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US culture? Dumbness? History? 

Remember, all it takes is a well placed Lite-Brite installation to cause a panic.

re: wanna read something scary for spooktober? 

@electricsand Start with just deleting the entire git repository. Light a candle for the lost git history, and start over.

@Mainebot @thegibson

An unjust law is no law at all - St. Augustine.


Hacking is not a crime. - St. Aquinas

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Hey folks, please remember: Indie games are usually made without the abuse developers suffer at the hands of AAA game publishers. The developers and artists are paid more, get proper credit, and aren't forced to shovel in microtransactions because of corporate meddling. Not to mention they're usually more fun as they're designed with gameplay in mind first (instead of many AAA titles which attempt to psychologically manipulate you into buying microtransactions).

Buy indie games, pirate AAA ones

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uh oh, china's economy is surpassing the US because they didn't spend the last 10 years redesigning their economy around giving money to failsons to make apps, time to do some saber rattling


I'm lazy so, just picture the always has been astronaut here.

I miss my brother laser printer from 2004. After having to replace the motor. Disassemble and oil it twice. It just chugged along. It always worked.

The new one is a piece of crap. Every time I upgrade my Ubuntu version the printer driver on it breaks.

Scanning in 18.04 was "okay." It would crash if I didn't run it under sudo for some odd reason and even then it had a 50% chance of crashing mid scan. Since the update to 20.04 it doesn't work at all.

And don't get me started on how it just shuts down if it has "low toner" and I need to fiddle around and put tape over sensors to get it to keep going. I'm probably a solid 100 pages after when it would've wanted me to toss the cartridge.

@Anarkat You can embed javascript into PDFs, and if you view it in a viewer with an interpreter (e.g. in a browser) it will execute!

(just another dumb thing PDFs can do)

Previous company names

I really kind of want to know what it was.

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@jens I suppose there's also the assumed part in my comment -- the average lifespan of the business's this person was claiming to be a "freelance CTO" for was <6 months, and they have no other work experience other than ten years of being a CTO for vaporware ideas.


In the way the term is being used in the SV startup scene -- it's a pretty inflated and utterly meaningless title to begin with. Adding "frelance" in front of it, just doubles that down.

If some idea person contracted me to throw together their MPV, I would say I was a contractor or at best consultant doing some Engineering work. Not a CTO, just because there happens to be no other employees.

It's like people who put "Team Lead" or "Director of Engineering" in their resume when the entire Engineering department consists of themselves.

@docskrzyk First fire in the wood stove this evening.

Was reading someone's blog today whose billed themselves a freelance startup CTO.

How do you freelance as a CTO?

We obviously have entirely different definitions of this term...

@ryen Ooh. Looks like I can order these from Walmart.

re: Google icons in 2025 

@electricsand Google will achieve peak-googliness by replacing all icons on the device with invisible tracking pixels.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.