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My PinePower seems to violate the USB spec by having all the ports wired in upside down - is this normal?

Also - I hate it
Also - I just realized this made it sound like I hate my pinepower, which is a wonderful device

I hate that the ports are flipped!!

Mail client that automatically fetches remote data in the email via a small cluster of proxies so that everyone gets the same locations for their tracking, but we don't need to tell people to not use features that are often necessary for them

Bonus points: GMail plugin

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Right, listen.

It’s fucking pathetic to hate children. You have to be the most miserable waste of energy, air, blood, bones, tendons, muscles, and skin to hate children for being children.

Never mind the fact that you were a child once. Presumably, you were an ugly ass baby in your infancy and a right brat from the toddler stage straight through to adolescence.

Doesn’t matter. To hate a human being cor simply being in their early stages of human development is 100% asinine behaviour.

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Dear pipeline:
You may fail with an error
You may succeed

But you cannot do neither

Ok - does anyone else remember this movie


CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS LOGIC?! It has been bothering me for 22 years!

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scam alert: some people buy up all the houses in cities to make their prices insanely high and then offer you living there for more than their mortgage is! be careful when being alive!

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I feel safer, thank you.
Listen - you ever heard of a sea change?!

What if that Sea Changed into some sort of Deep Sea Magic weapon

I just had a user tell me that their Mac got pushed an update, but it's probably not the high priority update I mentioned he should install

The fact that people don't know what an update is bothers me. And it's annoying that I know that the confusion is intentional.

@silverwizard It's a technique I've used in the past because being able to use the filesystem and permissions is way nicer than mapping arbitrary port numbers and mucking about with iptables.

Turns out I like music the most when the song is designed to attack me.

It's funny because I love songs that call me awful and super melancholy music, and I am neiiiiiither of those things outside of music.

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# Anyone got a spare server they can sell me for cheap/free. I'm trying to start my own consulting company. There are grants available for disabled people to do that in my state..
But here's the thing. NYS is out of money for this year. The earliest I'll get my grant is Febuary 2023, and that's excessively optimistic according to my contacts at the state
I'd like to start practicing for cert exams and such before then. I need better hardware to do that. My current server box a budget gaming pc from 2011ish. Can anyone help

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Meantime we will see what this old gaming pc is really capable of as a server
Would cloud/virtual servers work? Perhaps either or could be sufficient.

Amazon's IAM permissions are very strange. I like the amount of granularity - but things like "You can't delete a key if you can't list all keys, even if you specified the key ID in the delete action" is really frustrating and makes the granularity not work.

I hate the feel of keyboard wrist rests. I hate them generally and they annoy me.

But my new desk hurts my arms, and a wrist rest hates it - and it's annoying
@GordSpence Yeah, my keyboard is already a little low so a tray would make that worse

I might want to do a slightly raised keyboard and then a mat underneath
@HippyWizard That'd probably do it... or adjust your chair haha

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hey programers! are you ready to take your programs to the next level? introducing a successor to "do-blocks": don't blocks

​- none of the code in a don't block executes ever
​- guaranteed bug-free
​- returns `()` on *all platforms* and all systems
​- atomic and thread-safe

tired of non-deterministic, buggy, and slow-to-compile programs? try don't blocks today!

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The modern day parable of the Crustpunk Bartender and the Neo-Nazi

Why the hell is there a knowledge base without a search function?!

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If you are a product designer for a website, understand that I hate you personally

If you try to give me or anyone I know suggestions, I will take it as an insult

The profession of web design is despicable
If you can acknowledge to me that the browser has a back button, and explain why that is a useful button, then I will treat you like a human deserves to be, otherwise you a person whose only purpose is to harm others

You are the highway in Good Omens causing minuscule pain millions of times a day

Just smashed a potion flask, leftover from doing a ritual from The Golden Dawn during a vampire LARP, while cleaning my office

Maybe my dad was right and D&D would get me into the occult
Gotta admit, I'm a *bit* relieved it wasn't the food ones for our non alcoholic mixed drink parties...

