An unfortunate advertisement
I just saw a video ad for Google, which used a search for a Lion King trailer as its example.
Then there was a cut to text which I think was “Witness the crowning of a new king.”, though I'm not sure of the first verb.
And then it cuts to the Google logo, and then ends.
Debian 10 buster has been released! https://bits.debian.org/2019/07/buster-released.html
I forgot that #ReleasingDebianBuster is happening so soon! I've been waiting for this.
A conversation with @Azure has just led to a possible new term for not-so-good homebrew crypto: “cryptographer-inspired”.
“You can always just choose not to engage”
But some of the things people say this about fall perceptibly into the category of “pushing for new social norms by broadcasting”.
So now you have a problem. If you disengage, but everyone else sees everyone boosting the popular post and goes along with it as the new norm, and you just stay ignorant… how might you act later, and how might it be seen?
Social life isn't free, and “friendly reminders” can be about as friendly as a suburban HOA.
@ashfurrow Kateis is an ice spirit that came into being in harmony with Dokker when they came to the Hundred-Order Monastery for help navigating the harsher ocean currents. It succeeded, but when it manipulates the wind to blow a lot of Dokker around, sometimes they don't know where they'll end up, and the ice spirit can be capricious and uncaring with humans and other Pokémon.
The power of Mega Kateis is reserved for the Hundred-Order, and the mega stone is guarded jealously.
It's also easily infatuated by mirrors. Every Peckage's mother teaches it strict rules for how to get along with other Peckage.
Dokker is a group of Peckage who learned that it's easier to float across the water, making a home out of a hollow iceberg that stops them from colliding with other Dokker. Sometimes they become spoiled and egotistical, though, and sometimes the ice doesn't protect their food and it gets spoiled too. If the ice ever melts, they don't know what to do.
Peckage is a duck-like Pokémon who despite its appearance mostly springs up from grassy fields. It defends its food by wrapping it in a pouch on its back, which it buries when it goes to sleep. It can't fly, but it can use water currents to travel so there's always one nearby.
@ashfurrow The evolution stages: Peckage (Normal) → Dokker (Ice) by leveling up while knowing at least one Ice-type move → Kateis (Psychic/Ice) when traded while holding a Hundred-Order Stone → Mega Kateis but the mega stone can only be gotten within the Hundred-Order Monastery.
He shifted timelines until he found one in which he hadn't made his mistake. But he knew he'd done it, even if it hadn't happened.
So he shifted on, until he found one in which he had done it, confessed, and asked for forgiveness.
He hadn't been forgiven, but he felt better.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
This is apparently done via “Sectigo” which is some subsidiary of something, and the domain is registered under “CSC Corporate Domains”. It seems legit based on other observations, and it's not out of line with other corporate nonsense I've seen, but…
exploring software with a frown
GNU Shepherd: ‘herd reload FILE-NAME’: “Unload all known optional services using unload’s ‘all’ option, then load FILE-NAME using ‘load’ functionality. If FILE-NAME does not exist or ‘load’ encounters an error, you may end up with no defined services. As these can be reloaded at a later stage this is not considered a problem. If the ‘unload’ stage fails, ‘reload’ will not attempt to load FILE-NAME.”
This feels… unconvincing.
frowning upon software
Looking through the xbps source—the ports system / package management for #VoidLinux.
rv = RSA_verify(NID_sha1, sha256, SHA256_DIGEST_LENGTH, sig, siglen, rsa);
Wait, what? 🤔
Checking further, xbps_file_hash_raw does seem to actually do a SHA-256, it's just the signatures are… I guess using a weird NID for no reason?
frowning upon software
Investigating #Enlightenment. What's this “Eina”? Data structure and such library for C? Hmm, why is there a module for “standard floating point numbers”? I wonder why they would want to do their own soft-float… wait a minute.
*opens header file*
“Type for floating point number where the size of the integer part is 32-bit and the size of the decimal part is 32-bit” etc.
So by “floating point”, they mean “fixed point”. That is a critical terminology mixup. Jeez.
Some sort of hacker-type creature. (The good kind.) Austin, TX, USA.
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