A FIRST AUTHOR PAPER OF MINE WAS JUST CITED FOR THE FIRST TIME! *DANCES DANCES DANCES* I'VE BEEN USEFUL TO THE CHEMISTRY COMMUNITY! #realtimechem

music, shopping, self-indulgence Show more

fatphobia, direct action Show more

Doctor: I'm terribly sorry but the tests are back. Your child is artistic.

Parents: (sob)

Doctor: Now don't worry, it's not the end of the world. Your child will never have the mind of an executive, but with modern innovations like Etsy, Patreon and Kickstarter, they may be able to pay rent well into their mid-20s.

Parent: Did... did crayons do this

Doctor: Who can say? We're exposed to so many forms of art every day: music, poetry, language, geometry..

Parent: We're getting crayons BANNED

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This rant on the state of modern programming also explains why I prefer and try to do everything using text-mode apps.

tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

Wow, this sums up a lot of my feelings about modern technology.

Why is everything slow? Why does software grow and use more resources but not deliver more performance?

tonsky.me/blog/disenchantment/

Tomorrow I’m doing a keynote at Playful Experiences, London. Please do join if you feel like a relaxed, friendly time gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=11732

notice to my friends in tech: please do not build parental control software. please consider how the software you’re working on could be used for abuse. please be responsible.

Movie violence, Avengers Show more

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Crowd friction:

"posits that the real problem was the lack of a truly decentralized infrastructure to host the Semantic Web on. To host your own website, you need to buy a domain name from ICANN, configure it correctly using DNS, and then pay someone to host your content if you don’t already have a server of your own. We shouldn’t be surprised if the average person finds it easier to enter their information into a giant, corporate data repository."
twobithistory.org/2018/05/27/s

(h/t @natecull)

In case you missed it: I made a #Mastodon Shortcode for #Hugo, a static site generator. Embed all the toots into your #blog posts!

kevingimbel.com/mastodon-embed

In the last year I've progressively moved from vim to *BSD nvi. Here's a cool write-up on the topic which happens to be consistent with my point of view. Next step shall be moving to @ed1conf galexander.org/vim_sucks.html

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Oh hey, I like the idea of

Here's Brown Sabbath with a damn groovy Latin funk cover of "The Wizard"

youtube.com/watch?v=nTd5ghvMkv

pls stop reinventing hyperlinking and just use real hyperlinks on your web pages pls and thank u

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Octodon

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.