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There are these small flies in my new apartment. I'm learning how to grab & kill them with one hand. 🥋

In other news, Ankara is a very beautiful city and I'm loving it. But it has its own... err... idiosyncrasies, lemme say.

I mean who the heck decided it was a good idea to only number bus stops with 5 place numbers and omit names on the signs?

And why do I need to go to Kızılay first, to the north of me, and switch, in order to go somewhere to the southwest of me?

KYK kredisinin yarısından fazlası devletin kasasına geri gidiyor; ulaşım, eğitim harcamaları, KDV, ve ÖTV gibi kalemlerle.

Ama mezun olduktan sonra tüm parayı geri ödüyoruz, bir de Yİ-ÜFE faiziyle.

Yani, KYK kredisinin faizi %50+Yİ-ÜFE oluyor, iyimser bir hesapla.

is a translation of Don Quixote by Tom Lathrop, from Alpha Classics.

It was recommended on an online forum I used to frequent. A wonderful translation with many notes that explain even the most obscure stuff.

And the text itself is nothing like a classic: flows very well and is so much fun to read!

What is the book in your backpack (or on your desk, etc.)?

The 4th day they did set up my gas, but then the heating wouldn't work b/c it needed to be serviced first so that it's adjusted, they said. The guy came 8pm and it was all done then.

Today is the 5th day & I was finally able to take a shower for the first time in my new home. Two days ago I had to book a bed at a hostel to do that...

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Moving is hard, I learned.

The gas company first didn't give me gas b/c I hadn't installed the oven yet. I brought one from back home. Well, I couldn't, the movers were late a day, so with lots of rushing, it was ready for my appointment the next day.

On the 3rd day of my arrival at many new home at my new city, the gas guy came, didn't like the papers the handyman left, and fucking disappeared. 5min later I got the papers ready, but I had to renew my appointment.

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I get that y'all sit around dreaming of the 90's hating Microsoft and pretend Google is some kinda spy agency but...

Can we focus on destroying Facebook for awhile? They are openly admitting they want to help shady politicians lie globally. They're openly admitting their unprecedented ad targeting should be used for politics. Their founder is now admitting that Facebook has a material advantage if they influence the elections away from even modestly leftist policies.

They're not a hypothetical harm. They're not an abstract harm. They're not just collecting highly personal data on a global scale and probably aware of your family graph on a level no other company can match, but *they're openly admitting they're part of political misinformarion*. They helped analytics firms game the Brexit and US2016 election.

This is the means of communication, folks. Either we seize it or we destroy it. Option 3 is that Facebook is a government propaganda system for hire contracting itself out to every would-be despot in the globe, tactically tilting the scales everywhere to maximize the influence of unrestricted capitalism.

The ' Ask for PDFs' facebook group made a super useful flowchart to finding articles and books for free.

I use pull to refresh maybe ten times a day. At least four times it's me trying to scroll to the top of a listing.

Together with the booby trap that is the floating action button, it's one of the few touch UI components that I more often trigger accidentally than intentionally.

Why wouldn't more app devs include an option to disable these features in their apps? Surely this is also an accessibility concern.

I'm not good at not wasting time when using computers.

I was redoing my bullet journal (I tried to go back to Org again...), so I opened up my computer to copy over new tasks I added there to my notebook.

And now I'm on mastodon since 10 minutes, written a few toots, checking out an article I found on my feed, and meta-procrastinating ATM tooting about my procrastination...

: Google Maps Web App

Search, get a list of results. Find something after scrolling a bit, click to view. Go back, find that you're back to the top of the list.

Find something in the page 3 of the list, view it, come back to the list: you're taken to the top of page 1.

Before I sleep, my calendar has reminded me: Happy Stanislav Petrov Day everyone. On 26 September 1983 Petrov chose to exercise his common sense and in doing so prevented nuclear war at the cost of his career.

just wanted to let you know that there's an url lengthener, in case you needed that: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Student loans in are paid back with huge interest, even tho the majority of the money eventually returns to the government. Help make it stop:

chng.it/NkbvfbxP9m

Farewell, Tildes!

My time on Tildes was a joy. But sometimes that's not enough. A few bad eggs ruined the experience for me. Sorry if I was anybody's bad egg there.

I've had my account deleted a few minutes ago.

So, there's a fork of , and all it does is rename it to Glimpse b/c the name could be offensive.

They've 21 patrons on patreon that pledge them $111 monthly to do that...

patreon.com/glimpse

The BEST CS 101 course out there: Ben Eater's "Building an 8-bit breadboard computer!" playlist. I learned so much from this playlist: how *actually* a computer works, what stuff like machine code and microcode *actually* are, what the processor *actually* does. So many abstract concepts I kinda had memorised became actual knowledge with this one.

Can't suggest it enough! Should be part of every CS programme.

youtube.com/playlist?list=PLow

What is it that supposedly makes or # more useful for large teams?

16th biennial of Istanbul is on!

The theme is "7th continent", the one in the middle of the Pacific, made up of lumps of non-biodegradable refuse.

bienal.iksv.org/en

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