Well, it looks like updating openssl to 1.1.0j on @gentoo broke Electron/Atom in a way that's not easily patch-able for a while: bugs.gentoo.org/675578#c1

I don't feel like going through dependency hell with downgrading openssl and rebuilding .. hmm .. guess I could switch to VSCode .. why are there only like two options today ... any why the fuck are they both electron based?! Why is the only major modern native editor (Sublime) commercial!?

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So it's functioning as intended?

"Thus far I have considered the circumstances which point out the necessity of a well-constructed Senate only as they relate to the repre- sentatives of the people. To a people as little blinded by prejudice or corrupted by flattery as those whom I address, I shall not scruple to add that such an institution may be sometimes necessary as a defense to the people against their own temporary errors and delusions. As the cool and deliberate sense of the community ought, in all governments, and actually will, in all free governments, ultimately prevail over the views of its rulers; so there are particular moments in public affairs when the people, stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career and to suspend the blow meditated by the people against themselves, until reason, jus- tice, and truth can regain their authority over the public mind? What bitter anguish would not the people of Athens have often escaped if their government had contained so provident a safeguard against the tyranny of their own passions? Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day and statues on the next."

-Federalist 63

Hmm ... so with Misskey <=> Mastodon/Pleroma, every type of Misskey reaction gets translated to a star.. :thinking_ie:

So I just learnt about the Washington protest viral video like an hour ago. A bunch of high school kids at a pro-life march actually ignored a Native American drummer for half an hour or more:


CNN, USA Today, The Washington Compost, all of them only cut in the 5min where the teenagers finally chant back. The worst part? Internet activists said the kid should be punched and doxed .. they then DOX THE WRONG KID, who was harassed at a wedding!


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I hate everyone on the internet

Yes including me

Me most of all actually

Huh ... does Pleroma not support interacting with statuses remotely?

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@Jessicacrets A friend of my just posted a video on facebook about toxic femininity. I've never heard of it, but this post seem very similar to what I saw in that video.

I'm looking at this project I started in Scala, got frustrated with Doobie, started looking at implementing the data layer in Scala-like JDBC, but the more I look at it ... the more I wonder if I should write it in something more sane like Ruby or Python.

I've written Scala for over seven years, but I'm being increasingly frustrated by how convoluted a lot of the libraries and tooling are. Also SBT should go die in a fire.

I went to go see Glass in the theaters. I ... I don't understand why people keep giving M Knight Shama-a-lama-ding-dong money to make movies. It's all the bad parts of The Lady in the Water, combined with the pacing of The Village. I was mostly bored out of my mind. All of the twists were predictable within the first act, and they were all pretty dumb.

Closed a few hundred tabs .. enough so I don't have to scroll through them in Tree Style Tabs ... feels good, got rid of a lot of crap, saved all the papers I've read and videos that might disappear from YouTube.

I need to get off games and focus back on coding and projects. I'm just so damn tired ...

Company I interviewed for yesterday (day long interview 10 - 4) turned me down. Other company I interviewed for loved me, but the position might be moving to New York City. I told their HR guy I might be interested in moving to NYC. Maybe they'll relocate me.

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Hey @sjw did you move danceparty.feminism.lgbt somewhere after ? (which is what we should call it now and forever more, so say we all)

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`vagrant up` fails to mount a folder. Completes anyway.
`vagrant halt` refuses to halt because the non-existent folder is 'in use'

Telling people they should ban all Pleroma instances is like saying you should ban all people who prefer Google Docs over Microsoft Word or prefer XBox over Playstation or vim/emacs.

I wonder if we'll see a NUC with the new Vega VII GPU some time this year. I could see giving up my current 4+ year old MSI gaming laptop (sporting an nvidia 970M GPU, which still holds up pretty well).

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