If you want the Linux-circa-2004 experience back, just try Linux on ARM!

* everything compiles slowly
* distro-hopping to find better hardware support
* oops, you need proprietary drivers for that
* forum posts hold the authoritative documentation *and* code for your distro

:D

"Educational slide. Run bleeding edge h3 with a browser! (those are the canary + nightly logos)"
by @bagder

Pick one thing that you need to do and get it done so it’s off your mental to do list.

"Bugfixes and improvements" is the "Thoughts and prayers" of the app development community.

Don't @ me

There's something about how the original Ghostbusters and Alien felt very working class. That feeling seemed only exist in a brief mid 70s to very early 80s period. After that, it seemed to fall away nearly completely media I watched until the likes of Cowboy Bebop and Firefly.

We're part of the world and all of its interconnectedness. Like all other creatures, we need to eat things which used to be alive. Whether plant or animal, that fact is inescapable. To pretend otherwise is to pretend we're not part of the world, as if we're somehow above nature. That kind of thinking has caused enough damage already.

And plants deserve respect too.

Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.

It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.

vice.com/en_us/article/bvgx9w/

░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░ 3%
Not on the progress bar yet, but OMG already 3% of the year have passed!

New try at growing some kitchen herbs and such. 🌱
This shelf ended up in the kitchen after the move, for some reason. As it somehow didn't find any other place, half a year later…
Today I quickly fitted some grow lights that I had lying around. Not ideal height, but let's see. The lower one with the strip-lights has a few centimeters more.

"natural" is a marketing term with no inherent value

Holy shit. Someone named Isabel Fall took "I sexually identify as an attack helicopter" as a writing prompt and produced one of the most fabulous cyberpunk, post-human, trans-human mindfucks I've read in a long time. This is extremely my shit

clarkesworldmagazine.com/fall_

WD-40 is an essential oil just fyi

UPDATE YOUR FIREFOX

If you're a Firefox user like me, you may have seen a pop-up urging you to restart Firefox so it can update. Do it.

A security issue could allow a malicious user to take control of your system. Exploits were detected in the wild.

9to5mac.com/2020/01/10/update-

BE CAREFUL! lain@lain.com IS A BAD ACTOR! I KNOW BECAUSE ITS ME
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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.