Can we take a moment to acknowledge one of the least appreciated in pop culture?

Penny's computer book and video watch, from Inspector Gadget

Why do all these spammers want to sell me a wrench

just a regular socket wrench like i could get from a hardware store

i'm not seeing their angle

For the last time: "crypto" is short for "cryptography", *NOT* "cryptocurrency". The shorter term for "cryptocurrency" is "scam".

I heard there was a secret code,
That David typed, and it fixed the Lord's
VPN latency issues.

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always fun to write 10 lines of actual code, and then 20 more lines of commentary explaining exactly why nine of those ten lines are needed

NB I am about to unplug from [event redacted] and go have lunch and then teach kids about memory allocation, so no more of these today

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meta-tidbit from [event redacted]: someone working for a big stack observes that there are lotsa smaller stacks out there that have, quote, "tens of millions of users and no revenue"

seemingly without any awareness of how much of a problem that is _in and of itself_, and not just because it means they don't have resources to do things that civil society might want them to do

here's a fun observation from one of the panelists at [event redacted]:

for a while, QAnon not only tried to position itself as a legitimate anti-child-abuse organization, it specifically targeted members of existing anti-child-abuse organizations for indoctrination into the Q conspiracy complex; because of this, anti-QAnon actions by the big stacks caused serious collateral damage to those orgs, above and beyond the damage already done to them by QAnon itself

so, y'know, in case you thought there was a simple algorithmic solution to online misinformation...

Describing git as "a thin wrapper around scp and diff" just to annoy people

hey fedi i need a new place to sell my time to survive under capitalism

i have a quite diverse skillset ranging from hardware design to electronics to software, basically: if it's tech, chances are i have some useful knowledge already

i want something remote and with flexible working hours if at all possible


If anyone else has ever seen The Red Green Show, I'd really appreciate it if you knew of anything out there similar to his Handyman Corner segments. I've watched all 300 episodes and wish there was more content like that.

today's tiny achievement is I figured out how to make the office printer staple my printouts for me

I ran across this while cleaning screenshots off my desktop and it cracked me up all over again. As @zwol pointed out at the time, itโ€™s pretty wholesome as unexpected search results go ๐Ÿ˜† #a11y

#[event redacted] I am amused by this glam-centric description of the LGBTQ rights movement, but I suspect $speaker has never heard of Stonewall.

i really hate that "if you make and sell software you have a moral imperative not to lie to or manipulate your customers" is a genuinely controversial statement these days

For several reasons I do not want to be too specific about [event redacted] but I will say that the Whiteness of the panelists so far is particularly disappointing given the subject matter.

At [event redacted] listening to a retired FBI agent talk about how blockchain money transfers are *easier* for investigators to track than conventional transfers and... we did tell you so, cryptobugs. We've been saying this since 2013. If not longer.

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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.