Learning something new and not going to work on something like it again for awhile?
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The hodl of the pyramid
You: [sobbing] you can't just point at any go language feature and call it a "dynamic" rust language feature!
Me: [points at GC] dynamic memory manager
You: [despairing] NO
Me: [points at race detector] dynamic borrow checker
If anyone on the Fediverse is looking for an amazing mechanical engineer who excels at prototyping, kickstarter fulfillment, and dealing with Chinese factories, Sarah Pavis has officially put up her "for hire" site and I couldn't recommend anyone more highly for this kind of work: http://measuretwice.nyc/
"Don’t adults bully other adults, too?" a student asked, as we were in a pivot from the positives of digital work to the dark corners of online bullying behaviors. My focus was on my young learners, making sure they have strategies in digital spaces. But of course, his question got to the heart of the current digital landscape of trolls, bots and more. "Yes, adults bully other adults, and it's terrible," I tell him, "so don't be like them. Make the world a better place." #smallstories
Some ideas from the #HackerNarratives blogpost I'm writing:
#cyberpunk doesn't describe a state of the world, but is a perspective which we can take to perceive the reality.
Cyberpunk and technical dystopias started out as warnings, but got embraced because of a constant future shock the society is feeling.
Now it's easier to accept huge megacorporations and surveillance because _we know them_ from the culture and stories, while we see no realistic alternatives.
TO: antifa headquarters
BCC: CIA office, NSA office
FROM: Docrimes Fellowteen
SUBJECT LINE: how do u pronounce "antifa"?
Open Question: What's the weirdest way you've found a song that you now rank among your favorites?
I'll start: My pastor was trying to play some Enya during one of the later portions of Mass, but his hand slipped and he instead played Sinnerman by Nina Simone (Felix da Housecat Remix). He swore on mike while he fiddled with the speaker system, but I never vibed so hard to a track born from a complete and utter accident!
Bezos chuckled, "you mean the taxpayer subsidized crushing monopoly?"
I want one of those real goblin looking cats with the vampire teeth bc they're adorable and probably the closest we have to domesticated cryptids
rpg idea quarantine: magic as IT Show more
After hearing too many people say they're "not technical" (when "technical" people are just willing to read instructions, or click on labeled things to see what they do) it occurred to me that magic could work the same way.
You read the right books: it works.
"Oh, I don't know anything about magic."
) "Did you-- were you pointing the wand away from you?"
) "Did you try dispelling and then summoning it again?"
) "Did get the patch update scroll?"
THREAD: the fact that detective pikachu’s lip movements are synced to ryan reynolds’s voice acting implies that pikachu’s vocal tract is capable of forming intelligible english speech, which has troubling implications for pikachu’s incomprehensibility to other characters (1/79)