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I want to take a moment and express affection and love for every human who defended *actual* clowns or circuses today.

Some day, down the road a bit, it will be safe to perform again. When that day comes, I'll be doing it for you.

In the meantime, keep breathing, being kind, and punching up. <3

it's RAVE TIME with @snowdusk ... tune in now for some bops!

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5:41am: Haven't been able to sleep, starting to finally feel tired. Wrote the beginnings of yet another coding project. Never used DACs much but this should be fun if it can handle processing the data fast enough. I think it shouldn't have too much of an issue... 8kHz sampling rate for testing. If there's CPU to spare, I might take it all the way up to 11 or 16kHz.

There's a speedrun marathon of the Ar Tonelico / Atelier / Mana Khemia games happening now at the RPG LImit Break twitch channel:

"Real Time Alchemy". It's really cute and relaxing and exactly what I needed today.

urgh I am so tired of wearing a mask. but also my blood boils when I see others on public transit not wearing one. it's not that much of a cross to bear, really. especially considering the alternative. people are just fucking stupid sometimes.

(This was a Twitter thread that I reposted here because I figured some folks may have similar experiences and be able to offer tips/tricks?)

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In summary --
PLEASE support the Linux Vendor Firmware Service ( so I can get BIOS updates on my Nitro 5 laptop without having to find a way to boot into Windows.

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Booting into FreeDOS looks promising. Otherwise, I will use the Windows PE trick. Failing that... Win10 maybe? Trying to think of how I could even boot into Windows 10. Install it from USB flash drive to external hard drive, maybe? If I can find an external hard drive laying around somewhere. Or just fill the other empty m.2 slot with a cheap SSD... all for a BIOS update.

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Ugh, I really should update my BIOS on my laptop. It's only a few months old but the BIOS that it came with is one of the earliest revisions. This is possibly the ONE area that running Linux full-time is a problem. And only if you use a laptop not supported by fwupd. Sadly, Acer haven't joined LVFS and only offer BIOS updates as .exe files... so I will have to try one of the many alternative methods as posted on the Arch Linux wiki.

Is the character limit per toot set by each Mastodon instance? Because it seems like other people are able to send longer toots than I can... ?

Be honest with yourself about what you need.

RT @commodoreihs
The SX-64 was released in 1983 as a 23lb luggable version of the . It was a beautiful machine, its case having been designed by Ira Velinsky, but it wasn't warmly received by consumers and was unceremoniously dropped by Commodore in 1986.

Come hang out on 1088 -- open voip is live on anonradio right now!

Ew, JK Rowling really is trash. What a disgusting person she turned out to be. Really sad because it totally ruins a childhood series that I loved.

Whoooaaaaa... never actually tried x11 fowarding over ssh before... running Firefox on SDF's metaarray, but I'm seeing it as a window locally. This is crazy cool! I might need to set this up locally for a few things... why have I never looked into this more deeply before?

My first class goes live on Wednesday, getting nervous! I really, really hope it goes well.

If you sign up for the final week, you will automatically get the notifications for all four weeks. There is a live Q&A the day after each part goes live, which will be done (sadly) via Zoom.

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