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is the doodle thing from glitch.social going to make it into mainline mastodon?

because that is definitely a feature i want like now.

the cat has been hassling me all morning. i finally put a barstool by the front screen door so he can see out to watch little animals in the yard and have murderous thoughts about them.

it's been quiet since.

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A good Philip K. Dick story would be about a deceased sci-fi author who ascended to godhood and then punished humanity for their uneven attempts to make film adaptations of his written work by making them live through one of his worse unpublished drafts.

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computer science programs should spend a LOT more time and effort teaching students how to do effective technical writing

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tired: progressive websites
wired: going back to gopher because fuck the web

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@vfrmedia @cwebber @pony Some years ago users of a gaming site complained about the entropy so the administrator built this: gamesbyemail.com/News/DiceOMat

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My understanding of the internet last week:

(you)
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| safe?
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(WPA wifi AP)
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| evil
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| evil
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| evil
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(cat videos)

My understanding of the internet this week:

(you)
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| evil
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(WPA wifi AP)
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| evil
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| evil
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| evil
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(cat videos)

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With the current WPA2 thing, the following systems have patches available:

Arch Linux
Aruba
Cisco Meraki
DD-WRT
Debian WPA-Supplicant
Unifi
Ubiquiti
Watchguard Cloud

The following systems are not affected:

Arista
Lenovo
MikroTik
VMWare

Everyone else has patches in development

Info from reddit.com/r/KRaCK/

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hey - i am also one of you weirdos.

probably the best thing about ordering something from the internet is that when whatever it is comes, the cat gets a new box.

this time the box was big enough to offer a view out the front screen door. he's been sitting on there for like an hour, looking around furiously.

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that thing where you think you're getting tracers in the corner of your vision but actually it's just dusty in here and there's a shaft of sunlight coming through the window.

(i guess i forgot i made those transparent pngs. so ghostly you just about can't see them.)

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Me to everyone: join mastodon blease
Me in head: mastodon humor is kind of incomprehensible

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i explained javascript variable scope to my students today and i could tell they understood it because of how annoyed they got with the whole thing

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"Never get high on your own supply."

The people who designed the social media we use every day need to install child locks on their own phones and hire people to manage their social media to keep themselves off it.

theguardian.com/technology/201

Another reason for switching my primary platform to #Mastodon; it lets me easily turn off the addictive reward features, and it's not exploiting my emotional state to keep me hooked. <3 @gargron

#bsxp #socialmedia #twitter #facebook

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if computers had stayed in the durable goods category instead of becoming the disposable consumer electronics category would kids be naming their first computer and upgrading it throughout their life like the digital companion it could be? would they be happier kids?