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yo, i'm mostly on @csepp nowadays, because this timeline is getting overwhelming and i want a clean start.

probably follow me there if you want to. i don't post much original stuff here now.

i might not follow you back from that account though, at least not until i put together a client that makes larger follow lists more manageable to sift through.

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groundbreaking research unearths new evidence to support the revolutionary claim that "essentially, you don't need to be an asshole to be funny"

now the researchers are investigating whether the conjecture "and being an asshole doesn't improve your jokes either" is true, but they predict it is, and point to the heaps of empirical data that already supports the claim

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follow my very cool partner in crime:
@letyepetyelepetye
ve does art and needs the pressure of having followers to improve even more πŸ˜›

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quick psa about my emoji usage
πŸ’™ : friendly, not romantic
❀ : probably romantic
so, if I toot a blue heart at you, it's not intended as romantic affection. I thought I should clarify that, since some people might feel uncomfortable with hearts being thrown at them.

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yo, i'm mostly on @csepp nowadays, because this timeline is getting overwhelming and i want a clean start.

probably follow me there if you want to. i don't post much original stuff here now.

i might not follow you back from that account though, at least not until i put together a client that makes larger follow lists more manageable to sift through.

the greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that irc networks have ever had any stability at all aside from illusion and luck

"Hey check out this new podcast!"

OK, sounds interesting! Maybe I will!

"It's exclusively available on (insert proprietary platform here)!"

Well it's not a fucking podcast then, is it?

(/rant)

Hung out with some pigeons today.

(I was careful to not scare them)

hot take mastodon may or may not be crumbling and it's full of problems but the sense of community i've found here is invaluable and i literally wouldn't be who i am today without it. there are so many of you who i can earnestly say i have so much love for even though we may never meet, and that whips ass

In some major news, I will be doing a stream with John Romero (yes, one of the legendary creators of DOOM!) Friday 11 AM Pacific time in an indigenous devs panel.
Yeah that guy! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rom

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No. You will not. You will email me the address I will use for the invoice so there’s a record of everything said. You will not try to shout me down/gaslight me during a phone call.

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apparently the reason why windows font rendering looks so much better than everything else is because microsoft owns patents on cleartype

fucking hell microsoft why can't we have nice things

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Call it how you want - phones are currently modelled around Apple's penchant on removing control. That's why I'm excited that the pinephone lets me do things like switch out the motherboard (when I'm home with tools), add an SD card, remove the battery and extend support with the connectors in the back.

I don't know how to do the first or last thing but the fact that it's doable means I can pay someone who does now how to - not a mega conglomerate that exists to extract money from workers (inside and outside of the company)

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covid journalism 

It's very hard to fathom this moral vacuum. They can't imagine that the EU didn't try to stop vaccine exports and do "EU first" because it's the right thing to do? And would have wrecked supply chains?

....people's mask is literally slipping on covid, just like in the 1960s on "separate but equal" and on important issues of the day before that.

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My high school had a big focus on learning languages and so the different language teachers were competitive in trying to recruit students and so the fun and cool russian teacher put up posters that said "stop stalin, start russian" like oh it's a cute little pun, right, stalling and rushing, and evidently the sweet old chinese teacher did not understand what the joke was there because seeing how popular the stalin posters were she out up ones that said "stop mao and his red guard! Learn chinese"

Vendoring dependencies is bad, mmmkay. Upstream your patches please.

i hate that there's so much pseudoscience permeating environmental groups. it makes things much harder, especially when opposing genuinely bad things that are also steeped in garbage

@tindall I mean, you didn't mention the worst part, that that spectrum should never be used period: washingtonpost.com/weather/201

It interferes with weather forecasting since it is too close to water signals we need. Frankly I'm disappointed in non-American countries for refusing to block the US from doing this.

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