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After exhaustive testing, I've determined that I am composed of 93% bad jokes, 6% really bad jokes, and 1% Foucauldian discourse analysis.

The 6 was initially a typo, but I decided it was a very appropriate ranking for that rubbish.

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Just finished watching the entire series of Scream films with my sisters, and this is my personal ranking:

1. Scream
2. Scre4m
3. 5cream
4. 2cream
6. Scr3am

Bookfluencers are so out of pocket.

"Ready for my list of underrated scifi/fantasy?
Babel-17 (Nebula winner, Hugo nominee)
A Memory Called Empire (Hugo winner, Nebula nominee, Locus nominee, ACC nominee, etc.)
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (Hugo, Nebula, and Locus nominee)"

You know, you can just say "here's a list of books I like" without pretending they're obscure things that no one else appreciates.

Someday I will be bored enough to look up jerma on Bing and find out what it is. Today is not that day.

transphobia, british media 

tfw you fuck up an article so bad it gets its own wikipedia article

I don't *really* know what I'm doing here, but these have survived for almost a year so I must be doing something right. Yay, gardening.

Q: "Hello, I'm having trouble installing your software. I get the error 'exit code: 1'."

A: "Try A or B."

Q: "I still get the same error, 'FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2]: The system cannot find the file specified' when it tries to run bash."

A: "...that's not the same error. Also, you would have saved us both time if you had mentioned that you were trying to install it on an unsupported OS."

This is my first time working with a microcontroller, and it's been a lot of fun.

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I gave my espresso machine a brain. I particularly like the animated splash screen, which starts out black and fills up in a satisfyingly glitchy way:

In 2021 I read 57,174 pages across 213 books. (Plus or minus a few hundred pages, because Goodreads page counts aren’t always accurate.)


Thanksgiving is canceled this year in favour of other (less colonialist) activities, so the only thing I'm cooking today is some rustic tortillas made from dent corn that I grew, dried, nixtamalized, and ground.

cosplay implies the existence of sinplay and tanplay.

Love it when you help someone write code to convert a really terrible input format that you presume is from an external source into a data structure, and then the next day find out they were creating that data in the previous step and had full control over the format. So they can just directly output the structured data they needed, instead of parsing positional fields.

Love it.

it's called agile software, yet it did not even attempt to dodge when i destroyed the hard drive it's stored on. Curious!

uk politics, homophobia 

Stay classy, Tories.

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