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Professional developer and amateur gardener located near Atlanta, GA in the USA.

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This is just adorable
  • I've been married 9 years, together for 16, and this really sums it up for me. Just this morning the way they looked at me in bed when we woke up and I was smitten.

  • Michigan Republicans' bill: Make AR-15 state's official rifle
  • Yeah, if there was some historical reason (even a weak one) I'd be more okay with this. It's so lazy. I'm under no false pretenses that the main point of this isn't to "own the libs" but at least make a reason that makes sense for your state lol. Once your state has something (like a flag, state X, etc.) it is much more difficult to change it.

    Like, even saying the double barrel shotgun because it represents the two peninsulas or something would be better lol.

  • Proton is transitioning towards a non-profit structure
  • Any excess profits not reinvested are paid as dividends to share holders. However, if you're reinvesting that money from dividends into buying more shares then there's no difference between the two. Think of it like this. If I'm a company and I have a dollar, I can either invest it in the company and make my value go up by a dollar or give my share holders a dollar. Of course, in the inverse situation, the share.holder can just sell a dollar worth of stock and the situation is the same.

    So there really isn't too much of a difference between the two.

  • What was your worst work mishap, accident, or oopsie?
  • I recently had a gas leak scare. Originally thought it was plumbing. They checked for gas leaks with a tool and found nothing. No obvious plumbing problems. We called the fire department the next time we smelled it to be safe. No gas leak but a bad car battery being charged was releasing a sulfur smell and about to catch fire.

  • What was your worst work mishap, accident, or oopsie?
  • I worked in a deli without protective gloves and am lucky I have all my fingers.

    You know how the end of the meat or cheese would sometimes not fall through the slicer? Well, one time it just got stuck. I absentmindedly reaching in and flicked it out. With the blade on. It's a good damn miracle I didn't hit it.

  • GPL + butt hole?
  • In reality, no one worth extorting is going to use a non OSI approved license (or license and exception).

    That said, the JSON license says JSON must not be used for evil. Is it any coincidence Google made protobuf as a JSON alternative??

  • GPL + butt hole?
  • Nah, there is the class path exception which is like an amendment to the license sort of. It doesn't change the text of the license, it's just added at the end. Also, nothing is stopping you from dual licensing. In the same way many companies provide a version of their software under GPL but provide a version under an exclusive license if you pay them, you could give people the code under an exclusive license if they send a butt pic.

  • Dev of cancelled Life By You game shares some information, including just two weeks notice of cancellation after being given the thumbs-up a few weeks prior
  • This would destroy me if this happened to me. The publisher thinks lowly enough of the team and product that they won't launch it, but not so lowly that they don't release the IP (perhaps even at a price) to the developers.

  • Michigan Republicans' bill: Make AR-15 state's official rifle
  • Yeah, that's what I was wondering. Was it designed by someone from Michigan or something?

  • Jenkins.
  • what if u killed Julius Caesar

    Then the NCR would take over. Can't you see that they're just as bad?? Nevermind the slaves.

  • Jenkins.
  • The build passed on my machine. ... Oh wait, my COVID bug fix didn't make it into main. Uh oh.

  • Jenkins.
  • They're talking about a different set of time travel rules. Time travel is fictional so it doesn't need to be logical.

  • Jenkins.
  • Now you have DevOps but everyone just calls it Ops.

  • Jenkins.
  • I recently heard the song is about two snipers trying to shoot each other. (No idea of it is true.)

  • With GPL, you're programming Freedom. With MIT, you're programming for free.
  • I think you're putting a lot of faith in people when you say that. When's the last time you properly obeyed a license when copyijg and pasting from Stack Overflow? When's the last time you think the average dev did?

    Also, no hard feelings about the presumptuous thing. Idk why I got defensive.

    And as an aside, I think I've heard that in some jurisdictions there is no concept of public domain and in others you cannot willfully put things into it. So licenses like CC0 or the awfully named Unlicense are better alternatives. (Bad name because Unlicense and Unlicensed are so close in spelling but wildly different.)

  • lemmy user(ule)s: "this sign won't stop me because i can't read"
  • I think saying it was acceptable is a stretch. I agree it was certainly more commonplace and more acceptable than now, but it was still criticized a good bit.

  • Proton is transitioning towards a non-profit structure
  • I'm surprised people would expect them to behave differently. Do they expect Proton to not comply with lawful warrants?

