Texts adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-time_nuclear_waste_warning_messages
corona, bill murray
27 years ago, Groundhog Day predicted our big mood.
show of hands, who here has ever suffixed a constant with "_MS"?
One thing that persistently bugs me about static type systems (in the languages I use on a daily basis) is that the way they'd be most useful to me is to dictate that a duration represented as a number is measured in milliseconds, and they can't do that.
This sort of thing was the original motivating reason for reverse polish notation, but like, can we not?
The American presidential election is drawing tight parallels to Central American elections in the 1980s, in that a populist socialist candidate remains incredibly popular despite the CIA using channels to the national media to smear him, interfering in the election, and propping up its own favorite candidate as the primary rival.
Also because we're just replaying the 1980s, my new nickname for Pete Buttigieg is Spooks McKinsey.
begging for money
I'm returning to Cupid's Undie Run Boston tomorrow and would appreciate a donation in any amount if rent/student loans/healthcare costs haven't already spoken for all your money.
"It seems in our New Dark 1.2 each country has a choice between a neo-liberal overlord who will take your money and give it to their friends and a ethno-nationalist proto-fascist who will take your money and give it to their friends, with the only difference between the two being whom they're blaming for the grift instead of themselves.[...]Warren Ellis anticipated this phenomenon in Transmetropolitan when he talked about politicians being either The Smiler or The Beast."
While you are still a student, take the opportunity to dive deep into things you find interesting & do things the hard way as a learning experience. Working full time means being ordered to cut corners & do things you know are wrong just because somebody up the chain read some hype, and then barely having enough energy to feed yourself once you finally get home.
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