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Fuck actually doing anything irl, wasting time on the internet is the peak of praxis.

they're called "smart" appliances because it "smarts" in a distinct jolt of psychic pain to think about them

how do people have the energy to be angry

I'm not looking forward to the disturbance and possibly losing 'free' stuff but my god imagine the internet without the ad industry. it'd be worth it???

"Teenagers are using group accounts to flood Instagram with random user data that can't be tied to a single person."

"I love that the younger generation is thinking along these lines, but it bothers me when we have to come up with these strategies to avoid being tracked." β€” Liz O'Sullivan, technology director, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project

cnet.com/news/teens-have-figur

Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:

git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets

Source: lwn.net/SubscriberLink/811068/

The year is 2025

There are five browser cores:
- webkit
- chromium
- gecko
- servo
- youtube-dl, which ended up implementing a full-fledged browser in python to keep successfully downloading videos

hello! i wrote (!) about has css has evolved over the past 20 years, at least as i remember it eev.ee/blog/2020/02/01/old-css

"well, actually, sharpies aren't really permanent because nothing has any true lasting effect in the grand scheme of things. oh, but also, they're soluble in alcohol"

Palindrome day:

Today is
02/02/2020
02/02/2020
2020/02/02

The first palindrome day in 909 years

and

The 33rd day of the year
and
333 days left of 2020

amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/02/02/wor

When you exit Doom, a little screen called ENDOOM shows up (some modern ports have this turned off by default), and most of the time when it's changed it's stuff like "This WAD was made by Jo :)", but damn, this WAD *really* went out of its way to make one of the best looking screens ever.

WAD link: doomworld.com/idgames/levels/d

The richest 1% controls more wealth now than at any time in more than 50 years. But what does wealth inequality really look like?

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