It has, in the words of a friend elseweb, been a difficult day. But I'm still here, and I'm still listening, and I still love you. Take care of each other, please, and I'll see you tomorrow.

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boost if someone calling you a radical leftist is a compliment

... but, when a long chain of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such governments, and to provide new guards for their future security.

Mike Hoye (@mhoye) being prophetic, as usual, about today's Cloudflare/Discord/etc outage:

Eid Mubarak, my friends. May we go forward together, standing up to hate and always, always, always making room for love.

Friends, Romans, Mastodonians, do me a favour: Create a Google Doc, type in and hit the space bar once until the link turns blue, and then download the doc as zipped HTML, unzip the archive, and open the HTML in your browser. Am I hallucinating, or does Google pass you through their link redirector *even in the exported HTML*? That's just plain spooky.

Burn it all down. Computers are terrible and programmers are worse. Burn it all down and salt the earth afterward. We are lost; the way to heaven is forbidden to us.

Hundreds and hundreds of megabytes and cycles wasted so I could read FORTY-FIVE LINES of PLAIN TEXT.

I just had to go through three programs on three different computers and install a fscking JAVA environment to read eight slides of a presentation that had NOTHING BUT TEXT in the slides.

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vi and emacs are both perfectly fine editors. So is any other editor that works with Unicode text. Use whatever works for you.


Huh. That really was three toots. Bug in, I suspect.
Sorry, @mala. Didn't mean to spam you.

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Hold hands and keep going. Don't leave anyone behind if you can possibly help it. It's the only way we get through.

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