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It's been a while since I shared anything. I'm still around, just busy and stressed. Here's a photo of Gabby, she was keeping me company while I had dinner (and was disappointed that tonight's dinner was vegetarian :+P)

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My name is Andrew and I run
I'm interested in and , particularly consoles, computers, 8-bits, and Tandy-Radioshack computers.

I try to learn electronics and programming in my free time, but those projects move very slowly.


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PSA: is the raddest way to get your weather report.

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YOU: so the A in RAID stands for "Array"?
US: Yes.
YOU: doesn't that mean saying "RAID array" is redundant?
US: Of course. That's what the R is for.

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Back when the GNU project was starting, among the first things they rewrote as Free Software were:
- text editor / IDE (Emacs)
- assembler, linker, and compiler
- make

IOW, they made tools that they needed to further develop Free Software without relying on proprietary tools.

They wanted their project to be self-hosting.

Nowadays, we have more free software than ever, but we develop it using github and Discord...

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Dying @ this anecdote from Andrew Thaler on birbsite:

โ€œSix years ago today, I walked into the techiest tech-bro bar in San Fransisco, positioned myself obnoxiously into a group of Dudes Wearing Google Glass, and loudly said "Ok Google, Call Mom."

It was magical.

How were you radicalized against pervasive technology?โ€

So apparently the beef industry wants to sue to stop veggie burgers from being called burgers. What's next, the lemon industry suing because Gatorade isn't made from alligators?

Tried to photograph Gabby the other day but she was moving around a bunch wanting pets and this was the best photo I got.

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Crows roost communally. Crows can describe individual humans and inform other crows in their community about threats and friends. Corvids are highly intelligent and very social. Birds are dinosaurs.

Part of the fun of feeding crows is realizing that, as a direct result, real live dinosaurs are going to talk to each other about you personally.

Someone at work shared this and I thought it was hilarious.

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Lemmings. I spent hours playing this game on a Macintosh LC 580 as a teenager. Running on the PowerBook G3 I typically use for handling Mac floppy disks.

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I heard on the radio today that Ikea is now offering furniture rentals. Isn't that kind of like renting a paper cup?