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Its funny that it got labelled piracy like how pirates used to sail up to poor defenseless ships, forcefully board them and then copy the entire ship and sail away with the copy leaving the original ship to go on its way.

Dammit, I think I might have fried the serial port on my Tandy 102. 🙁

I did a takedown request on opensea to get someone to stop selling one of my drawings.

Opensea added me to their fucking mailing list.

THE AUDACITY

the clocks must be changed
it has been by law arranged
the sun does not care

#SundayHaiku
#CLMOOC
#SmallPoems

I hate it when websites only give you a date like "2 months ago" with absolutely no way to get an an accurate date. No tooltip, no code in the source, just a burned string in HTML.
Looking at you, twitch.

Also, tell your city council that you want directional lights pointed DOWN, and not directing a bunch of wasted light into the sky. It's cheaper AND it preserves our night skies.

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Xmas art is finally starting to show up, so now I can post things again! This is Ichabod, the best son, who's owner is twitter.com/Jack0ffJohnny?s=09

watercolor on a small card, was laminated and then mailed

#art #MastoArt #watercolor

A creepycute abyss monster for Riazu over on Telegram. I think creepy hot weird things with too many eyes is just my aesthetic now.

SAI w/ some Clip Studio for post processing

#mastoart #art

I fixed up an old hand-crank meat grinder. What should I grind with it?

The web without JavaScript? Perposterous! How would gmail work?

It wouldn't. You'd use IMAP and SMTP. Bonus: you have a lot more ownership over the email process with IMAP and SMTP.

Was Unix awk named after Andrew W.K, or was Andrew W.K. named after Unix awk?

night|light

A set of twins as an xmas gift. This painting was cut in half so each owner could have the art of their twin mailed to them. They will be made whole again when the two owners meet in person at a future date.

Each half is 4"x6". I really like doing these symmetrical cut-apart paintings. I'll post pics of the ready-to-mail cards later once I get them prepped.

#mastoart #watercolor #deer #flowers #gold #matope #zikwa

Anybody know of a good all-purpose unit conversion tool for Linux?

git changing master to main by default 

The argument against the word "master" is based on the unproven assumption that the term is loaded with racist connotations, and the mandate for change is based on the fact that the possibility of the assumption's truth is nonzero and that the side-effects of the change are small.

If that were true, I would be on board with it. However, it's plainly clear that the impact of git upstream switching the default branch name to "main" is going to be huge. Many scripts with the "master" hard-coded are going to break, scripts written on the valid assumption that the name "master" was an intrinsic, unchanging property of git.

Every programmer who works with repositories before and after the change are going to constantly mis-remember which is which, and we'll have to guess at the default when working with new or unfamiliar repositories.

This event is going to establish a new epoch in git. We should take that seriously.

Which means we have to confront the fact that the assumption (that inherent racism is present in the word "master" and is causing harm to those who have suffered under racism) may not actually be true. The claims do not hold up well under scrutiny. And, as far as I can tell, the cause is championed disproportionately by white people.

The moralized nature of the question puts an external pressure on decision makers on the git project, which is normally not present for other patches. They have to consider, if they review these changes negatively, will it affect their personal reputation? Their careers? If there's even a slight chance of this, is it better not to argue the matter at all, and rubber-stamp the patches? I don't think this change is being developed under the right conditions.

On the left, we have a tendency to rubber-stamp social causes with a lesser degree of scrutiny. I think that this is a testament to how much we value empathy and solidarity, but I don't think it's a healthy way to approach our problems. Software breakage has a social cost, too.

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