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Okay, because of the decentralized nature of the social media platforms I'm choosing to use these days, I've encountered a greater diversity of opinions, and that's a good thing.

That said, I need to make one thing perfectly clear once and for all: you do not have a "right" to discriminate against others. This does *not* constitute persecution.

Yes, you *do* have a right to express your opinions, but this does not grant you immunity from criticism.

Got a text saying that an appointment was available for me to get my COVID vaccine... during my shift for work.

Welp, guess I've got to wait for the next one. 😐

If anyone is looking for a birthday present for me in January...

I really ought to learn to use . I keep running into tasks that seem like it's the exact tool I'd need. I'm just lazy.

BBSing on the TRS-80 Model 100 tonight, just because.

I made a cable that powers the wifi modem off of the model 100's batteries via the barcode reader port. I'm not using it to read many barcodes these days anyway.

#bbsing #retrocomputing #trs80

Looks like I was just impatient. Hackage just hadn't generated the documentation yet. It's all good now.

Thanks to anyone who looked into it for me.

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For the record: It had previously been complaining about the types of some functions from imported packages not matching. I'd assumed there'd been a breaking change in the libraries and I added version constraints to combat this.

No luck.

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Call it how you want - phones are currently modelled around Apple's penchant on removing control. That's why I'm excited that the pinephone lets me do things like switch out the motherboard (when I'm home with tools), add an SD card, remove the battery and extend support with the connectors in the back.

I don't know how to do the first or last thing but the fact that it's doable means I can pay someone who does now how to - not a mega conglomerate that exists to extract money from workers (inside and outside of the company)

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1. Don't be a downer in replies for no good reason.

2. No unsolicited advice.

3. If someone says something nice to you, boost a post of theirs that you like.

4. If someone is rude/unhelpful/a downer in your replies, block-unblock them to get them off your follower list (or just block them if they don't follow you).

5. Use hashtags sometimes, and when you do, click on them and boost the good stuff to federate it about.

#meta #tootorial

I wonder if sometimes I overcomplicate things. I was not at home because we had to take the dog to the vet. Waiting in the parking lot, I was on my phone, connected via an SSH tunnel I'd left open through my server to the living room computer. From there, I was connected via another SSH connection to the one in the office, performing a backup to my rsync account.

It gets the job done, but my god it's convoluted.

Me: Gosh I feel guilty using this free CI for this project which, despite being open source and everything, is not really used by anyone besides me as far as I know, so it's kind of like I'm abusing this for personal use

Some scummy person: ha ha I'm gonna mine cryptocurrency on this free CI

Whatever just went down across the street, it involved an ambulance, fire truck, two paramedics and no fewer than twelve police cruisers.

To anyone currently affected by the :

It's a DNS problem. If you know how, you can manually set your primary and secondary DNS servers to and respectively.

I could also use, but Google already has anough info about me already. I'm not about to give them more of I can help it.

I've been trying to read a whole list is books I've been meaning to read for a long time. I'm currently on Book V of "The Iliad". Diomed kind of reminds me of the Black Knight from Monty Python.

You just can't kill that guy.

Finally released my video. Closed captioning isn't ready yet I'm afraid, but I will be adding that for my hearing impaired friends as soon as I've finished.

There is some unintentional flashing around the 30 minute mark.

This will probably do nothing to dispell the myth that video games make people violent.

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