Pinned ping

The codemonkey, and its counterpart, the Q&Ape.

Pinned ping

I will stop using 'foo', 'bar', and 'baz' as metasyntactic variables. I will use 'plunct', 'plact' and 'zum'.

I will not cookie.
Cookies are the privacy killer.
Cookies are the little death that lead to total dystopia.
I will block my cookies.
I will permit them to pass over my firewall and into /dev/null
And when it is gone I will turn to see its route
Where the cookie has gone there will be nothing. I will hack the planet.

Reminder that UwU in ancient Rome would have been VVVVV

We absolutely need more people in technology from the humanities.

typed the letter c into my phone and got this alliterative nightmare

Daughter told me on the way to school that ice unicorns live at the south pole. By the time we got there, we'd decided they pull the sleigh for Anti-Santa, who gives gifts to all the naughty kids so they won't feel left out, and sabotages the global Santa surveillance network because kids shouldn't be monitored by a shady guy in a red suit.

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

i’m far from the first person to make this observation but do you think that the IoT will lead to the unironic use of 418 I’M A TEAPOT

someone on twitter said:

Voting isn't choosing your character, it's choosing your opponent.

Which is an interesting contextualization and good argument against letting perfect be the enemy of good re: candidates and moving the overton window etc.

It's that time of the year again!

I swear here people pronounce "gift card" as "yiff card"

I love it.

gamer shitpost, "the sjws have ruined gaming" 

liberals love to look at cuba, a country with the highest literacy rate in the world, universal free medical care, universal housing, and a carbon neutral economy and say buhhh but the cars are old and the paint on the apartment buildings is chipping

La valle chel di Roma,
la bandiera vogliamo alzar,
cento che la bandiera
il Socialismo trionferà.

Son cieco e mi vedete,
devo chiedere la carità,
ho quatro fili che piangono
e pane non ho da dar.

Noi andremo a Roma,
davanti al Papa ed al Re,
noi grideremo ai potenti
che la miseria c'è.

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