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Software "engineer" by trade and study. enthusiast, loves . Also looking to pivot away from pure software, and into , or . Or in any other way contribute something meaningful back to this world. is my OS. I may have made a for it once.

Star Trek 

/r/DaystromInstitute is just catnip for me.

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@air_pump he literally said it's the only hostage situation where Stockholm syndrome kicks in even before the hostage taking takes place.

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Our CEO just referred to SaaS as "Software as a hostage" and I think that's pretty spot on. is truly the poster child of modern web design: to know the principles of good UX, and then to do the *exact opposite* of what these principles say.

Me after trying to make a recursive symlinks: yaaay, experiments are fun.

Me after pressing a button I haven't seen before, and accidentally unlocking a shelf in the fridge, almost breaking three glass bottles with medicine: I guess there are times when you shouldn't press a button just because it's there...

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#Protip: "Drafts" on Mastodon

Mastodon doesn't natively support a "draft mode", where in-process toots can be saved and re-edited.

... but ... you can emulate this by setting default posting to "DM", and not filling in any recipients. A DM toot not shared with any third parties is visible only to yourself. You can then post, and delete/redraft this toot until it's complete to your satisfaction.

On devices/platforms where Web content is prone to disappear without notice (o hai Chrome Android mufferphuckerz) this may prove useful, especially where researching links / content for a substantial toot.

#MastoTips #ProTips #DraftMode

(Meta point: apologies to anyone who reads that; these kinds of thoughts would ordinarily end up in my "mind dumps" file and not on Mastodon, so I guess I'm doing to you the same thing I'm complaining about.)

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I think I also understand why certain people keep walking me through random private stuff about their life history or events of their day, sometimes repeating the same story 10 times over the course of a month.

It's because they're using me as an external thought processing tool, in the same way I use my "brain dumps" org-mode file!

I realized that when I recently noticed that the conversations (or monologues, really) I'm on the receiving end of look very similar to my own journaling!

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I think I've finally found words to describe why I don't like to spend too much time with other people on a day-to-day basis: other people are DDoSing my thought process. It's hard to keep a complex train of thought going if someone drops random ideas and interruptions at you every few moments.

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I feel trapped in a world which is extremely incompatible with my values

Negative of long uptime: once you finally reboot, you discover you cannot start back up.

This time, me updating my entire Lisp environment ended up making my WM no longer run, so I had to spend time now updating WM and fixing its config...

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Wear a fucking mask. It does not inhibit oxygen intake. If my asthmatic post-COVID ass can do it, so can you. If you have normal lung function, then fucking do it.

Dear just about every single webmail and desktop mail software:

I know that information in To/CC/BCC headers of an e-mail have little bearing on where the message will end up, but could you _please_ display the _actual_ address that was used for delivery somewhere in the UI, like next to the "To:" field? You know that piece of information, so why hide it?

I hate that almost every time I get an unsolicited e-mail I have to dig into headers to determine which of my e-mail aliases is being spammed.

Fediverse is fun and all, but I still liked the nerddom more when "federation" meant that of planets, not that of social media services.

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And the "products" that the "investors" pay "founders" to make aren't really products: they're portfolio pieces, a post-grad project to prove that you can execute a product design.

The product was never intended to be used by humans - you, the customer, are simply a proof-of-concept. It's a wasteful, idiotic system that throws billions at imaginary products for the purpose of shifting fractional points from Big Tech's balance sheets to investors.


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God, I miss proper macros in ++. In particular, I miss the ability to wrap the code with other code without being forced to create extra lambdas or named functions.

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