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Interested in computing and how thing work in general

Like puns and wordplay

If you mention being a fan of something I am also a a fan of I'll remember and repeatedly shoehorn references in replies

Sports alt @baturkey

Dad alt @baturkey (locked, if we interact regularly I'll approve requests)

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Somehow only just realized that Firefox lets me override websites that disable right-clicking by holding Shift before I right-click.

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@lamnatos just reminded me of the best video on the state of programming I've seen. If you haven't seen The Future of Programming by Bret Victor, 30min. Funny, and painful.
vimeo.com/71278954

As I've heard them say on fedi: "Please scream in your heart."
text.npr.org/s.php?sId=8893946

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sports, it turns out the first pitch at a baseball game should be immediately murdered and sent to hell

TFW when you go to take a picture but your phone is on selfie mode so you are suddenly confronted with your face

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Star Trek, Lower Decks 

OMG, I expected to be whining "blah blah not true trek wtf is that", but seriously, #StarTrek #LowerDecks is so fun. I can't stop laughing.

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If your Tesla gets stolen it becomes an Edison. I don't make the rules.

The pilot of Lower Decks is light and silly and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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it's 2020, the ghostbusters should really have an app instead of demanding people call them

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Book recommendation 

Just finished the first installment of Martha Wells's Murderbot Diaries over the course of a single insomniac evening. I really enjoyed it. I'll put any mildly spoilerish stuff in the next post.

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beta.thestorygraph.com/profile

I set up a profile on the StoryGraph beta, which is a books read tracker and recommendation site like Goodreads but not linked to Amazon.

h/t @renatoram

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I watched a movie for you!! It is about GMOs and it was made by people who have never watched a movie before, and it was filmed in my town! It's extraordinarily bad! Are you excited? I'm excited tinyletter.com/pixleyamelia/le

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I do think the main blockers to achieving a software freedom future are:

1) Apple/Google's duopoly over our phones. Phones provide all the computing many, but not all, people need.
2) The sheer dominance of DRM in, and beyond, our entertainment. DRM is fundamentally based on the ideology of proprietary software.

Without achieving a significant foothold in the smartphone & entertainment markets, I can't see our movement being anything but niche.

Beyond that, it's just spreading our ideology...

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A thirst trap is when I tell you I have procured a pipe of Amontillado, and placed it within my family catacombs

reuters.com/article/us-japan-w

If it detects smoke, the alarm sprays out a synthesized wasabi smell that wakes up people who might have slept through a conventional fire alarm.

devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewt

These apps must pass a test known as the Windows App Certification Kit or just WACK for short.

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I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

Thanks,
The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

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@radicalrobit I'm a firefighter and I ran into the building, about time you run into a burning building!

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