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Today I realized that I cannot expect people on the Internet to have heard of the Geek Social Fallacies any more.

The Geek Social Fallacies are five things that geeks often believe about How Socializing Should Work, that cause a lot of conflict. I've found them to be pretty useful as a way to put a handle on certain concepts, and maybe even avoid going into bad situations.


(Looking at them in 2017, I find myself wondering how many of the GSFs the design of most social networks is running straight into...)

I'm also enjoying things like "obimovlastenja" -> "Insurrection... did you mean obimovlaštenja?" -> "perpetuation... did you mean obim ovlaštenja?" -> "scope of authority"

Today's random discovery in the course of data wrangling: Google translate tells me "imeiprezime" is Basque for "I am depressed", though what I actually needed to know is that it's Bosnian for "name and surname".

My sister just emailed me asking "should I do a PhD?" hahahaha <3

Like jeeebus just make it an optional field if you have to include it at all.

Literally every time I register for an academic conference I have to email the organisers to request that the 'title' field of the registration form doesn't force women to declare their marital status, or non-binary people to pick a gender.

My laptop battery low alert looks exactly like a Mastodon desktop notification and it's the most disappointing thing ever

Week in review: 12 - 18 Feb.
Countryside; parrot, cat, family, friends, hair.

discovery of the week: I wanted scrambled tofu but all I could find was silken, so I sliced gently and fried it (gently) and it spat loads but came out exactly like fried egg white \o/


Bones is racist.

But mostly Bones is jealous of Kirk's feelings for Spock.

This has been building up for a while, but what really did it just now was Kirk left Scotty in command and Bones is on the Bridge as usual for no fucking reason and Scotty's like "wow I dunno what to do, this sucks" and Bones is like "yikes oh well happens to the best of us" but when Spock is in command Bones spends the entire episode screaming in his ear because he hasn't immediately rescued the Captain even though Spock is clearly executing a well thought at plan at every moment.

And as for the 'strange Vulcan physiology' issue every time Spock stubs his toe STUDY IT ALREADY ugh

Season 3 and Bones hasn't changed. I am sick of his shit. Him being an asshole to Spock was funny for a few episodes but DUDE move on.

Damnit Jim, I'm a doctor not a well-developed character.


Ok, #systemd is yet again making it impossible to do things the sane way:

tl;dr `systemctl disable docker` doesn't seem to do anything. Docker auto-starts with the system anyway.

Anybody any ideas?

Week in review: 29 Jan - 4 Feb
Mostly Star Trek ToS and crocheting gloves tbh rhiaro.co.uk/2018/02/week-in-r

The remainder of the crew who have not been turned into papier-mache blocks must distract the invading aliens with sensory overload. Bones drugs one up. Scottie gets one drunk. Kirk seduces the lady one. Spock is playing chess with one.

I think I'm starting to love this.

Sigh. Apart from the still rampant misogyny.


Is your child texting about Deep Space Nine? Know the codes:

BTW: Bajor's Temple Wormhole
DTF: Dominion Threatening Federation
OMG: Odo Monitoring Garak
SMDH: Strictly Milataristic Dominion Heirarchy
AKA: Alert Klingon Allies
FFS: First Ferengi in Starfleet
JFC: Jadzia Fighting Cardassians