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Coroners should not be allowed to say “I’ll see you soon”

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Word of the day: EUCATASTROPHE – a happy ending to a story.

@sophistoche runs something simple and powerful. I think it's @writefreely
There are other platforms too though.


@sophia Ah, yes, the classic evergreen needle tree! Ideal for winter solstice celebrations! 😎

Too busy telling people what's on fire to help put the fire out.

ah so this is life as "senior dev"

Me: I'm going to optimize this application and make it run faster


@sophistoche @uint8_t Mike does great videos! Very thorough and enjoyable to watch. Especially compared to some of the other high profile electronics people on YouTube. He seems to be quite busy with his job at the moment, so quite low output.

I feel confident that I'm not the only one here who will get a chuckle out of this one

@byttyrs @garbados Slightly confused because it looks like it was a Norwegian production.
Generally the stereotype would apply to Germans though. Compliments are not to be dispensed lightly for they might spoil the recipient.

Which also makes a case for full Unicode support in software, including emoji.

What if the image captions are just there to train the AI?

"How would Goethe have worded this error message?" is a valid user story! 😉

in europe we say "hello pal"
in america they say "hello ntsc"

I just thought of a cake in the shape of a Hilbert curve to optimize for the best part of the cake: the edges, then I discovered someone already made it! I'm glad that there are brains out there that think about the same stuff as 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.