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I love it when AWS says "only pay for what you use!" and people are like "oh, that sounds cheap!"

It's like they've never heard of lies or marketing before

I, too, have written an open letter.

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Two years ago I gave an internal work presenation
For that I made a single diagram
That diagram has been useful as recently as today
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Diagrams for the win!
I have been fighting for documentation internally forever! DOCUMENT SHIT DAMNIT! But yeah - it feels like a giant win.


# comic teaser bc i don't have my laptop here chez mes grandmère et grandpère
# # made with #
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The question right now is "what do we do after we abolish the extreme danger that is police" not "should we abolish the police"
And if you don't see that, I don't understand you
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I guess I can't empathize with them would make more sense
also: YAY notification count in dwm is working!


I prep for RPGs by writing a minigame for them. I just realized this obvious fact.

Thinking about D&D and the paradox of the Hit Point. And yes, I am thinking about D&D, not other RPGs.
In earlier editions of D&D (before 5th edition) D&D had a lot of other tools than hitpoints to bypass an encounter. These were known as "Save or Die" or "Save or Suck" spells typically. The main examples I like to think of in order to illustrate this point are 1st edition AD&D's *very* powerful "Death Spell" which was a 6th level spell that just, killed things. Possibly dozens of low level creatures. Check out this madness! https://pandaria.rpgworlds.info/cant/rules/adnd_spells.htm#Death%20Spell

In 3rd edition D&D you also had vampires eating Constitution rather than HP for their blood drain. Early Ghosts did damage by ageing the target of their attacks!

All of these are examples of characters being scary because they alter the pace of a fight. If a Vampire hits you in 3rd edition, you have less health, but more importantly, you're closer to death because you have a maximum of 18 HP (well, ok, third edition meant 40). Characters with low con still hurt. The ghost never hurt you (really) but it made an interesting problem, where fighting a ghost permanently changed you, rather than actually killing you (mostly). So by switching to a shorter clock, a vampire or ghost changed the pace of a fight.

Whereas, the Death Spell basically was for "Oh, there's 30 goblins. But we're level 11. This would be tedious." and just... solve it.

By removing most alternate clocks, and most of the Save or Dies - you end up with a situation where most fights in 5e take longer. And then there's a bunch of math in 5e to speed up combat.

This ends up with me feeling like 5th edition D&D has *more* combats, that are less tactically interesting. It meant that I recently ran a combat, where, after round 2, I told my PCs "I think I'm done, we know the score" and just let them win.

I think by making more monsters with alternate damage types (the Exhaustion Monster is a good example of how to do this well, I think that ability drain and ageing affects can make a solid comeback) can make D&D feel more varied - even though conceptually the Hit Point exists as a timer to say "This long until PC fall down", it doesn't have to rule all of combat.

Conversely, having everyone target the same track does make minions matter more in 5e, which I think is good. And it means Death Spell is probably bad. But come on - can we at least get something cooler than Power Word Kill for save-or-sucks that aren't charm based?!
Blogging? Nah, that's dead. No one *blogs*

🎉For the first time so far I accidentally typed "doas" into a linux server🎉
Trying to stop my `alias doas='sudo'` from getting too much of a workout

This is what I don't get. Why should we need to use an app simply to upload a video and share it with your friends?

What you're looking for is a hosting service, not an app. We. Don't. Need. An. App.

And the same goes to all the websites that require you to install an app to use them.

Sharing and reading data shouldn't require to execute arbitrary code on your cellphone.

I gotta say again that @CTropes is easily the best comic youtube
Consistently kind, well researched, and loving comics as both art and stories

I hate cats
Having animals live in my house is terrible

Thundercats prepare to transform and ReBoot
I apologize in advance

"we value your privacy. Don't believe us? Just check our privacy policy! Under section 184.2-B we explain how the personal data we've collected about you is a part of our company's valuation and will be sold to the highest bidder in the event of an aquisition!"

Playing an RPG, I was banned from asking if my character's general knowledge on gnomes could be "someone who has been Sean for 32 years"

Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
It is not really economically efficient in the long run. Bad things happen, even without something as drastic unexpected disaster recovery is very costly and often nullifies all the cost-cutting (unless it can be offloaded to someone's else).

Basically this sort of approach is not about efficiency per se but replacing long term planning with short term.
I think that's the article's point
We keep squeezing costs out of our economy, until they can no longer withstand shocks

When I was in university - I put "ping -c 5 google.ca" into my fingers as a way to test my internet.

Is there a sensible replacement for Google for this?

