every key on my laptop has a fingerprint scanner. the key only works if it is my finger. i have to press the key for about half a second but it's worth it for security
hahaha i did not know that Messier came up with his famous list of objects because he "was a comet hunter, and was frustrated by objects which resembled but were not comets, so he compiled a list of them... to avoid wasting time on them." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_object
a reminder that the things you'll be remembered for might be the things you throw away while trying to do something else
At some point in the last few years, we have:
) Viewed you through a scrying pool and/or mirror
) Crafted a double of you from blood and willpower and used it to manipulate your moods and actions and/or
) Sunk into a dark liquid pool, then rose again to the surface but the surface was your eyes, through which we saw all you saw, thought as you thought, as intimate as breath.
Due to new legislation, now we have to ask:
Can we keep doing all that?
finally do I have the proper way of looking at the fediverse
also yes it's fully functional and I'm actually using it as my main interface right now
Linus Torvalds introspection(!) + Show more
"This week people in our community confronted me about my lifetime of
not understanding emotions. My flippant attacks in emails have been
both unprofessional and uncalled for. Especially at times when I made
it personal. In my quest for a better patch, this made sense to me.
I know now this was not OK and I am truly sorry."
PSA for anyone from a defunct instance who still wants to view their archive, and cant because it's all json:
I made a python script that generates a human-readable html page from you're archive that you can open in your browser to view your old posts.
If you've got python installed, just plop it into the archive, run it, and open the new "processed_archive.html" file it makes in your web browser to read your archive!
Getchu somebody that looks at you like this birb looks at this other birb
if you open tmux, ssh into another machine, open tmux, ssh back into your original machine and reattach to the original tmux session, tmux gets really confused
programmers are people who bully computers into doing things
A quirk I love about modern english (early and current) is that whenever we noun a verb the stress moves from the first to the second syllable to denote "thing-ness"
Hence, you record a record; rebels rebel; a permit permits; an envelop envelopes; and you suspect the suspects.
lol my small, unlisted, barely half a gig of ram minecraft server just got raided by an army of italian youtubers who were streaming to twitch how is everyone else's day going
Irish in Melbourne ⨳ software developer, music maker ⨳ responsible for @poem_exe
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.