new alt account: lighthearted stuff
decided that, because I know and trust the folks who run toot.cat, I'm going to try and start moving my alt account here too. however, before I make an actual alt account, I decided to move some of the light-hearted stuff that I used to post there into an unlocked account, @ltht.
most of the stuff there will be out-of-context quotes from stuff I've been watching or reading, and it will be boostable for folks who are as amused as I usually am.
amusing linux lore
the original documentation for sudo (basically the standard "run as admin" program for Linux) included an example where the group "wheel" can execute any program as root (complete system access)
the name "wheel" was just chosen as a random example and it was presumably just the first thing someone thought of
but ever since then, a lot of systems make it the default name for the admin group, meaning that the example got turned into the actual thing that most systems run
"Our prototype model, Delphi, demonstrates strong promise of language-based commonsense moral reasoning" https://www.aiweirdness.com/stealing-a-giraffe-from-the-zoo-only-if-its-a-really-cool-giraffe/
indie games rec
PS: Daniel Mullins makes excellent games: he created Pony Island and the Hex, the latter being one of my favourite games of all time. He just released Inscryption yesterday alongside some folks at Devolver Digital which is is instantly a new favourite.
If you like games that tear apart your expectations of video games as a medium, then I'd highly recommend going into his games without looking too much into what they're about, as they'll be freshest that way. I personally recommend The Hex as a good starting point if you want something more story-focused, and Inscryption if you want much harder and strategic gameplay. Pony Island is short enough to finish in a few hours if you'd like something simple, but it also isn't nearly as developed, even though it's still good.
Overall just, really want folks to get into these games.
(Shaking fist at clouds time) Just as a reminder, if you're working for someone and they don't pay you and don't fix it the same day, you probably need to walk. Any workplace that doesn't fix pay issues immediately is either struggling or incompetent... or criminal. Don't "believe in" a product or service existing on the margins and break yourself for it.
Also, yes, fuck this manager in particular
Want to support unions and striking workers? Well did you know that you could join a union without organizing your workplace? And you don't have to disclose to your employer your in one?
So what does this help?
Your membership dues help striking workers successfully stage a strike. And the more memberships a union has, the more powerful it becomes!
Need a union?
Blaming Screen Readers 🚩×5 | Adrian Roselli
"The Gitea project is currently reaching out to professionals who would be able to perform an accessibility audit (and be paid of course).
This issue is currently a placeholder for when we receive the report so we can coordinate remediation of issues identified.
If you are, or know, someone who can perform a professional accessibility audit of Gitea please reach out to the project team at email@example.com (or any of the project owners per their email in CONTRIBUTING.md)."
Sir David Amess, a Member of Parliament, has been fatally stabbed at a constituency surgery - a drop-in event where the public can talk to their MP about their problems.
This is twice in five years in the UK now, following Jo Cox's murder after a surgery in 2016. I know people who work for MPs and attend these events. I am very shaken.
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