set the Umber Hulks free!

How's SLS/Artemis I/America's Biggest Boondoggle going?
> “The failure analysis is still ongoing as to what exactly happened. The leading candidate for the source of the contamination is an O-ring on the flight-side quick disconnect and again the team is off and running that down.”

O fuck not again.

Also noted elsewhere, the solid rocket boosters are nearing EOL on their fuel, even odds whether they get it to launch before they expire next year.

Why would anyone make more Black Mirror? It was preposterously shitty CGI with preposterously bad stories ("oh no robot bees are in my ear!"), all of which are so much less horrifying than daily reality (killer wasps, no bees, no pollination, H/K drones don't have to look like cute bees).

Fake society where people have to spin-cycle to earn "credits" to turn off youtube ads… Dude, we have Youtube Red already. And nobody's gonna make your fat ass exercise.

The Nothing 

3 movies, 2 videogames, and still Artax always dies in the swamp. instances renaming their domains is super annoying. Edit all the RSS feeds…

> @topherflorence
> guy from the year 10,000 adding lead and microplastics to his meals for an anthropocene diet because ancient humans built the bass pro shop pyramid and the lost city of miami

The Dude tries to abide with a beverage at the end of the day.

Hyperdimensional Bone-Hound is my new band's name.

You're resting in what's left of Berlin. Magnetic locks hold a hyperdimensional bone-hound. He seems distracted.

MOTHERFUCKING PYTHON changed something so tabs now beep, then autocomplete.

I've attempted to disable in my .pystartup:
import rlcompleter, readline
readline.parse_and_bind("set disable-completion on")
readline.parse_and_bind("tab: self-insert")

But it still happens. Yes, pystartup is being run.

Oh, I'm so mad I can't speak. FLAMES

Friends who rode in on the last wave from the other place, you need to fill out your bio and avi, or as time marches on, one of my cleanup bots will assume you are a wolf in sheep's clothing and delete your account.

Looks like #FreeBSD 13.1-RELEASE is out! Time to update my systems here at work and the one at home! :flan_hurrah: #RunBSD #BSD

And this is why I play Magic-Users. "Poor Fighter is unarmed, he is little baby now. Oh no you're going to disarm me of my walking stick, too? OK I can still create a nuclear holocaust by speaking 3 words. Klaatu Barata… don't test me!"

Kids Today™ just don't appreciate summer camp like we used to.

(I went to Scout camps, where I nearly lost my thumb to a broken knife, nearly killed another kid in a counting coup game that went bad, played a bunch of D&D and Palladium Fantasy… and a couple computer camps. Nerds!)

Me: I should install an Apple ][ emulator for this old game.
<game has a suspiciously detailed icon>
Me: Oh, I already did a couple years ago. Good job, past Mark.

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