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"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

Now some thoughts on HTML5 Show more

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Anyone know if HTTPS everywhere still uses the EFF SSL Observatory to check for man in the middle attacks?

What does that look like in practice, when it detects something?

Anyone know how that plays out with corporate SSL Inspection?

Signing up for a hole on It appears to be the froodiest place to do so right now.

Going to have to figure out what the gopher client options are for so I can katamari all my recent retro computing impulses into one big lump.

I find it really weird that the efforts to get HTTP going over UDP are being branded as HTTP/3

Mainly because UDP isn't available on or suitable for a lot of network environments. It also can't be backwards compatible to legacy software or hardware.

Meaning HTTP/3 is unlikely to supersede HTTP/2 and therefore HTTP/2 is likely to have further revisions on the TCP side.

Meaning we're kind of boxing ourselves in with our HTTP version numbers.

Just got back from my local library's discard book sale. I didn't know there were spelljammer novels. I hope their decent but for $0.50 cents a piece they seemed worth a gamble.

Picked up a mid 90s copy of the old borderbound print shop complete with all documentation, mostly out of nostalgia. At $0.25 the giant mid 90s clip art reference book might be worth it alone.

Jaron Lanier often points out that 90s tech culture's desire to have everything be gratis; intersected with the popular love of tech giants to create the space for modern behavior modifying empires of advertisers.

I mostly agree with him there, though we differ on the solution.

He consistently indicates the mistake was to make everything free; and proposes many solutions to this.

Where as I truly believe the real mistake is the tech giants themselves. The solution is to phase them out.

MAN occasionally it seems appealing to just switch to lynx or netsurf and just ignore any part of the web which wont work with that.

Anyone know of a firefox extension that allows you to control media.autoplay.enabled on a site by site basis?

Ive enjoyed leaving it disabled for months but there is a small fraction of websites I find useful where it breaks things.

I've always been more of a Jack Kirby fan than Stan Lee guy. In fact ive got some beef with Stan Lee.

But man hearing of his passing still hurts, for a guy who used to be a Marvel kid anyway.

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Accidentally wore my "no one puts baby in a corner" hoodie on a day I have to meet with a faculty committee to discuss important professional things, in a fancy conference room.

Would feel better about it, if this was one of those times I was doing this sort of thing intentionally.

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the new macbook has only one button. pressing it violates the warranty

I don't know what I would do without cdparanoia. Show more

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Who likes #AnimalCrossing? I'm gonna be selling this kind of thing soon because I'm so glad with how it came out omg

#mastoart #creativetoots #acnl #nintendo

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Thank you local library, you saved me from impulse buying yet another book I dont really need to own.

Man I wish Graham Nelson could be persuaded to liberate Inform 7's source code entirely, in between bouts of constantly rewriting the whole damn thing over and over again.

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