i found it, the one good genre of youtube comment: old guys learning that received wisdom doesn't really hold up to close scrutiny and being super chill about it.

minor computer yelling (i'm sorry, also nothing of value or insight is contained herein) 

fuck _off_

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minor computer yelling (i'm sorry, also nothing of value or insight is contained herein) 

oh fuck off.

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minor computer yelling (i'm sorry, also nothing of value or insight is contained herein) 

stoked to find out what features they've revoked this go 'round

he wanted the window open, then refused to go out onto the catio because it's cold, and is now mad i won't open the window again.

robot eye contact 

update: 🤖 ravebot won the costume contest. i didn't actually plan on _entering_ the costume contest, but they were taking pictures at the gate as we came in so it just kind of happened.

will be basking in this one for a while, since it will definitely never happen again even if we try. having won a division of the winter holiday parade a few years back with the plywood dinosaurs, i now feel like we have to seek out a 3rd local holiday thing to conquer...

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covid, news, disinfo 

how i feel like i know that all this "fact check" stuff flatly isn't working.

(reading news.google.com is definitely a terrible habit.)

giant cartoon shrimp 

i was looking up "apex predator" on wikipedia and found this charmer of a monster prehistoric shrimp:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apex_pre

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomaloc

like a lot of nerds who got access to a DOS machine some time in the 90s and started poking around looking for something, anything of interest before being on the internet all the time was really an option, i wrote some qbasic games.

qbasic trader was going to be my magnum opus. a supremely unoriginal clone of _taipan_, which i'd first played on the apple II.

it's a pretty bad game, but i'm still kind of proud of the pixel art.

i hope whoever designed this thing faced professional consequences.

jfc hackernews 

what's the most perfectly honed distillation of murderous technocrat amorality i have ever witnessed in a single exchange on a web site? well, there are many contenders, but this is certainly a strong one.

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