She found this tuft of grass right outside the back door a couple weeks ago and now it's the only place she wants to be.

Birds exude tools from their skin and then drop them on the ground like it's nothing to them.

Imagine if we went around just shitting typewriters and rocket fins.

Dump of the original Furby's assembly source code, dated June 1998:
Coolest thing I can think of to do with this would be to get it running in a virtual machine in some existing virtual space, eg an MMO, VR chat room, No Man's Sky etc. I love the idea of this thing's freaky digital soul living on in unrecognizably alien worlds.

I'm reading this article about how startups like Imperfect Produce, ostensibly created to sell cosmetically ugly produce that'd otherwise be thrown away, are diverting such produce away from food banks? But also food banks only started getting that food about ten years ago? And 1/5 of North American produce still gets thrown away anyway? And all I want is for the article to tell me whether it'd be more ethical to switch to a more conventional CSA like Farm Fresh To You.

Can't-fail startup idea of the day: edible velcro, to easily keep your burritos sealed.

I never got a look at either driver so in my headcanon this is a lesbian couple with Hers and Hers identical Dodge Rams.

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i really like the use of positive (+), negative (-), and neutral (~) in the CW as i find it to be much more helpful and pretty specific even for only symbols

for example, talking about mental health could be
-talking about triggering stuff
-talking abut progress
-talking about something you've learned about yourself

and any of those could trigger people, depending on the exact content. so using + - or ~ in your CW is really good for a variety of topics and i appreciate it.

keep it going

For example, here's my new favorite way to check for the end of the stream when receiving data over the network:


The sender signals that the transmission is over by sending the host name.

Once-in-a-long-while reminder that I made an open source ASCII art, animation, and game creation tool called Playscii:
People have made some pretty cool stuff with it!
It's a dynamic, hackable thing written in Python so you can do all sorts of oddness with it.

Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.

If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.

If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.

Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.

You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍

PSA: a couple years ago Unity's video playback API was bad but now it is not bad.

Can't-fail startup idea of the day: Groucho-Marx-branded pubic hair greasepaint.

Here is a pretty convincing paper arguing that because of changes in computer architecture over the past few decades, C is no longer a "close to the metal" language.

Here in real life, I always make a note of which programs diligently free all their memory and release all their handles before exiting, and I terminate them via the task manager because who has time for that shit.

In Exapunks it's simpler and more effective to just let a program crash than to explicitly check when to terminate a loop, and I think that's beautiful.

There's these studies about how once you commit to an opinion in front of someone you're less willing to back down from it even in the face of new insights; and online in 2018 has this culture where people rush to comment on everything that happens as fast as possible, you know? Is that a good combination?

WIRED: I dunno, a computer, why do I have to come up with something, didn't you read the first part

I just read that in fancy hotels in Europe don't make the beds with a top sheet, just a duvet. Take *that*, every girlfriend I've ever had!

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