Lifelong IT/UNIX/Internet infrastructure guy. My experience predates "the web". But I'm here mostly to yell about politics. Not a bot, despite the profile pic

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#NMS I needed some Solarium in NMS, so I teleported to a base on a "hot planet" I abandoned years ago. <computer> Weather warning: Incoming firestorm. <computer> Warning: EXTREME heat damage. <me> Holy shit, you aren't kiddin'! (These "everything on fire" effects are new to me.)
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As you can see, I built my tiny little base out of *wood*, which now in hindsight, might not have been the best design decision. (Luckily the fire doesn't hurt it.)
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I'm just glad the House and Senate finally passed **SOMETHING**, watered down as it may be. This took *forever*. We don't have a whole lot of time left to keep what slim majorities we have.
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"Guess what? You thought you could rope me into this zoom call at the last second. But you know what? Now *you* are trapped in this call with *me*."
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I remember, a million years ago, being told that idly waggling your mouse around while waiting for Windows to do a thing, was counter-productive, because each COM1 mouse movement caused an interrupt event, which would distract the poor 286/386 CPU and make everything take longer.
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<Fry voice> Great! I love optional quality in my operating systems!
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<me> *fucking around on the internet* <microwave> *completing an eight-minute-long project* BEEP BEEP BEEP <me> NOT NOW. I'M DOIN' SHIT!
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Oh, goddammit. I have finished watching Star Trek: DS9 on Netflix. Netflix is no longer carrying ST: Voyager. They are no longer carrying ST: Enterprise. They /are/ carrying ST: Next Generation, but that's a /step backwards/. What the fuck am I supposed to watch /now/?
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Every so often, I remember phone books. Remember those? Yellow pages - lists of all businesses. White pages - lists of all /people/. You could give the telco a few bucks to *not* list your full name, home address, and phone number in the white pages.
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That's how the Terminator tracked down Sarah Connor. At least, /several/ Sarah Connors. Before eventually finding the right one. This is some old-school 80's doxxing.
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There were also "Blue pages" - which was a slim slice of the middle of the giant White Pages book, colored blue.... but I honestly don't remember what they were for.
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Headline: Bustin' Makes Some Feel Good, But Not Others. We interviewed six ghosts in a rural diner...
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lol Opened my freezer to stick a water bottle into it. Four frozen lasagnas fell out of it. "What the?! ... Oh right, I forgot I bought those the other day."
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In Elite Dangerous, you can hire a transport service to move all of your remote spaceships to the station you're currently in. It takes real-time and money, but they all safely get there. I imagine *this* is what's essentially happening when I move all my ships en masse.
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How it started: [pic unavailable] How it's going: These high-point no-autoserve missions are /killin'/ me, @chubigans, but I'm still powering through 'em to get all gold. Turns out 5-point foods aren't as complicated as they might appear! There's always a learnable pattern to em!
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I've once again reached the tail end of Deep Space Nine. I don't like it. These episodes are all laying the groundwork when all of my *TV friends are going to go away*. I know that all stories need to end. But there's a reason I follow accts that make up plots for more episodes.
Random settler has a thought bubble over his head. "Thinking about running for the Overseer position". Okay, first of all, we don't /have/ elections here. And second, do you even /want/ this job? Because I'll happily abdicate my office - but it'll take 1:55:00 for me to decide.
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<settler> Wait, I have to wait /two hours/ for you to decide a thing?! <me> Welcome to the *job*, pally. This is my day-to-day. This is what *you people* subject me to. <settler> Well, that hardly seems fair, or fun! <me> Mm hm. Doesn't it? *blank stare*
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