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I don't like the person Youtube recommendations think I am.

you can comb a hairy donut but you can’t tuna fish

In Spanish, if you end a sentence with the 🙂 emoji, you have to start it with the 🙃 emoji

It never occurred to me as I was watching Star Trek as a kid, but the computer on the show wasn’t an IBM computer or a Weyland-Yutani computer or an Apple computer. It was just “the computer.”

I think the idea that we didn’t need for-profit corporations to make all that amazing technology was a subtle but meaningful bit of world-building.

take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly

Advantages and disadvantages of using U+2028 LINE SEPARATOR as your newline character

ST:DS9, “reading rainbow, hosted by garak” 

I wrote a blog post about why (and how) I’m posting on my own site in preference to Twitter and Instagram:

Don't tell me the American credit reporting agencies are the logical result of civilization progressing. Or our healthcare. Or our electoral system. Or this post. Nothing's inevitable.

Oh, shoot, I didn’t think about what would happen if you try to pipe colorized output (e.g. from `ls --color`) into Vim. Probably not what you’d want 😐

I’m seriously considering switching from less(1) to Vim as my pager. I’d get syntax highlighting and I wouldn’t have to remember multiple sets of mappings for moving and searching. Vim takes longer to start up but I think the difference would be negligible.

The only thing I’m concerned about is weirdness when reading from a pipe instead of a file.

This issue has not yet been assigned to a millstone

Always leave the campsite cleaner than you found it, and always leave trailing commas on your lists so the next person doesn’t get an extra line in their diff.

MASTODON: content warnings are a fundamental part of our service because we believe in insulating people from stuff that could trigger a strong negative reaction

ALSO MASTODON: sure, you can have an animated GIF as your avatar

A year ago when I joined Mastodon, I promised a write-up on how was different. I always threw out the draft posts because they felt too competitive. Today I reframed it around how to find our way out of the problems with massive social networks:

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