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I need to figure out a workflow that uses lolcat, cowsay, and no-more-secrets


@thefringthing (I mostly hate them because the stick gimmick is weird and I love sour cream timbits)


I asked my 1 year old son if he could say "Sean" yesterday and he said "Dad!" and I feel like that's just as good!


# Shower Thought Questions:
1) Can a mage use FAB as an ink only visible with astral sight?
2) Does that mean I can put FAB in a printer and print things that spirits can read?
3) Does that mean I can print off top secret data and make a backup with an ally spirit?
@HippyWizard @FrauAnarcha The first two I think yes. I don’t know the connection between fab and a ally spirit though. That’s a rule I am unaware of.
@HippyWizard @FrauAnarcha Though I wil say I don’t think spirits inherently are literate. Ally spirits and a couple others sure they can be.

it's funny somebody actually did it

For it to be at the origin of a change in legislation, it must have caused a loss of data somewhere
Most likely it caused loss of data for someone with *a lot* of cash - and yeah, it was the perfect prank!


One of the fascinating things about the mass migration to GMail is how giving your email address to a company and having them send you almost daily spam is considered *normal* and *good*.
@tjrobotham Spam filtering is not a legal requirement.

While I completely understand the logic being used - it's still fucking garbage
@HippyWizard of course it's not a legal requirement; the parallel was simply there

I'm more baffled by the marketing minds that think multiple emails per day to infrequent customers is good and okay


My GM style is almost entirely "Cold Reading and Hot Reading" and pandemic GMing online makes that way harder


I think I've offloaded 80% of my thinking work onto past Sean, meaning I can now focus on finishing snake people and dragons for Burning Wheel
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The first question to ask yourself when writing a novel set in the modern world:
Is this work cyberpunk
So they hack cellphones? Use the tracking devices everyone carries? Grab metadata from insta posts? Or do they just act like there's no internet?
@HippyWizard The second question then potentially becomes, "If it's not cyberpunk then why bother writing it?" 😏😍👩🏼‍🎤

Also, twitter needs better cyberpunk emojis. Insufficient representation of neural enhancements and external body mods with the current options.

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Due to the hegemonic doctrine of affective autonomy, "its valid to be sad the queen died" seems like an incontrovertible, common sense proposition. Because affect in the autonomous framework is entirely self-generated. But its ethically wrong to be sad the queen died. That affective pressure is the ideological operation of colonial power. Being sad the queen died is colonial. There are colonial affects and this is one of them

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When I was 8ish the Disneys Aladdin game had Abu follow Aladdin everywhere but act on his own and not take damage

Rather than giving my brother a turn, I gave him the second controller and told him he could be Abu

So, that but non-evil

Babysitting a 4 year old has me convinced that what video games need is “little buddy mode,” where a kid can have a character that just jogs along with you and can help/get their own encouraging score but cannot be harmed

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thatd be so cuteeee
I spent a lot of hours on the Aladdin and Lion King games. Those were fun.


Bought my son objectively too many train tracks and trains today, but they kept a 3 year old *entertained* and *happy* for over 8 hours on a rainy/gray day, so it was the right call

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Content warning: Looking for work

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This feels like something @Hypolite Petovan needs, or definitely doesn't need

One of the two
Sir, I do not own random piles of bricks, they are neatly stored by mold type in drawers and bags, inventoried in my BrickLink store!
Like I said, one of the two ;D


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop drawing basic JWT login flows for me in your API docs, and instead tell me the name of the variables I need to set!


Hey - if your linter requires you to commit broken code - replace your linter
If your linter requires you to commit broken code, your linter is self-defeating.



child goes to the doctor. says his suffering is unbearable. says all the world's miseries are on his head. doctor says, "You should go to Omelas. Remarkable place. It's the Festival of Summer, and almost everyone there lives in joy and peace."
"but doctor," the child says--


The real problem with USB-C is that it doesn't implement the C11 standard and is stuck at C99

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It's entirely a shitpost
I think the intersection of the USB and C standards amounts to UnSpecified Behavior :-)


Person doing AWS training "A core is a CPU"

I die a little inside
"A snapshot which is also called a backup"

I feel like this is designed to make my head explode
And now the quiz:
"Application Load Balancers accept the following protoctols EXCEPT"
The answer was "TCP" - since HTTP is obviously not TCP

Fucking AWS


Amazon - can we talk a second?

"Warm Pool Instances" sounds like someone peed.

Pick a different name

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I don't know what USB5 will be fought with but USB6 will be fought with sticks and stones

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worse, there's a USB 4 v2.0
I don't think that's even out yet. What we do have is is the first USB4 spec which includes three generations of USB4.


People always tell me their systems with an arcane DSL are better and more maintainable than "a bash script", but then their jobs require 10 years with that DSL
This tweet is gonna destroy Hashicorp forever


Wishing I had a VR headset so I could have a large xterm that didn't take a large monitor

Like a normal person
@HippyWizard Or a being inside a spherical tiling of xterm windows, with focus controlled by head tracker?
@0x0ddc0ffee See! It would be so nice! Just a Terminal Room (without the Murder Room implications)
@0x0ddc0ffee Also, a Focus Follows Gaze window manager is something I have wanted for *years*
yeah, wrong type of Terminal
:P No I get it! I actually wonder how it would be

I feel like in VR it would be weird and dark - and I'd need to figure out so much weirdness to make it work


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Cloud flare, the taking half the internet offline every once in a while but making sure the Nazis stay online as much as possible company

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@HippyWizard Best write erase the virtual drives 1s and 0w eight times just to make sure.
@DCuplink Luckily I'm in *the Cloud* that means the computers aren't debuggable or erasable!
@HippyWizard That's what you think!
Sometimes OpenStack doesn't actually erase the disks just disassociates the instance tied to them.

