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I'm Jordi, a newly-minted from Mexico, living in . I've had a super-sheltered and comfortable life. Nothing dreadful has ever happened to me.

I like , , , , and old because I'm old (not that old).

I also do software stuff because of course.

Day job is work on assessments and , but my nocturnal alter-ego is writing a book in 2021, streaming on Twitch!

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So proud this program is a Conservancy member project! Hearing about kids who are able to, for example, forgo a fast food job & instead get a first step in a serious career as scientist is just the best! And I love how software freedom is the logical tool to accomplish this.

sfconservancy.org/news/2021/au

Btw, this story has given us a new euphemism.

"Hey, so... 😏 wanna go abolish the police?"

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Yeah! Where's my free drugs, dammit! I want that!

I already have the only NDP MP in Montreal, though, so I guess I can't do much more with my vote.

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In case you ever wanted to go straight to Pound Town, I think I should let you know about it.

It seems like a nice place. They abolished their police department.

wymt.com/2021/07/29/commonweal

(h/t @mcmoots )

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"The Pound Town Council voted to terminate all of its police officers" :blobcatcoffee:

In case you ever wanted to go straight to Pound Town, I think I should let you know about it.

It seems like a nice place. They abolished their police department.

wymt.com/2021/07/29/commonweal

(h/t @mcmoots )

I keep getting confused by how people mean "fractional part" when they say "decimals".

Like, c'mon, there are four decimal digits in "2021". That's four decimals!

Más evidencia de esta frase misteriosa, del libro de texto Voces y Vistas, escrito en 1992.

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Oigan, hispanohablantes, ¿alguna vez han dicho "así así" en vez de "más o menos" para indicar cómo están?

La frase aparece en instrucciones para anglófonos (adjunto pantallazo de spanish.academy/blog/100-essen ). Me pregunto si en verdad hay una variedad de () donde alguien diga eso.

A mí me suena como una calca de "so so" en inglés. Nunca he oído que alguien diga eso.

swimming 

50m SCM fly in 39s, new PB, first sub 40.

Sub 38 is possible!

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"haha look at all those audio APIs on Linux. they can't even decide on one way to do this simple thing" that's because it's not simple. general case routing of audio and MIDI is a really hard problem. people pay hundreds of dollars to solve it.

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"wow why don't people like it when software companies market their software as working on their computers, when in fact the software only incidentally works on their computers due to an unrelated project"

i can't imagine

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I do wish people wouldn't post things that amount to "ha ha, people use Linux and care about owning their computing time, imagine how much more they'd get done if they didn't."

I wouldn't be getting more done, I'd be in another industry.

Hm, I wonder if anyone is manufacturing turtles these days. I always heard about the fabled physical turtle as a kid when they were teaching us Logo, but I never saw one.

Backstory: one of the best Doom players calls out a suspiciously too good Doom player for cheating. Alleged cheater responds with the entire thesaurus.

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Some drama and delicious copypasta...

"You humour me greatly with your arrogance and contempt, a flood of accusations born from the poison of envy and smite of disrespect."

doomworld.com/forum/topic/1053

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