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I'd like to personally thank all the guys out there working hard to lower the bar for the rest of us (cf almost my entire Twitter feed today)

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I just saw the names of all the latest iPhones written out in normal text: the Xs, Xs Max, and Xr.

Is it just me or do those look like proposals for non-binary pronouns? "Xs Max pulled down xr visor and kicked xr gravcycle into noisy life. Xs had a job to do."

I also wish Alexa had a setting to never play a cover song unless I specifically asked for it. This Marilyn Manson version of Cry Little Sister isn't bad, but it's not what I was hoping for.

I wish Alexa would detect me playing a bunch of sad songs in a row and ask me if I want to talk about it.

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According to my scale I've lost six pounds in two days 😬

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Whoa this is so cool! I’m glad they notify people about these things. #a11y

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Hey people, I've been noticing the number of posts with alt text going down. It might be because of all the new users who haven't learned about the feature yet, so for them and everyone:

yall should use alt text when uploading images! what are they??? hover over the images to find out! why are they good? the tldr of it is that visually impaired computer users exist and it helps them navigate the INFOBAHN better

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Suddenly realized I have room in my new office for an ADM-3a on display :blobthinking:

Typical Saturday. "I'm just going to lay down for a couple minutes and then I'll work on some code..."

Three hours later, I wake up.

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Tired: Renaissance fair[e]
Wired: retrocomputing

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The first time in 30 years I've heard this sound. Welcome back.

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I will now defend Rogue One as my favorite Star Wars movie, for one piece of world building that was almost certainly an accident.

Imagine you are the Imperial Navy's architect. One of the brass comes to you and says "we need a place to store our super secret plans. They are so secret we can't store them in any of the other places you built to store secret plans." 1/3

Awesoke "bitpop" cover of "One Night in Bangkok" -- my favorite 80s tune meets my favorite 80s computer. This isn't your usual chiptune music! youtu.be/NzXDt69_XYY

Got a nice power supply for the computer I paid $10 for at the thrift store.

I've always wanted to get a $200 electric cello off eBay and soup it up with nicer pickups, a reinforced neck, good strings...

I'm beginning to feel like "$50 lock on a $100 bicycle" is not so much a purchasing decision but part of my personal brand.

I got a Commodore4Ever "Atom" power supply for my 64 & 128. Damned if the picture quality on my monitor didn't improve. Amazing what 40 years of progress and a metal enclosure can do.

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