Another "dip" into downtown Houston and a side trip
So, nothing that my previous Monday (August 30) visit to Little Dipper was such a great time, I decided I'd head back down there this past Friday (September 3) and get in a few more rounds of pinball. This time, all of my play was confined to the three newer machines, skipping The Machine: Bride of Pinbot entirely.

I'm noticing a few more minor...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/09/22/

#FDroid and all #android #apps we're shipping grant you fundamental freedom to: use, study, share and improve them. We want user to control their software, not the other way around. It's not just about #OpenSource it's about #UserFreedom.

gnu.org/philosophy/open-source

tfw youre trying to work out your calendar and have to create two calendars, one for "if my sleep is normal" and another for "if my sleep is weird"

How do you start a working class revolution without a working class?

Asking for a friend.

TIL sometimes "extended version" of a song means only about 20-30 seconds longer. Usually, I expect at least another minute or so.

Been hacking on yt-dlp all night. We're gonna be able to download CBC Gem videos, goddamnit!

Raspi foundation be cursed for not colour-encoding the GPIO. Take a look at the Asus tinker board ffs

I will add it's nice to be able to have "owner" as part of at least one job title for things like petition signing, as if to say "don't even bother trying to go up the food chain to retaliate, I *am* the top of the food chain, you fool".

employer (-), petition (+) 

so this is public now, and my union rep says we can share it:

theguardian.com/technology/202

Petition to get Google temps, vendors, and contractors the back pay Google owes them

Anyone can sign here: payparity.org/
They want a first and last name, but they don't have to be your legal name.

uspol 

Poor Biden. His approval ratings are nearly down to Trump's all time high.

OK, that's it, no more politics today, I promise.

Everyone’s got their cartoon horny reaction. Like they see a pretty lady and their eyes pop out they head and they go AWOOGA! Mine is my eyes spin like slot reels that land on 7s and a giant neon sign that says JACKPOT lights up bright.

Bughouse on a chess server: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Note: this post was originally written back in late 2015. A lot of this is of mainly historical interest; the activity level on FICS has dropped off precipitously in the intervening time period of about six years. However, I still feel the story needs to be told, as...
rantroulette.com/2015/11/bugho
-conduct -chess

"Dipping" into a new pinball spot
The Little Dipper on Main Street in downtown Houston had been on my list of pinball places to check out for some time. The last time I was in the area, though, there was a rainstorm blowing through the city. Instead of hanging back to get in a few games of pinball I decided to just go home and return another day. I didn't realize "another day" would be a few months later, though...

The first...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/09/01/

Odds and ends from the past month and change
I've gotten in the occasional round of pinball and arcade games here and there over the past couple of months, just haven't had any time to post until today. I will be checking out a new local venue in the next few days and I wanted to get these up before then.

In rough order: July 21 at Darkhorse Tavern (Mr. and Mrs. Pac-Man), August 4 at Little Woodrow's...
skqrecordquest.com/2021/08/30/

TIL fsck of an ext2 filesystem on a 128GB USB 3.0 thumb drive will take quite some time. I finally moved the drive to a different machine and it completed within the 15 minute timeout I set. I was afraid the drive had eaten it (relatively unused drive, too).

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