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I'm really surprised no one in the late 20th century made a DOS distribution called ZarDOS, with Sean Connery's Zed as the logo.

Substack is responsible for the newsletter revival. Wait, no. Newsletters weren't dead.
Unless Gmail is also responsible the email revival.

With all the talk about how social media (esp. birdsite) contributes to the vitriol and soul poison on the current Internet discourse (and how alternatives must be found), I wanted to share one of my favourite SMBC.

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i never really knew much about Portuguese holiday cooking, but i am eternally curious and i love to eat XD

thanks @ruivieira for sharing!

Christmas dough proving contraption using heating fan, heater and Hibernate stand...

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There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!

— Richard P. Feynman

Is a government saying it will ban petrol cars in 10 years the same as a person saying they will stop smoking in 20 years?


This has somehow evolved in time to the mutant form B, B, B - where the high-level endeavour is gone.
This is a post-modern meta-bio, due to being very self-referential (the noble pursuit is implicit). So we have

- Cooking, cycling, pokemon
- Knitting, legos, k-pop

Linguistics, mathematics, vaporwave

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A lot of online bios (I think I did this also, at some point) follow the cliché non sequitur: A, A, B; with A being a high-level endeavour or noble pursuit and B a, seemingly at odds, interest that supposedly provides a comic effect due to implicitly being as important to the person as A. For instance:

- Philosophy, Quantum mechanics, cooking
- Literature, human rights, cycling
- Cancer research, digital freedom, pokemon


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@ruivieira i feel like these ergonomics could still get some play today.

also, my brain immediately went here

Hey, I'm not passing judgements here, but Google search "How to uninstall Haskell from MacOSX" seems to be very popular!

(when you feel you're falling down the rabbit hole)

Doing the SICP exercises with Hy, a LISP-y language that runs in Python's VM...

uk pol, chuckles 

New pub sign in Wirral, Liverpool

TIL you can write HTML in a browser's address bar. Try it:

data:text/html,<html contenteditable> I'm a text editor

uk pol, covid 

In the UK the number of cases rose rapidly. But the public and authorities are only learning this now because these cases were only published now as a backlog. The reason was apparently that the database is managed in Excel and the number of columns had reached the maximum.


A big shout-out to @muffinista for the hard work and providing such a great instance.

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