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An overdue toot: I'm a thoroughly pedestrian white cisdude whose opinions can safely be disregarded. I <3 computers but hate software, lose at all kinds of games and probably just had some coffee, regardless of time or day.

Dear Linux desktop apps, you have full authorization to create a folder in my ~/.config directory, you are even invited to stuff your data in my ~/.local/share directory, and let's not forget about that ~/.cache y'all! Wunderbar! Much freedom!

So, now, please repeat after me:


Thank you kindly

I was rescued. I'm so relieved.

— Sigun Dastotzulban, Ghostly Wrestler

Sack the whole thing off and have a Symbolic and Titular Prime Minister Blobby imo :blobby_smile:

Team, I think I've cracked it.

The question is "Where can we find a robust, richly detailed dataset that generations of forensic economists and sociologists researching hypercapitalist and postcapitalist collapse will be able to mine for fascinating new PhD theses."

That's it, that's the question whose answer is "the blockchain".

OMG! I'm so excited to announce that through my work at @spritelyinst we've published A Scheme Primer:
Direct link:

This document manages to serve two purposes:
- As a quick skim, it's a reasonable intro to "how to start programming with Scheme with no prior experience". Hey, tutorials are useful!
- But also, in less than 30 pages we manage to compress a TON of computer science ideas in a way that I think is really, really approachable.

The document ends with a code example, and full walkthrough, of a Scheme interpreter written in Scheme... in a mere 30 lines of code! It's like 3/4 of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs compressed into a document you could read in an afternoon!

Software which defaults to automatically extend playlists: staaap it. I have only finite entertainment needs.

Broadway adaptation idea: We Need To Sing About Kevin!

IANAL but surely it's not blackmail if you first incorporate BEFORE applying the leverage you possess.

Family medical (mild) 

Love to get calls from family so they can tell me that they mowed the lawn before things got too hot & oh, btw, they’re having a biopsy done on a lump found in their chest, so anyway, been doing some knitting & …

Free as in you will never be free of the life you’ve chosen.

I’ve been thinking about this thing I said flippantly the other day - - and I’ve realized that picking on individual services when there are bad actors all over is really the point, not some sort of failure. When you want to waste time, run out the clock and distract people, and convince people that government can’t address structural or systemic issues, it makes perfect sense to stick to indignance-whackamole.

I learned about wrestling. There is no sense of wonder.

— Asmel Cattennosing, militia captain

"recognizing trans people diminishes women" is the same shit as "recognizing LGBT marriages diminishes straight marriages" and hearing it isn't any more convincing this time. Just trying to stoke a fake-ass rivalry between people bigots are terrified of facing as a united front

What's really interesting is that the same manufacturer has four different pizza brands, because precisely targeting frozen pizza to segmented micro-demographics when the stuff is all made in the same factory is how capitalism works I guess.

I can see why you'd have a "luxury meat" brand and a "luxury vegan" brand but why there are two separate "cheap" brands (Mommas vs Leaning Tower) I don't quite get. And that's why I'm not a food CEO.

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