Felixp7
Just a lonely, angry, frightened 40-something.
Bucharest, Romania

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  • Felixp7 2 days ago
    I saw a hedgehog! On a quiet town street, no less. Lucky me I guess, but it does make me wonder what is going on with their natural habitat.
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  • Felixp7 6 days ago
    Just in case you were wondering what harm shoddy business software can cause in safe situations: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates
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  • Felixp7 1 week ago
    The problem with the web and social networks: anyone with a cPanel account can host a forum or blog for a handful of friends, with just a few clicks. But nobody wants that kind of thing anymore, because forums are passe, "RSS is dead" and tweetstorms are too convenient.
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  • Felixp7 1 week ago
    It occurs to me that people protesting restrictions in many countries right now are well aware of the danger; they're just fed up with confused experts and bumbling authorities mismanaging the crisis for too long already, and choosing to take their chances with the virus instead.
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  • Felixp7 1 week ago
    Funny how the most dysfunctional governments are dictatorships.

    Funny how the most dysfunctional institutions are military at least in part.

    Funny how the most dysfunctional companies are those with controlling, angry bosses.

    Read more ...

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  • Felixp7 2 weeks ago
    So... what kind of person thinks this can possibly be a good idea in 2020?
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-seafloor-microbes-woke-up-after-over-100-million-years
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  • Felixp7 2 weeks ago
    Wait, what? There's a massive heatwave and widespread forest fires... in Siberia? This is a "what destroys humankind first" competition by now.
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  • Felixp7 3 weeks ago
    Absolutely fabulous list of resources about the slow / small web: https://thedigitaldiarist.neocities.org/links/rethink-the-web.html -- here's just one quote from one of them: "Use-it-or-lose-it applied to websites. Just because bits are so easy to preserve doesn’t mean we *have* to preserve them." Yep... https://medium.com/swlh/rethinking-web-accounts-using-rails-e74f3ad7098
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  • Felixp7 1 month ago
    Voldemorting *matters*. It takes mindshare away from people and organizations that don't deserve any. Helps reduce stress, too. Try it. #Names really do have #power.
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  • Felixp7 1 month ago
    Caught myself panicking a little at the scope of a new project, which suddenly seemed daunting. Forgot I started just yesterday afternoon, in a #programming language I hadn't used in two decades.
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  • Felixp7 1 month ago
    The water lilies at Parcul Circului are starting to bloom! Must be #summer. And there are pretty colorful fish in the water too, the first I've seen in a long while here. The natural aquarium is back.
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  • Felixp7 1 month ago
    Forgot to be sad today. We're just past the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. From now on, the days will only grow shorter until Christmas. Oh well, guess I'll just do what I do every summer: enjoy it 'til there is no more. No regrets.
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  • Felixp7 2 months ago
    Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations: Scientists Discover 33 Creatures Trapped In A Poisonous Cave That's Been Sealed Off For Million Of Years https://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/3075/Scientists-Discover-33-Creatures-Trapped-In-A-Poisonous-Cave-That-s-Been-Sealed-Off-For-Million-Of-Years
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  • Felixp7 2 months ago
    A good night's sleep is welcome after our best and worst days alike.
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  • Felixp7 2 months ago
    It's amazing how many people believe they can have the laws of physics changed just for them if they ask an authority figure nicely enough.
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  • Felixp7 2 months ago
    TFW you finally come up with a decent concept for a game's cover art and get it out there, after "only" a couple of years of it having to make do with something "temporary".
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  • Felixp7 2 months ago
    At Parcul Circului for the first time after lockdown. I didn't get to see the big magnolia in flower, but it looks to be in good health, and I have the photos from previous years. In other news, they removed the benches. Uh... dear mayor, you realize people can sit on the grass too, right? And some of those benches were historical.
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  • Felixp7 2 months ago
    TFW you finally do a thing that deserved to happen 14 years ago, but it's not too late and it feels great to catch up.
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  • Felixp7 3 months ago
    People have Very Strong Opinions on the darnedest things, such as cats, dogs, or the 1984 Dune movie. But heavens forbid you hold firm on truly important matters, like human rights. There you're expected to be all wishy-washy and give dictators the benefit of the doubt.
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  • Felixp7 3 months ago
    (Developers fail to provide any project documentation.)

    Everyone: "Why is there no documentation?! Bad developers, no cookie!"

    (Developers work their asses off to document extensively.)

    Read more ...

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  • Felixp7 3 months ago
    My phone and PC both offer all kinds of fancy calculators.

    I never needed any other than the four-function calculator that came preinstalled.

    That speaks volumes about the place of software in the modern world.
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  • Felixp7 3 months ago
    Gardens and Streams https://www.kickscondor.com/links/gardens-and-streams/

    "What if the #IndieWeb is not WebMentions? What if it is simply the work of reading and writing to each other?"
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  • Felixp7 3 months ago
    Hey, everyone. Been circling this place ever since finding the client on F-Droid. Which probably says a lot about the kind of person I am. Not sure what I'm even doing here. Mostly just needed another place to waste time in when I'm stuck on the phone. Thank you for having me.

    Err... do we get any kind of post formatting around here, or...?
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