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Tuesday, 06 December 2022

Other countries: our independence was won during the warmer months when people had the energy to gather in mobs.

Finland: our independence was won in the depths of Winter, wrested from the cold hands of a dying Empire.

Hyvää itsenäisyyspäivää!

Monday, 05 December 2022

🔗📽 📷 K. Praslowicz: I Inadvertently Bought My Dream Panoramic Camera

Saturday, 03 December 2022

I don’t know if it’s a regional thing for me but basically all en.Wikipedia articles about cars I read use UK English for body styles: saloon, estate, panel van. I quite like it.

This post inspired by the excellent 🐦 Car Brochure Addict account.

Friday, 02 December 2022

🔗 🐝 💀 Twitter ‘replacement’ Hive shuts off service in privacy alert

🐦 Twitter displays a tweet from the current POTUS denouncing anti-semitism and Hitler. The first reply I’m shown says “Worst POTUS ever”. I’d have thought that would have been FDR for that doofus.

HN wonders why the men with guns haven’t arrested SBF yet. But Snowden swearing an oath to the Russian Federation? Barely a ripple.

🔗 🐦 Bret Deveraux: Ok so I enjoy this joke a lot too, but the actual history behind this is a bit more complicated and honestly illuminating in its wackiness. Let’s talk about Roman calendars!

Thursday, 01 December 2022

Advent of Code 2022!

It’s started. You can now post completion updates to Mastodon, which is appreciated.

I’m looking to whether I can be bothered to compile a blog entry for each day, like earlier.

🔗 Main blog: “HOWTO AoC” (2021)

🔗 🐦 🇸🇪 en novell i Tweet-form

This year’s trend in the AoC subreddit are AI-generated images of the puzzle scenarios.

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

🔗🇺🇸 Eite Conservatives Have Taken an Awfully Weird Turn

The growing fascination with Catholicism—particularly sedevacantism, which denies the current pope’s legitimacy—is, according to one critic, indicative of the educated and activist right’s “admiration for the [European] aristocratic past” and a longing for a new elite to which it feels it belongs. This segment of the right has, both programmatically and aesthetically, lost interest in conserving that which is American and moved on to mine its influences from stranger sources.

🔗🇺🇦 Main blog: “The moral bankrupcy of the IR ‘realists’”

“Nominative Determinism” is the name of my next band. “Successful Band” is nominative determinism for my next band.

I can’t be the only one making spreadsheets with my Elden Ring character’s stats, can I?

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

🔗 🐦 In c. 1940, a student named Katja Meirowsky cut the swastika out of a stolen Nazi flag, sewed the rest into a dress, and wore it to her Berlin art school. This act nearly led to her death - and shows how important art for protest can be, if only to save the artist’s own soul. 🧵

By chance, I found this link just 10m after reading some nerds making fun of Germany’s laws against antisemitism and Holocaust denial.

🐦 Every time I open Twitter now the timeline is set to the useless “Top Tweets” instead of latest.

Monday, 28 November 2022

🔗🇸🇪 Succé med varmare hjärntvätt

Fullständigt briljant rubriksättning.

Sen tycker jag det är konstigt att det krävs forskning för att få reda på att man får bättre resultat genom att tvätta hjärnan efter operation i kroppstempererat vatten istället för rumstempererat. Hallå, brainfreeze?

🇸🇪 Ett enormt sus gick genom lokalen, som om ett storm i ett vattenglas plötsligt lagt sig. Det blev nog inget #swexit den här gången heller.

EU: Ingen snusändring för Sverige

🇸🇪 Uppdatering: lappugglorna återförda till Skansen

Tidigare.

Saturday, 26 November 2022

Gemsite shutdown notice

My gemsite at gemini://gerikson.com/ will be shutdown permanently no later than 2022-12-31.

Its certificate has been expired for some while now and I’m not interested in either renewing it or continuing to use Gemini as a protocol for publishing.

🔗 🐘 jwz: Mastodon stampede - “‘Federation’ now apparently means ‘DDoS yourself’.”

Presumably each of those IPs is an instance, none of which share any caching infrastructure with each other, and this problem is going to scale with my number of followers (followers’ instances).

This system is not a good system.

On fedi: https://mastodon.social/@jwz/109411593248255294

Next person who says “maybe you should use a cache” gets blocked.

@jwz@mastodon.social

More from @crschmidt@better.boston

lol, and because @jwz boosted this post – which does not include my URL in it! – I got another stampede… because Mastodon fetches the “context” of the post as well, so all the Mastodon servers with someone following jwz got both this post and the parent post indexed, and those servers all crawled mine as well.

Friday, 25 November 2022

Today in 2020’s problems: planned to work from home, forgot laptop in office.

🔗 Main blog: “Parsing RFC 3339 timestamps using strptime in Perl”

“Hiring Google style is out. Firing Musk style is in.” – @varjag@mastodon.social

There is an envelope marked FASCIST MANIFESTO on my desk. I open it and retrieve a 3x5 file card, with the words “I am neither conventionally right nor left” written on it.

@electricalWSOP

Inget På Spåret ikväll pga nån jävla fotbollsmatch? För jävligt.

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