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For anyone studying tech, if you often find yourself wanting to know WHY all of the stuff you use works but getting completely overwhelmed whenever you peak beneath the hood, this book savannah.nongnu.org/projects/p helped set me down the road to understanding stuff.

It's basically a beginner's "learn to program!" book but in x86 assembly. Most programming educations I've seen seem to involve some amount of lying to you to make the early material easier to understand, but personally I often found that held me back later on. It wasn't until I went back and really learned alot of the "hard" stuff they skipped over that I really started to understand. Maybe you're the same way.

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people will tell you they're on like 25 levels of Gender Fuckery but will not hang out with "ugly" people

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Blood, Shaving, Lord's prayer 

Goddess,
whose name art unspoken,
thy kingdom gone,
thy will forgot,
in theory as it is in praxis,

Give me this day my daily violence,
With Blade, Cream, and Blood

Bless these tools we use to excise the traitor,
and Forgive me, as I turn them upon myself,
to excise the traitors sprouting daily from my flesh,

As I forgive its traitorous victims,
whom sprout daily from my flesh
Remnants,

And look help me gaze into the mirror,
nor recogize the cruel irony,
as I put to the sword the grandsons,
of the sires I could not burn out,

For thine is my truer shape,
the struggling, and the pariah

And shall be till I may pass,
rightfully, tragically,
Shaven.

For anyone studying tech, if you often find yourself wanting to know WHY all of the stuff you use works but getting completely overwhelmed whenever you peak beneath the hood, this book savannah.nongnu.org/projects/p helped set me down the road to understanding stuff.

It's basically a beginner's "learn to program!" book but in x86 assembly. Most programming educations I've seen seem to involve some amount of lying to you to make the early material easier to understand, but personally I often found that held me back later on. It wasn't until I went back and really learned alot of the "hard" stuff they skipped over that I really started to understand. Maybe you're the same way.

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"But have you considered the following?", I interject, furiously typing "words to sound sophisticated" into duckduckgo

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fighting games are good but maybe it's a bad idea to be up until 4 am playing them 😩

Can someone explain why using static global vars in a .c file intended to be a single module is bad but using like a class scope vars in a class intended to be a single module is good?

body image stuff 

Man, so when I first came out and acknowledged I was trans to myself and did all the stuff to transition I feel like I had a fairly objective view of my body at least in terms of weight because I was a relatively skinny dude. I'm still kind objectively kind of skinny, but having lived as a woman for like a decade I can see the like cultural body image bullshit sinking into myself because I no longer "feel" skinny, despite my weight having barely changed since the original expected weight gain of getting on estrogen.

This shit's scary.

anxiety, mental health 

Anxiety disorders apparently involve making absolutely certain that your furry friend into vore wouldn't actually kill people if they were a dragon, because you watched beastars.

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politics 

This isn't goddamn normal. Working societies aren't like this.

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politics 

One of the irritating things about the political changes of the internet since about 2015 Is how it's now important to follow up on the politics of the people behind nearly everything I find interesting.

I'll be like, "Oh this is a cool piece of art" and then spend 2/3 hours verifying it's not made by fash or hatesub posters or some fucking antisjw clown.

God, fuck nazis. I hate checking for them like fucking bedbugs.

So I know that I should use a VM when doing these crackmes. I know this. Running suspicious binaries off random websites is risky, and even if I *Think* I know what it does from my static analysis I should still be safe.

But it still feels wearing safety goggles for measuring how fast water is boiling.

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live, laugh, love, be gay, do crime, eat hot chip, and lie

When I first started using VIM, it felt like an imposition I was making on myself. Like, "why do I have to learn all this stuff just to edit text, this is annoying."

Now, it's just...so much fun. I feel like a wizard. I'm still a relative novice, but even just moving around ciw-ing stuff in code feels good.

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the year is 2051. the bluesky team has been revealed to be Dark Eugen, who has plunged social media into an era of chaos with Friendcoin, a social network currency that has now replaced most official national currencies and is based entirely on your profitability as a profile. the Mastodon team has gone into hiding working on ActivityPub 4.0, a superweapon that will deal a crippling blow to Jack Dorsey's armies of TERF defenders

Man I want to cut discord out, but too much of my social life is on there.

The network effect sucks.

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