"when i was a kid id write capital E’s with as many of those little horizontal lines as possible and id call them ladder E’s and adults fucking hated them"



Javanese script has something similar but much darker:


Two messengers approached;
They had animosity towards each other.
Equally matched in combat,
Here are their corpses.

Why in the boggling fuck does policycoreutils, a core SELinux package, depend on qt5?

Building llvm with -j2 (and no -pipes) in a small VM with only 1 vcpu... takes a while.

I want to run a D&D campaign where the big villain is a lich bard. He was originally a bard but he became a lich so he'd have centuries to perfect his poetry. His massive villainous scheme is to manipulate cultures over centuries, starting wars and introducing cultural shifts and destroying whole kingdoms of people. His ultimate goal, though, is just to change how the Common language is pronounced, so that he can find a word to rhyme in one of the stanzas of his poem.


tired: afl
wired: fuzzing@home
inspired: using vulnerabilities to build a botnet and using it to find more bugs
on fire: design a cryptocurrency around a fuzzing-based proof-of-work system

Capt. John Sheridan: You know, it's funny, I was thinking about what you said, that the preeminent truth of our age is that you cannot fight the system. But if, as you say, the truth is fluid, that the truth is subjective, then maybe you can fight the system. As long as just one person refuses to be broken, refuses to bow down.

Interrogator: But can you win?

Capt. John Sheridan: Every time I say "no."

Current status: what the hell is up with my lungs. Like, seriously.

corporation or a totalitarian dictatorship?

* is ruled by a single party
* has central direction and control of the economy
* has monopoly on the means of communication
* controls freedom of speech

@signalstation today's teenagers know nothing of setting out on a vengeance quest, shunned and alone with naught but the whispers of the damned for company and the cursed will 'o the wisps to warm you and guide your way, all for the sake of bringing doom to those who would keep you from the forbidden knowledge which you sought. boost if you had a real childhood and remember what it's like to play outside with the horrors from beyond the veil ✨

Shameless plug tootin' time!

I'm making an 80's style text-parser adventure game in my own engine. It can do stuff the Sierra AGI engine cannot, like parallax 3D rotation.

Questions, Follows and Boosts always welcome! 😄


@er1n Our office protocol was “headphones == do not disturb”. One jackass kept ignoring this and asking me questions when I was heads-down. I put a post-it note on mine saying “DO NOT BOTHER ME”. He tapped me on the shoulder to ask if I knew I had a post-it note on my headphones. I could’ve killed him.



I just realized I can swap away the question of "but how do you know Civmodders hang out at Civfanatics?" with a reference to Mills' abstracted empiricism

sometimes, you just know things, and it would be a waste of everyone's time to fabricate some sort of methodological means to retroactively find out what you already know

@er1n really I think this is Rust's (or e.g. OCaml's) biggest barrier. it's not the syntax, not the borrow checker, and not the large body of existing code

it's programmers who think they know their language, fall into repeating patterns, won't use tools to figure out just how much they messed up and really don't know, and blame the tools when they report funny errors

Politics, dialectical materialism 

I need to do a thing at some point about how all analysis, even dialectical class analysis, are done for a reason. Hence why you can do a good analysis that reduces to two classes only, and also a good analysis that reveals bunches of classes.

being into software preservation, i'm interested in (or other media, like tape backups), that were sold in the black market (etc) at that time, because they tend to have interesting stuff on them that since got lost to time (example: one tape backup had a build of NT "Cairo" on it!)

if anyone in the fediverse has any, and is willing to image them for me (or get them sent somewhere to image), kindly contact me :)

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