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I want to play , just so I can use the reality-altering milestones to fix which formats become standard!

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Tossing this question out into the aether: Anyone remember a book from the 80s that was a how-to guide to writing your own database programs in BASIC? I know or local library had it but they have tossed all their books that dealt with basic.

That is the last part of a good page of text.

> But if you’re really hung up on canon, here’s something for you: in
the world of Shadow of the Century, diversity is the norm. Men aren’t
the majority, all genders come in a dizzying variety of races, body
types, sexualities, and personalities, and male and female are not
the sum total of genders available. Make characters that look like
yourself. Make characters that look different from yourself. Try it all,
and have fun!
>
> That’s Shadow of the Century canon.

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One thing I'm wondering lately: one of my (home) servers seems to rack up the memory use slowly over time, growing slowly. Its essentially running three main/heavy services: mysqld, phabricator and httpd(apache). I'd love to know how/where to interrogate the system to understand more about memory-use-over-time to see just how/why in the initial state the memory use hovers at a certain level but then slowly climbs

Reading , it plays in my head like Marvels Runaways in the World of Darkness, and I am so down!

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Going to bat for a multi-billion dollar company to defend their shittiness is literally becoming unpaid PR staff and is essentially exploitation of goodwill and the human desire to defend their "own tribe." But companies are not your friend or anyone else's. They are not a member of your tribe. You are a dollar sign, and the desire to get loyalty is entirely centred around this. Everything a company does is to maximise profit, including generating good will.

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I'm awake. It's gonna be an awesome day I can feel it. What's everyone working on today?

@dbucklin I still get folks looking at me askance when I mention CMC, or computer-mediated communications. ^_^

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@dbucklin hey, I got mine from a library, too! Not kidding, this is one of the most important books to me, and I was fortunate enough to thank Howard in person, and received eir embrace. ^_^

Mine has a very special sticker on it, as it causes those in the know to giggle.

@dbucklin hey, I got mine from a library, too! Not kidding, this is one of the most important books to me, and I was fortunate enough to thank Howard in person, and received eir embrace. ^_^

Mine has a very special sticker on it, as it causes those in the know to giggle.

"I swear the heck to gawd, it was blepping!"

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From a library in Toronto, via a reseller in Indiana, to me. It even got checked out a couple times.

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@nydel omg, I just found a dump of all your files, and there are several half started projects strewn about that don't even have proper READMEs!

They are all FOSS, so I will update and re-dump them, but this is truly embarrassing, I hope you've learned your lesson!

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@nydel sorry, part 2.

The reason I bring it up is because I think software showing follows and encouraging reciprocal action may be an unintuitive anti-pattern.

I had to give myself permission to mute people I know, because while that is the only way I can *use* the system, that concept of muting people is so painful to approach.

No answers, just crunching through it myself. ^_^

@nydel sorry, part 2.

The reason I bring it up is because I think software showing follows and encouraging reciprocal action may be an unintuitive anti-pattern.

I had to give myself permission to mute people I know, because while that is the only way I can *use* the system, that concept of muting people is so painful to approach.

No answers, just crunching through it myself. ^_^

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