Howdy, @jez! Not sure how long you've been here, but I don't remember welcoming you to before, so...welcome!

If you don't have the right tools, invent them.

Ahh bloody hell.

That guy who makes the sarcastic alien comics? He’s anti-abortion, march for life sort.

I’m not going to link the post cause it’s gross.

Just an FYI cause I know people like those comics and I see them posted here on the regular. You will have to decide for yourself if you want to separate the art from the artist.

For me, I can’t. And I certainly won’t be giving him money.

A little snapshot of my night.

Me: "Hm. (sips whiskey) I have a little time on my hands. Maybe I'll play around with that Urbit project I heard about on The Third Web."
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theoretically now has a backup system in place. Because quality is job one around here.

I do confess that my job involves a little too much cross-cultural yelling at odd hours of the day regarding closed-source components my vendors leave me using and supporting. When I got into operating systems, I thought it was going to be all about the valor, man.

the stackoverflow "homage to the 90s" being so femme just reinforces to me how much of a coded-"neutral male" the space is, and reads to me that the feminine is meant to be a source of ridicule

A lot of scholarship has been done raising doubt on the Labor Theory of Value, but it seems to me you only need a Labor Theory of Minimum Cost. 🤔

I understand the desire to give an office's meeting rooms clever names in an attempt to "humanize" the environment, but couldn't we have cute names AND an addressing scheme? Is it too much to ask that finding the room be made easy?

Of all the sci-fi futures we could be living in, we're actually living in Robocop.

Worth noting that, in all its existence, has had an outage only a little longer than Facebook and does so with an ops staff of two people who don't pay close attention.

Men have to be role models for each other in the things we don't talk about like mental health. This is a perfect model of how to normalize these conversations.

David: *plays a secret chord*
The Lord: “Damn son where’d you find this?”

Death mention - the r/Cycling subreddit is uh... super useful

The upgrade should now be complete! I sincerely apologize for the extended downtime...what should have been a routine upgrade was anything but. @epilanthanomai and I will go back to the woodshed and figure out how to try out upgrades before we wreck everyone's experience.

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