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2020-05-30 23:19:21
Dear IT world, can we please go back to calling RAM "Core"?


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2020-05-30 06:32:43
Hey folks, took a tracer found to the face (I think, given my backpack) and am headed into surgery to see if we can save my left eye

Am wisely not gonna be on Twitter while I’m on morphine

Stay safe folks

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2020-05-29 16:51:12
if you watched reporters get arrested live on national tv for quite literally no reason at all, then witnessed police immediately lie about it live on national tv, imagine what happens to Black protesters when there's no tv crews in sight. and think about who you should trust.


Problem:
I am on time to my Zoom meeting
Problem:
Showing up to the meeting ontime meant that I needed to listen to a very loud beach boys playlist


So I finally understand why I never understood the plot of Hercules the Legendary Journeys

Hercules is kicking the crap out of the fashion police because the person he helped win a dance contest last season wants to win a dance contest
Sorry, she now wants to win a *fashion* contest


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2020-05-29 16:34:12
Was just sent a DM telling me that the reason companies aren't hiring me might because of my human rights and animal rights activism posts here on Twitter. Let me tell you something - if a company won't hire me because of that, I didn't want to work for them in the first place.



Agile software development is a form of formalized, constructive and goal-oriented procrastination.


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2020-05-29 01:07:46
Marvel pitch: a skrull who works as a professional alibi. Planning to do a crime or other secret activity? Pay them a nominal fee and they'll be doing Normal You Stuff during a scheduled time, no questions asked



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2020-05-28 15:46:22
Okay I see now that I shouldn't have used "reinventing the wheel" in this tweet. This has nothing to do with building variations of tools. It has everything to do with conference talks and people not citing prior work because it's so hard to find prior work.


I am tempted to try to buy a computer on Wish.com just to see what I get
@silverwizard sadly you have to register for even have a look at the items.
Yeah, I have a bunch of burner emails, so it's not the end of the world - but that's 100% the thing stopping me from doing this


Wait - isn't it:
cut -d' ' -f1|sort -un ?

Just ignore the head command (unless you really need the top 10? then it's cut -d' ' -f1|sort -urn|head)

And yet - the response is to pull in data from the web? I wonder what `time` says there? They look similar in keystrokes
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2020-05-28 13:20:04
What's the most ingenious or useful Go sysadmin program you've written using the 'script' library? Send me your finest hacks github.com/bitfield/script

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2020-05-28 01:31:31
If you need to hear about racism from a white person before you’ll understand it, you are part of the problem.


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2020-05-28 01:27:35
@moniquerankine This is horrible.

instagram.com/twy902?igshid=…

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Like, even if you think we need some institution to handle law enforcement, can we all at least agree the current one is CLEARLY fucking rotten? And maybe we should float at MINIMUM a complete overhaul of how we do law enforcement? Please????


One thing I struggle with a lot in my career is that I am very *good* under pressure. I like working under pressure. I am really good at building plans and testing hypothesises under pressure. I also want to do things I can be proud of. I don't want to be in the same spot and not getting better. So, usually after two years things aren't in the crisis point anymore, and I begin to feel useless, rather than acknowledge that I helped make things better. And I don't know how to grow into a role where I am a senior who is managing a system.

Most of this comes from the problem of tech companies not *promoting*. My last two jobs I came in to a situation where there wasn't a lot of support for the operations team, and things were a mess. I was then *heavily* involved in cleaning up the situations, and spent a lot of time in high pressure fixes. And generally got most of my respect from my ability to fix those crisises.

But then, in both roles, I transitioned into a role where I was the fixer - the person who was trying to keep things sensible. But I wasn't promoted or changed in terms of authority in both cases. Meaning that I am making changes to a system, without authority to authorize those changes, so I am stuck making little tweaks here and there - with no architectural vision or authority. And maybe that's the problem. Or maybe it's a skill I am missing and I don't understand.

Part of that problem is that I am always working on stuff that is for stability, repeatability, and safety - rather than features - it's hard to *sell* what I do. It's also hard to sell when you don't have it. But it means that I often lose to those pushing features.
Hey - you ever been too alone and too sober?


