The complex feeling of disappointment and relief when I found out that the David Mitchell co-writing the 4th Matrix movie is not English comedian and celebrity game show contestant David Mitchell

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My "MuseCY Holdings promises to keep Audacity free and open source" t-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my shirt

On another note, this seems like a really practical property of FOSS, namely that its impossible (or at least very stupid) to "buy" the software since the people who actually put the work into it can just copy and paste it over under a new name with no technical losses. Of course, there's still some friction in moving users over, but its a lot better than having to start over from scratch.

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I don't really get whats going on with freenode. Is there no way they could've resisted the takeover? Is it something the staff were putting a lot of effort into to prevent, but couldn't? I haven't heard anything about it until like yesterday, so from my perspective, it seems like they saw something bad might happen and immediately dropped freenode as a knee-jerk reaction, which would be a shame given the legacy surrounding it.

Also feels reminiscent of whats going on with Audacity.

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as GNU/Linux, is in fact, Linux/GNU, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Linux. GNU is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning Linux system, made useful by the hardware resource management, drivers, and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

i wish there was a word for the conflicting feeling when you do a terrible job with something but youre glad its over

everyones posting pictures of pies and its giving me quite the craving. i wonder if theres a noticable uptick of pie sales every year on pi day?

i was initially a little annoyed that mastodon hides engagement metrics like favorites, but i just started hiding youtube views/likes and its made me enjoy the platform a lot more (though it still sucks and i yearn for the day everyone swaps to peertube or something)

i fixed my glue+glass brick phone and i feel like a genius

still getting a phone with a removable battery once this one dies for good though

I swapped out about half of my computer today (gpu, mobo, cpu), and it broke a bunch of stuff. I'm especially frustrated because i decided to buy all the parts used, so I cant be certain that they all work perfectly to begin with. I'm gonna try reinstalling my os tomorrow, but if that doesnt work, ill probably have to buy another cpu or something.

Despite COVID, I can still do the things I consider to be my most important Thanksgiving traditions: eating whatever I want (2 lb of sushi), doing whatever I want (this year it's embedded rust), and sleeping whenever I want (6AM).

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The Internet Archive have added a WebAssembly-based Flash emulator to their emulation suite, and are preserving 2000s-vintage Flash games, playable in a modern HTML5-capable browser:

ive been seeing a lot of mirrors of the youtube-dl source, which is great, but i think the more difficult issue is actually developing the software further. since there's no primary location for issues tracking or discussion, itll be hard to make and propogate changes. maybe they could go the linux/git route and use a mailing list?

why is all caps associated with yelling? at what point did we decide thats how we were going to use the english language?

if the RIAA didnt want their videos to be downloaded, maybe they shouldn't have put them on the website that half of the world downloads videos from billions of times per day? oh, its ok when they're downloaded through a web browser but not through a command line application?

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