Me: Huh... "devil" contains the word "evil".

The latin corner of my brain: "Devil... D'evil... de evil... of evil?"

Google: "dēofol via diabolos from diaballein from dia ‘across’ + ballein ‘to throw’"


I wish I didn't understand why software starts out usable then *intentionally* degrades to utter crap through the addition of poorly thought through "features".

I wish I could wonder in ignorance, but I can't. I've seen the sausage get made by the same cookie cutter mediocre no talent hacks over and over again, and they always fail up.

That feeling when the awkward silence and decrease in phone calls is probably worth it.


Mom: blah blah... it'd probably just be cheaper to write the protestors a cheque.

Me: Um. They don't want money. They just don't want to be murdered quite so much.

Mom: If they'd do what the police tell them nobody would get hurt.

Me: ... Except for all the people who are murdered while complying respectfully.

@saramg"""it will not have an integrated display of any kind."""

Then what the fuck is the point? Is it just for creeping on women by recording 24/7? That's not innovation, that's... well it's fucking business as usual for FB, isn't it?

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Me: Yay! Someone pursuing smart glasses!
Me: Ugh... it's Facebook. Of course it fucking is. Oh well, never mind then.

@smays I believe there are markdown plugins available, but it's up to the specific instance to support it from incoming toots.


((or was it the other way 'round?))

Wow. Somehow it's Blizzard's app. Everything fine, then launch that and BOOM. What the actual fucks?

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Me: Windows has been behaving itself well lately, maybe reseating the memory did the trick.

Windows, literally one click later: HALT AND CATCH FIRE

TIL; There exists, on the market now, a 1TB µSD card in the $250 range.

Fuck my lunchables, man.

For the first time in what seems like quite awhile, I'm NOT traveling on or around Sept 11th.

Am I letting the terrorists win?

Been having short lived bouts of nausea and dizziness followed by tinnitis. Doc Internet seems to think it's Benign Paroxymal Positional Vertigo which appears to be latin for "getting old".

Only thing worse than getting old is not getting old.

"Half and Catch Fire" is making me ridiculously nostalgic for the 80s era of computing. Like... I want to set up a BBS* levels of nostalgic.

* Realistically, this would take the form of a virtual vterm in a browser window, because it's 2020, not 1985. Still, dig up a copy of trade wars or something and wire it together. Has nobody done this yet?

Watching "Halt and Catch Fire" and identifying HEAVILY with Cameron, then S1E5 her manager walks in and... yep, it's an insecure tiny white bald dude. Peak 90s Sara achieved (set in the 80s).

SaraMG :awesome: boosted

Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

Somehow I went my entire 40+ years without ever trying Absinthe.

Tonight, I corrected that mistake.


I took a nice nap today.
Restful, relaxing.

During this nap, I dreamed I was teaching an Intro to Electrical Engineering course.

Brains, am I right?

Just radomly recalled that one scene in Logan's Run that predicted Tinder.

Past furturists were ON IT.

When 2020 is getting you down, just remember that nearly a century ago, Australia declared war on Emus, and the Emus won.

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