Don't tell my doctors but a juicy homemade bacon cheeseburger (double cheese, onion, tomato, salad, mustard, ketchup, sriracha) is just about the best thing to cheer me up. 😄

So about a month ago I installed OpenBSD 7.0 on a spare Thinkpad X230. I played around with a bunch of desktop things but eventually settled on dwm, a piece of art I used to refer to as "the arrogant wm" because somewhere in the source it says "since it's configured in the C code, it keeps the newbs from asking stupid questions" if I recall correctly. Anyway, I've come to really like this combo of OpenBSD, dwm, st, slstatus, and Firefox. After a while it works surprisingly well.

Don't care if Sagan said it. Don't care if Schulz drew it. But yes. More of this.

The fact that I like the idea of the fediverse doesn't mean that I actually remember that there is a fediverse. No other way to explain why I forget to log into Mastodon for "months going on years" at a time. 😞

A US senator makes $174,000 a year. Let's say they work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That's an hourly rate of $19.86 if you can believe it. At $7.25/hour (the federal minimum wage) a senator would make $63,510/year instead. Let them have that I say! Oh, and no free healthcare anymore, pay up fools! Alright, I feel better now.

I submitted a patch to the Linux man pages project and they actually took it. I was expecting a long back-and-forth but apparently the correction I made was 0% controversial. They also dealt with it in a matter of hours. A nice Christmas present for me. 😄

Alright, it's getting a little out of control now. I've learned enough RISC-V and PA-RISC in a few hours to make things happen. What next? :-D

And for no reason whatsoever I now have to admit that people who write raytracers in bootblocks scare the heck out of me.

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I am down to 260 bytes. Not sure what's left aside from breaking ELF rules...

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This year's holiday hobby: Produce smallest m68k ELF "hello, world" executable. In assembly, raw "trap #0" syscalls only. Next up: Coroutines?

Actually, that's a pretty nice font. Trying it out for a few days of hacking C code. The curly braces are... Cute? :-D

I am almost off of social media. Not sure if that's an accomplishment or a problem in itself?

Alright, I have to go on the record now: Audience permissions are stupid on Mastodon. Well, alternatively, call me stupid, that's fine too. I just think they should "default" to the last permission you used on that thread, until you change the permissions/visibility again. The way it is, I constantly write posts that only 3 people see when I intended for them to be "as visible" as the last reply.

Alright, got my Maryland ballot for the 2020 presidential election printed. Now let's fill that sucker out and send it on its long journey. (Will it count? I don't even know. But here's to hoping!)

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