  • Proton is transitioning towards a non-profit structure
  • Many for-profit companies do this as well.

  • Case recommendations? Mid/full. Looking for something easy to get in and lift.

    I feel like a case can really make or break a build. Or at least your enjoyment of it. My specs are below, but I sort of picked a case at random. I'm looking for suggestions.

    My current build has served me since 2010 and it's time to upgrade the CPU, Motherboard, and case. Everything that can be replaced easily has been and it's really showing it's age. I mention this because it's likely the case I pick will be used for the next ten years of my life!

    Stuff I care about

    • Ease of opening for cleaning/assembling. Part of why I don't clean my current on as much as I should is how annoying it is to open.
    • Ease of moving. I'm more interested in handles than weight, but I still don't want something stupidly heavy.
    • Size. I'd prefer something a little too big rather than something a little too small. I don't necessarily want a full tower though. As long as I can get in easily and there is some extra room for the next GPU I'll inevitably buy in the next 10 years I'm good.

    Stuff I don't care about

    • Water cooling. I have zero interest in getting custom water cooling. Too much effort for me.
    • Looks. I don't really want some crazy RBG thing, but I also don't specifically need some super minimalist thing either.
    • Price. So, obviously I don't want to waste money, but if I need to splurge a little I'm willing to. Within reason.

    PCPartPicker Part List

    Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor | $162.00 @ Amazon CPU Cooler | Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler | $64.98 @ Amazon Motherboard | MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard | Purchased For $0.00 Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $54.99 @ Amazon Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $54.99 @ Amazon Storage | Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive | $159.99 @ Amazon Storage | Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive | $64.98 @ Amazon Video Card | Zotac GAMING Trinity GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB Video Card | Purchased For $0.00 Case | Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case | $104.97 @ Amazon Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G6 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $133.99 @ Amazon | Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts | | Total | $800.89 | Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-06-14 14:57 EDT-0400 |


    SD Card fails to format using official SD Card format tool on Windows SD Card fails to format using official SD Card format tool on Windows -

    I don’t get a very detailed error message but it fails and tells me to try reinserting it. I’ve tried a few times. It fails at different percentages sometimes. Any thoughts or ways to get a more detailed error message? I have Mac and Linux too.

    Cross post


    SD Card fails to format using official SD Card format tool on Windows

    I don't get a very detailed error message but it fails and tells me to try reinserting it. I've tried a few times. It fails at different percentages sometimes. Any thoughts or ways to get a more detailed error message? I have Mac and Linux too.


    If you fail to pull Gale through the portal, can you recruit him later?

    I failed the strength check despite being a paladin and using inspiration. I never saw him again even after getting through nearly all of act 2. I've asked this before, maybe even in this community, but no one gave a concrete answer, likely because the game was still new.

    CassetteFuturism JackbyDev

    Not really Cassette Futurism (or Vaporwave) but I think folks here might like it still.

    cross-posted from:

    > Not really Vaporwave, but not too sure where it fits. These styles inspired a lot of Vaporwave things so I thought you might enjoy.


    How can I find more literal translations of Spanish words and phrases?

    I used to be confused why "mi nombre es" and "me llamo" seemed to both mean "my name is". I read that "me llamo" really means "I am called" but I guess culturally they use "me llamo" in the same way we use "my name is" even though "mi nombre es" is a more literal translation.

    I'm asking because there are a lot of phrases I'm learning that I know how to use but am still confused. If I knew the actual literal translation I would feel more comfortable. Things like "my brother likes basketball" being "A mi hermano le gusta el baloncesto" are confusing. The use of el doesn't confuse me, that's just how it is and I can see past it, we just don't say "I like the basketball" in English. But what is the point of "a" at the start? To? To what? To my brother? I sort of understand le. I'm not sure when to use it, I'm developing an intuitive understanding of when to use me/te/le/nos as opposed to yo/tú/él/ella/nosotros but it's still tricky.

    So I'm wondering where I can find actually literal translations of these phrases. So many sites seem to use the phrase to mean "translation" (or maybe I'm misunderstanding the term literal translation but I'd think it is as one to one as possible).


    OP finds vulnerability where a forum sends you your password in plaintext over email and everyone misses the forest for the trees Larion Studios forum stores your passwords in unhashed plaintext. -

    Larion Studios forum stores your passwords in unhashed plaintext. Don’t use a password there that you’ve used anywhere else.