Still sad tho
Your parties sound fun, and I hate parties.

Explaining to support the way we fixed the problem last time:
I bought LinkedIn Premium and cold emailed my counterpart at the client's CASB vendor since they would only ever call us

Parenting during a pandemic is all about scamming children

My son just found out what a hotel is and wants to go to one. So my wife is taking them to a campground to go around trails and look at campsites and "Car Hotels" ... aka RVs

Adding a .php-info.php to my webserver, but it's just an incorrect static page

Just to annoy people
Yes, our locally patched build of PHP really does have a version number that's 8 kilobytes long and contains valid amd64 instructions, why do you ask?
That just seems natural. It also contains javascript to make it not display if a human reads it, why do you ask?

If I spin up an LTO-6 drive in my home, that's a problem - right?

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Hey - this is important, especially if you use twitter anonymously or you feel threatened by people learning your twitter account
@HippyWizard not to be pedantic/blame-the-user type but anonymity shouldn't be expected out of a service that monetizes its own user base. either you accept the defeatist "yea it is what it is" stance and post cats or you go find somewhere that respects yr privacy. greasy move either way tho
@HippyWizard we're already on to fighting to preserve pseudonymity, even

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It's horrifying that the most heavy program I use at work is Slack

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Honestly, the people working for Slack should just be embarrassed. If you work for slack, you should write on your resume you were in prison or something
You're a sysadmin. "Web browser with chat app inside" *should* be the heaviest thing you use in an average day.
(That doesn't excuse slack, mind you.)

As a parent I'm seeing the fucking Jeanette McCurdy thing and fuck.
Why are people so focused on what kids owe their parents and not what parents owe their kids.

Parents fail kids
Kids don't fail parents
@HippyWizard Jennette fulfilled every dream her mother ever had for her. It's really easy to see which of them failed the other, you know?
@HippyWizard Kids def fail parents. We can acknowledge both without acting like one doesn’t exist
@HippyWizard @trustinSelf19 Probably either a performative contrarian or an estranged parent whose kid no-contact'd their ass.
@HayashiPatrick @HippyWizard You’re the kid that disappointed their parents and is using this status to justify it huh?
@trustinSelf19 @HippyWizard If that's what you want to tell yourself to make yourself feel better, go ahead. Kids don't fail parents when they never even asked to be born. 😂
@HayashiPatrick @HippyWizard I’m neither weirdo. Just someone who can recognize two truths can exist.
@trustinSelf19 @HippyWizard There is only one truth. You can't disappoint someone who never asked you for your consent to be born.
@HippyWizard @trustinSelf19 You seem like a fuckin idiot based on yours. So even?
@HippyWizard @dariusMckoy6 @trustinSelf19 Imagine needing a sock to deal with someone you'll never meet in real life. That's sad.

Do people really think sending a screenshot of a terminal is a good idea?

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Stop using the abbreviation "a11y".

If you're obfuscating the word you use to talk about accessiblity, you're not actually particularly interested in accessibility.

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it's supposed to be "accessibility" with the 11 letters between A and Y removed, and replaced with 11 so it looks like ally

Which is the kind of cutesy wordplay people like, but especially in this case there's good reasons not to do it
iirc it's based on the prior use of i18n and l10n for internationalization and localization, which i suspect got adopted solely to avoid having to decide between American and British spelling

Nerds, y'all. We're bad at naming things. Never let us name things.

Ok - so - when I run D&D I tend to tell my players "Vote when you wanna level, if everyone agrees you do". And people tend to level when they're bored of their current power set and want new toys.

So many people tell me they'd go straight to level 20, but I've never seen it.
@HippyWizard Honestly one of my biggest gripes about D&D games is that I'd prefer if I could have level 6 numbers and level 20 features.
@PunishedLorelai Yeah, that's a totally valid! The cool powers are fun - but the high level numbers break down very badly! And D&D puts its coolest powers in its most badly made places.

