Well, shit. The Saints lost. Wasn't able to watch. I found out when I heard my drunk neighbor cursing at the top of his lungs outside.

Re-toot if you remember when the default webpage color was grey and you had to overwrite that if you wanted a white page.

Oh and wow that ugly purple in the sidebar. Best part about using it mostly via the web app is I can use a user stylesheet to change it!

I get home only to see in my RSS feeds that Slack has updated its icon. Is it just me or does the icon look like a swastika?

You'd think a lock file would cause subsequent pulls of dependencies to be... locked to whatever versions, revisions, etc. listed in the lockfile, but nope! It treats the lockfile like npm would package.json and has a separate toml file for "constraints".

Never thought I'd find a package/dependency manager worse than npm, but go's dep takes the cake.

Finally gotten to watch the new Orville episode, and they get rid of my favorite character. Hope it's a Crusher/Pulaski kind of thing and she returns.

After leading him on a bit (he wanted to get remote access to powershell) I informed him I haven’t run a Windows computer of my own since 2006 and couldn’t imagine how I got a Windows virus. He was understandably crestfallen.

This very nice man from India named Bob who works for Microsoft called me today wanting to help me get a very bad virus off my Windows computer.

i guess the internet is just now predominantly the place where stuff happens, rather than the place you take refuge from stuff happening, and i miss that

Happy new years mastodon!

Last piece of 2018 wooo!

and since it's the end of the year here's a comparison to a piece from December of last year.


I'm always a curmudgeon at this time of the evening on December 31st because of everyone popping fireworks. I'd rather it just be quiet so I can sleep, but Happy New Year anyway, everyone.

"Debugging a page written with BEM is like being asked to enter a hoarder/cat-lady house and find her dentist bill from 2008. You know she has it. Somewhere."

Best description I've ever seen of BEM.

Really odd that after all these years I still have to manually tell Firefox which monitor color profile to use AND turn color management on.

The story of Wil Wheaton being pressured off Mastodon (regardless of what you think of him; I don't think he's perfect and that's not the point) shows that there is no platform-wide defense to harassment and online mobs and showcases a way that the instance structure may be even more vulnerable to pressure. This article seems like a good discussion of some of the ways to solve that for admins. codesections.com/blog/mastodon

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