c++ is completely out of control and must be stopped https://botsin.space/@lobsters/106923810073215418
steam: "we'd like to do a hardware survey to make sure we support linux well!"
me: .... okay
steam: "you have a core i7 but because it's a linux laptop, it probably doesn't support AVX2"
[joke explanation: AVX2 is a vector math extension that intel added in 2013 so yes every fucking core i7 purchased in 2021 has it, but steam's detector is so windows-biased that it's useless]
... like, it's not just that 1999 was a "more innocent time", but that it's almost the last year that, diegetically, the Matrix could have been set
it's supposed to be an environment where people just live out their lives without change, isn't it? when was the last time that, culturally, it felt like things could have kept on keeping on, with a baseline of stasis
Can I just gloat for a minute?
One of my teams has a quarterly "Yak Shaving Day" (or week) which is cool but the coolest part is the graphic they have for this edition:
A wizard appears. He looks grumpy.
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