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in 2012: it's just a coincidence, Starcraft and Minecraft have nothing to do with each other! They're from completely separate companies.

in 2022: .....

Finally got my certs working again after the letsencrypt expiration fiasco. Android was the only platform that gave me a hard time with it, and even then I didn't realize what was going on for a while since I usually use Firefox.

Hulu is dropping Stargate? Goodbye Hulu, hello bluray box set.

Streaming sucks. Fuck streaming.

Agenda for today:

✅ Attack and dethrone god

Apparently the name "calibre" (the ebook software) is pronounced "caliber" (like a gun). Somewhere in the back of my mind I sort of always knew this was probably true but I went and watched the demo video on their site and heard the creator pronounce it.

So much for cah-lee-BRAY.

I had the air conditioner repaired today.

Still kinda scared to turn it back on though.

anime, amazon 

Evangelion 3.0+1.0 has a worldwide release date! And it's in less than 2 months! 🤩

It's solely available streaming on Amazon Prime 🤮


I prefer zfs or btrfs or ext4, but when you have to use windows, what are you going to do

(And in case I didn't mention it, Penguicon 2021 is online, so you'll be able to participate online)

(And you can participate online too. Register here: )

54 years ago, ST:TOS episode A Taste of Armageddon aired. In it, a culture has computer simulated war for 500 years and "casualties” tailed by the machine must report to euthanasia chambers. At the end, Kirk gives a speech.

Death, destruction, disease, horror... that's what war is all about, that's what makes it a thing to be avoided. You've made it so neat and painless you've had no reason to stop it.

Liz is reading "Zoflaya the Moor", scandalous gothic novel by Charlotte Dacre from 1806. She read to me a fantastic bit of drama between two anti-heroines. The style is so good that I immediately pasted it into GPT3 to see if it could keep up the tone, but to make it more relevant to my interests, I changed the names of the anti-heroines to those closer to my heart, namely Richard M. Stallman, and Eric S. Raymond, a place name, and a half-sentence or two of related references, and let it run:

My son's scout troop meets in a room in a Catholic church. The church is requiring all adult volunteers to complete their youth protection training which they call "VIRTUS." I can think of nothing other than this classic 4chan post.

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Me at 11 am this morning: I've got a neat idea for a story, I want to write it.

I might want to work on it from my desktop or laptop or mobile device, so I should use some kind of cloud editor. But I don't want to put my stuff in the hands of Google or any other 3rd party, let me see if I can self host something.

Me at 11 pm: so, Nextcloud is slow and buggy, Onlyoffice screwed over their open source users, Filestash is docker only, this all sucks, and meanwhile I haven't written a word.


Tech types! Hear me now!
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