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apparently editing a config file and reloading the service using it can cause a vm to crash so hard it deletes the whole-ass file. who knew?

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account being updated as we speak....once i'm on top of uni work there'll be a proper header and a better profile pic, and probably a pinned toot w/ extra stuff a la my birdsite profile (also @bitonalbean)

diplomacy 100: claiming a core belief of yours as a "difference of opinion" in order to resolve conflict with a housemate

also, the delete&redraft feature is super handy (and a good implementation for catching typos)

been trying out a new name and think i've found a spelling of it i prefer too

gimme all the switches and blinky lights in a home studio and pointless hangy wires and scuffed machinery for a tech/gaming den

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there's a specific aesthetic style most 10th and some 11th doctor episodes manage to pull off - think old-school wood panelling with either hi-tech blinky lights or beaten up industrialpunk machinery and I'm very here for it

birdsite was having a whole Discourse on male socialisation (yet another thing that turned full terf on there).

it did make me realise though I was brought up/socialised male I've never fully performed masculinity and although I do some stuff I don't do all of it?

it's anecdotal but supports the male socialisation not guarantjng male privilege argument and it make me feel more secure in my identity, whatever exact flavour of nonbinary it ends up being

mental health, sod's law, venting 

to try and get back on track I've started uni work but a midi keyboard is NOT a piano and on top of that the velocity curve on mine is fucked and one of the keys has broken. I'm meant to be sending progress recordings to my teacher today.

sometimes I make bad decisions and I'll accept the fallout from those, but literally none of this is my fault. it's literally all bad timing and things breaking at just the wrong moment. I wanna fucking scream

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mental health, sod's law, venting 

then I end up having to self-isolate. luckily I didn't get it, but during those 14 days everything shut and we went into lockdown. I missed out on the chance to go home due to that. my housemates left when I self-isolated, so I'm also alone

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mental health, sod's law, venting 

I just need to vent. skip past if you want, I don't wanna ruin anyone's day

I'm sick of feeling like my life is a less murdery riverdale plot. or any needlessly complex show tbh. I was building up to get an appointment about my mental health last month (finally, after like 10 years) and maybe a gender one, and then it all shut down to deal with the crisis. I don't begrudge them doing it, but it's still frustrating.

Spoilers: Altered Carbon 

I hope s3 expands on both and keeps the moral questions and critique of unfettered imperialism, capitalism and authoritarianism that's the real core of the punk part of cyberpunk.

i just don't wanna see it do what Angel did. sure they're different genres, but that show (although great) did lose something in later seasons

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Spoilers: Altered Carbon 

s2 was less punk in many ways (though the 'manufactured' rebellion was a nice touch), with the whole love story focus and more standard sci-fi plot devices. character development was decent and I felt sorry for Poe, who was probably the most empathetic and human character (an AI can't be corrupted and conditioned for greed the same way people can).

the series' tone was very different

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Spoilers: Altered Carbon 

just finished both seasons and there's a lot to unpack. s1 was bigger and tried to do a lot of things; I liked the complexity keeping me on my toes, but it wasn't always in full control. the dystopia and moral questions were sold convincingly, even if the sexual violence was high. you'd be hard-pressed to read it as endorsement though.

given the amount of native Linux game releases/ports and steam play for everything else, it might be time to main Arch on my desktop.... can do a minimal win10 install just for Bethesda

laptop's already gonna be dual boot until the Linux audio stack and VST support get fixed

most cishet gamerbros: plays female characters because boob physics and skimpy outfits

me: *first person mode*

It's my birthday so here's a picture of our cat. Boosts +

oof, regret having coffee when i did...definitely crashing and i've still got stuff i wanna do ffs

most of my time is spent in a browser on sites that have official mobile apps and many 3rd party desktop clients.....

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given how much we've shifted to the mobile app paradigm (w/ shared notification systems in some cases), is there gonna be a push back to desktop clients over browser/webapps?

Leave big Discord servers now. Your data is being scrapped without consent by dis.cool

They ignore laws and regulation and will verbally abuse you if you request removal of your data.

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