musou

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musou wrote

i must attain 1% control of the bag hugging machines

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musou wrote

i rarely have to google something because DDG's results are unhelpful anymore, which is good because ever since google's personally identifying information collection got a lot worse i inevitably get ads in other channels for anything i type into their text box to the point where it's very obvious and very creepy

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musou wrote

the amount of terrible code i've shipped that's still running on servers years later really haunts me. and you're exactly right, when i log off at the end of the day the absolute last thing i want to do is look at my text editor for even one more minute. i've heard it said that the sign of being a professional is that you don't enjoy it anymore. i feel like the main thing keeping me in software is that i don't want to suck all the joy out of anything else i like to do, the way a career in software has sucked all the joy out of programming

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musou wrote

hmm, anybody know more about this Commun person? if they're sitting right between Bidenism and Kamalaism then i feel like i need to vote for them...

(also why is it Kamalaism and not Harrisism?)

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musou wrote

i learned how to drive on a van and it was terrifying but i was pretty well prepared for driving other stuff afterwards. gas is really expensive and everyone asks you to help them move, but also it's super useful to be able to haul stuff around

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musou wrote

has it been that long already? i love it here. y'all are the best.

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musou wrote

replace my feet with robo feet with built-in heelies. and replace my horrible RSI hands and wrists with robotentacles for faster typing and higher APM. maybe just replace my skin with a durable titanium exoskeleton. and anodize it purple.

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musou wrote

i'm gonna fizz like an alka seltzer

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musou wrote (edited )

under other circumstances it might be fun to watch these people bend over backwards trying to come up with justifications for why they didn't win in a landslide without admitting to the possibility of any kind of class analysis. but i've seen them do this for so many elections in a row that now it's just agonizing. they want to be republicans so bad

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musou wrote

idk if this is a legit request but i have used a ruby library called mechanize for automating interaction w websites before and i bet i could help you if you really want to post programmatically to this website. i like never talk on the discord bc i am shy but i am on there, so just holler if u want help

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musou wrote

isn't that the scottish guy who gets confused by density

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musou wrote

i think it's the capitalist society that's made me insane but the internet is the most efficient delivery mechanism for that, so in some sense yes

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musou wrote (edited )

no occasion i know of, just got the urge to do it. my partner and i both grew up heavy in the evangelical brainwashing machine so it was fun to revisit a piece of media as projected-onto by the right wing theocrats as that one, with fresh eyes. hadn't seen them since they first came out on video. without a bunch of authoritarian adults telling you how to interpret it, it's fun to focus on sam and frodo's gay longings, instead of on the weird patriarchal aragorn/arwen thing they shoehorned into the movies that wasn't really accounted for in the books. it was edifying to see the messages JRRT put in there about trying to hold on to hope in the midst of hopeless times (when you just lived through WW1 and watched all your childhood friends walk into machine gun fire), instead of just the glorification of a bunch of white noble-blooded dudes (and eowyn) in gleaming armor slaying ravenous hordes of mindless brown skinned orcs.

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musou wrote

this is timely, i just marathoned the whole trilogy last weekend