Had a great night catching up on horror stories & future glories with some former co-workers as we've all moved on from a certain employer who shan't be named... We're seriously considering starting a support group to help detox 🤣
tired: you don't hate mondays; you hate capitalism
wired: you don't hate computers; you hate capitalism
inspired: in a world where everything is seen as a product or a potential product, all that could be real is necessarily substituted for advertising, and all that could be good is broken for cost-cutting reasons
I’m trying an experiment in opening up how we run our open source projects. If you’re interested in what we’re up to at the UK Web Archive feel free to drop in during our Online Hours... http://blogs.bl.uk/webarchive/2018/05/online-hours.html
Total ownage of Jordan Peterson.
This is a thorough breakdown of exactly how he operates and coincidentally why he's such a twat.
The best part is that he literally cannot come back from this article because it would mean clearly describing what he believes and his entire MO is NEVER to do that.
He's fucked basically.
Print your motor coils directly onto a PCB. How far can we push this idea? https://hackaday.com/2018/05/12/the-current-advances-of-pcb-motors/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/995393305532878848
I have put in thousands of hours on my poetry generator over the past three years. Thousands. It gets rough, sometimes I feel like I should get rid of the whole thing and simply write poems on my own.
But every so often, the computer writes something for me that makes it all worthwhile. Like tonight, when it gave me this line:
From floppy diskette to emulated on the Internet Archive in 120 seconds.
this is my mech, Dr. Funkenstein
My Met Gala knock off zip tie halo. Super easy to make, like less than 5 minutes of sliding zip tying and then giving it a spray down with semi-matte spray paint. I was going to add flowers, but they were the wrong scale and those might look better as a second layered headband. Also, if I was going to try this again, I'd try to get shorter zip ties because these long ones are maybe a bit too long.
Bonus: My photo app glitching between camera and gallery into an overlap I had to screenshot.
All in the last two weeks 🤦🏾♀️🙄
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Last year our UL thought it was a great idea to not renew 4 staff positions who left (packages etc) and instead roll their salaries into the collection budget. (I was pissed because people > mostly rented resources)
This year he's surprised that the exec team proposes cutting the collection budget by exactly that amount.
I'm not surprised. I'm just sad. We'll never get those salaries back to do the things our uni needs.
I'm not antisocial, it's just that if I go to a party there's inevitably going to be a table of snacks somewhere and I can't resist open containers of food.
Like Burning Man, but instead, it's Burning Chrome, a mass consensual hallucination, a celebration/solemnization of the reality of our unreality and the unreality of our reality.
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