The code of Cthulhu:
"[...] The programmer offers up the listing to Cthulhu, their scrawney pale malnourished arms shaking with the effort of holding the giant stack of paper, encrusted with eldritch scrawlings of barely legible code. [...]"

Naming suggestion

One of my projects is a graphical interface to Maxima, which is a symbol maths tool.

It's developed using the Common Lisp Interface Manager, or CLIM for short. So, I named the tool Climaxima.

While the name is clever, it doesn't roll off the tongue in a natural way. Thus I would like to change the name, but as we all know, naming things is one of the two hard problems in computer science.

Therefore, I'm asking the experts here to suggest a good name for this tool.

Here is a video of the tool in action, so that you can see what it looks like. That may help to provide some context.

>GitHub will establish and donate $1M to a developer defense fund to help protect open source developers on GitHub from unwarranted DMCA Section 1201 takedown claims

Big shoutout to GitHub for committing to this.

The trouble users had yesterday launching apps on #macOS isn't just a technical problem, but a moral one. Operating systems should service their users, not phone home to a corporation to see if they're "permitted" to run the program. #Apple

1. Click link
2. It's
3. Close tab

30 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau published their formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Trying to illustrate normal modes of oscillation for my online textbook; current effort is pretty janky:

Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

Tip: if you make an external storage device, please be sure to give it blinkenlights so that I can be reassured I'm dd'ing to the right device

My experience as a poll worker in Pennsylvania


For those who asked me to write this up

I have had Slashdot in my feed reader for a long time. I don't generally read it anymore, but it's still there.

So I found myself reading the comments to the vaccine story, and man, that place has become a truly toxic hellhole since last time I was using it.

Sunset on Luxembourg city, view from the top of the Adolphe Bridge. And yes this is in the middle of the city, a nice huge bridge with a canyon at the bottom, trees and houses 🧡

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