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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.

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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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If you showed the Kids Today™ how a Polaroid® works, they'd just lock up like a bad Windows install.

"Where's it store the picture data?"

About 75% done with parsing the map file. Big state machine, validation everywhere. Will finish up and render something tomorrow!

Also between pollen spraying literally everywhere in the world, and me rubbing some sleep grit into my eye, my right eye is going bonkers and it's REALLY fucking hard to concentrate on a screen. I'm considering putting on an eyepatch and coding pirate-style, but my brain goes a little wonky when I only use one eye. Dr Heckyll & Mr Jyde type wonky.

Oh, sure, Holmes complains, but I think this is reasonable.

More murders = less population = less pollution & less annoying people.

Maybe it's transitive, and we can give murder credits based on anti-pollution. Prove that your life is carbon negative, and you get one free murder credit.
Rebels will die in blood sacrifice!

I'm still going thru tutorial, it's a standard gacha game (ugh) but still kinda fun little JPRG looking thing.

(I've also been doing some DQ Tact, but it's grindy as fuck once you reach mid levels)

I need to find a copy of the… Asimov's SF Mag that "The Days of Solomon Gursky" was in, the 10 billion years sequel story.

It's a 1994 book, which seems to me like yesterday, except it was 27 years ago. And the book's about the long gaps of time death & rebirth as a nanotech zombie introduce in your existence, while still being haunted by the past.

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Got an old book in the mail. It had 4 stickers all over it. 2 came loose easy. 1 was a little hard. 1 was a cross-hatched fucking thing wrapped around the spine, so it just splits everywhere. Took me >10 minutes to get it all off with my sharp knife.

In which someone overshares, then is shocked, SHOCKED that Google monetizes all that sharing and won't stop unless you unshare it.

Tiny Dog informs me very loudly that there's a Robin in the back yard.

No sign of Batman yet, but if Catwoman shows up I'm letting her in.

[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD/arm64 becoming Tier 1 in FreeBSD 13

WOO! Not all software projects are dysfunctional disasters! Sometimes good things happen!

anime, weird religions 

Me, too, Tohru. But the consolation is he gets nailed to a tree.

(discussions of historicity with 2 fictional dragon girls is not really relevant)

TSR's lawsuits visualized:

While I loathed TSR's legal dept, I was endlessly amused at them hounding Gary Gygax without mercy, after he'd done the same to everyone else in the first 15 years of the hobby. He harassed everyone who even made a stat block look like D&D's, and lo, post-Gary TSR drove his next two companies into the ground.

Karma's a slow train but it hurts when it gets there.

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