Rich fucking asshole piece of shit teasing pet wild cat with raw food: lol should I give it to him?
Cat: rawwwwrrrrrrr grrrrrrrrrrr hissssssssss rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Me: eat this fuckfaces hand bro. Just like rip it off. There's no way it's that hard. No one will blame you.

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"A new side hustle where merchants list products they don't even have on Amazon and then dropship them from Sam's Club once orders roll in is wreaking havoc for an Ohio candy company that makes Dum Dums lollipops."

This would make my blood boil if someone did it to me. I mean, I can order from Sam's Club or Walmart if I wanted to, and I actively avoid giving Walmart business on purpose. It would enrage me to get a box from Sam's Club or Walmart when I ordered from elsewhere.

🎶Jenny I've got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny don't change your number

Which reminds me… growing up in the 1950’s, it was very rare to see severely obese people. When I look at my photographs from this era, what you see are very lean people for the most part

If you know anyone in Kansas, remind them to vote today and that a NO vote on the constitutional amendment protects the right to an abortion.

Groups texting people lies today are unethical, but apparently it's legal to send people election lies in Kansas!

The amendment is on today's primary ballot because Republicans hope Democrats will stay home since the primary races are mostly Republican races only. Can't win honestly? Win with trickery. Sounds like Republicans.

is there any way of querying just the interactions of an account in the fediverse? "show me all the messages where they have liked mine or I have liked their and all the messages that either I am tagged in their message or they are tagged in mine"

and if there isn't already such a tool can you imagine how one might go about that? I guess you would need to pull in all their posts and all your posts thru an api, then run it thru grep or something and then spit out all the uris

"Yeah. Check the probate. Why, my Uncle Thumper had a problem with HIS probate, and he had to take these big pills, and drink lots of water."

J002E3 is the designation given to an object in space discovered on September 3, 2002, by amateur astronomer Bill Yeung. Initially thought to be an asteroid, it has since been tentatively identified as the S-IVB third stage of the Apollo 12 Saturn V rocket (designated S-IVB-507), based on spectrographic evidence consistent with the titanium dioxide in the paint used on the rockets

What's so damned infuriating about the J6 hearings and that day in general is that for the past 20+ years if you were asian, black, brown, feeding the homeless, Muslim, vegan, or were "weird", you had the entire weight of the criminal justice system & surveillance state crash down on you like a hammer. I know WHY every last maga hat-wearing freak isn't getting THEIR houses raided just for their social media photos but the fact they AREN'T means a tacit endorsement.

It's funny... my first line replying to suspected scammers is something like "Just reported a couple of scammers to the FBI" and they STILL continue on with their scams.

If companies are legally people then they should be required to wind down their operations when they reach their 80s or 90s.

They can push past 100 a bit if they're willing to slow way down, with a lot of naps and a high fiber diet.

I need to coin a term for a thing in an upcoming blog post. Does anybody have ideas?

Sometimes, people optimize for a given implementation in a problematic way.

One example is SEO: people optimize specifically for Google to rank well, instead of optimizing for users while being *compatible* with generic "search engines". Our priority regarding search engines should be compatibility, not optimization. SEO tips like like "use semantic markup, add a description, don't require heavy JS to show content, don't assume that the user-agent is a graphical browser, etc." are actually good things to do; these tips are really different from "Include the current year in your title for no reason, add tons of invisible metadata, include these keywords that your Google competitors use, use this specific markup to get Google structured data enhancements, and use Google AMP".

Another example is linters and auditing tools. From opinionated source-code static analysis to web accessibility scanners, people bend over backwards to make automated reviewers happy. This is probably okay if the automated reviewers are really good, but becomes problematic when they have quirks and bugs. If the Nu HTML checker doesn't support an otherwise well-supported feature, could that incentivise people not to use it? If an accessibility scanner like axe-core has a false-positive, people may try to "fix" their site to avoid the false-positive just to claim "We're accessible! Axe reports no violations!" (ugh).

I want a term "X" to describe the ideal way to balance "compliance" with standards against "compatibility" with real-world implementations. Doing "X" shouldn't disrupt an open platform by giving one implementation an unfair advantage, but it should still acknowledge the limitations and *certain* quirks of existing implementations. "X" should also favor users and user-facing implementations over "auditors" and "compliance checklists".

Two good areas to think about regarding "X" are SEO and accessibility. Are you trying to make your content friendly to engines, or are you optimizing it to game the rankings? (hopefully the former)
If a popular screen reader has a quirk or bug, does "ignoring quirks and sticking to standards no matter what" go too far by locking out disabled users? (it probably does)

What term should I use for "X"? It should be a noun.
Sample usage: "I practice X", "Viewing SEO through the lens of X", etc.

Help it's stuck in my Game Boy I don't know how to get it out!


Vim, the editor.

yea i have 'work life balance'... when i see work i balance on my unicycle and get the hell out of there!!

Two things I can't stand:
1. Being taken for a liar
2. Attempts to coerce me into apologizing for things I didn't do

Chinese State censors a novel... before it was even published.

Hint: using government-approved cloud services, or any cloud service, without local backup, may be bad for you.

"Well, there's egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam, spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam, or Lobster Thermidor au Crevettes with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam."

I am annoyed that I still know what “left shark” was. information that will never be useful again. the brain needs a garbage collector for memes

Little Dipper, July 16: All heck breaks loose at the FunHouse
Ordinarily I'd sit on these and wait to make another summary post when I felt like it. But this one was too good to just sit on. I'm posting individual pictures (well, with two grouped together) so I can make commentary on each.

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