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So I want to be responsible, dependable and steadfast. Some people associate that with masculinity. I'd also want to be nurturing, loving, emotional and caring. Some people associate that with femininity.

I want non of those things because of their gender association.

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a rule of thumb: a simple, elegant program that does X (possibly "straight from your command line") will not support RTL languages correctly.

It's not the developers fault. RTL on computers that are built from a low level for LTR, tends to be a bit of a patchwork thing, far from being elegant or simple, and requires a subtle understanding of problems not obvious if you haven't juggled mixed RTL & LTR texts for years.

My 10y/o and I are talking about rich people staying in their skyscrapers while their money causes poverty, wars and destruction, and the difference between them and fictional villains. Suddenly:
10y/o: learning about reality is a bit like Cthulian horror. The more you know the more you're in danger of losing your mind.
Me: 😮

I'm still looking for connections with organizers involved in the Sanders campaign for some peer learning for political organizational work in other countries. Boosts appreciated.

Looking for connections with organizers involved in the Sanders campaign for some peer learning. Boosts appreciated.

This kid is unreal. My 10 y/o read a adventure and decided to play it on his own. He created 4 characters and is now running the adventure while playing all of the characters. I asked him and he told he's playing them as if he doesn't know what's coming next in the adventure. 🤣

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D&D lets you live out all kinds of fantasies, such as:
-Having everyone call you by your preferred name and gender
-Having a big group of friends who do everything together
-Making a reasonable wage as a freelancer
-Being able to murder the terrible leadership of your country
-Getting 8 hours of sleep

The save battery is dead after 25 years (Final Fantasy Adventure's battery is still holding after 28 years, and my Golf battery is still fine after a staggering 30 years).

Hate to discover people who also happen to be rabid alt-right or libertarians 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

Watching Star Trek TNG with my 10 y/o banishes the Suck Fairy! Why didn't anyone tell me about this?!

My 10 y/o came across Star Trek the animated series on Netflix, and watched all of it. He was not very impressed with the limited animation, but he found the ideas captivating and interesting.

After watching the last episode he wanted more.

Now he's wide eyed in front of TNG. 🤣

He remarked "this is a great setting for a Roleplaying Game!".

So many achievements unlocked, and I haven't even tried!

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I've been building Flóðgátt, a replacement streaming API server for Mastodon. The goal is to cut RAM usage and make hosting an instance that much cheaper.

So far, we've cut RAM for the streaming server of an empty instance by ~94.2%

The next task is to make sure that lower RAM usage can scale without other issues (e.g., CPU).

To do that, I need a test server with enough connections to see how Flóðgátt performs under load.

That's where y'all come in: can you please follow @codesections ?

I was repairing my original from 91, which I think hasn't worked for the last 15 years or so. How was your day?

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