I couldn't remember which IP the server coming up grabbed normally
for count in `seq 1 100 `; do for ip in 192.168.90.182 192.168.90.183 192.168.90.189; do echo $ip; ping -c 1 $ip; done; done

One day I am going to watch a TV show without spending half the runtime looking at the fan wiki, wikipedia, or IMDb pages related to the show
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Watching professional esport games with commentary has been my preferred form of passive watching.
Yeah, I 100% can't do it
I do mostly watch shows since they are easy to passive, but eeports just make me border

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/JuliaMinamata/status/1278402248595451904]# Good afternoon! Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦 The Crimson Diamond is my colourful, retro-inspired text parser mystery adventure game set in Northern Ontario, Canada! Here's a screenshot not in the demo, a bit of Canadian Shield! store.steampowered.com/app/1098770/Th…



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[bookmark=https://twitter.com/Lexi_the_Fae/status/1278324368834277377]DM's Guild takes 50% of the creator's income.
DTRPG takes 30-35% depending on exclusivity.
Steam takes 30%
Itch lets the creator decide how much they take, but they default at 10%

If you plan on buying anything from an RPG book PDF to a video game, check to see if it's on itch[/bookmark]

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/shelbyspees/status/1278385845808984064]one point from today's incident review "what went well" section:

> [employee]felt empowered to say "I'm parenting" and not step into the incident.[/bookmark]

It would be super nice to see Linux die and that energy move to the more elegant places
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/TheRegister/status/1277929458809344001]'It's really hard to find maintainers': Linus Torvalds ponders the future of Linux [/bookmark]
Christoph Bugel friendica (via ActivityPub)
Seriously? You want to see linux die? Or are you joking
Linux is definitely the least well done of the free operating systems, and putting the energy into less toxic cultures and nicer code bases would be better


The actual trick is: more than doing it outside the cloud, but someone will aspirationally price it cheaper
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/QuinnyPig/status/1278351432274579462]“This thing that I refer to as the ‘cloud paradox,’ the fact that if somebody comes to you and says, ‘How much will it cost me to do this thing in the cloud?’ And you literally can't tell them.” —@getwired, research analyst @DirectionsOnMS

Have a listen: lastweekinaws.com/podcast/scream…

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[bookmark=https://twitter.com/notthebc/status/1278315481955356674]#

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if the device enumeration subsystem detects that usb has been inserted correctly on the first attempt it alerts the network administrator to the presence of a Hacker

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/1278108757122142208]Riverdale and Game of Thrones have the exact same plot.[/bookmark]

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/kefimochi/status/1278056365773033474]You're more than green squares on GitHub 🌱[/bookmark]

hey! If you work on # frontend
I hate your work, and it is bad
I don't care that this is combative, but if you work on #, please quit in order to make the team collapse.
#AWS
Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
I blame lack of experience primarily of course but still every time I there to try something I find it plain antihuman. It isn't even too bad function wise or reliabilty-wise but it looks like they just hate people as species.
That would make sense. But it feels like someone, just... hasn't done the job

Playing a lot of Shadowrun these days means that I am thinking about how Shadowrun rejects the Minigame as a component of play - when it's explicitly a game about minigames. I don't know how to handle this
Burning Wheel does the "lots and lots of complexity" well, while also having a lot of minigames. But nowhere near the complexity of Shadowrun.

People doing single hyphen longopts for shell tools makes me assume they just don't know existing tools

I want more horror RPG scenarios which reject the Campaign mindset. I also think it would be great to do more scenarios where you can't control your character creation (since, it makes horror easier)
I *did* start writing a setting that I need to work on more, where the PCs are the leaders of the team of colonial marines coming onto ships that are in the wrong spot. You see, the FTL method was bopping through Hell, which goes wrong is Event Horizon kinda ways.
All of this came out of thinking about Haunted Houses - but obviously - derelicts are haunted houses IN SPACE

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/RyanTylerThomas/status/1277859110893977600]@DrsDefundPolice How many crimes do they prevent perday?

Would it be easier and cheaper to give everyone about to "do crime" one hundred bucks to no do crime at this point.

At 5,000ish per 100,000 people, it might be.[/bookmark]
Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/mwlauthor/status/1277659480294129664]I just spent forty minutes troubleshooting a routing problem caused by me transposing two digits in a number. I've been in this biz for over a quarter century.

It doesn't matter how much experience you have: always check the very basic basics. #[/bookmark]
kat gnusocial
@silverwizard only 40min! ... that kind of shit normally needs a new pair of eyes to fix.

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/garybernhardt/status/1277648152468901888]if you watch the Internet backwards, the nerds kick the corporations out and simplify the communications protocols until a single person can understand everything at once[/bookmark]

[bookmark=https://twitter.com/mcclure111/status/1277725995575980039]Did… Ubuntu just put an ad in my Linux login message

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My mom rented Hackers in 1999 and I never got better

Me: Hey can you do [progressive thing]?

My MP: We are very committed to [centrist disappointment]

Me: No no I don't want you to tell me your policies; I want you to tell them what I said

My MP: Can I interest you in [other centrist disappointments]?
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