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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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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

remember kids: "ufo" doesn't mean "alien spacecraft", it just means "unidentified flying object". anything in the sky can be a ufo if youre bad enough at identifying things

Somehow hurt my lower back / right lower rib area when making coffee earlier today. 🤔

Still hurts. 😢

Sometimes the reader mode button isn't available in firefox. TIL prefixing the URL with about:reader?url= helps. Reader mode is also a nice workaround for some sites that have nasty full-screen GDPR popups that I don't want to accept.

The #GNOME design team wants your feedback for a potential visual refresh of the #GTK default theme: — if you have an application that ships custom CSS, testing is appreciated!

Today's music: Animal Crossing Wild World OST, in the form of MIDIs, rendered with a nice soundfont.

It's chilled, calming background music. 👍

How many more people would reject tracking if it was labeled as such [track me] [don't track me] instead of [accept all] [reject all] and if it was not implied* that you will be kicked out if you don't accept.

*this implication is enhanced by the years of training we had by installers quitting on us if we rejected the EULA.


"If someone mispronounces a word, do not mock them. That means they learned it from reading."

Yeah or the language being spoken is not their first one, or they have any number of neurological or physical or mental illnesses, or they're hard of hearing, or they speak the language with an accent where that is the standard pronunciation, or a million other things and you know what you shouldn't mock anyone for this ever anyway.

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another good thing about masto not having keyword search: no keyword spam follows

"I'll slip into something more comfortable"

*goes back to bed*

you can feel like you aren't safe when you are; you can feel like a good person when you're a monster. find better metrics

you can become just as horrible by worrying all the time if you're A Good Person as folks who never stop to worry about that. better to focus on personal impact than an innate feeling of goodness

Mr. Leafblower or: How I Suddenly Woke Up Early This Morning With A Bad Case Of A Headache And Nausea

Have you observed someone with shaky hands try to use a smartphone? Long press doesn't work, hard press works intermittently. Regular taps sometimes register as something else.

The company who thought more than one (real, tactile, discoverable) mouse button would be too complex and confusing, thought that N different ways to touch a surface was a good idea.

One of the peculiarities of :mastodon: is the lack of text search.

This is actually beneficial! It makes it harder for trolls to search for words or phrases for the purposes of harassment. But the con of this is that it makes it difficult for people to discover your public posts.

That's where hashtags come in! Hashtags are fully searchable/subscribe-able between federated instances, So if you want your art/comics/musings to be seen, hashtags are the best way to reach a specific audience!

👎 This Year Of Our Lord
👍 This Year Of Our Luigi
👍 This Year Of On-Desktop Linux

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