@chucker @mood @jlelse I appreciate the theory that if anyone can challenge Google to stick to open source projects principles and governance for Chromium, Microsoft is in an interesting position to keep them to their word.
But I also keep seeing how much Google's approach to open source is lip service and how eagerly they've grabbed their ball and gone home when the going got rough. 🤔
@sean There was an interesting post from one of the Pump founders about how Activity Pub standardization accidentally became a full time job and after they were done they realized that Pump itself likely won't catch up because the standards moved on and anything next from "the pump team" will be from scratch Activity Pub work simply because Mastodon (and PixelFed and others) is doing well enough.
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.
@mood @chucker @jlelse I've gotten so much scorn about my coding skills because I used IE10/IE11/Edge by default over the years. I've got some interesting choices to make when "Edgmium" comes out of Preview, but I've got a feeling Firefox is going to matter to me a lot more in development than Edgmium. Though I am excited to never need another Google build of Chrome installed on my Dev machines again.
@directhex Everything should be selling 2.0 now, I think. I haven't noticed a switchover though so I'm not sure if that's because the difference is subtle or what.
Also, I think that thin/burnt is what some burger eaters think they want because how overcooked burgers in general have become given the Salmonella issues with most restaurant grade ground beef.
@directhex Impossible Burger is so susceptible to overcooking (which dries it out) that it is really funny that often the worse restaurants cook it better. I've had White Castle Impossible Sliders cooked consistently better than sit down restaurants. I find it helps at a sit down place to explicitly order it medium rare and encourage it to come out still "bloody", a local place calls it a "steak burger" for that reason.
re: Alexander the Great, on being a villain
@email@example.com The grass isn't greener on the other side. No civilization in human history got it right. Maybe it's the whole species that is villainous. Maybe there are no good guys. Or we pick and choose the good parts of the Civilization we live in and try to make them better / more common / more deliberate.
@taweret The Moon is just a fourth dimensional reflection of the Time Cube. If you look closely it's actual your worst bald spot from 16 hours ago. Why do think you only see it night? Because you have to be in the right rotation
@taweret Everyone talks about Sailor Moon, but not enough people know about Privateer Moon
@firstname.lastname@example.org @packbat OpenID is dead. It was an early attempt at federated login for and by bloggers. Big companies colonized the space and the "Sign in with Google" is sometimes called "OpenID Connect", and while it can be used federated (some Mastodon operations are OIDC-like), OIDC is more centralized by default ("Sign in with Google" or FB only), and despite the name didn't inherit much of the OpenID dream. Sigh.
@mal You might be able to order the IBM 1040/3i Rotary Punch Card Hole Predictor Type 2. I've heard it's EBCDIC Prediction has gotten much better now that you can lease the $6 Million dollar core memory for it for only a few hundred a month. Supposedly with the new core memory it doesn't just repeat "What hath man wrought?" over and over anymore.
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
fascist culture wars
@garbados I miss not having to second guess every use of the centuries old word "okay" and associated gesture
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".
@taweret It's better not to know probably.
But for the sake of using rusty SAT skills have a free analogy:
4chan : 8chan :: Twitter : Gab
@sean A horse that writes articles and doesn't mind giving rides too? What an astounding friend to have
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.