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sona lore 

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Quasi-lewd trash-tier pun, I'm not sorry 

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The most important lesson we can learn from Ghost in the Shell is to turn off your unused interfaces.

There's no reason to accept unexpected ad-hoc radio connections, parse every piece of barcode encoded data on your field of vision or process every audio data burst within earshot. That will get your cyberbrain hijacked.

An organized cyborg is a safe cyborg.

Grumbling about job interviews 

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Alright anyway, BBG is starting up barring Discord stepping in and ruining it.

It's a weekend marathon of kusoge and weird-game speedruns. I've put a lot of work into helping setting this up so I'm going to shamelessly promote it here just once ^_~

No, brain, I don't care how handy you're feeling, you do not need to buy $500 worth of power tools and build that custom bed you've been thinking about.

Welp, looks like it's time for me to finally check out some tutorials and learn to use Blender properly, since 2.8 made some changes which completely explode my normal workflow.

How I know I either wrote some really good or really bad python for the code test I just did: the file was 1057 bytes, as submitted. Without comments or docstrings, it's 373 bytes. >#> <#<

Welp, there was a mild panic attack. I went to log in to Mastodon, and my TOTP didn't work. This happens sometimes, and is annoying, so I went to get one of my recovery codes from my random text blob directory in my nextcloud. Only to find that entire directory missing. And no sign of any history for it in the UI. Turns out I had just accidentally moved it into the next directory down at some point, but it took about twenty minutes to figure that out. >_> <_<

Bleh. I rebooted my desktop due to my weather widget dying, and my spinning disk started doing the click of death. And for some reason, this has rendered windows unable to boot off of my ssd. :/ Guess I'm reinstalling windows after I get the replacement drive.

Well, I just finally watched The Dark Crystal. The movie, that is, not the new series. There were a couple of points in there where I went, "Huh, that's some pretty spiff CGI. Wait, this was made in 1982. Holy crap, they actually built that." There was some incredibly impressive work in there. I also now feel like I have a bit more context on quite a few of the fantasy games I play.

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I found out today that there's metallic orange dye in FF14, and thus had to set up a new look.

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YCH Commission for

This dumb joke has been rattling around my head since wooloo was announced

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The more I work in web development, the more I conclude that the majority of web teams are just not skilled/disciplined enough to build an SPA when a static site will do.

Static sites do not have to worry about:

- memory leaks
- the back button / history
- scroll state
- focus state
- page lifecycle (tab freezing/unfreezing)

SPA frameworks should come with a "you must be this tall to ride" sign.

That was a weird feeling. I walked into a Grocery Outlet I've never been to, and suddenly felt like it was twenty years ago, and I was halfway across the country. If that place wasn't selling usb cables and advertising their Facebook page, I would have sworn it was the same store I shopped at growing up. The layout was the same, the aesthetic was the same, the off-brands were the same... Nostalgia is a very strange thing.

Welp, I am officially unemployed a few days earlier than planned. I woke up this morning after a long night on call to find all my work accounts disabled, and my badge not working when I got to the office. Apparently, my manager had HR cut me off before my notice date, because he expected me to not work from home, while working overnight on call.

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How I know I'm really ready to leave my job: my employer just announced a new program to set people up with charity work, and now I'm angry, because I can't see it as anything but a cynical attempt to get free marketing by getting employees to volunteer under the company's brand name.

If I ever run an open source project, I'm going to require that all commits run through a linter which, along with the typical stuff, considers comments containing, "simply," "obviously," and other similar words to be errors.

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