the next emacs release, codename "spraying for spiders", ...

Here in Chile we used to call fascists «chupa picos» (“cock suckers”), until people realised that’s there’s nothing wrong with sucking dick, so people started calling them «chupa lumas» (“baton suckers”), which is more hilarious in my opinion.

If you ever need to insult a fascist, call them «fasho culiao chupa lumas!» (“you fucking baton sucking fash!”) :3

I made a flow chart of which #Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

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multi shitpost 

is your child texting about multi? heres some common terms
lol: lots of legs
lmao: love many-armed organisms
ngl: nine gooey limbs
<3: less than three legs
hmm: how many maws
smh: so many heads
wtf: want twelve feet

Abstract (US) political commentary :thinkhappy: 

@cjd here in norcal, where one of the "two entrenched parties" has basically died, it's been interesting watching the system try to roll back the two-party system... we finally had our first senate election recently where the election was between the two most popular candidates (both blue, of course), and i'm cautiously optimistic that this shows the way out

the treacherous journey from kitchen to couch with a full cup of hot liquid

Sohla El-Waylly of bon appetit fame now has a youtube show on the (formerly) Binging With Babish channel, I'm here for this youtu.be/D0fsCXflDCE

Enter the address of your favourite website to check which user-tracking technologies it uses and who it is sending your data to.

Cool new tool!

themarkup.org/blacklight

i have these thoughts sometimes too, about twitter, which i left a decade ago

we really need a new browser project, written from scratch in something modern (rust, not c++), and unencumbered by whatever the hell has been happening to mozilla over the last decade

jwz on #Mozilla:

"....in my humble but correct opinion, Mozilla should be doing two things and two things only:

1. Building THE reference implementation web browser, and
2. Being a jugular-snapping attack dog on standards committees.
3. There is no 3.

...."

more at:
https://www.jwz.org/blog/2020/09/this-is-a-pretty-dire-assessment-of-mozilla/

@mdszy i'm minorly infatuated with how it's a left-handed ruler

when a survey says that some of the most popular *code* editors are notepad and vim, i’m like... is this survey valid? it feels like most of the answers were trolls...

@daniel_bohrer i have a task item to write a short blog about it and post it, but i've been procrastinating... thanks for the poke :)

Rod Bogart's twitter feed is a blast. Here's his tweet announcing that he's made an hourglass that demonstrates Archimedes’ theorem that the volume of a cylinder is the sum of the volumes of its inscribed sphere and cone: twitter.com/RodBogart/status/4

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