Alright, fuck it let's do this. If you got a patreon, ko-fi, liberapay or whatever, reply with it and I will boost. Cannot promise donations, but I will use what reach I have to help if I can. Let's actually build that support network I was talking about earlier.
I encourage others to boost this status and all the posts that end up beneath it to get as wide a spread as possible.
Not sure if this will even work, but I feel like I should at least try.
Politics, political philosophy?
guess which all-powerful tech monopoly is breaking ublock origin (and umatrix, and likely many other similar add-ons, such as noscript) in their browser, which happens to be the most popular browser in the world?
who could have foreseen this? who would ever think that an advertising company's web browser would end up breaking compatibility with an ad blocker? frankly i'm shocked
Nobody really asked, but I'm currently running a dual boot setup between Windows 10 Pro and Arch Linux, and I have a Windows Dev VM (10 Pro) that lives in a 128GB VHD image on the Windows native drive, and I intend to switch the Windows side over to VirtualBox, in sync with what I use in Linux now, so I can develop from either OS. I mainly dev from a VM because MSVC debugging with GDI related mutexes locking up the user session is a real shitshow even today. WinDBG supposedly doesn't do this.
tweet link/discourse/praxis posting
@kode54 praxis is like, at extreme TLDR definition levels application of theory, in current discourse usually sociopolitical theory so when I say "praxis posting" it means I'm posting about sociopolitical theory, usually really really long threads about it lol
Emoji 20th anniversary, important thing to talk about but it's not pleasant.
As we approach emoji's 20th anniversary, it's super important to recognise that in a nutshell, #emoji (as presented to us by tech companies) so far has been:
- a form of language imperialism
- a corporate cooption of digital graphical language, a shit excuse to sell phones each year
- an attempt to standardise visual communication globally which is wrong on so many levels
- is incredibly normative
Incredibly cursed error message that I just got on a work PC trying to launch Task Manager:
"Too many files are currently in use by 16-bit programs. Exit one or more 16-bit programs, or increase the value of the FILES command in your Config.sys file."
...now, that message is pretty cursed on its own (Task Manager is not 16-bit and should not be affected by 16-bit open files limitations), but this is 64-bit Windows 10.
Which doesn't even support 16-bit applications.
So, tumblr's upload algorithm won't let you upload something which is too similar to the official "this content has been removed" image.
The solution is CIE chromatic noise and chromatic quartering in JPEG-land at 70% quality. This means the entropy of this image is off the fucking __charts__
Here's just one example of how Sonic Adventure DX completely wrecked the original lighting engine from the Dreamcast version. The floor texture is actually meant to be light shining from the grating on the ceiling, rather than a grating in itself.
In the remakes, the ray of light from the ceiling is just plain gone, and the floor texture uses an improper blending mode that causes it to look incorrect.
Computer programmer, also furry, possibly interesting person?
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