    Larion Studios forum stores your passwords in unhashed plaintext. -

    This thread is frustrating. Everyone seems more interested in nitpicking the specifics of what OP is saying and are ignoring that a forum sends you your password (not an automatically generated one) in an email on registration.

    Reddit Was Fun JackbyDev

    Reddit's official TikTok account hypocritically showing off MSOutlookit Reddit on TikTok

    Everybody is so creative! Search “pcottle github msoutlook” to check it ou. #reddit #github #workhack

    MSOutlookit is a "skin" for Reddit that makes it look like Outlook. In case the joke isn't clear it makes it easier to hide Reddit browsing at work from folks looking over your shoulder.

    It's just super disheartening to see Reddit themselves show this off after killing third party apps.


    WIP on The Master Master Sword

    I bought two foam Master Swords and taped them together and covered it in foam clay. Once it dries I will paint it green like the Zonai goop glue from Tears of the Kingdom.

    I was trying to think of something funny to make and I think fusing two Master Swords is the best thing.


    Where the hell do you recruit Gale if you fail to yank him from the portal?

    I feel like I'm losing my damn mind. I would've reloaded (or literally restarted the entire game) if I realized how much content a single damn skill check less than 30 minutes in would make me miss by failing. I feel like I've been nearly everywhere in Act 1. Where the fuck is he? Did I miss him? I'm like 30 hours in now. I don't want to restart the game.


    Am I locked out of a romance after saying no to them? (No spoilers here.)

    I've been poking around and trying to avoid spoilers to check. This is before the celebration I see everyone mention. I told Lae'zel no because I wanted to do it later. It seems like the option is gone now. Does it ever come back? Is there any console command or mod to fix it?

    CassetteFuturism JackbyDev

    Rotary Cell Phone (Description and Build)

    CassetteFuturism JackbyDev Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape

    Disk drives are reaching their limits, but magnetic tape just gets better and better

    Why the Future of Data Storage is (Still) Magnetic Tape

    Does anyone have experience with Funtoo?

    I've been curious to try Gentoo out on a VM to see what it's like. Funtoo sounds like a slightly easier version.


    What's the best wiki resource?

    Over the years it's become tougher and tougher to find good sources of information for popular games with gaming journalism websites having a lot of SEO. The Fextralife wiki is garbage and was garbage for other games I've played before too.


    Any D&D 5e veterans having trouble getting used to things?

    My knowledge of 5e is definitely useful for some things but it also feels like a hindrance at times. I chose to make a character into the Battle Master subclass of Fighter. I misread quite a few of the maneuvers.

    • Commander's Strike uses one of your attacks and a superiority die to allow an ally to immediately make an attack as an action. This is useful for getting extra attacks out of especially heavy hitters like rogues. In BG3 it lets them make an extra attack on their turn. And I think they don't get any extra damage from the superiority die.
    • Maneuvering Attack uses a superiority die to allow an ally to use their reaction to move up to half their speed and not trigger opportunity attacks from the target of the attack. In BG3 it lets effectively lets them get a free disengage on their turn (so not just against your target). So it's a little better and a little worse.

    These were two of my favorite abilities as a fighter and it helped encourage me to keep other players focused when it wasn't their turn. Also, we had a big group, so getting to do something small when it wasn't your turn helped with the boredom.

    I'm not complaining, some of the changes are good and some are bad. All in all you can't really compare the two because one is a videogame and one is a tabletop game. A lot of the abilities have great QoL changes for videogames. Guidance lasting for a while is great. Many abilities that last a long time now just last until a rest. True Strike got a buff -- it's not necessarily great or anything but not pointless anymore. (True Strike did have some very small very niche uses but all in all it was mostly bad since it's better to just attack twice 99% of the time.)

    It feels like some of the spells have descriptions slightly wrong but maybe I'm just confused. I'm enjoying the game. It's rough around the edges but I do like it.

    idle hands JackbyDev

    PopSocket, an unlikely suspect PopSockets® | The Original Phone Grip

    Phone grips, stands, cases, mounts, wallets, and wireless chargers. Take better photos, text with one hand, and prop your phone for videos and video chat.

    Ever since getting one of these for my phone ages ago I haven't ever not gotten one. They're just so useful for holding your phone. Especially when laying down and looking up. It makes me feel more safe holding my phone in precarious places like near ledges.

    Anyways, the PopSocket itself is a great fidget toy. It makes a satisfying noise but not too loud when you move it.

    One of the best things about it is that if you have your phone you have it. It isn't something extra to carry.