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"You've become a hobbit! No, wait, you're too tall for that."

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"What do you want for a second dinner? You've already had two lunches!"

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Overview of #Lagrange v1.3 (gemlog post)

Version 1.3 has wide-ranging improvements that touch on all facets of the application. Now I regret calling v1.2 a "Big One" because this release eclipses it quite easily. 😄



What does the Hulk do when he gets angry at a Honda dealership? 

He throws a Fit.

In "Final Crisis," Darkseid's death on Earth drags the planet down into a singularity, stretching time so that months pass on Earth while only a few minutes pass for the Green Lanterns arriving in our solar system.

Which fits right in with how it feels like ages since March 2020 and yet it also feels like we're still stuck there.

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Why did the picture give up when it was compressed for storage? 

It lost its resolution :(

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It's too late to make Suez Canal jokes. That ship has sailed

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A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings, Earthlings, we come in peace. Take us to-"
"Do you have a tractor beam?"
"-your... Pardon?"
"A tractor beam. Or some other way of lifting something huge and heavy?"
"Of course, but-"
"Do you know where the Suez channel is?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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"keep politics out of foss"

you,,, you do understand that foss is inherently political, right? like, that was *literally* the intention of it?
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what do you call money you set aside for your flower garden? 

bud-get 🥀

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Me, every time I want to do a symlink.

Every. Single. Time.

QT n0x13: I have been in the IT industry for almost 2 decades and it has been 0 days since the last time I had to look up the order of some function call. If you’re starting out in tech and feel bad for looking everything up: don’t. Everybody googles everything

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I saw a post comparing the Suez boat stranding to the drama of a whale beaching, but with none of the worry the whale might die.

No one was hurt, no major infrastructure was damaged. It's just really dramatic and inconvenient, and folks are trying to fix it and we're rooting for them.

We need this this year.


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school, parenting, covid-adjacent, violence reference 

I'm not big on zombies, but I really like Mira Grant's (Seanan Maguire's) Newsflesh series. That said, there's one story I don't ever want to read again. The one set in a post-Rising elementary school, showing all the anti-zombie precautions the school takes...and then how they all fail horribly in an extended metaphor for school mass shootings.

This picture of individual barriers around each student's desk...

(an internet outage a couple of weeks ago got me thinking about async schemes like that and SSB)

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Reading up on and thinking about the old joke about how real hackers don't do backups, they just upload everything to public FTP and let the rest of the world mirror it.

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Are you really, really sure you want to block the entire Suez Canal? In most cases a few targeted blocks or mutes are sufficient and preferable. #mastodev

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