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this happens every gemlog post i make, where i reread a post all the way through at least twice before publishing it, and yet immediately after posting it i notice multiple typos after just glancing over it. i can't be the only person this happens to, right?

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new gemlog post: miscellaneous mini posts


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I have no interest in arguing with you about why I should publish my git repos to github. I will not.

Keep it up and my git repos will start to contain references to certian commit hashes which violate the #github TOS.

no bro, we're not "programmers" coding "programs" anymore, now we're "software developers" creating "apps"

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lb: daily reminder that piracy of publicly funded academic literature is praxis and a moral imperitave

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You can cruise around Geminispace freely and fearlessly, reading anything that takes your fancy. This is tremendously psychologically liberating compared to surfing the web in a mainstream browser and hoping that a huge pile of plugins will protect you like they’re supposed to and wondering which ones it might be safe to temporarily disable when a page you’d really like to read isn’t rendering properly because of them. It’s like riding a bike through a park instead of driving a main battle tank through a minefield while trying to stick to a very narrow and poorly marked safe corridor. Not only is the bike ride a more pleasant experience, the fact that you can easily build your own bike from scratch over a weekend, just the way you like it, even if you’ve never done that kind of thing before is tremendously empowering.



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Apparently Megan is Missing is trending from people recommending it on tiktok or something.

how could people do this?

how do people believe a recommendation when it's just people fake-crying on tiktok for views?

how do people watch this and say “it's a good movie” and “it's actually real life”


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Link rot is such a pervasive problem for anything that's older than 1-2 years. I wish more folks at all levels of managing websites would have some awareness that keeping URLs stable or setting up redirects is important for our collective memory.

writing some openrc init scripts and… wow. it's just so easy to get it to actually do what i want, and when there's an eror it actually gives me the errors the daemon outputs instead of spitting out hundreds of lines of nonsense unrelated to the daemon itself (or corrupting the log, thanks journald!).

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Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

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You’ve heard of serverless cloud architecture :meowtired: :blobcatsleep:

Now, get ready for… 🥁🥁🥁

:blobcheerL: Cloudless server architecture :blobcheerR:

We’re offering features you thought you could only dream of:

  • Hardened database security: Databases don’t have to be exposed to the network thanks to the wonders of On-System Databases™ and Unix Sockets™, hardening security tenfold!
  • Latency-free database connections: As if that wasn’t good enough, On-System Databases™ allow you to dramatically reduce latency by bypassing the need for pesky network connections!
  • On-Demand Web Worker Process Spawning™ using the Common Gateway Interface™
  • Bare-Metal Access™ to On-Server Storage™ for unparalleled Read™ and Write™ speeds
  • Predictable costs: No more surprise bills. Pay only for what you specify! Our patent-pending Hardware Limitations™ automatically throttles your cloudless server if you reach capacity
  • Documentation: tired of trying to navigate through the jungle of outdated and incorrect Azure or AWS documentation? Don’t fret! Operating systems are documented by the most dedicated gangs of nerds you can find on freenode!

okay, here goes nothing. i have everything off tomorrow, so i have ~40 hours to uninstall arch, repartition (because I set up my current partitions really stupidly), install artix, and restore my various dotfiles and backups.

that should be plenty of time to get everything up and running, right?


actually, the bit about systemd not acting up recently is a lie. i finally figured out why my tmux keeps getting killed when i logout: (from 2016 and still causing a problem today! thanks Non-Benevolent Dictator lennart poettering!)

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i'm in an angry mood today. made an angry post about zoom and am being passive-agressive about python. i had to physically leave my computer to stop myself writing a rant about systemd even though systemd hasn't even done anything to me (recently).

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Petition to rename "Pluggable Authentication Modules" to "Pluggable Rootkit Modules"

new gemlog post: zoom has officially graduated to breaking my devices


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