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Vancian Magic spellbooks written like patents
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Every time I talk about loving being a dad, keep in mind I've been pooped, peed, or vomitted on 5 times this week (Monday to Sunday week)

Also keep in mind, that that is exceptional and worth a grumbly comment


Explaining to Shæ that some dice are made of triangles, and some dice made of squares
@HippyWizard Also, he's 2 😂 no shade meant for not bringing up 3d shapes lmao

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disney has colonized the global imagination used its infinite stores of wealth and influence to rig the copyright system to such an extent that there simply is no culture anymore. we have nothing. but yeah no let people enjoy things what can you do [shrugs in comic sans]

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Memories of when I was a junior IT heldesk in the early 2010s and had people calling me an idiot for not knowing what Class C meant in a network

Happy #CIDRDay, everyone!

Today in 1993, Class A, B, and C addresses were deprecated in favor of classless addresses.

28 years ago.

If a computer person talks about Class C addresses, they are not competent

mwl.io/archives/3758 #sysadmin

Most of us old timers would know when you're talking about a class C you're talking about a /24 regardless of what address space it is now located in, a class B a /16, and a Class A an /8. Punks would get on your case for not using modern terminology, fuck them. As long as you know what you need to configure your router, that's what matters.
Yeah, ain't gonna disagree, just need the packets in the right spot
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I just wanna be clear though:
Please stop teaching people those terms in formal education
@silverwizard Why? It's good to know the history of how things evolved.
I mean, taught as current is the problem
@HippyWizard I remember this coming up in the IT coursera course I took. I bet it will come up in the A+ study guide I'm reading through.


Does anyone else loathe Mastodon's CW system? It generally feels worse than *twitter's*


Ah, when then upload is exactly 11.2MB/s

Means something is 100base-t and you gotta go find the bad cable >.<


"You're like a bunch of birthcontrol in the Brandywine river"

"Bad at hobit-forming"


Every time Shæ falls he says "I'm ok!"

They're gonna think we're overprotective
No matter what you do, they’re going to think you’re overprotective.
Yeah, it's just very funny

Prat falls due to tiredness, "I'm ok!"

It's like he's doing a bad comedy routine, but also looks like we obsess



I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as grep, is in fact, g/re/p or as I've recently taken to calling it, ed g/re/p

/s

https://twitter.com/HippyWizard/status/1440396054323621896

which is a front end for sed; LOL.


The greatest pain of my whole life is hearing my son have his hair washed by my wife.
He screams just as much when I wash his hair, but I gotta be cold when I do that


Made up a CEO whose ransomware strategy is a mining rig in the basement

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midochlorians are the powerhouse of the force


Riverdale LARP where everyone gets stock characters to start session 1 and establish dynamics.

Every session is set in a different genre, and who the villain is is decided by a die roll.

All other dynamics need to stay the same.
Just imagine the GM taking you aside before game

"Ok, you're the Girl Next Door who is best friends with everyone. But here, you found a laser pistol in the woods and are now abducting people for your alien overlords."

"So I can win a fight?"

"What?"
Becky thinks.this is a traitor mechanic, but no you can be friends after she sends you to alien hell prison


It makes me happy that xmms still exists and is still a cool Winamp clone.

If I used window managers where I saw my media player sometimes, I would 100% use it again
Sent you a contact request, now I wanna know
Apparently, I can't just point a regular xmpp client at it. I'll have to figure out how to properly configure prosody. Truth be told, I know very little about xmpp.


I'm too tired to actually work on something, I guess I'll just try to get wifi to work on a Linux system where KDE is installed by not used


Having kids was the best choice ever, I love them
Honestly, kids are a lot of work.

2 kids is more than twice as much work as one.

But kids are the best part of my life in ways I cannot describe.

if you think you want kids a little, do it. It's amazing.
This would be my advice too, if you want kids yourself, go for it and be ready to shape your life around them because they're here to stay.



Does anybody know of any trans-friendly companies hiring IT or tech support or adjacent fields? I have more than a decade of experience and I'm willing to relocate if the pay is okay.


The Conservative Party of Canada's own phonebanks and own Candidates seem embarassed by their party

Canada is in crisis and we need to start handling the broken party with entrenched eternal loyalty



When directors hate on the MCU they, seems to be, hating on the way that Disney is eating the industry, and literally one film series is getting *most* blockbusters. We don't have a film industry
And I think it's important to point out that the MCU is one of the only creative places where the main creators would probably be upset if you said they created art.



NO MISTER BOND, I EXPECT YOU TO..

*whispering*

yeah it’s me… the trapdoors aren’t opening. yeah, I already removed the kernel module and modprobed it again.. what? yeah I did upgrade kvm but why would that.. what the fuck?

https://twitter.com/iximeow/status/1438676919659024385


Holy shit, this is an amazing concept

Book Of Infinite Unbranchings



Someone loudly sawing wood nextdoor, after my child had a bedtime meltdown

I am about to go out there and be all "DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?!"

Fuck... when did I get like this


I really hope we're all WFH in January, because I am on paternity leave and my office supports 90 day password rotation with no out of bounds IT contact

Just me walking into an office with a bound copy of the NIST guidelines
I've never enforced password rotation here because I've found it only encourages stupid passwords that are easily guessed because same are easily remembered.
That's what the NIST says, because yeah, that

and I want my work to change their policy



How many completely exclusive ways does every Linux distro install by default to connect to wifi?


I hate all of the SSL enforcement on modern browsers. Sometimes I just wanna reference systems by IP and I am not gonna get a cert for it. Blaaaah.


In 1972, the show was re-conceptualized as Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space

I'm sorry - what?
BTW: Because of you I'm currently watching this:
I need to go to bed, but I need to watch this whole show tomorrow!
Sleep well. I'm now making breakfast, since the morning began.


Putting a set of torx in a diaper bag feels remarkably on brand


Conan the Adventurer
Conan warrior without peer
With his magic sword protecting
The mightiest of warriors
His legend spreads
Across the land and sea!

Aaaaaaarg
This themesong always removed tension
Magic sword protecting him AND best warrior? Why bother?
@HippyWizard and yet it was a surprisingly good series


Conservative Party of Canada is doing unmasked door to door canvasing

How is that not... Against something
Wait, that was the candidate!?
Despite being against mandates, apparently she was vaxed at least?


Reading up on some history of Snake People in fantasy literature. Got into D&D stuff and Robert E Howard/Lovecraft stuff.

And uh

I am really glad D&D just made up its own Snake People and said "nope, nothing like those"


I hate when people are like "Unicies are great, but I SSHed into my computer to fix it so it's bad"

Do you know what people do on other OSes? They cry
They bring their computers to people to fix

The fact you can fix your computer isn't a fucking usability problem
My dad: I guess they make it look like this, all this typing, no wonder no one uses BSD
Me: fuck you, I did this, I like this

This is why the movie followups always suck, they try to be about Highlander


I have now built a disaster recovery scenario to allow recovery in case of internet problems during my child's bedtime

I am a problem



@HippyWizard ALL I WILL SAY IS THAT I HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF RIBS THIS PERSON MAY BE MISSING TO MAINTAIN SUCH A SHAPE!