"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
I love how LetsEncrypt sends out a mass email pointing to this post https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/february-13-2019-end-of-life-for-all-tls-sni-01-validation-support/74209, without explaining in simple language: "Here are the steps you need to take to check your config and/or update."
I've been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and most of this is gobbledygook to me. "We're deprecating FLUX FLOOZ 2017 in favor of FORF SNOZZ 1-X-99. After February, your certificate will no longer work if you don't GORP your FNOFF." What a mess.
reading everyones hot takes about the daily dot piece. ugh. people are really forgetting how decentralization works. there is no "mastodon" culture. there are bubbles. failing to mention that over half the people on the fediverse don't speak english and live in countries that have their own politics and their own presidents and dictators to talk about.
I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently https://blackoutpoetry.glitch.me
I made a terrible game where you have to guess which bad domain name is more expensive: https://domain-pricing.glitch.me/
The Real #Cyberpunk Fakebook:
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spotted down the road
one time i got so mad at a gender form i made a website about gender forms https://garbados.github.io/hall-of-gender-forms/
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at this stage I really just don't have any patience for any of the arguments about whether or not adblocking is "ethical."
I'm going to block as many ads as I can. No, you can't stop me. No, if you try, I'll just leave and use some other website. No, it's not theft. No, I don't give a shit. Get off my lawn.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more