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I realized many of my favorite games are basically about managing technical debt:

- Tetris
- Lumines
- Splatoon 2: Salmon Run

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As it's the 10th anniversary of Minecraft, a reminder that there's a free open alternative called Minetest:

You can follow it on the Fediverse at:


It has many game modes including online multiplayer servers.

#Minetest #Minecraft #Minecraft10Years #Alternatives #FLOSS

All this talk about two inner wolves battling over good and evil here on Mastodon reminds me that Germans have an "innerer Schweinehund" (inner pig-dog).

It's just one animal, but it's a chimera made from a domesticated wolf and a domesticated boar.

As it's also a "shoulder devil" concept, what then would the German angel animal be?

This past week, I heard a radio station play a pre-song stinger, immediately followed by a song:

📻 "We _only_ play today's BEST hits!"

🎼 someBODY once told me the world is gonna roll me … 🎵

Of course you should hire a squirrel for a software engineering position. They're experts in tree-traversal and caching, and they're very well acquainted with kernels.

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Still one of my favourite texts on the use of fonts and symbols in the movie Alien.

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It's not like I can escape the construction to go work in a cafe thanks to my painfully sprained ankle. 😖

Has it been over a month of very loud drilling and hammering already? Ugh.

When can they finally be done renovating the adjacent apartment? 😱

they're doing construction on the neighbor's apartment again...

it's so loud that I get a free foot massage (as the whole apartment vibrates that much)

"I wrote the book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me" by Don Norman

"Despite our increasing numbers the world seems to be designed against the elderly. Everyday household goods require knives and pliers to open. Containers with screw tops require more strength than my wife or I can muster. (We solve this by using a plumber’s wrench to turn the caps.)"

Sometimes people treat you better with "invisible" issues than with visible ones, believe it or not. 😒

(You never know what someone else is going through. Try to treat *everyone* courteously and with respect.)

You'd think people would get out of the way to let someone with crutches out of a train.

Nope, everyone cut in front and wouldn't let me out. Even shouting "Excuse me!" (in German) didn't work.

People didn't get out of the way until a train conductor forced them to do so. 😖

Currently breaking the law in Austria* so I won't die.

The face mask law is bad for several reasons, including those who need one to avoid severe allergies in public.

(BTW: People who wear perfume/cologne are either awful and/or ignorant of the health threat they pose toward others.)

* More about the face cover ban:

The cash registers at this market in Linz (Spar) keep making beeps that sound like my laptop when I adjust volume (in GNOME). 🔊

All these developers going nuts about Windows getting the Linux kernel built in, when Linux has had the Linux kernel built in this whole time...


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