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I remain deeply dissatisfied with my social media options but resigned to never getting anything better because [reasons, mostly funding].

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@aparrish

"One day, I lost half a trillion bytes of computer data."

"Wow, what happened? An earthquake? A meteor strike?!?"

"No, I dropped it in an airport."

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baffling sometimes to remember that I have accidentally lost more computer memory than the amount 1960s sci-fi authors thought would take up like seventeen city blocks

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@gamethyme hey do you have the popcorn out on this Kamikagari situation

If you're warning folks off horror films by letting them know bad things happen to the people in it, it is just barely possible horror is not the genre for you.

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long ago, the four types of mastodon users lived in harmony. but everything changed when the irony posters attacked

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OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR idea for a blockchain startup!

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Fun fact: each book scanned for the Internet Archive has a unique identifier, usually the title of the item, or its first 16 characters; the volume number, or 00 if there isn't one; and the first 4 characters of the author. So:

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i understand that people don't like it when people defend software like screen or vim or emacs or excel or whatever but like

there are two paradigms of teaching users how to use software

one is to make a self-consistent interface and document it extremely thoroughly and surface that documentation to the user immediately

the other is to just drop them on the beach with a few signposts and abandon them to fuck around

the problem is that the second way is really common and totally fucks users over

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earwormed by any regular song: God when will my torment cease, why have you visited this affliction upon me

earwormed by HellMarch.mp3: go through day feeling mildly pumped and ready for anything

(link: youtube.com/watch?v=3HUWUtTZvK)

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"The bank is something else than men. It happens that every man in a bank hates what the bank does, and yet the bank does it. The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It's the monster. Men made it, but they can't control it."

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Life raft.

Ceejbot's mastodon instance. This is an overprovisioned, personally-run instance running on AWS. I welcome friends to create accounts here. I intend to run it as long as people are using it.