The three hares are the world's oldest meme
and no one knows where the fuck it came from
So, I finally read the book that it seems like every other programmer of my age had already read: Ender's Game.
And while I don't believe Orson Scott Card to be the devil I had heard he was, I still believe the man is deeply, deeply troubled.
Well, trying to.
"Eat your vegetables," they say, and never say why. "Eat your vegetables," they roar as we hide under furniture. EAT YOUR VEGETABLES and the very mountains shake, their deep roots cracking with the strength of growing, curling roots, a thick ichor pushing towards the sky.
Every try to buy women's clothes as a man? It's hilarious -- give it a try.
"Women's," "Misses," "Petite" -- who makes up this crap? Apparently these terms are different from brand to brand, too?
My main employer _finally_ switched to 2FA for our enterprise login, and it is a _really_ secure 2FA. No joke, I am typing in a 16-digit string of characters everytime I have to log in.
Moving to a new location that does *not* have recycling pickup, after having recycling pickup for the past seven years. I am heavily conflicted about this.
Ursula K. Le Guin was a treasure. She replied to one of my letters when I was in college, and I was grinning for days.
One of the first episodes of Law and Order to deal with the Internet was the 1995 episode Rebels. In the episode, Jerry Orbach's character is reading what's a post from a biker bar BBS and there's a quick cut to the screen.
If you freeze frame that shot of the screen, you see that at some point whatever intern was asked to write the post quickly got bored and started just describing their surroundings stream of consciousness style https://mellified.men/media/ZlMNsKZpebOrbqXlGPQ
Susan Kare, graphic designer who created many familiar icons & fonts for Apple, NeXT, Microsoft, and IBM.
Her creations include most of the iconography and fonts which shipped with the original Macintosh, and many icons which persisted in Windows from version 3 until XP.
Here are some quotes from this 1995 internet-themed Law and Order episode:
"This e-mail, whatever the hell it is, it's got to have a return address, right?"
"l put an ad for my shop on the net. Next thing, l had my own BBS.."
"He says we're cyberspace morons."
''lf cops want to play with computers, they'd better just stick with Ms. Pacman."
"Could you show me the courses in writing for computer bulletin boards?"
"Me? l used a computer once, lost 27 straight games of solitaire."
"The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018" https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/twitterstorm-2018
This is so good I had to read it twice. /ht @colin_howells
RT @email@example.com: I laughed