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So not far from where I live they've had a street torn up to replace a significant portion of the road with not one but two roundabouts to "improve traffic flow". This construction has been going on for a while because the road can't easily be closed down. They've just opened up half of each of the roundabouts and have had a few accidents already.

Been shopping for a phone, and it amazes me just how gigantic they are. Why in the fuck would I want a 6.5 inch screen on a device that is supposed to fit in my pocket?

So stupid for people to be requesting text formatting in toots. Anything outside of a stripped down markdown would be insane. Best to allow nothing.

I decided to check Birdsite to see up to date information about the burning of Notre Dame and was instantly reminded of why I left it where Twitter showed me on the first tweet of someone I don’t follow gatekeeping grief over the destruction of the cathedral versus other tragedies happening elsewhere. I just instantly logged off.

I just spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get TypeScript to understand what the fuck HTMLElement was and then was like “Why am I -WANTING- to add header files to JavaScript?”

For a bit over a year I have had broken voicemail on my phone because AT&T’s system freaked out when I got my sister’s phone as a hand-me-down. I’ve tried calling and getting it fixed, have gone by a store, and have even emailed them to no avail. Suddenly today I have working voicemail.

My ISP has some technical difficulties with ipv6 this morning. I'm assigned an ipv6 address but nothing works through it, and while my "Mac" just happily automatically switched over to using ipv4 when browsing my server (Ubuntu 18.04) would not. I ended up having to disable ipv6 in sysctl just to get things working. Anyone know how to get Ubuntu to just switch over to ipv4 when ipv6 is having trouble?

Hell, before you’re even allowed to select a game in Steam you get a popup ad for a game. They all put up with this shit already and are mad when having to install more malware (let’s call Steam what it is here)?

I can’t help but laugh at people pissed over Epic’s exclusivity on Borderlands 3. They don’t get pissed off when Steam launches launchers for the launchers which all display ads for publishers’ games to you before you’re allowed to play the game. The entire experience on Steam is garbage.

Giving Krita a try again (last time I used it was before hardware acceleration). Spent an inordinate amount of time playing around with brush settings and made a couple I like then painted a mason jar to test things out. Really like it. Might write my thoughts on the app on my blog.

Looks like there’s going to be a lot of 451 errors in Europe’s future.

I apologize in advance for the birdsite link, but I'm always flabbergasted when I stumble upon Twitter threads about Web development. The replies here are just so stupid.

twitter.com/GayaKessler/status

Been out of it this week. How goes, everyone?

And even when I read the books as a kid I found The Avengers and every character in it really boring. X-Men spoke to me because I grew up in the American South with racism all around me. The best X-Men stories all dealt with prejudice, and its cast of characters were diverse.

I was a huge comic book fan as a kid, and almost all of the movies are retellings of 30-40 year old comic book stories. Guardians of the Galaxy is almost nothing like the books, and that’s what makes it interesting to me.

People went crazy over the Avengers Endgame trailer a few days ago, and I couldn’t really care less. However, Gunn’s return to Guardians of the Galaxy 3? YES!

Worked a bit more on my sketch tonight, focusing on adding clothing to a figure. Don’t quite have it right yet. Still need to work on compression wrinkles from the arms and hands resting on the fabric, but getting there...

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