A spaceship landed. A door dilated. An alien emerged, carrying a rectangular item.
They walked a little ways out, placed the item on the ground, then returned to the ship.
They observed the item.
Soon, a cat came and sat down on it.
The alien thumped the ship.
"Myth confirmed!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Finally, I can go to bed to sleep.

Correction: I can go to fight the cat over the right to sleep in the bed.

I thought I was over wordle variants but this is the best one ever.

foxdle: Where the answer is just "foxes", every day.

foxdle.bunlips.info/

It is currently 5.75 Decimal Internet Time (DIT)

Woot! I fixed a policy limitation at work by simply refusing to apply the policy as written and standing my ground. "Family" for purposes of sick/bereavement/etc. leave now includes anyone with which the employee has a "family-like relationship", not just "blood and law relatives"

I got into a little trouble by signing off on family leave for an employee whose dear friend ("she's like a sister to me") needed some medical support, but I stood my ground on the basis that we shouldn't be defining family in a way that excludes people our employees consider family. And I signed it off twice more.

HR threatened to fire me over it, but a whole bunch of my peers and a good chunk of my team basically went together to HR and my VP and said "he goes over this, we quit". Solidarity works!

You don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the toilet, or wear clothes. Privacy isn't about having something to hide, it's not about keeping secrets. It's about being able to choose what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being. Privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.

@juliobiason I've been saying this for decades now. Djikstra was straight-up wrong on this one.

While I'm not a professional educator, I have given talks about best practices for programming over my career, and I've found that teaching people low-level programming first (for example, assembly language) and letting them experience the pain of trying to scale that process up gives the right foundation and motivation to introduce higher-level languages and, more importantly, the concepts that they introduced at the time.

I'm a big proponent of this. If you go the opposite direction, you get ... waves hand around current software landscape this.

چقدر بازی Beat'em Up خوب وجود داشته من بازی نکردم. فقط ۵-۶ تاشون رو بازی کردم.
youtu.be/TOJIROu6qjk

I know everyone was yelling about hacking your 3DS because of the shop shutdown, but you can also hack your Wii U! It's very easy, and the Wii U is pretty good for running emulators if you don't already have a setup. All it takes is a 32gb sd card and an internet connection.

Hacking your Wii U not only gives you full access to the system's official library, but it also lets you run homebrew and Gamecube games on the system!

wiiu.hacks.guide

I hate that so much information and community these days has become "Discord Exclusives". Discord is basically the new version of paywalled content.

And I'm not alone in that feeling.

[1] knockout.chat/thread/33251/1

The US copyright office is consulting the public to see if we have any objections to mandatory automatic copyright filters. It would be a good idea to let them know.
eff.org/deeplinks/2022/02/tell

if a game has a strong art style and good gameplay loops, people are likely to not give a fuck about the aliased jaggies on the grass my dude

also its fucking Pokemon so it has that going for it as well

And now, for my next trick, I will forget where I put my git repo's SSH privkey.

It's been only 25 months of 2020 and I can't understand a big block of code I wrote 14 months ago still in 2020 that I *think* I wrote for handling a special case with a variadic function I needed to pass around sometime back in the... early 13 months of 2020 I think.

And since I took a vacation from coding at around the 18 months mark in 2020, I'm no longer sure if that situation had been dealt with in an early 2020 commit or if I left it in the backburner for sometime when 2020 finally ends.

Looking at old code is one thing. Looking at "old 2020" code is a whole next tier feeling.

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