If I keep getting likes I'm going to keep going through these in order, but please feel free to reply and ask for a specific one.

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3. Michel Foucault

I've never actually read any of his writing. Having skimmed his Wikipedia article, I can see why a lot of extremely online people have strong opinions about him, and I do not think I will join them.

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1. UFOs

The universe is way too big for us to be the only intelligent life form out there. There are 10**21 stars in the observable universe. More than one of them has a planet whose inhabitants have built a radio telescope.

However, I don't think it's plausible at all that extraterrestrial aliens have come to visit us *here*. The rocket equation is a harsh mistress.

So what *are* those unidentified flying objects? I'm betting on experimental military aircraft, me. We know that does happen.

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@zacchiro i can't find the original source any more, but i think somebody made this for me

ok somehow it's my birthday AGAIN so I'm doing what I did last time this happened: if you're one of the first five people to send me a receipt for at least $300 donated to one of the orgs listed below I'll send you one of these weird handmade mechanical keyboards I build


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Anti-abuse tools which rely on centralized, wholesale surveillance, particularly when such a mechanism is the primary revenue model of that centralized system, can only get more and more abusive to users over time.

Does anyone know where I can order replacement "scissor" hinges for a PinebookPro keyboard? Got no help on their forums, and ordering an entire second keyboard to cannibalize, when all I need is four tiny pieces of plastic, seems unacceptably wasteful.

if I'm reading this right, it sounds like GPU designers are in the process of giving up on VLIW. 20-years-ago me feels oddly vindicated.


my afternoon in commit messages (oldest first):

eed1dc2 [fixup] correct config
c8a1a40 [fixup] donโ€™t pass --version
1f30b26 [fixup] --help exits unsuccessfully?!
fd849bf fixup
181e9fd this time for sure
e61af9f that trick never works
eeca666 nope it didnโ€™t work
a24e5dc itโ€™s my own damn fault
734b536 remove debuggging code, typo fix

i've never played minecraft but i think it's disappointing that if you dig straight down in minecraft eventually you reach a layer of stone that you can't dig through. and if you noclip through that there's just an infinite void below. boring. missed opportunity. at the very least they could have put four elephants and a turtle down there

hot take about bitcoin 

i feel like people going on and on about how bad bitcoin is for the environment or whatever is just doing a lot of free marketing work for bitcoin. it's a heel character. its entire brand is being all about money and greed and so on. that's exactly what appeals to people about it!!!!! it's the loveable rogue who helps them buy weed. proof-of-work is just conspicuous consumption, which people also love, like they love vegas casinos and the hugely wasteful fountains out front

today in Debian-related drama: lists.debian.org/debian-devel/

I have to say that it doesn't look good when a hard objection from the *lead maintainer of dpkg* is brushed aside.

My challenge to web developers is this: I should be able to type as fast into your text input as I can into a plain-old <input> or <textarea> with no JavaScript handlers on them. If I can't, then the event handlers should be debounced, and/or they should do less JavaScript work.

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