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The “Keep _______ Weird” crowd needs to learn that the way a place gets weird is by having cheap housing so people can work part time or not at all and still make rent.

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media feels, learning about tech (4/4) 

It's not that I think obscurity benefits anyone, but in our rush to shine a light on the mechanics of computering, we've completely neglected to engage with the political realities. All of us who let that mechanical excitement fuel our lives become cogs in the accelerating machines of inequity.

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catposting 

First ever two cat hug!

Bounty is a bit rough and tumble, and while Patoune tolerates his presence, she always keeps her distance.
Patoune is particular about physical contact, preferring to be left alone most of the time, and then demanding hugs when she's in the mood.
Bounty is, like, whatever... He'll take hugs when he can get them, and do his thing otherwise.

I finished watching the race and have been chilling on the couch in relative quiet, Bounty sitting on my legs and Patoune at a safe distance by herself. And for the first time ever, Patoune decided she wanted in on a group hug.

I'm playing Caves of Qud. I've not played many rogue likes before, and haven't played one in a while and I'm terrible at this.

I've started a few games already, and have died on every single fight I haven't ran away from.

This time I purchased some shiny armour and a better weapon before heading out. Turns out the currency in this game is fresh water. Shiny armour's not much use when you're dying of thirst in a salt marsh

This post brought to you by the "But it was nice and sunny all week" gang

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Oh, it's the weekend?
You wanted to go for a ride along the canal?

What if it RAINED?

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Clean up the web!

Developers, it’s time for you to choose a side: will you help rid the web of privacy-invading tracking or be complicit in it?

cleanuptheweb.org/

#CleanUpTheWeb #FlocOffGoogle

@nihilazo
toki, a!
mi sin
kulupu pi toki pona li lon ma Fediverse anu seme?

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Busted French sentence I just wrote:
"Il va là à la place"
("He goes there instead")

github copilot / siilly 

love this comment on reddit though:

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"GitHub Copilot doesn’t actually test the code it suggests, so the code may not even compile or run."

Oh my god, its as competent as a real programmer

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github copilot / workers' rights 

don't get me wrong, i like my job, and there are a lot of things i enjoy about programming

but most of what i like about my job is that it pays well and i like my project, co-workers and office, and that has little to do with programming
and while i do get to do some fun programmy bits here and there, most of my programming work is glue code, code reviewing, keeping tests up to date, stuff like that. i don't hate it but like, i don't think i'd do these if there wasn't a paycheck and bills to pay

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github copilot / workers' rights 

people are angry about this thing

is it because programmers are facing the fact that the work they do is just another semi-skilled job and doesn't require the four-dimensional brain and finely-tuned craftsmanship they believe sets them apart from other workers?

there's a huge workers' rights thing to fight for here, and the tech industry's reluctance to unionise is going to cost us a lot, but we really got to stop pretending programming is such a special, amazing thing, it's just a job

fidget toy fidget spinner 

if anyone knows where to get decent spinners in europe that have this simple shape, let me know

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fidget toy fidget spinner 

i lost my good fidget spinner a little while ago, so i ordered a new one, and it's baaaad

the centre bearing is rattly (livable, but not great), the body is all dented, and the outer bearings are completely seized up

i figured there was a chance it would be terrible, so i ordered another from a different place, hopefully it'll be a little better

catposting 

home from work, let the cats out

looks like patoune had a rough day, lol

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This is humble, but it's one of the pieces I've been happiest with! It's made with `stitchcraft`, `ih`, and love <3

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i say a limited capacity because the way it works on the typewriter is there's a separate key for the "word extension" glyph. it works but its not terribly interesting. the same is true of Unicode, where there's a code point (U+0640 ARABIC TATWEEL) which plays the same role.

compare that to the jaw dropping beauty of Ottoman maps that use the elasticity of the script to make labels of things cover and follow the thing they label. digital text rendering cant really do this...

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i'm installing a flip flop wheel on my bike to try riding fixie and am considering installing arch on my 2015 mac book pro, if you have advice regarding either of these lmk

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fixies are to bikes what arch is to linux

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