This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.
"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."
So: The school might need someone to help my kid as a home teacher 5*2 hours/week in Berlin.
If this might be something for you, please get in contact with us!
 I think you mainly need to be able to communicate with kid (very good verbal German), have fun with them and be flexible to adapt teaching goals to kid’s needs.
I can give you lots of literature and material on this. And while I know I can accept a lot of different teaching paths, I will interfere if I see my kid suffering.
emojiposting; gun emoji Show more
microsoft, 2013: a literal gun emoji is probably too much, let's use a toy ray gun
microsoft, 2016: okay fine y'all we'll do what you all have been doing okay
apple, 2016: y'know, a literal gun emoji is probably too much, let's use a toy water pistol
everyone but microsoft, 2018: omg apple so wise so smart let's make water pistol guns
I'm officially an uncle. (And have been since saturday.)
This, and the idea of my brother as a father, feels preeeeeetty weird, tbh.
Hm, apparently #letsencrypt now provides mor than 50% of the web certificates.
On one hand: FUCKING AWESOME.
On the other: Shit. They're getting very powerful and we are centralizing our trust. I think we could reallu use 2-3 new orgs like Letsencrypt, with similar technology and mission statement, but entirely independent.
Are there any out there yet?
every time your computer boots the processor wakes up thinking it's 1978 and the bootloader and kernel have to work together to gently coax it back to reality
The universal translator is the least believable Star Trek technology.
I was talking with folks earlier about how people don't use hashtags as much as they could on #Mastodon, and it's because seeing a post full of tags is kind of icky, and people don't want to feel spammy.
It's actually really cool that people are being considerate and trying not to spam each other! I'm into that. 🙂 But I'm also sad because it means it's harder to find posts.
So I made a Github issue for putting tags at the end of posts under a "show tags" button.
MtG, Color, Philosophy, Nerdery, Discourse Show more
Black: *Walks into room, whistling obnoxiously and looking very smug*
White: "Uh, excuse me, I though we all agreed to follow a dress code. Go put a shirt on. Also, what is that sticking out of your chest?"
Red: *Takes off shirt, blows a raspberry at White."
White: "Very mature, Red."
Green: *Peering intently at Black* "...Is that a zombified hand sticking out of your chest!?"
Black, even smugger than before: "So what if it is?"
Green and White, in unison: "Dude, that's fucked up."
Black: "I'm sorry you think that. It must be very trying for you."
Green: "why would you do that to yourself?"
White: "Also, I'm pretty sure this violates our rule about visible necromancy in the common spaces."
Black: "So you think your rules are more important than my life? Typical."
Green: "No, seriously, why would you do that to yourself? What the fuck, Black?"
Black: "I had a close call with a demon and needed something to keep my heart beating."
Blue, not even looking up from their book: "Not the solution I would have chosen, but I guess it works."
White: "You mean you made a deal with a demon and it went badly for you, and now you're trying to squirrel your way out of the consequences."
Green: "Please don't insult squirrels by associating them with Black. Black, can you find a solution that doesn;t make us all look at the rotten severed hand protruding from your ribcage? Like, maybe putting a shirt on?"
Black, disdainfully: "I could..."
Green: "Will you? Please?"
Black: "Why should I? I rather like this look. I might even go for some more severed hands protruding from my body, just for artistic purposes."
White: "See, now thats a violation of the rule about deliberately trying to wind each other up."
Green: "Dude, don;t be an asshole. We all need to live in this world together. We should try and get along. And deliberately making everyone else look at your disgusting perversions of the natural order is not trying to get along."
Black: "If you want me to do something, you should make it worth my while. What's it worth to you?"
White: "Dude, constantly trying to extort advantages from us is no way to live. If we all did that, this place would be miserable for everyone, you included."
Black: "Well maybe if you weren't constantly trying to strangle me with rules and regulations, I wouldn't have to extort you."
Red: "Yeah you tell him Black! Fuck the police!" *Tears off pants throw's them at White*
Green: "Look, I think white goes a little overboard with all that too, but you have to consider other people."
Black: "The fuck I do, you goddamn hippy. I didn't spend eons struggling and amassing vast power so some treehugger could tell me how I needed to respect others! I worked hard for this power and I'll use it as I please."
White: "Typical behavior. See, this is why we need rules."
Red, shouting at the top of their lungs: "FUCK YOUR RULES! YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO-"
Blue: *Locks everyone else in a stasis field, goes back to reading their book* "Ahhhh, much better."
Wenn ich nicht so unsagbar schlecht im dealen mit vielen Kindern wäre, hätte ich das glaube ich schon initiiert
Was fehlt: eine kostenlose Kinderbetreuung für Demos.
Können wir die nicht irgendwie zusammen stecken wie bei Konferenzen?
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So, after todays #SessionZero I have a Grumpy Dryad Mechanic and a Cheerful Clockwork Student, hanging out in a (officially) nonexistant and (actually) somewhat shady department of the gormenghastian University of Dis.
Also mentioned: Longstanding feuds between the Department of Longivity and the Department of Immortality, asassination-to-prove-a-thesis, the one insufferable dude who thinks he knows EVERYTHING because he read the fantasy equivalent of Hegel and flying machines.
to celebrate all the Cool New Shit on sleeping.town, I've opened registrations again!
quick summary of the new features:
- custom Glitch Edition-derived flavor called Sleeping, with multiple brightness levels, featuring bold colors
- any subdomain can be used to allow logging in to multiple accounts from one browser
- a custom option to use your avatar as the tab icon to make the previous feature more useful
a preview of the Sleeping theme is attached, with the Noon, Dawn, Dusk, and Midnight skins in order~