Honestly half the people I know in school with me are really struggling right now. Myself included. Crappy remote learning has been taking its toll I think.

5 hours later and I'm still breaking out in hives all over. But at least my tongue is back down to a normal size? I would've preferred getting some actual work done tonight, but playing Veloren to take my mind off everything wasn't bad either.

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Shoutout to Dairy Queen for hiding a giant nut in the middle of my blizzard. Now excuse me while I go die.

What's the longest you've gone without making significant changes to your main desktop setup?

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I'm sure at least one person here never listened to this great mashup, so Imma leave this here:

It's been said before but I'll say it again. That sigh of relief you breathe as you close dozens of browser tabs, text editor windows, and terminals is one of the best feelings out there. Now onto the next project.

Twitter, vaccines, censorship 

Twitter is now flagging and suppressing tweets by a CDC vaccine safety expert for misinformation. What a disaster.

I love that creating a community on and making a single post to it automatically puts it top of the trending communities list 😅

On a related note, if you're into VR and are looking to join a new community for it, there's always lemmy.ml/c/virtualreality

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First impressions of Lemmy are pretty good. The biggest issue right now is the overabundance of tech/FOSS communities but that can easily change as the platform grows. I've written more detailed thoughts below.



Recent events at Reddit I think are finally giving me the push to check out alternatives. Tomorrow I'll be seeing what the hype around Lemmy is all about. Are there any other alternatives also worth looking at?

Just installed earlyoom to hopefully avoid freezes from running out of memory in the future. I'm sure there's some parameters somewhere I could tweak instead of relying on another program but I'd kinda just like to know that it's going to work.


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One forced shutdown and fsck later everything seems to be in order. I'll have to look at setting something up that'll keep this from happening again.

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So uh... I think there was a bug somewhere in the code I was writing. Judging by how fast my fans are going and how much my little laptop HDD is screaming, I think I've managed to completely fill up my RAM and now my machine is going through hell trying to manage swap. Of course I can't know for sure since everything is frozen. Force a shutdown or...?


Finished Wandavision last night. I think the miniseries format is really good for Marvel. It's a nice break from the usual "end-of-the-world type threat" plots.

Saw a fun idea on Reddit. Arch install speedrunning, but you're going for the fewest keystrokes instead of fastest time. I wonder what crazy strategies people could pull off.

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"Police are warning students and universities not to access Sci-Hub, an "illegal website" that allows users to download scientific research papers normally locked behind expensive subscriptions."

Very bad indeed. That name again: Sci-Hub. Remember it so you can avoid it. Ahem.

I'm putting off starting a project I have to do by next week so I wrote a completely-not-technical-at-all post about how I'd design a Reddit alternative.



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