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Covid politics, bad, I'm just venting 

This is not the brag you think it is. History isn't gonna judge this kindly. I'm hoping the present isn't either

i'm going to be grumy for a while about this: cargo/crates ignored my lock file and tried to upgrade blake3 in a way that semver claimed to be safe, but the package author doesn't believe in semver.

isn't this what the lock file is supposed to be for?

Astronaut Mark Kelly once smuggled a full gorilla suit on board the International Space Station. He didn't tell anyone about it. One day, without anyone knowing, he put it on... #ISS

amazon, don't download code from potatobutt69 and put it into your prod env, if you hire me as a consultant (i am not cheap) such wisdom can be imparted to you on a biweekly basis

how come the retort is always "if you don't want companies using your code, don't release it as free" and never "if you don't want your code to break, don't pull code from an internet rando"

Websites used to ask if you were 13 or older and if you clicked no it would send you to or the Barney home page

Wordle 205 4/6


this wins january for me... someone tried to make a bootleg "calvin peeing on the IRS" sticker but didn't know the difference between "the IRS" and "IRS record label from the 1980s" 😆

whoa, through some weird confluence, a friend on the birdsite RT'd health (the band) at me and @extinct was in the comments! O_o

tiny lil world

every time one of those "IRC was simple, let's go back to simpler protocols" articles comes out, i get to see the IRC protocol again with fresh eyes and.... it is anything but simple.

it's this weird mashup of text, sometimes delimited by spaces, sometimes by ":", with arbitrary numbers mimicking the old FTP protocol.

anyone doing a "simple" protocol today would start with linefeed-terminated json, no numbers, mandatory crypto layer, & so on.

missed opportunity for matrix and the other current contenders

Wordle 204 5/6


so unfair

I'm at that stage in my life where I preface everything I do with "I'm at that stage in life where ..."

A technical overview about the practical pitfalls of web3 and how, at the end of the day, it's just centralization around corporate platforms, same as web2.

Up to the point that if OpenSea (an NFT marketplace) delists your NFT, most NFT software will not show it in your own wallet anymore. While the NFT might be immutably on the blockchain, everyone just uses OpenSea (or a small list of 3 other platforms) as an API anyway.

one thing i still dont understand about cryptoscam island: why the fascination with putin?

bahahaha! moxie tried to weigh in on "web3" after already trying and failing to push his own cryptocoin scam, and techies are having NONE of it 😆

youtube finally updated their cast app and now i'm very sorry they did.

if you'd like to pause a video to take a longer look at something, merely hit PAUSE on your phone, then hit the chromecast logo in the upper right corner, then press CONTROLLER, then press the up arrow on the controller, twice... easy!

And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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