@anish @mona @tindall Right, but especially with open source, the constant question is how it even possible those myths survive intact?

The Linux Kernel Mailing List has decades of discussion, debates, compromises. The Linux Kernel git repository is a tapestry full of various contributors telling the stories of their works.

At least Jobs, Gates, Musk you have the excuse of intentional corporate obfuscation of the man in front of the curtain versus the one behind it with a giant palace staff.

@anish @mona @tindall It's also a myth that should be easier to dispell in reality than it turns out to be. It's the open source "community" not the open source "hermitage".

Linus may have built the original kernel prototype on a personal "pilgrimage". But it's not that initial prototype that made it into millions of machines, it's the teamwork of thousands of direct and indirect contributors since that prototype.

That's not even counting the Minix and Unix shoulders Linus stood upon.

@medic @Taweret There's a recent MST3K of that. MST3K has a soft spot for terrible holiday films.

Another one to look out for is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, which I shouldn't need to explain more than the title why you should watch it for terribleness.

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@picklemaddierix Adam would hopefully by then have found a family that was not abusive nor insane and adopt their last name as his own instead of the name of his abuser?

@kara It's feedback I keep giving the Windows Insider program every couple years.

There was a weird half conversation I had at BUILD that HoloLens and AR forced a weird multi-year initiative to entirely rewrite the Windows window manager to better understand SPACE and user wishes where things feel like they should open. I got the impression there were a few tiling WM fans involved in the building process and it would never be a default, but maybe an option if they convince managers. Hope 🤞🏾

@kara Tablet Mode. It's stupid you can no longer enable it with more than one monitor connected. That was nice in 8.

@sinvega Nice. I keep telling people I'd pay for YouTube Premium if it permanently disabled recommendations and AutoPlay

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@doolbneerg I also realize that Fetlife exists. None of them quite have that "I just upgraded my Angelfire site to a LiveJournal somehow hosted on MySpace" vibe that made Tumblr ~special.

@Taweret @apLundell @bgcarlisle Yeah, it's on the list of episodes I try to repress. Though I recall it fonder than the terrible VOY ep where some "de-evolve" at Warp 10, utterly proving that stupid sci-fi trope should be left dead and buried in the 90s right alongside the Super Mario Brothers movie.

@apLundell @Taweret @bgcarlisle Betazoids as Space Mermaids does explain some of Lwaxanna's relationships 🤔

The more I joke about starting a "smutlr" tumblr clone for only adult content and that sweet adult ad revenue, the less it sounds like a joke and the more it sounds like I'm waiting for a venture capitalist to call me on my dare by financing it.

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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.