Saw that a few times...
@DCuplink That's what I said! We can't prove it's erasable!
@HippyWizard If it's got PII or other sensitive data I wouldnt trust cloud or auto deletes, but that's just my stupid butt.
@HippyWizard ah hah ha! wait! there's more! we rsync'ed that to our cold site storage too!

@PizzaFacts2go Perfectly! Giant sandbox! only mild concussion!
@HippyWizard Lmao did you actually have a mild concussion??
@HippyWizard @PizzaFacts2go Only mild concussion is too much concussion already!!


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As a hacker from the 90s this is basically making me vibrate with stress

My simple secret to "being good with computer" is using a mouse. This 12 EUR device allows me to reach every pixel on my screen with unparalleled precision while most other folks fumble around with a touchpad that requires them to set interface scaling to 200% so they can with at least some chance hit screen areas roughly the size of Liechtenstein #


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My simple secret to "being good with computer" is using a mouse. This 12 EUR device allows me to reach every pixel on my screen with unparalleled precision while most other folks fumble around with a touchpad that requires them to set interface scaling to 200% so they can with at least some chance hit screen areas roughly the size of Liechtenstein #

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#!
(the pain of having to work sometimes on my students laptops, all having different kind of trackpads where, thanks to Apple, you can't even be sure in which direction a swipe will scroll. My worst nightmare is having to drag & drop something on these instruments of torture)
The best way to point to a 35×35px square remains that beauty.
Desktop computer with touch screen


Yesterday my 3yo saw a 2yo have a ball taken from them at the park, and start crying. (They had taken the ball from another kid, so it wasn't anything bad). But my 3yo went over a comforted the crying kid and gave them one of his toys.

And... uh... hard not to be the proudest
@PizzaFacts2go He did try to hold her hand, and I had to tell him to ask for consent, but it was so nice to see him being amazing

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an enclosure where you keep your downloaded cd-rom images is an isopod

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One shot RPG called Murder at a Circus:

1 investigator who is defined by the series this is an episode of
1 strong man
1 clown
1 acrobat
"Bonus Roles" (sheriff, ringmaster, elephant trainer)

There is always a murder, players draw lots and spend the whole game inventing details

Each scene the next player (by turn order) can invent a clue, and then has to convince the investigator that their clue is true. At the end of the scene the investigator says if the clue is real or not.

Catch: The Murderer is always lying

At the end, the Investigator explains how the death happened, using only clues they accepted.
Then the murderer shows which clues were false. Then if the Investigator can still rebuild their story with those clues being false (rest of table arbitrates) they solve the murder.
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Each scene the next player (by turn order) can invent a clue, and then has to convince the investigator that their clue is true. At the end of the scene the investigator says if the clue is real or not.

Catch: The Murderer is always lying


I just screamed "Just let me download your Whitepapers" at the screen

Damnit
Hardware is a necessary evil for Firmware or Embedded Software Engineer. You can get by without ever touching it, but I wouldn't recommend it. Feels to me like being a mechanic without ever having driven, which must exist I'd guess, but i wouldn't take them my car.
Yeah, one of my best friends, @Dave does that stuff, and uh, I'm glad I just need to make sure no one's private health data gets stolen by an increasingly fascist state rather than figure out what I2C means.
@Dave
hehe, that project used a out of spec I2C bus that pulled down the line at zero cross, I had to rewrite a bit banged kernel driver software to handle it. The LCD used standard I2C, it was an interesting problem grateful to never have to solve again.
I've heard that people definitely follow I2C and never violate it, and that's why firmware developers love their jobs!
That is for the most part a truism.

However these dudes were from the oldest of old schools, they used the zero cross of the power line to tick their clocks across multiple microchips/devices on the bus to literally keep the time, no rtc, no battery always on.

So when I added a couple of more than 8 bit cpus into the mix, they would not let me implement it standard, lest they (read I) would have to rewrite 20 yrs of hardware in the field.

Needless to say a modern 32bit arm chips do not like the i2c pin to be dragged to zero for no good reason 50 or 60 times a second depending on continent the device is plugged in on.

I love my job title because I can implement "Correct by Construction" principles I learned from those guys & all those Hot Tubs and Hot Tub accessories on any device no matter its function. Something I found nigh on impossible for just software products. Plus I enjoy watching the hardware guys face drain of blood when mid proj the reqs change.
I mean, I'm glad I only have to worry about making sure the right responses come out for the stimuli that went in and don't have to worry about things like policies about who gets access to what...


Going to build a custom keyboard so that I can make a Magic/More Magic switch
Obviously make sure that it crashes the *keyboard* and only the keyboard
"You cannot keylog me, I turned off 'More Magic'."

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with the shutdown of cybre.space on the horizon, let me just plug my mastodon export data viewer again~ https://github.com/blackle/mastodon-data-viewer.py


Trying to get "new security program" to "SOC2 certified" done in 3 months means I am developing mad scientist face

I need to cultivate this hair and sunken eyes so that I can write security training videos were I scream at the camera or something


Hey! A contact of mine just moved to a new instance, and my follow stayed working! I did get a new follow notification - but that's totally fine!

Go go # team for making everything easy!

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Trying to explain it to a developer:
Version pinning is a great way to cause yourself problems with old code
Not version pinning is a great way to cause yourself problems *in your dev environment*

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Things developers should know but don't: In your dev environment is where you *want* the problems to show up.
I am shocked at how often "Fail when someone who can fix it is looking" is considered groundbreaking advice