<< This amazing space-age edifice is actually the Post Office Tower under construction in 1963. The startling juxtaposition of the battered '50s van and the vaulting futurism of the tower looks like the cover of a 1960's sci-fi novel. 😍 >>
ukpol, moaning Show more
Oh FFS, now the meaningful vote has been called off! Can politicians get their act together please, people's lives are hanging in the balance and they're still playing party politics!
HRT Show more
Well, today marks one year of #HRT for me.
This is one of my big 3 transition milestone stays (along with realization and presenting full time).
So today’s overshare is all of the amazing changes my body has experienced over the last year.
I share this because I think it’s important that our experiences be told in our own words, and I hope that some one can benefit from hearing what my medical transition was like. Nothing I say is prescriptive in anyway.
Buckle up, this thread is long.
Practically all internal communication is done with Facebook, because why not? It's the lowest common denominator. Messaging is done through Facebook messenger, teams are private groups, etc.
Except one group has resisted this: the sysadmins.
Sysadmins need to be able to communicate at all times, /especially/ if things aren't working. And it turns out that there's no way to make sure things like Facebook messenger always work—especially during outages. They're just too damn complicated.
So, they came to a compromise. The rest of the company will move to Facebook, and the sysadmins will stay on IRC, the communication platform they know they can rely on.
When Facebook's on fire and the company is panicking because they can't communicate, you can be sure of one thing: the sysadmins are chatting away on IRC about how to get it working again.
oh my looord
"So, turns out you can access the emulator settings of the PlayStation Classic by plugging in a keyboard and pressing Escape ..which allows you to use multiple save states, scanlines, change games to NTSC for 60 FPS and so on"
Does a "glove mode"sound like a good feature? My idea is a button you can activate and then put your gloves on and then up and down volume scrolls the timeline.
English has three sets of words that communicate "this place" : "that place" : "what place". Each meaning can be paired with one of three prepositions ("in", "to", and "from") to form a specialized locative word:
"in" - here : there : where
"to" - hither : thither : whither
"from" - hence : thence : whence
So "here" means "in this place"; "thither" means "to that place"; "whence" means "from what place"; etc.
alcohol, programming joke Show more
A QA tech walks into a bar and orders a beer, 1 beer, 2 beers, -1 beers, 999999999 beers, sadhgkyg beers, null beers. Repeats with whiskey, rum, bourbon, vodka. Leaves, satisfied.
A customer walks in and asks for a shot of Jägermeister. The bar crashes.
The fediverse is kept a largely safe and happy place by a fortress wall of medium articles the bemoan the fact that the fediverse is hopeless and will never succeed. That fortress wall was shoddily built for us by techbros and journalists and we must take responsibility for maintaining it. If we don't start repairing the cracking masonry with new medium articles about how mastodon simply can't grow fast enough for real humans to use it then the walls will crumble. Do your part.
Today at work we discovered interesting facts about quinces:
- The word marmelade comes from marmelo, quince in Portuguese
- Quince pie is done in the whole Iberian Peninsule but it's called marmelada in Portuguese and dulce de membrillo in Spanish
- The Basque word for quince is irasagarra, being sagarra apple.
Have a nice day fedipeople!
linux-y question, boosts appreciated Show more
So I'm trying to capture a bunch of websites as png or pdf repeatedly through a cronjob. So far, the best luck I had was with Chromium, and I also tried CutyCapt and Firefox. However, none of them are able to reliably capture https://tagesschau.de. If anyone knows any good commandline website capturing tools I'd appreciate you telling me about them!
Full-stack Geek. From solder to CI. Everything is better with LEDs
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