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i don’t want to be professional online. hell i don’t even want to be professional at work

Look, I'm just saying if we aren't implementing "for fun" features on a social media platform what the fuck are we even doing here

Just had to force-restart my machine due to a web game that caused the browser to eat up all my RAM and start thrashing too quick for me to react. Large games in a browser are a DDoS attack waiting to happen.

My big problem with those donation economies - patreon, github sponsors, etc - is that they tend to concentrate on a few big people.

People join a mastodon instance and try to give to Gargron, who already gets *checks notes* a bit over 6000€ per month.

Instead of doing that, check if your local admin needs it more, tbh

You dont have to respond to people. If someone is talking about a game they love and you don't. you can just... not tell them how much you hate it.

start your own thread on your own page to talk about your opinion on it. Don't be an ass to someone else for liking something.

TFW you write 80+ lines of code in one hour and get a simple game mostly working.

the modern world, where 4GB is not enough RAM, is very hard on those of us who still think of 64KB as unfathomably huge

when i walk into a park or plaza i like to say "hello 👋" and if i'm not answered within two minutes i say "this server is dead" and walk home.

How ironic that it mentions, which is open source but doesn't run on modern versions of PHP because the language changed too much.

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one reason I like to pay cash for everything when I can is that I imagine for every day of my life there's a number indicating what percentage of my actions end up represented by a row in a database owned by a big tech company

if that number ever gets to 100%, I lose

Emily Short asks, "What does your narrative system need to do?" and her answers are worth a read:

Ursula K. Le Guin on "technology" 

"Technology is the active human interface with the material world.

But the word is consistently misused to mean only the enormously complex and specialised technologies of the past few decades, supported by massive exploitation both of natural and human resources.

This is not an acceptable use of the word. "Technology" and "hi tech" are not synonymous, and a technology that isn't "hi," isn't necessarily "low" in any meaningful sense.

We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called "technology " at all. As if linen were the same thing as flax — as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers -- as if steel saucepans with copper bottoms and fleece vests spun from recycled glass grew on trees, and we just picked them when they were ripe..."

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