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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.

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Content Warning discourse 

If you can't CW your problematic posts, regardless of anything else, you get muted or blocked.

If you're justifying it, you're an asshole. How about you try not being an asshole? Like, just 5 minutes a day of not being a dick.

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I've been programming for 40 years. I still fuck up and call myself a moron every single fucking day.

Best career choice. Totally nailed that one. I'm a fine specimen of Homo habilis, first toolmaker.

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Thanksgiving? Kill your parents! Let the animals on the table! Eat toast, popcorn, jelly beans, and pumpkin pie! Anarchy now!

"a naughty elf" has a different meaning than you want there, kids xmas movie.

I was entirely on board with watching Superintelligence (AI destroys the world but interrogates a last Human) until I saw it stars Melissa McCarthy, the more humorless Rosie O'Donnell.

Can't we get an AI to digitally replace her with someone good?

Back when Star Wars was good.

I like that the artist knew who the heroes of the saga were: The Millennium Falcon, and Darth Vader.

<smug> Nothing I use is down today! I only look at fediverse, Youtube, and Feedbin.
<doesn't notice giant dependency on teh goog>

What I'm Watching: The Big Bad

The Big Bad
The Wandering DMs

This has been 6 groups trying to do a D&D 5E "tournament adventure", and then scored for mission success.

The Dungeon Master is Paul Siegel of Paul's Game Blog and the adversary is played by Dan Collins of Delta's D&D and OED Games.

Good Stuff:

The Adversary. Having a co-DM play the "Big Bad" is an interesting setup I've seen done a few

It's a good thing the Internet never really took off. It showed up in the late '80s, had its 15 minutes in the early '90s, and then died off before it could do lasting harm. You know what people are like, you're gonna put them in constant contact?!

Cable TV, records, books, newspapers, fax machines, answering machines are all we ever needed.

Home computers are fun, but you can't take them seriously, they're just for trading homebrew program cassette tapes.

What can this strange device be?
When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
It's got wires that vibrate and give music
What can this thing be that I found?

"The car went to heaven, linking all of Supernatural to the Cars Cinematic Universe."

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Annoyances: Photo booth on Mac doesn't recognize QR codes. I know iTunes has a "use webcam to read bar codes" feature for the store, but nothing else seems to. Have to reach all the way across my desk to use the iPhone.

Picture: Row of dorks with headsets and laptops.

Me: "Is this the FSF call center? Hello, fuck you it's free! Read the source you capitalist pig!"

Picture: Actually is FSF tech support.

Me: 😡

(admittedly, I put up a 3D adventure game, Dormanica, just about as hideous… made in a few days as a WebGL demo. I did not post a "manifesto" with it.)

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Spent a minute trying "anarch".

First, gitlab is not an appropriate place for a cry for help.

Second, in main_sdl.c:

defined(_WIN32) || defined(WIN32) || defined(__WIN32__) || defined(__NT__) || defined(__APPLE__)

Which turns on some annoying overlays and probably more, didn't look at all uses of it. What a fucking wanker.

Third, the engine's comically bad. It's not a "doom-like" because it only has 90Β° boxes, and 1-facing sprites.

Which of my 5 featureless black slabs should I view this content on, are any of them charged, and which end is up?

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