Something I’ve discovered about myself: while I can write code on a phone, and have several applications for doing so, I can’t _think_ about code on a phone. Loading a file up to ponder a redesign is useless. Only if I have a specific change in mind can I do anything with it.

io9 has some questions about Alita. Having just watched it, I can answer some of them:

Q: "we don’t know why everyone was fighting. What was the point?"
A: Because Earth fucking sucks, and we hate you.

Q: "Why was Mars so much more advanced than Earth?"
A: Because we're fucking Mars, we're awesome.

Hope that cleared some things up.

I swear, the ticket kiosks at AMC get crappier every time they update them. From now on, I need to remember to buy ahead or use a human.

The old white men complaining about AOC at the next table are ruining my breakfast.

Is there a convenient way to entirely disable ANSI escape code support under macos terminal? like, I don't want `\e[6n` to get a reply, specifically. Need to test the negative case of ansi detection.

Right, okay. So, I see that I do need to create message boards, and the first message board I create needs to be β€œwhat doors should I add?”...

Huh. I just realized... that game I was talking about, the one I was writing back when 1024x768 was considered seriously high resolution for a PC? more or less directly on a conceptual line between Tradewars and Eve Online. Pity I never finished it.

A little over a quarter century ago, I was building a graphical video game that, conceptually, was like a souped-up version of Tradewars. In qbasic, no less. I could probably write my own clone, but that’s getting super-extra-ridiculous.

So, the next logical question is: what features should I build into this new bbs software? Doors makes sense, but /what/ doors would I run? Is there a decent Tradewars clone that runs on Linux?

ok, I think that's probably quite enough verticality for one day. gonna go lie down for a while.

"Release me," the frog said, "and I will grant you a wish."
"Oh!" the boy said, "I wish to understand all animals!"
All the way home he listened to birds, and he excitedly told his father.
"That's nice," his father said, but the boy heard "Whatever, don't disturb me."
#Cassoland #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

resolved the echo problem. realized I was thinking about the problem backwards.

Oof. I'm taking an even bigger beating on my Sonos shares than I am on Snap.

395.71 light-petameters. Coming up on 396 in a few days.

further experimentation reveals the SGA bit is all that's needed. yay.

on the other hand, in character mode, hitting enter displays '^M', so that's kinda annoying. Ah well.

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