If someone just looked at my bookcase they'd think I only read math textbooks and Latin grammars and things. Largely because, even excepting eBooks, I take a fierce civic pride in libraries and will either read a library book rather than buy it, or, if the library doesn't have it, buy hardcover and try to donate it to the library afterward.
Had a filling replaced today and got a shock when the dentist accidentally drilled right through the dental dam. Suddenly the whole thing ripped open with an audible pop and a bunch of water and stuff splashed into my mouth
(Other than that things went fine. They just got out a new one and replaced it.)
USA Today made a version of their site for EU visitors that's compliant with the GDPR
It seriously makes me want to check that site from time to time for news. If their point was "see how bad it would be if we didn't do all this stuff?" it's doing the opposite of what it wants because yes, I love this website, that's how I want it and every other one to be like
Pol/Econ Show more
Interesting in itself, though the beginning comment about business leaders historically being bad at telling whether political administrations are bad for business also reminded me of the pattern where the right wing gets the reputation of being 'good for security' while actually pursuing spectacular, but less effective, policies.
I am really curious how the French government will get away with using Matrix/Riot in all their govt agencies. They'll either have to ignore people with disabilities, or they'll have to contribute a huge amount of work to the Matrix project, both the web front-end and the iOS and Android clients. Because for a blind screen reader user, Matrix is far from being usable efficiently right now.
And no, I don't have time to contribute to all of these projects. I can't fight all fights.
imagine if monitors stayed monochrome but we just increased the resolution so high that we were able to create colors using interference patterns
I want an 80s style cartoon where Glam Rock sysadmins do battle with sludge metal crackers and malware in cyberspace.
The feeling when you don't quite wake up properly and keep slipping back and forth out of sleep and can't quite decide if your body is a factory town sprawling out over bellows puffing away and engines thrumming or just a pattern of light flowing around or meat.
I wonder if the Soviet Constructivists ever made animation.
I don't care whether waterfall displays and thunder dances are indicative of chimpanzees having a /religion/. I don't know and won't speculate on whether they have the mental machinery to have the kind of abstract ideas I think of as 'religion'.
I think it much more interesting and important that chimpanzee behavior around waterfalls indicates that they have a sense of the sublime.
Appearance Show more
In retrospect this shouldn't be surprising given my asexuality, but I've noticed that a lot of things coded as 'hot' almost work as 'anti-attractiveness' to me. (For 'attractiveness' we'll just say visual features that make me think someone looks nice.)
Though I suspect a big part of it is the way people in photo shoots are trained to stare balefully into the camera and project an emotionless void.
Part of me wants to wear a trinitite pendant. Another part of me, I think it's my thyroid gland, is screaming at me about how much it would rather avoid having a chunk of radioactive material sitting next to it.
Macro/Micro Show more
When a scene requires a /reason/ for someone to be smaller than I am, or I need a 'don't care' background for why someone is as little as they are, I will quite often make something up involving shortbread.
Because words are my sorcery and puns are my cantrips :)
User sessions are in some ways the most interesting part of systemd for me, but the most infuriating due to the weird arbitrary limitations and the general architecture being messed up.
Hmmmmm. I want to try making a properly cubical sandwich or pocket pie or something. With actual square corners.
Problem is how to have a good cubical form factor while not being difficult to eat. Hand pies and sandwiches are flat for a reason. Maybe some internal structure to sequester and partition the filling.
Perhaps a bread frame doing most of the structural work then laminating on phyllo to finish it.
♪ It's orthogonally delicious