Oh, that's not exciting
Booze cravings are not things I expected - but that's really not good


Terraform was written by sadists

That's the only explanation
"You can't import modules conditionally, and you can't put conditions into where the module lives, for security"

"Oh, of course you can make the module location be fetched via DNS"


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2020-05-27 00:19:57
Days since I deleted a file and used `strings /dev/rsd0c | grep -A1000 -B1000 variablename` to recover it: 0



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2020-05-27 11:53:56
This is why GMs shouldn't fudge dice 😋


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2020-05-25 22:02:50
@QuinnyPig Your cloud provider will manage your business-critical infrastructure better than your own people and will offer 24/7 operations and SLAs.



One day, I am going to be able to make all of m VMs from something that isn't the "cloud". Just a fucking VM provider. And not have to use terraform ever again.


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2020-05-26 20:23:26
Biden wearing a mask in public is a classic example of virtue signalling, or --as we used to call it before fascism had broken the brains of fully half of our polity-- "leading by example"


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2020-05-26 19:19:29
~everyone carries a portable HD video camera with them now and there are no more Bigfoot sightings but there are a lot more videos of everyday brutality and oppression.


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2020-05-26 16:02:49
"I have asked myself, if I were younger at college: ‘Would I be protesting me?'"

I've never understood this weird attitude that only the young have morals or standards. It seems to sit on "they're too young to understand grey areas," but MAYBE IT'S NOT THAT GREY, DUDE.


I really hate being me sometimes. I see people say things like "This uses cron syntax" and my first question is "Which cron?"



I suddenly want to make a mail server that's an electron app
STAHP
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It would be the worst - wouldn't it
Luckily I refuse to write JS
No, the worst would be a web browser that's an electron app.
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Oh fuck

that sounds horrible

Imagine using the Electron core for web browsing, it's so bad

Less sarcastically: https://blog.jscrambler.com/building-a-web-browser-using-electron/ ARRRRRRG


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2020-05-25 18:32:03
It’s the daily show for people who like Bernie and grew up online. You’ve become your lib parents, sorry folks


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2020-05-25 22:40:25
I haven’t watched the Dungeons and Dragons movie in nearly 20 years, and I did not remember it being good, but Jeremy Irons at his hammiest is already wining me over.

Also five minutes in and there has been both a dungeon and a dragon, so they can do whatever they want now.


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2020-05-25 02:48:05
This Memorial Day weekend let’s share memories of our lives during COVID-19.

Tag them with #covidmemories and the @internetarchive will preserve these important memories of our time, for all time.

#covidmemories

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Me to my wife: One of us keeps making too much junk food
Also me: Imma make two tiramisus and dandelion ice cream this weekend


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2020-05-24 21:22:47
Show of hands if you’re totally fine with the Canada-US border staying shut for a long, long time. 🙋🏼‍♀️


FreeBSD if I need lots of applications
OpenBSD if I need stability
Which one do you prefer on the desktop?
FreeBSD, OpenBSD or NetBSD?


Been a while since I did this
Bought lady fingers because *time*

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From a distance it looks to me like a dessert invaded by ants! 😱🧁🐜
I spent time with a cheese grater to make those chocolate flakes damnit!

I am not taking this guff!
Delicious, delicious ants.
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That was my first impression as well! I was slightly horrified.
Better than the ones I had it Italy damnit. I loved it
Then that's all that matters!
To me this more or less looks like Tiramisu.
Thank you

Thank you for believing in me
Yep, a Tiramisu invaded by ants.
I preemptively surrender to your ant army.
🐜🐜🐜
You'll probably be safe; they look pretty well-fed.


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2020-05-23 14:37:10
look everyone needs to stop overreacting. Biden simply told an offensive joke, in response to a substantive question about how his past legislative record has dramatically hurt black Americans
That's reasonable.

I do need to get less mad about American politics. Since you know, it's broken beyond belief, but it keeps harming Canadian discourse.
@silverwizard - well, you know that Canada is part of the US in many people's minds, so we reflect badly on you in that way /s


Tonight I find out if my age is stored as a 5 bit integer, I am not sure if more I am worried about signed or unsigned
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