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If I were a betting man, I'd put money on this being an inflection point.

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Covid, misanthropy 

Ah yes, beautiful weather and a holiday weekend, so every asshole in the area is at the preserve.

No, it's cool, just overcrowd the place. And don't worry about masks.

And obviously, it's a huge inconvenience that the bathrooms are closed! So just piss behind my privacy fence. Where I can see you perfectly from my back window.

That's exactly how I want to spend my long weekend!

He transferred out of our program - and I think to a different university, even, because he was just Too Good For Us, and in retrospect, good fucking riddance. How can you go through life being that insufferable?

Anyways, fuck that guy, because Doom is the shit. In 100% seriousness, a lot of my career is in some way or another a result of just how much I love Doom. And now I'm playing Doom 16 and it makes me so happy!!!

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Around that time I built a new gaming PC, and was replaying Doom 3 cranked to the max (this was ~08), and as a time-filler I was just talking video games and it came up. I described it being about killing demons and being fun, and he was like, "Why would you even want to play that???", like engaging with fucking Doom 3 was akin to devil worship. I just sorta awkwardly navigated through it to avoid getting into a debate. But internally it was very what-the-fuck.

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Doom 2016 is a masterpiece, and playing it last night reminded me of something from when I did peer mentoring in college: I had one student who was really full of himself, and thought he was too good for the peer mentoring that was required for freshmen. He was also super conservative and religious and was super condescending about people who just clearly did not see the light and the truth and etc. etc.

Blender Foundation released all those assets a decade ago for free and still no Big Fuck Bunny, smdh

this is an album by
THE BLACK KEYS.
the name of this album is
BROTHERS.

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you may not like it but this is what peak computer looks like

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RSS never disappeared, it just became a bit forgotten about as people got sucked into proprietary platforms. I have used many different RSS apps and services and have come back to hosting my own (apps.nextcloud.com/apps/news) but Feedly, Inoreader and Tiny Tiny RSS are all good alternatives.

It's Time to Get Back Into RSS | Daniel Miessler

danielmiessler.com/blog/its-ti

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Very much looking forward to this Wednesday, when we'll host the second Open Tech Will Save Us event! @Gargron - creator of Mastodon! - will join us for a Q&A about scaling Mastodon.social, while @mhoye from Mozilla will present about "Verbs in the fediverse". Plus, more to be announced! matrix.org/open-tech-meetup/

Does anyone know any Matrix rooms where cool dorks hang out? I need to socialize.

mh, covid 

Trying to be kinder despite being cranky. I keep feeling like I'm smarter than everyone else, which is generally unhealthy for my relationships.

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