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for the paranoid, the current SHA-256 of that snippet is ef81bc8943f25a46b5e664d98887b71202b07861fa9d81f3fb67cd8c5e8a4445


this is a total banger, and the DDR charts for it are pretty fun too!

why is it called a "hotfix" if you have to restart after applying it

for example, I just learned this:

a totally unspecified design feature of one implementation of an abstract pictograph took on such a strong emergent meaning that it is now part of what you might call the public interface of that pictograph

some of you might relate this to

on a related note, I have found out that I have libicu 44, 52, 55, and 63 installed on this system. it's no wonder no two programs seem to handle text the same way

Emojipedia now has a "random link" function ( and between that and the increasing number of links in the explanatory text, I have been thoroughly TV Tropes'd

my πŸ™€ discovery for today is that many non-BIND DNS servers have an option to use BIND as a backend

fun snowstorm on October 31, so no trick-or-treaters. on the other hand it means I get to sit back with a slow cooker and relax so

as a tech outsider, I have come to the conclusion that the primary use of ElasticSearch and MongoDB are data exfiltration

lawful evil is people who provide ISO 8601 timestamps without seconds

nsfw and frankly not funny 

hey so why does RSS use RFC 822 dates and not, say, ISO 8601

re: C stdlib junk 

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a

re: C stdlib junk 

C stdlib junk 

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This is a small ship in the fediverse.

The name is borrowed from the mass-produced Macross-class ships in the Macross universe; SDFN-01 Hayase was the first of the line. The ships were designed to scout emigration routes ahead of the Megaroad colonization ship.

More information can be found at the Macross Compendium.