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For years, Mattel marketed a Barbie typewriter. When they switched from mechanical to electronic typewriters, they chose to license from a Slovenian manufacturer, Mehano, who readily supplied their E-115 (and later 116-118) model.

But these typewriters had a secret: hold SHIFT and LOCK, and press one of the first four keys on the first row, and the typewriter switches into substitution-cipher mode, encoding whatever you type:

cryptomuseum.com/crypto/mehano

New package πŸŽ‰

Hop β€” An client wrapper that provides easy work queue semantics

v0.1.0: github.com/mazingstudio/hop

Check it out and let me know if it's missing anything! πŸ™Œ

I've been away from Rust for so long, that I think I should re-learn the language. But then, new concurrency features are supposed to be released soon-ish, changing the language once again, so… :/

Migraine, meditation (+) Show more

Friends: do you use a BSD for everyday computing? Which one do you use? Has your experience been good?

*looks at today’s date*

Oooh so THAT’S why everyone’s been posting so much stuff about Friday the 13th lately

Sleep, health (-) Show more

Sleep, health (-) Show more

I just learned about Write Combining. Is it a thing that happens automatically on disk I/O or does one have to do it explicitly?

How do I go from β€œinternally justifying my emotions to an imaginary outside force” mode to β€œI don’t need to justify myself” mode?

*after sleeping 8 hours at last*

so this is what being human feels like

New package πŸŽ‰

Hop β€” An client wrapper that provides easy work queue semantics

v0.1.0: github.com/mazingstudio/hop

Check it out and let me know if it's missing anything! πŸ™Œ

My sister just said my laugh sounds like a sophisticated chicken screaming πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I certainly didn’t mind him winning before, but after hearing his first speech, I’m actually hopeful (even if his discourse was not entirely leftist during his campaign).

Welp, we'll have a pseudo-leftist government in Mexico come December, apparently.

Besides, these northern desert dwellers used all sorts of hats. Not just "sombreros". Another thing that bothers me is that "sombrero" is just "hat" in Spanish, and it really weirds me out that it's this whole name for a specific type of thing in English, as if that particular shape of hat was alien and completely different from other hats, somehow.