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new rule for myself

i do not get to criticize something unless i have done a lot of research into how and why it works, and also how it came to be

there is almost always more to it than the immediately apparent, and there might be interesting opportunities in either the thing itself or in the components that comprise the thing applied in a different way

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i quit being human some time ago, now i'm something more and something less. by my own choice and my own hand, even.

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locking my account for now, out of caution. please be someone i've interacted with in the past and poke me if you want to follow for some reason

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also, hey.

just so y'all are clear: this isn't an alt. this is my new main. ^_^;

even if it looks functionally the same as my old one on cybre.space

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obvious hot take, meta 

btw, if i didn't make this clear enough: if you do not think otherkin or furries or queer people are valid, if you don't think that people have a right to self-authorship and insist that all we can ever be is one kind of thing, then you are not my comrade.

Apparently Zoom straight up lied about conferences being E2E encrypted, and didn’t tell anyone that they were passing personally identifiable data to Facebook & Google for years.

They have just had their ass handed to them by the FTC, and members of a class action lawsuit will be receiving compensation. Also… maybe don’t use Zoom unless your employer makes you. 😬

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

the thing is, like, i have no patience left for proprietary software. zero.

things that are developed by volunteers, okay, it's buggy a bit or crashes sometimes, fine. but if you took VC, your shit had better be ON POINT when you release it.

AND IT NEVER IS

hey here's something that came to me that might help you...

first of all, we're all discordian popes. one of the thing that popes get to have is papal infallibility.

if you're feeling depressed and like you don't deserve respect or love, or even when the prospect of that is up for debate and it's questionable...

you can invoke that papal infallibility to just decree that you are, and end the question. it's totally okay and, i found out myself, really helpful to get to a better headspace.

hey wait

if gravity is an illusion caused by curved spacetime and us moving in straight lines through it, and accelerating in because of a curvature in time itself...

does that imply that time machines are antigravity drives? are ufos flying around because they can bend spacetime itself??

i am not a lawyer

(my team collectively failed the bar exam. none of us are.)

Hostile architecture is an injury hazard, sometimes obstructs emergency equipment or renders it unsafe to use, frequently impedes the lives of disabled people, and is very often used as a way to force houseless and other undesirable populations out of areas developed by capital.

On a related note, cordless angle grinders and impact drivers are more powerful and more readily available than they've ever been thanks to technological advancements and global trade.

:anarchy::antifa:

feeling like a teenager lately, in a way that's like...

you know the usual thing one does in their teenage years (as is constructed in western society), finding one's self-concept through trying things and socializing with others?

i feel like i am only now really doing that, because i haven't felt free to. and i understand that's a very common mood among queer folk.

i think that has been part of my insecurities. not really having a sense of who i am or who i want to be. and i feel that keenly when i see people who very much do and run with it, and like ... i want to be like that, but i am not them. i am me. what does that mean?

the CEO of Mastodon is now a thing...

it already effectively was, of course, but good to see he's owning it

why are high level corporate officers called executives? they don't actually execute anything themselves

like. big adhd feels, but the part of the cycle that isn't depression

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feeling very nyoomy but in a way that isn't really conductive to doing anything with that feeling

and i guess a lot of people in software writing, if they stick around, get tired of the churn too. maybe it's a mark of maturity to know that, yes, you can play all sorts of language games and that there's beauty in it, but you can't really do that and ship something.

better to do the obvious and simple thing most of the time.

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realizing why java and c/c++ carry on and people keep writing code with them even though they're pretty clunky...

they're stable. boring. you write a program with them against a stable api and it just stays working for a very long time.

you don't have to keep up with library churn and a million bad ideas happening around you. you can actually be done and finished with a project.

LOL research has discovered that if you respect a cat's boundaries, they're more likely to be affectionate and less likely to scratch you.

Which of course the articles phrased as letting the cat be "in charge" because asking somebody if you can touch them aka *consent* has to be phrased as a control issue, and the "cats have staff" jokes come out. A dog's consent should be respected too!

Since "let the chat choose" is seen in all the articles I assume it's also in the university press release.

oh joy now i get to deal with kernel options

or i could just take a break for the evening. i think i will do that and not hyperfocus burn myself out

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On Eldritch Beasts and the "Witnessing this descends you into madness" trope 

I hadn't thought of this in words before, but it's definitely a resonant feeling and I'm seriously glad someone did.

Also racists like Lovecraft and xenophobes of all stripes can get fuuuuuuucked

welp i am finally going through with the linux reinstall

and that's a lot of recompiling

am i a fossbro? o.o

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