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Every night I go to bed and then spend another 2 hours fucking around on the internet

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

I've written my one blog post for the year! It's a thought experiment: could people run their own email/blog server off their home internet connection? (Answer: probably not worth it.)

Climate change 

I wonder how Charlie Brooker feels that Years and Years is eating Black Mirror's lunch.

(Seriously, Years and Years is some quite good "near-future things-going-badly" TV.)

Humour is so subjective. Los Espookys is so silly that I imagine a lot of people would find it terrible. But I've quite enjoyed it. ¡Bip Bip!

I read a blog post summarising Sapiens so I wouldn't have to read the book (it was a fairly long blog post) but ironically it has made me interested enough to want to read the whole thing

I gave Phoenix (the Elixir framework) another go today. I don't know much Elixir, and I tried to keep an open mind, because different to how I'm used to is not necessarily bad. But I gave up again. I just wanted to set some fields on my models to be not nullable. Eventually I found someone mention the syntax for it in an issue about something else, so I was able to do it, but I never found it in the docs. Guess I've been spoiled by Django's docs.

Been fiddling with making something game-like using rust and ggez. It's been fun, and surprisingly easy to get this far.

The Left Hand of Darkness 

I finished reading A Little Life and I'm still angry at it for how cruel it was.

This is a really terrible attempt at a joke and I am sorry

Me: French people's reactions always seem ever-so-slightly delayed
French person: What !

Forever reading "" as "tell on me", the site for dobbers and narcs

Every night I go to bed and then spend another 2 hours fucking around on the internet

Today in spam, the shocking truth about ed: it is outdated, not a user-friendly editor at all, and most people don't bother to learn how to use it

without capitalism we wouldn’t have all these great innovations like uber, uber for hotels, uber for delivery food, and uber for ambulances

There's no law that says there can only be one NASA. I've got my own NASA.


We just build giant slingshots and on the day we find a big enough rubber band, we're launching my step-dad to Mars. (He's excited about it.)

I would like to learn how to make friends as an adult without, preferably, leaving my house and if possible without meeting new people.

No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.

Dog, possible dog EC 

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