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"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.

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i will literally never shut up. my coffin will have a big tube on it for my corpse to jabber to you all about the worms i've spotted and what they believe in

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I love how LetsEncrypt sends out a mass email pointing to this post community.letsencrypt.org/t/fe, 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.

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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.

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I made a little thing on Glitch for making blackout poetry, so you can be emo on the internet faster and more efficiently blackoutpoetry.glitch.me

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I made a terrible game where you have to guess which bad domain name is more expensive: domain-pricing.glitch.me/

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3 billion devices with Java on the web, 3 billion devices with Java
Take one down, pass it around
2,999,999,999 devices with Java on the web

tfw you notice that the m’s in the Commonwealth Bank logo are joined

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one time i got so mad at a gender form i made a website about gender forms garbados.github.io/hall-of-gen

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remember kids: "ufo" doesn't mean "alien spacecraft", it just means "unidentified flying object". anything in the sky can be a ufo if youre bad enough at identifying things

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Police will be on hand to arrest those who sing the anthem with insufficient enthusiasm.

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The Hu, a New Breakthrough Band from Mongolia, Plays Heavy Metal with Traditional Folk Instruments and Throat Singing openculture.com/?p=1059956 t.co/xCBxYO10KR

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