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Blues is negro spirituals with guitars.

Dixieland is happy blues with a beat.

Jazz is dixieland for nerds.

Swing is ensemble jazz for dancers.

Bebop is swing for nerds.

Funk is bebop for dancers.

Disco is funk with a string section.

House is electronic disco.

@adam London's new high-rises: speculators' luxury flats designed never to be occupied - - as per your musings on NYC on the

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@admin I can see the bots landing from the instance - Fosstodon blocked the domain yesterday. What is your view?

IBM... Please don't fuck it , please don't fuck it up, please don't fuck it up

Metro 2033 wird am heutigen Freitag auf Steam kostenlos angeboten. Der Ego-Shooter basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Dmitri Gluchowski.… #Ego-Shooter #Metro2033 #Videospiele

In a struggle with the cultist leader, the Paladin wrestles the ritual dagger from his enemy and strikes him down with it. This unintentionally completes the ritual and summons a powerful demon. After the smoke clears the demon refers to the Paladin as "Master." Oops.
#writingprompts #writing

"Be careful around that stack of books, it's unstable."
"Stack? It's just one book."
"A book is never only just one book."
"What, all the possible readings of it might topple and fall on me?"
"Oh. Okay."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Nice study for everyone who thinks that open platforms are a #security risk. Exactly zero malware found in #FDroid, the independent #FreeSoftware repository / #appstore for #Android

ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information - - still money, but an interesting signal.

Let that sink in: I am unable to retrieve 5-10kb of text/information, because someone thought it to be necessary to bundle that little nugget of information with hundreds of kb to several mb of javascript bullshit to make some menu glow when you hover over it, or track you for consumer-manipulation purposes.

THIS is what is keeping other countries with low bandwidth internet connections out of our information world/age.

Stuff like Hacker News, Instant messaging, IRC (over weechat+tmux+ssh), and _thoughtfully_ built websites are still usable. A bit slow, but you can get stuff done.

OTOH: Every damn news website, Google, e-commerce platforms, etc are outright unusable. Like, I am technically unable to use them because the stuff so much [email protected]#$ down my browser throat, that connections are timing out.

So, since las thursday i've been forced to use LTE for everything, because some telco-technician #$%ed up my DSL/Telephone cable while owrking on another line.

Apparently, they still haven't been able to fix it. In the meantime, my data cap for LTE has long been reached, and I've been surfing the net with ~2 kb/s for the past few days.

Let me tell you: I've gained a whole new impression of the "modern" internet. And it's not a good one.

The Big Lebowski at 20: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman & Steve Buscemi Reunite to Discuss the Coen Brothers’ Beloved Film

- An old LUG friend is interested in static site generators. I was asked if there are any options that will run on Linux AND Android for deployment on the go?

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