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Shawn K. Quinn

I think one of the primary tests of good game design should be "is it still fun when you lose?"

in the future, fortune tellers will read your fortune by executing `dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/stdout bs=1024 count=1 | strings - ` on your laptop and interpreting the ascii garbage it spits out

Watching Olympic hockey - since I am unfamiliar with the flags, it took me a few minutes to figure out we were playing Slovenia, not Slovakia, because NBC decided to abbreviate the team name as SLO. This seems kind of useless. Couldn’t they use SVK and SLV or something that actually distinguishes country names?

I'd like to contribute to mastodon but I don't know anything about Ruby or React.js and am not really excited to change that...

If there was a way for me to disable content warnings, just by setting them to pre-expanded or something, that'd be really nice.

Q: Is that a religious reminder of death on your forehead?

A: No it is smeared valentine chocolate.

Am I overfeeding my own ego if I'm adding a FAQ on my personal blog? Even if some of the questions have never actually been asked, but are questions I wish people would ask?

yvxr v qrsvavgryl qb jnag gb npghnyyl svg va fbzrjurer naq orybat.

Open Assistant from Andrew Vavrek: a decentralized open source personal assistant.

It is able to engage in conversations and complete an increasing amount of tasks using vocal commands.

So... Into a demo of "Stella", indeed a free and open source virtual assistant aimed at everyone!

#OpenAssistant #voice #AI #Stella #Linux #OpenSource #Vavrek #Arch

I lost the conversation to which this is germane, but: if a social place is becoming polluted, leaving is just as valid a response as trying to clean it up. If you prefer to try to get rid of negative elements, good for you, but don't shame people for just walking away - that just contributes to the toxicity of the place for them.

Hey, kids/young adults who love standing in front of their amps & PA systems during performances:

PLEASE pay attention to the killjoys who tell you to get decent hardwearing earplugs / disposable classic foam plugs while playing.

Because living with tinnitus will start to ruin your life in a big way, and if tinnitus gets beyond tinnitus...well...yeah it's awful.

At the end of the day, you don't wanna be like me with 30% hearing in their left ear in my mid-20s just cuz teen me was ignorant af.

Forth programmers do it with a really big stack.

I know I have not been that active on here but I have been making some posts to my blogs at and -- the latter is due to get a post either tonight or sometime tomorrow.

it feels like taking an epic dump. very satisfying, low-quality, but at least you got it out and you can flush it down the toilet and no one sees it ever a—wait, it's immortalized forever on the Internet? Fuck

yall I posted like THREE things in the last 24 hours, what is HAPPENING