Between spending the first half of this year under a rock, and also having no OS Bridge or Community Leadership Summit in town this year, I'm kinda missing you nerds.

I thought it would be easier to find something with sequins to wear.

cat medical care fundraising 

Haaaah I forgot about when I was trying to make someone laugh here and drew unix monsters. I just unearthed them from a box. Xargs is still cutest.

Just thinking about how the archetypal "Hi Hungry, I'm Dad!" joke doesn't exist in Spanish, because it doesn't use the same "to be" verb for those different sorts of things.

holy shit. I did it. It actually works.

I have spun up a Pleroma instance on... my fucking Nintendo Switch. I don't think the Switch was ever intended to be a **webserver**, but hey, it's 2019 and there are lightbulbs with CPUs built into them soooo

It can be accessed at don't sign up if you want a reliable instance, since it'll probably be down 90% of the time, since I'd actually like to use my switch to do what it was intended to do and play games. :P
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Chain of thought:

• nighttime noisy neighbors and daytime loud engine yard equipment are bad.
• I should live on the Moon, like Spaceboy.
• I wonder what Internet latency from the Moon is like.
• round-trip distance is around 2,500 ms 🙁
• how are we going to do fully automated luxury gay space communism with ping times like these?

My discovery of the summer is that just because I keep bread in the freezer, it doesn't mean I *have* to toast or even thaw it before eating.

If I don't want to heat the kitchen, I can put things on bread and eat them cold!

A friend invited me to a start-up's open house, and I thought "yeah, it'd be good for me to be a person and see what other people in town are up to and what the space is like."

And then the sinking feeling in my chest caught up to me, as I thought about how it's also a recruiting event for the company, and I'd be expected to talk to people about what I am and am not doing and about the prospect of working for their venture-funded buzzword enterprise and ...

I don't know how to go back to work in this industry, and I don't know how people work anywhere else.

uspol (--), Oregon 

Beagle is one of my favorite hang-out-and-play-video-games entertainers. Yesterday's stream was a fine example, with hedge knight Coobie xD, the Lone Rawr :3

[CW: Battle Brothers contains video game violence against canines.]

That adventure hasn't been split out into its own video yet, so that's a link to the VOD. This story gets going around 5h05m.

Sadly, the career of The Lone Rawr :3 only lasts a half hour, but that makes it much more shareable than the campaigns that have been going for weeks or months.


It's hard to tell if you're crossing a picket line on the web.

I guess you'd need a browser extension that checks some directory of domains and the unions that represent them.

State politics 

I guess the trick will be that most game results don't show you the entire result of the RNG, the 32-bit number or whatever it is. You only see pass/fail, or a selection from a loot table with dozens of items, not millions.

So you probably need a lot more than two observations, and/or observe events with a very broad range of outcomes.

Apparently you can reconstruct the state of a common pseudo-random number generator from knowing only *two* sequential outputs:

Most games probably don't use secure random sources.

Does this mean that you could make a Tool-Assisted Speedrun that could predict the RNG?

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