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Steven Universe is a children's show which replaces masculine power fantasy with an emotional maturity fantasy. Steven's entire superpower is being kind and understanding, and the show treats this with the same gravity and enthusiasm as other shows treat combat. This is a good and beautiful thing.

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gosh, isn't unix terrible, layer upon layer of crud

in other news, i've been learning about the tty subsystem

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there's sort of an alternative story of hackers in which the movement becomes this amazing empowering story of people coming to terms with their mental health issues for the greater good, and maybe that's where we're heading now

When you set out to document something but then end up fundamentally reconsidering its design instead.

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there is already decommodified anarchist ride sharing app it's just hitchhiking you don't need a phone

Universe: Okay creatures, grace period is over. You can either figure out a way to collectively solve this, or cook yourselves.

Humans: [sectarian violence, denial, incoherent stupidity]

Or, in a slightly more articulate way: If your innovation involves dumping the accessibility and internationalization improvements we've been slowly introducing in mainstream tech, it is not interesting to me

new text editor implementation: I'm revolutionary! I get rid of all the BLOAT in the OTHER editors!

me: [tries IME input] [pastes some bidirectional text]

new text editor: completely falls apart

Every time I announce long-term plans I end up dropping them or replacing them with something entirely different. So I guess I might as well stop announcing.

Here lies Marijn. Wasted his life trying to build solid software on a broken platform.

I published a thing: Lezer, an incremental, error-recovering, GLR parser system. Now with npm packages and docs!

It's cute how Crockford's pedantic mindset will forever live on in JSON's prohibition of trailing commas

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there's a script in my brain i call the Concept Smasher that is always running in the background, it occasionally results in a good joke but most of the time it's just catapulting random snippets of horseshit like "Avril LL Bean" or "beese chiscuits" into my prefrontal cortex and i have to consciously think "ok, that's great, thanks" at it or it just keeps screaming it for ever and ever

What's the least terrible way to run a windows vm in linux nowadays?

Giving half your codebase access to a mutable object is a recipe for disaster. Passing an immutable value all over the place, on the other hand, is awesome.

The 'wokeness one-upmanship' format of social media posts—where someone takes some contrarian stance to show how they're way ahead of the _common_ reaction to a phenomenon—was fun for a bit, but ugh

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