css 

why are they square. codepen.io/keturn/pen/poaWNKe

there still seems to be hidden components to the layout algorithms that dev tools in firefox & chrome don't show you. Yes, they'll tell me it's 272.35 pixels, but in that muted gray that means “you can't drill down in to this, and no, we're not going to tell you how we decided on that number.”

If "theatre" is pronounced as "theater"
and "calibre" is pronounced as "caliber"
is "libre" pronounced as "liber"?

Alternately, do you have any recommendations for how to make the knowledge in a Discord more web-discoverable?

A naive bot that just dumped incoming messages to static HTML would be super easy. But I think privacy and anti-spam concerns make write-once archives a bad idea. Are there any implementations better thought out?

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Some recent toots imploring people not to use Discord, because it's a black hole for knowledge compared to other things with web-searchable archives.

Point taken.

But they were suggesting using web forums, and, well, our forum runs on some neglected host beyond its supported lifespan with no easy upgrade path, and… 😩

Nobody uses FidoNet or Usenet or wants to join mailing lists anymore.

What would you recommend as a forum for an project? Ad-free with minimal (preferably zero) infrastructure maintenance requirements.

Today I learned that 292 years is the amount of nanoseconds you can fit in 63 bits.

This fun fact brought to you by Docker and golang.

thank u ☁️

binary gender 

Here a paper from Stanford featuring the autism spectrum, fMRI scans, a Deep Neural Network with eXplainable AI, and gender binary: doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2022.13

I've figured it out!

If you mint NFTs for ♂️ and ♀️, nobody else can have them, and people will have to get their own genders.

Alternately, you can release the genders under an open license, and then _everyone_ may use them as they wish.

I went to go write a blog post on stuff.
Wrote few words.
Spent many more hours on tweaking the CSS for edge cases that are nice-to-have but far from critical.

And as a bonus, I managed to repeatedly freeze up Firefox in the process!

The American Dialect Society's Word of the Year selections are in for 2021.

Word of the Year: insurrection
Most Likely to Succeed: antiwork
Most Useful: hard pants
Political Word of the Year: insurrection
Digital Word of the Year: #​FreeBritney
Pandemic-Related Word of the Year: boosted
Financial/Economic Word of the Year: supply chain
Informal Word of the Year: yassify
Most Creative Word of the Year: Fauci ouchie
Euphemism of the Year: unalive

americandialect.org/wp-content

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On the internet, everyone knows you're a cat — and that's totally okay.