Found this in the office. It seems like someone wasn't having a good day... 😅

Wife: oh, lunar eclipse tonight, but it's at 4am, we're not gonna be able to watch it
Me: Well, don't forget our 2 year old son could very well wake up at 4
Wife: Naaah....

[4:06 am]

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

Decided to stop relying on my crappy devices to store all my photos, and upload everything to a (hopefully safer) cloud service.

Just finished uploading everything... and it's gonna take a while to sort and review them all 😐😐😐

Yesterday I had a dream where I was playing a board game about multiplying polynomials.

Most of the dream was half an hour of two players arguing whether or not using the "semi-normal form" for polynomials was canon or some kind of house-rules heresy.

Why does my brain do this to me

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Internal chat at work. Techies keeping priorities straight 👌🏻

I needed this reminder today. Maybe you do, too?

Nearly every time I think someone is mad at me, they're actually frustrated by something, or annoyed with themselves, or feeling defensive or embarrassed.

Most people genuinely don't get angry that often. Those who do? It's something for them to work on, not you. It's okay to stay soft.

Public Domain Day Is Finally Here!.

Copyrighted Works Have Entered the Public Domain Today for the First Time in 21 Years:

Recently excavated fossil of an evolutionary dead end, a distant relative of the modern smartphone.

(My mom used this thing every single day for at least 5 years when I was a small kid)

Found a few of my grandpa's textbooks from when he was a kid.

It's amazing how they've changed since then, to become bigger and flashier to justify higher prices and drive sales.

Pictured, one of my "modern" textbooks (from around year 2000), next to 2 of my grandpa's old textbooks (year ~1935)

Today I learned the Japanese have a traditional measurement unit (shaku) that's almost exactly an Imperial foot.

They also have a unit (sun) similar to the Imperial inch, and another one similar to 1/8th of an inch (bu).

But they were reasonable enough to define them as 1/10th and 1/100th of the shaku!

(Back to quietly grumbling about the Imperial System...)

@jon_valdes Interesting!
I stumbled on this article:
It suggests that it's an x86-related issue, and the workarounds mean slower or less compatible code. There are options to force GCC into one of those workarounds, but I agree that the default should be to do that, rather than expect users to know that behaviour will differ in optimised code

Ah, GCC bug 323 was just updated again.

It's an 18 year old floating point bug that has never been fixed, and which the GCC people claim is not really a bug.

But it's the only compiler that does it, and lots of people are tripped by it (including myself, about 10 years ago). So many people, in fact, that _94_ bug reports so far have been marked as duplicates of this one.

someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my phone is dying.

This video about controlling animal morphology and regeneration via electric fields mediated by cells' ion channels is absolutely amazing

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