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If you read IT as the word "it" with emphasis, instead of "Ai-Tee", then you suddenly sound like you're talking about a scary monster roaming the office.

IT is coming.
IT will fix your issue.
You'll have to visit IT.
IT broke the system.
That's controlled by IT.
Just call IT.
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Gamers: Saying "PC master race" is just a joke, bruh.

Those same gamers: Stop putting women and minorities in our video games it's completely unrealistic to the real world.

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For fuck’s sake, of course RMS doesn’t like codes of conduct, he’s spent his entire career making women feel unwelcome. Don’t @ me.

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tech nonsense 

tech news today: Charles Babbage found to be installing spyware on production models of his Analytical Engine

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Funny how the image on the phone is framed in just such a way that the notch isn’t visible

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@joeyh "Hey, look, I'm ESR, I'm still relevant! It is in your best interest to talk about me!", dressed up as something Very Important ESR Is An Authority On(tm).

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@SuricrasiaOnline there's a gaslight festival in town here every year.

i'm told it's amazing.

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Some days I feel like I should get into the BDSM Dom game just so I could find some willing submissive to do build system work for me.

Then I realize I don't and will never have the capabilities for the aftercare that would require.

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tech nonsense/gripes 

it took me days to recover from the realization that a common failure mode for web servers running server-side scripts is to just dump the source code onto the user

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"Every service Google makes that you love will someday be sunsetted" —silicon valley proverb

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software musing 

I'm realizing that "don't ever try to be cute" is a really good rule for software development at all levels (including backend code, documentation, and internal naming schemes in addition to UX). It's remarkably easy for your idea of cute to be someone else's idea of patronizing, manipulative, or even frightening.
Software is machines. Don't try to make it seem human to make it more approachable.

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Everyone is always so focused on the “super” and “hyper” keys on Lisp keyboards, but I find the 👎 and 👍 keys a lot more fascinating. #retrocomputing

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What if Sonic the Hedgehog's body had Mario's head? 

It'd look something... like this!

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How many kind, empathetic engineers with genius-level skill and revolutionary ideas did we lose because they were driven out by the culture of abuse and bullying that Linus promoted and exemplified?

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I'm happy to announce that my barebones ActivityPub server, implemented in Node.js/Express, is now open source! I intend for it to be a reference implementation for developers who are adding ActivityPub to their own services, but also it is an application server that you can build on if you want.

In other words, t's a few hundred lines of code that lets you create Mastodon-compatible accounts that can accept follow requests and post stuff to their followers.

github.com/dariusk/express-act

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> when did you first notice thoughtcrime in your daily life?
< uhhh maybe 8 or 9
> what was the crime?
< i thought about the game
> ....
> GOD i can't believe--
> i just--
> GAH

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