Pinned ping

My impression of the birds at my feeder today:

Chickadees: oh hey what’s up imma just snack here real quick yum bye see you in a minute

Grackle: HEY does anyone work here, HEY the buffet needs refilling, hellOOOO

Finches: oh my god, stop standing there, you’re SO RUDE, I’m calling my boyfriend. (Boyfriend arrives. In unison:) fuck off, this is our table!! (I go inside) SO rude, we really should complain

Woodpecker: ʇɐǝ oΚ‡ ǝɯᴉʇ 'lɐd ǝɹǝΙ₯Κ‡ ᴉH

@Skirmisher one time a few years ago an intern asked me what a dll *is* and i reflexively said 'a file with a bunch of shit in it'

mutual aid request, escaping from abusive parents :boost_requested: 

So, uh, hi!

Our parents Have Decreed that we Are moving back in with them for the summer...
which, given how bad Christmas was... I really don't think we can handle that. It's rapidly approaching worst-case scenario.

So we're trying to get away.

We may or may not have a place to stay yet, not sure, but it'd be nice to have some money to help us get on our feet when we get there, not starting from zero.

paypal.me/mirrorwolf

if you havent already, you should give my short SCP tales a read!

redacted.website

the tales are self-contained and no prior knowledge of the SCP Foundation is necessary

#scips #SCP #fiction #scifi #horror #fantasy #writing #prose #poetry

gender, absolutely nothing 

I'm female on my mother's side

Captain Haddock Scale of Weeks: When you say "what a week huh", let t be the time (in days) since Monday midnight, then the week counts as e/t degrees Haddock.

So if you say "wat a week huh" on Wednesday afternoon at exactly 17:14:20, the week counts as one degree Haddock. A nice week, where you say "what a week huh" on Sunday evening, is 0.4 degrees Haddock, Tuesday morning at 8:37:10 is 2 degrees, Monday morning at 8:09:17 is 8 degrees and 100 degrees happens Monday 39 minutes after midnight.

apple, not the event, uspol 

apple: makes discord block iOS users from accessing any guilds classified as "nsfw"

also apple: white supremacy conspiracy theorist social network? cool with us twitter.com/ithayla/status/138

Hi I'm looking for work again

Notable experience: I wrote the Mastodon documentation and I help manage Pixelfed

Resume: resume.abdullahtarawneh.com/

Looking for documentation, technical writing, could also do Github issue triage or junior programming, project/product management

Can be either a permanent role or a temporary contract thing

so.

if you read the i486 manual, you'll find some really weird things that don't make sense. for example: the fpu instructions universally have faster timings if you are operating on memory addresses rather than fpu registers.

and surely that can't be right. right? surely that's going to be slower.

and that's the common wisdom of the day. if you find old usenet discussions about it, people will say that yes, the timings are faster, but in the real world it doesn't work out like that, the memory fetch cycles aren't included there, and of course working with registers is faster. there's no other way it could be. if you dont believe it write a benchmark test.

and like other common wisdom, that's just completely wrong.

you can write all the real world tests you like (i just did), and what you will find is that the fpu is
nearly always faster with memory addresses than with it's own internal registers. why? who knows! but that's how intel made it, that's how they described it in the manual, and, counterintuitively, that really is how it works.

i really adore the way that i can drag a video into the mastodon webapp and it kills the whole fucking instance so hard that i can't even SSH in, i have to power cycle it from the digitalocean panel

that seems like how that should work

I've been waiting 13 seconds to toot this! 

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asking for money, boost = thank 

ko-fi.com/kaypar

I have some overdue lab work I need to get rolling this week. If the local clinic is still like I remember they're probably gonna want like, $100 for the absolute *luxury* of drawing my blood.

I have like $50 in my bank account rn and I still need to get estradiol and a few household supplies so any assistance would be greatly appreciate

newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04

Moderately uplifting story about language revitalization, with a subplot that will remind you how much you hate US copyright law

petition signing request (boosts appreciated) 

change.org/p/federal-recogniti

please sign this petition created by the Duwamish tribe to show support for their fight to recieve federal recognition

seattle is built on stolen Duwamish land, the city is named after the Duwamish chief Si'ahl. shortly after winning federal recognition in 2001, it was taken from them by the bush regime.

its very important that they regain federal recognition, it secures them rights they would not have otherwise, & this petition was organized by them & aims to show that they have widespread support, in order to get the attention of the government

please please please sign it

I'm floored, because DuoLingo launched a beta for Navajo!

It's honestly making me a little emotional, because my family never inherited our ancestral language. My grandfather's generation were taken from their families and forced into indian boarding schools where they beat you for practicing your culture.

Seeing an indigenous language preserved in a mainstream tool is incredible.

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