There's nothing quite like fifteen years of IM logs to remind you that continuity of self is an illusion.
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I.e. this year I didn't had to go in to work from saturday Dec 30th to monday Jan 8th (because if a holiday is on sunday, the next monday is automatically a day off)
That is 10 days of resting. Technically, you have to take an official vocation for the middle part. Well, you can *not* take it, but that just means loosing money – the office would be closed, you cannot go in either way.
Here, the x-mas is on Jan 7th. But the New Year is celebrated much bigger anyway – and that's when the presents are exchanged. Some more traditional people (maybe more in western ukraine and/or rural places) gift children presents on St. Nicholas that is Dec 19th, but that's not very spread in cities.
So most celebrations are Dec 31/Jan 1, then Jan 2 is usually a bank holiday too and so is Jan 7th, so in most places all of that time combined is made into a giant holiday/vacation.
It's so ridiculous sometimes to read tweets of US people I follow that try to be international and stuff and write "happy holidays" instead of "merry x-s" (aknowledging the diversity of celebrations), but then they write "welp, hope everyone had good holidays" on, like, Dec 26th.
Common, the holidays haven't even started at that point yet! Aknowledging diversity, my s.
maybe, I should use /this thing/ to write bloggy/ranty messages instead of nothing at all.
maybe, I should use it ...at all.
Anyway, the holidays are over today. That means the vacation is over. But I still don't feel like coming back to everything I was doing. Still very burnt out.
Вы бы поверили, если бы вам сказали, что слово "дебаг" происходит от сокращения "где баг?"
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@iliana "rumor", "educated guess", whatever you want to call it: https://subfictional.com/my-theory-patreon-doesnt-want-to-be-a-money-services-business/
I still think it's true, personally, and expect either they're deciding to risk fines or somesuch, or they're just going to try again with a more nuanced plan. We'll see, eh?
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CW because i don't want to rain on everyone's parade but about ~half of that harry potter chapter is human-written. they train markov chains on the text and then co-write using the markov chain to augment the human writers with the harry potter style and inject some curveballs into it
you can see how it works sorta on this page, which they link from their twitter:
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I actually kinda hate managing a webcomic portal. The part of it, where I have to review the shitty comics, and approve them, since the bar in the rules is set low enough. The flow of bad ones is much bigger than the good ones. Welcome to the sewage duties.
But what really destroyed any motivation I had to handle the queue was the fucking political garbage that I outright deleted.
простые числа. как вы относитесь к простым числам? мне очень нравятся простые числа. у меня всё.
я не фанат винила как медиума, но если у Шикхи новый кикстартер, то я человек простой…
Одно из слов, которые никогда не бывает приятно переводить – highlight (существительное). Это просто не сказать одним словом на русском, наоборот, нужно перестраивать предложение, чтобы в нём поставить "яркий" – уже как прилагательное. И хорошо, если это просто "яркий момент".
Personalized discovery has so much potential in today's insane glut of games, but all anyone wants to try to sell you is the most popular stuff.
my unsounded book 3 (from the ks) arrived yesterday and i've just spent second evening in a row avoiding all responsibilities and just rereading the comic, haha. Not even the exclusive bonus part yet!
i would even say that it kinda reads better in a physical form. the pages are very busy, so in web resolution you just skip the details. Not on purpose, though? "Web"-consumption is implicitly fast. That's an interesting thought.
Энивей, в очередной раз хочется ругаться именно что матом от того, насколько люди (массы незнакомых людей в основном) способны вытянуть и уничтожить всю мою энергию, мотивацию и жизненные силы.
Вы когда-нибудь задумывались о том, как русское "ругаться матом" – фраза из двух слов, а англ – просто "to swear"?
Т.е. у нас можно "ругаться" и "ругаться матом", какая-то градация из двух уровней вообще. Зачем? Это очередная Глубокая Непереводимая Особенность Русской Души™?