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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@Gargron oh no, not... the opposite of Nazis

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@Anathema Can’t tell if you’re being serious. But if you’re not finding anything enjoyable, that may be a sign of depression, and there are medications that can help with that.

webmd.com/depression/what-is-a

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

In Washington, they have these signs that say β€œabrupt lane change”.

I thought that meant that the lanes were being repainted and I would need to change lanes quickly.

What it *actually* seems to mean is that one lane has been re-paved and the other has not, so there’s a mini cliff between them.

I … would not have guessed that from the text.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@isagalaev Thanks for sharing. That answered a lot of questions I had about those. :)

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

"Shade balls". Ingenious innovation at Los Angeles water reservoirs youtube.com/watch?v=uxPdPpi5W4

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@Gargron Talar þú Íslensku?

As a native English speaker, "nΓ‘mskeiΓ°(iΓ°)" is easy to *pronounce*, but Americans just won't know how to read it. :p

nΓ‘ = "now"
skeiΓ° = rhymes with "lathe"
iΓ° = Hmm, yeah, hard to find an English equivalent there. "if" with a lisp? :p
#Icelandic

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Does anyone else cringe at the word "fam"? Like "bro" (which I also dislike) its use often seems to force an unearned familiarity.

It reminds me of calling a stranger "friend", as in "Hey, friend."

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Why do people think that just because the software you make available is FOSS you have to be friendly to everyone who uses it?

Customer support and positive feelings from the maintainer are not part of the license deal

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

"{Haskell, JS, whatever} as fast as C!" always comes down to poking the VM/compiler in just the right ways, by writing non-obvious code, that won't trigger the desired optimisations on a different implementation/version, after a refactoring that invalidates some assumptions, or what have you. I'd rather write obvious code that someone else can understand without having to be a compiler/VM expert.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Powerful

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@alva if the web site makes lots/mostly ad revenue, then developers (or those signing their paychecks) may think that that’s a feature, not a bug. 😞

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

I'm tired of having to pay money to corporations who then use some of their profits to lobby against my interests. A few that come to mind:

1. ISPs
2. Health insurance
3. Tax preparation
4. Pharmaceutical companies

I'm sure there are more. The brokenness is everywhere.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Had a dream that I was on a magic tour bus traveling who-knows-where, but everyone got to meet their spirit animals. Mine was the personification of a small energetic dog. β€œOh, is that why my mind can’t stop racing?” Then I cried. Then I woke up. Weird.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@alva I feel I really undersold DQB. It was one of the best games I've played in a long time. I am eagerly awaiting DQB2, which comes out in the U.S. this summer. πŸŽ‰

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Last night I fell asleep before dinner.

Husband tried to wake me up to have dinner. But I was so happy to be able to sleep without waking myself up coughing, I just moved from the couch to the bed.

After ~11 hours of sleep, I feel like a normal person. ish?

It's so easy to take being healthy for granted.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Taking ibuprofen before bed is like:

🎢 Night... sweats, gonna get the night sweats,
Damp moist sheets cling to you all over.
Night... sweats, gonna get the night sweats,
wake up now and change all the covers. 🎢

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Doctor, what does it mean when my lungs sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies?

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

I keep getting bronchitis. The time between bouts seems to be shrinking. Pretty sure it’s eventually going to kill me. Gasping for breath is not a fun way to go.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@alva Wargroove is fun. I played and loved Dragon Quest Builders on PS4 but it’s on Switch too.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@Gargron β€œFollow settings” seems simple.

Also: would love to be able to toggle whether I see someone’s boosts there. (Current UI for that is behind quite a few clicks IIRC.)

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Somehow just typo'd "approved" as "abbroved". Thanks, #Icelandic.

(see: "pabbi")

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Seattle chat room I'm in: "OMG DID YOU HEAR THE THUNDER?"
Me: "Was it just the one thunder clap?"
Seattleites: "YES BUT IT WAS SO LOUD! IT'S NOT EVEN AUGUST!"

🀣

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@isagalaev @tsturm IMO types reduce bugs by reducing the problem space. But to get that you need a language that will actually check and enforce those types. Not having random NPEs in modern null-safe languages is lovely, for example.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@isagalaev @tsturm

Is your premise that types are bad? Or that types in Python are bad?

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

I have built my own gaming computer before. It can be fun. But it is not the part that I find fun these days.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Me: I am having Mexican food and margaritas for dinner. I have not eaten in many hours. My body is ready.

Also me: it’s only been like 3 hours.

Me: Uh-oh.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@cstanhope I code as if I will he judged harshly by Future Me who can hate with the power of a thousand suns.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

"Code as if the person who's going to end up maintaining your software is your best friend and you want them to be really proud of you." -- Greg Wilson (gvwilson on Twitter)

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Ilhan Omar did not go far enough in her criticisms.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@npd @Gargron Oops, I meant "verify my Mastodon identity like it can the others."

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@npd @Gargron Exactly.

And for an idea of how hacky it is without proper integration, here's how I previously "verified" my Mastodon ID:
keybase.pub/nfnitloop/proofs.m

The proof is all manual, though, so `keybase id nfnitloop` can't automatically verify my keybase identity like it can the others.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@Gargron I'm not a Keybase expert, but I'm a fan. I'm keybase.io/nfnitloop if you want to chat about it. Or, pop into the `keybasefriends` team on Keybase to find lots of folks (and some employees) to help talk through stuff. :)

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@Gargron re: "without any cryptography":

Keybase is doing the "right thing" by designing their service so that users don't have to trust keybase servers at all -- they can verify cryptographically from another user's key(s) that a public "proof" was provided by that user.

They *could* do rel=me links, but that would mean that user('s client)s would have to trust that that link from keybase.io hadn't been tampered with.

(I'm not up to speed on the rest of their "proof integration" stuff, tho.)

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

Con: As I was starting my morning meetings today, I spilled my drink into all of the papers on my desk.

Pro: I threw out a lot of those papers. My desk is so (relatively) clean!

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

I just had a nightmare where I was (attempting) performing stand-!up comedy.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

The husband still hasn't received his U.S. social security number. Called the SSN office to check. "Our offices are currently closed. Please call back between 7am and 7pm."

*looks at clock*
*is before 6pm*

I guess the Social Security offices has never had someone call from a time zone other than Eastern? You've got a country with lots of time zones, maybe be more specific. :p

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

For the first time in my life, experienced slipping backwards down a snowy hill in a car. 😱 Thankfully I was able to very slowly turn around and go down said hill and find a route that wasn’t quite as steep. Do not wish to repeat that experience.

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Cody Casterline πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ NfNitLoop@mastodon.social

@NfNitLoop love the scare quotes around β€œtall”.

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