Creative operating systems + Creative filesystems for the 2020s please

Urgent: If you have Windows 10, update it asap. A security flaw has been found and hackers are using that to their advantage. Not sure if it was caused by a less recent update but it's still serious.

my therapist: The GNU Build System aka Autotools isn’t real. It can’t hurt you.

the GNU Build System aka Autotools:

Your occasional reminder that certain folk with nervous disabilities or many older people have a hard time feeling things and so might incur an injury without noticing it. Keep an eye on your friends!

(This status brought to you by apparently my cat made my foot bleed quite badly and I only noticed because I almost slipped in it)

Short FOSS Horror Story 

Okay, redoing this poll because of confusion on multiple aspects.

Which way does your Icon face?

Audience perspective, as in "How do we see it?" or "How does it show up on-screen?" and not as if you were the icon itself.

Please boost for hopefully improved and maximum demographic :)

you are good with APIs or writing scripts? the code of our #greeninstances list could be optimized. how could our list run as energy efficient as possible. which programming language would be the most useful to achieve this? should java script be avoided? this is an open project, everybody can participate and it would be great if we develop further.

the script and intro:


no i cannot remember what you said 5 seconds ago but i do remember how i made you a little uncomfortable 3 years ago at a taco bell by saying something without thinking

AI; Academia 

The Potter-TERF, positivity, trans rights 

Upset to discover that JK Rowling is anti-trans? Need something to fill that hole now that Harry Potter is cancelled?

May I recommend KA Applegate and her Animorphs books which are (imo) much better and deeper. Fun fact: she has a trans daughter who she's very supportive of

"Can you throw the bones for me?" the young woman asked.
"What is your concern?" said the witch.
"I don't fit."
A common concern among the young, but... The witch threw the bones and read them. "You must change, to stay who you are."
"Who I... " The young man blinked. "Oh!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"Dad, there's a monster under my bed!"
"Oh? What does it want?"
"Wait, I'll ask..."
"It's afraid of the Roomba."
"Yeah. I'll build a Lego wall for it to hide behind."
"But dad!"
"Tomorrow. I'll turn the Roomba off for tonight."
"It says thanks!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

There was a sword, stuck into an anvil with "Whosoever draws this Sword from this Anvil shall be the True Master of their own Fate" written in gold.
It was easy to pull out. Then, it faded in my hand, to reappear in the anvil.
We could all remember the feeling of holding it.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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