And honestly, I am a 12-15 range for games, but 5e wasn't made for over level 12 it feels!
@PunishedLorelai But I also think that it says something that so many people can say this about D&D. If D&D is fundamentally about zero-to-hero play and leveling up - why do so many people *have* a favourite range that isn't 20?!
@HippyWizard I've barely played 5e. I will say that the numbers seem to stay pretty small, except for health.
@PunishedLorelai They seem small, except for how easily they breakdown.

My players got mad at me when I made an NPC with +17s... using PHB only.... At level 12...
@PunishedLorelai I mean, I usually had that at level 1 back in 3e days, so it's probably an improvement...
@HippyWizard That *definitely* seems like a lot at level 1.
@HippyWizard Straight to level 20 would be a nightmare. It would be like back when I was playing wow and you'd encounter somebody at max level who had clearly bought their character. Nobody would know how the fuck to play their class at that level
@PizzaFacts2go New plan
everyone is level 20 and the enemies are bouncy balls that travel a number of squares equal to damage dealt in a random direction whenever you hit one, when they hit a wall they bounce randomly, and they deal 2d8 damage to a player when they hit them

2000 HP per ball
@HippyWizard I like it because it brings back a reason to use miniatures to dnd
@HippyWizard For all my quibbles with your system I know that RPGs give you verbs over time for a reason.
@HippyWizard Granted this would be way more of a problem in like Pathfinder than 5.0
@PizzaFacts2go Yeah - I love adding new verbs - but lots of people hang up on them.

I'm working on a system where characters are made of cards, and there's shopping-based-nerdery - and I'm hoping it allows very complicated characters without causing too much of that problem
@HippyWizard Being obsessed with caves of qud lately I feel you and love the idea of that. Super modular. Super customizable. Interactions
@PizzaFacts2go I really need to set aside time to play Qud...
@PizzaFacts2go If I say "I've not had time to play Qud because I'm too busy Net Hacking" understand that I'm not playing a roguelike...
@HippyWizard I refuse to understand. I will make it an awkward misunderstanding every time. I will get excited and ask how far you've gotten them get all quiet and disappointed when I find the truth

Trying to envision an MMO RPG where players can set a bunch of variables for their characters. But like, mechanical vars. So set how much ore you get a from a mine (but not related to recipe costs), or XP to level, or whatever.

Literally let people pick the game speed.

Trying to microwave a pogo and off of a sudden I find out what Bohemian Rhapsody meant by "Very Very frightening"

So I guess I need a new microwave


Striping with parity

RAID 5.1
Striping with parity and a subwoofer

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If you're gonna paginate a list, let people know how many pages there are, and let them skip to any item.

If I need to click an arrow >400 times with a 1 second delay between them, I'll assume you're as bad at your job as an Amazon engineer
They probably didn't think of that idea that the browser should do the work. Tell Google. Hopefully everyone else will follow. The *design system* probably might still not go away though.
Yeah, I'm really offended by the whole concept though.

I set my browser up to work for me, why do they do extra work to make it not work as well! Just because they dislike that I might like something different than them?!

I blame Steve Jobs and his obsession with everything looking the way he wanted

Ok, so, uh, Jade has forced me to think about finishing the things I've been writing. But - LOOK AT THESE COVERS! HOLY SHIT!

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They are absolutely amazing!
Yeah, now I just need to make book contents that are worth like half of these!

I guess my day is just spending the whole time waiting for datadog metrics to show up

The difference between working with kids and without is that if you don't have kids, and you didn't sleep, it's probably your fault. If you do have kids, you might have woken up at 5 am and just... not had the chance to deal with that fact.
My 2 year old is a human alarm clock. 5am every dang morning.
Damn - at least it's consistent!

My 3 year old is anywhere from 7 to 10 am, but my *1* year old is like "Could be 5? Could be 6? Could be 7? Don't know!"

I don't know how to make x11 use okudagrams
I just want to access and retrieve from a library like I'm on the Enterprise damnit!

I've been using Kumospace for a few months now - and I'm officially unsure why it's made so badly - but I'm assuming it's because they want to record me at all times. It's the only reason why I can envision them keeping my mic hot even when muted, and disabling noise cancelling.