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I don't like the fact that mastodon has "favorite" instead of just "like". This post made me grin. Heart. Thumbs up. fine. Favorite? Hmmm... Is it my _favourite_? It's just like how people blank when you ask them what's their fav song.

Favorite is too decisive for me.

I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

Mine: “Florida man accused of handing out marijuana to passersby ‘because it was Christmas’.”

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Forget posting your astrology signs. Post what Florida man did on your birthday: search Florida man <month> <day>

Marvel’s what if series is really doing a great job of telling huge stories in a short time.

browsing with NoScript really is something else. in awe at the number of sites that have literally NOTHING to show you unless you turn on JavaScript, not even a warning that "this website only works with JavaScript" I'm very conflicted about Gemini because it feels like partially a step in the right direction, but at the same time it feels like it cuts out too much from the current Web. I think forms and metadata and so forth have a lot of value and not too much opportunity for insane things to happen. Personally I still prefer to use the XML version of HTML5 and make sure my pages go through at least one XML parser before they're published, but that's not always practical.

I'd really like to learn how to write a Linux GUI. But I really don't want to decide which graphics toolkit is the least offensive to use.

GTK looks nice, but seems to be paying everyone off. Qt is not open source and people seemed bummed about whatever license thing I don't have time to read about. I'm not sure what to choose.

Continuing to print boxes for my Quacks board game. So far so good

Me: *sets up PIN for VIP*
Me: What
Me: *tries again, ensures PIN is typed correctly*
Me: 💢
Me: *Checks back end*
System Log: User cannot have PIN with leading zero.

Me: Thanks. Thanks for letting me know. 😒

I have very quickly realized that an external GPU isn't going to be possible with my old ass display port port.

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