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Oh my gods, the leftist Whataboutism I'm seeing to defend every complaint about Biden is driving me insane. Yes, there are other bad things the last president did, but aren't we supposed to push our representatives to more closely represent us? It's the worst defence.

Back in 1998, I was the administrative owner of one of the most powerful machines on the market. Sun Enterprise 10000 "Starfire". This was impressive on my resume back then.

I've recently come to realize that a Raspberry Pi 4 running Docker is FAR more powerful than that was in every way.

The rolling coal of the restaurant world: cellophane wrapped plastic straws

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SomeBODY once told me your plums were getting lonely
They’re not the only fruit in the fridge
They were looking pretty yum, they were chilly, sweet, rotund
So I ate them even though they’re your breakfast

Hey now
I’m real sorry
That I ate them

WHELP, I officially have the "dreaded" CoViD vaccination passport from the state of New York. Painless processes that makes it obvious that the state was tracking this info anyway so I didn't actually give up anything new.

Discord connection issues in US East and I'm mostly disconnected with my circle of friends.

How is it that I didn't find out that Katy Perry had an album out called Smile until last weekend?

She's one of those artists that has been consistently good enough that I buy the CD without knowing any songs.

In three short years, the children's book by Mercer Mayer, One Monster After Another well turn 50 years old. I've loved this book my whole life, and so few have heard of it.

Oh, it's not safe in store, but surely is better in your home...?

Car travel, Yesterday: I found a "Beef Jerky Outlet Store" and I'm still traumatized that such a thing exists.

¤ tech/programming/Perl ¤

The PPI package is awe inspiring. I feel downright evil now.

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Hey does anyone wanna read a book in which a company that is, legally speaking, 100% not Coca-Cola influences politics? >_>


Motherboards and BIOS prohibits such things, but it occurs to me that most new CPUs have more cache in them than my whole system did when I first ran Doom, Doom ][ and even the original Descent games.

3D Animation 

Does anybody who follows me here do this? I might want to talk about exchanging some cash to get something created. ( I don't want to get overwhelmed though.)

Phone apps that do not respect mute. ... I don't know whether to blame the phone or the app, but /some/ apps respect mute. Sigh.

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"Telling a programmer there's already a library to do X is like telling a songwriter there's already a song about love"

-- Pete Cordell

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Grogu/Baby Yoda/Yoda

I, having zero authority, have decided that the species of Yoda is a Franquoz.

Everything else in Star Wars had has obvious names, and Frank Oz deserves the nod.

Slow simmering "hot take"... The ban all cars movement makes a lot of not subtle assumptions about home proximity to job, or availability of public transport options, which are literally not available to many people who can still afford a cheap car.

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