"Mum, are there any new fairy tales?"
"Yes, many writers write fairy tales."
"No, like, stories that you tell kids to teach them not to do stupid things."
"Oh, I see. There are a few. And one that really happened."
"Settle down, I'll tell the story of Leeroy Jenkins..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I love that there's a game on Steam called "everything" so Steam's Twitter has a tweet that says "Save 80% on everything" and they had to then clarify that they meant the game, not literally everything

It's like SQL injection but for the English language

@brown121407 about this, how about practicing those using #GNU #Octave and then make a series of blog post about it? What do you think? I am sorry I do not know math but I love GNU Octave.

I'm tired of solving math exercises that have no meaning attached. What princess am I saving by computing that integral? What cool universal property do I discover by checking if those two lines are parallel? Can I predict the weather with that polynomial?


Then fuck off, I'm bored as hell. Exams are shit.

lmao Guix is THE SHIT

did a new pull and reconfigure from this older generation and the whole thing is fixed now. This is the best user experience I've ever had with an operating system.

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@brown121407 so, am I corrent, that rollback system is similar to "checkpoints" in some video games? Whenever we fail in a further stage, we will "respawn" to latest checkpoint? I tried GNU Guix but still did not understand it. Thanks in advance, Sergiu.

Please remember that #Git is by nature distributed. So when migrating from (for example) #GitHub to (for example) #GitLab please, please, please do NOT create a brand new repository and git add the files, or the entire commit history will be lost. Instead, just push the existing repository to your new hosting service.

science fiction without class analysis is worse than worthless.

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updated my system last night and after a reboot today Xorg crashed or something, I don't really understand what happened but I had no graphical display AND no internet connection.

BUT thanks to Guix, I just booted my previous generation of the system and it's working perfectly now.

I love GNU Guix.

I find this to be very disturbingly irresponsible teaching of technology and internet education to young children.

My niece sent me a link to a digital escape room she made using Google. When I told her I couldn’t access it because I didn’t have a Google account she didn’t understand what that meant. In her mind, everyone has a Google account because otherwise they cannot use the internet.

Seems I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me to reverse all this unhealthy tech learning.

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I felt so disappointed recently when I found out through my niece and nephew who are in grade 8 and 7 in Halton, Ontario, that their schools use Google Classroom as their primary digital learning and classroom interaction platform.

Even more disturbing was their complete dependence on Google Search for anything and everything to do with the internet.

They do not understand that Google Search is just one search engine among many. For them, the internet begins and ends with Google.

broke: asking coworkers "doesn't it fucking suck how all the wealth we produce gets taken by the bosses and we have no control over work? doesn't that make you fuckin think?"
woke: asking your coworkers about their life outside work. saying "oh geez, sucks that you can't spend time with your kids, what're they like? fuck, she's sick? how much time off do you get to spend with her? fuck that sucks! who's in charge of that stuff? what do you think would happen if you just asked for more time off? what do you think would happen if A BUNCH of us went together and demanded lighter shifts and more pto??"

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I can't wait to die but not in the sense that I want to take my own life (I definitely don't want that) but in the sense that I'm extremely curious if there's something more after this and if yes then how would that look

If you didn't explicitly feel yourself dying that doesn't mean that you're still alive

I finally managed to get StumpWM working with readable fonts on my laptop (HiDPI display).

Lesson learned: don't symlink $GUIX_PROFILE/share/fonts to .fonts cause some stuff may want to write to .fonts

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