nazis, please help
If anyone is in Indiana. Especially Southern Indiana.
Please feel free to help kick the Nazis out of Bloomington.
The town won't do anything and they're trying to normalize themselves by selling fucking veggies at the Farmer's Markey while spreading nazi bullshit.
My friends that live there have been complaining about it and are trying to do something, but don't know how.
Please help stop this.
What measures a career
Dreamt I had to sell the usefulness of handfuls of mostly finished projects not far removed from actual unfinished projects I worked on over the years. Most of which the usefulness was only to a situation at the time. Most of which are obsolete now or likely never finished.
On the flip side I ethically regret some of the code I wrote that I'm sure is probably still in use.
I've had a weird software graveyard of a career so far.
Apollo Guidance Computer ROM was needle woven by (primarily women) textile workers. Another fascinating cross over between textiles and early computing too easily forgotten.
I wrote a lot of words about music in the MCU because I'm a little tired of people saying it is bad but not having much more reason than that Every Frame a Painting video. http://blog.worldmaker.net/2019/07/02/mcu-music/
20 fucking candidates? This is a shit show as circus as Are you fucking kidding us? Are they trying to lose? Have they failed such basic, fucking civics that "divide and conquer" has somewhat entirely escaped their fucking grasp that they'll just divide themselves up for immediate slaughter? I don't know what the fuck is going on other than the Barnum Principle meets the motherfucking Apocalypse and Millions of Dollars is being thrown on this bullshit.
DS9 Theme Music
The DS9 intro is still one of the best in all of Star Trek. Majestic and it still gives me chills every time I hear it.
My high school job in a theme park had the DS9 theme at the start of the playlist and I'd often be one of the first in the park, just in time for the song to start and corresponding start up/first test of the water fountain up front. It was a grand start to the day when that happened.
DS9 in the time before Netflix
Season 7 is the one season of DS9 I didn't watch much of when it aired or watched out of order and was lost, because none of it feels familiar enough and only rewatching it now on Netflix does it make any sense.
Imagine being beholden to scheduling grids for when you must watch TV properly in order. Such a primitive time that used to exist.
@aparrish @aparrish It feels like another round of MMO fever, with the same companies making the same mistakes they always make when a big MMO captures the Zeitgeist. Yet almost painfully, hilariously worse because these same companies in this case refuse to call most of these "live service games" MMOs so the mistakes are sometimes self-inflicted by not even talking to their existing MMO arms on purpose b/c "not MMO". (Both Anthem and FO76 got accused of this by sib teams.)
I wonder sometimes if the amount of olive juice I throw out annually would make some Dirty Martini fan cry. As a fan of olives, I do like Dirty Martinis when I drink Martinis, but as a fan of whisky and rum first, I somewhat dislike Martinis relatively so I rarely drink them and almost never have the ingredients.
HP Wizards Unite (-)
Got to Level 6, decided I wasn't having fun and uninstalled it.
I feel like we should talk about how problematic its character customization system is to the point that Niantic abdicated all responsibility for it, doesn't actually use it for game play (what's the point?), and instead leaves moderation and privacy controls to Facebook et al. I see some friends having fun with it, but I don't like it.
I didn't hate HPWU like I hated what I saw of Ingress, fwiw.
the slow but very real progression into fascism as charted by the evolution of the Lego police officer
ioquake3's Jenkins server was compromised and found to be running cryptomining software. While they are taking things down and rebuilding to fix the issue, their status page has also provided this excellent definition of "Cryptocurrency".
Local Microsoft news
Microsoft announced today a new tiny office planned for my backyard (Downtown Louisville) tied to larger regional endeavors in AI and IoT.
Maybe one step closer to that dream job of living with my current cost of living but a Seattle paycheck and the option for Summers in Seattle? 🤔
Just wish I was less dour about AI or more excited about IoT.
Professional software developer. Unsuccessful nonfailure writer and game designer.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.