Regular PSA on IT/Eng/Ops burnout (long)
Friendsgiving is this weekend for our little chapter of sonoma-marin queers, co-run by myself and @leafnoodle! You know what that means - it's time for..... A COOKING THREAD! 🎉🍴🔥
It's about that time of year when people start wondering things like "hey, why isn't DECEMber the tenth month of the year?"
So it's time for my little lecture on Romans, calendars, and our friend Gaius Julius Caesar.
I'll be posting it as a tootchain replying to this one, but if you're impatient, here's the whole thing: https://gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/3754e00a37fe81aa43aad3eb9543f3ce
So: “Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”
The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.
In 1996, newly-founded Game Freak signed a deal with Satan to ensure the success of their new franchise.
As part of the deal, they are demonically bound to ensure any player can “catch ‘em all”, without interruption, in perpetuity.
To think they would try to break that pact after a mere 23 years! madness!
look i know ive been yelling about this for 2 days but its so good
look at this bomb-ass art of Yura by https://www.furaffinity.net/user/xicheo/ !!!!!!
(🎨: @tenta )
I was an average happy kid; I liked sparkles, jumping around, stickers, hugs, sunflowers, tractors and making friends.
But because the skull of my father's dead horse followed me everywhere I went, whispering ancient songs, people assumed I was cursed and destined for a life of Goth poems, corsets and eye-liner.
It didn't even glow in the dark! It wasn't even on fire!
The day mom added giant googly-eyes drastically improved reactions.
THIS IS THE FUNNIEST CHANNEL IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING SERVER
RMS pulls a serious power move (read: dick move), unilaterally appointing a maintainer to Guile without consulting the other co-maintainers or community, because the current co-maintainers disagree with him on governance https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guile-devel/2019-10/msg00005.html
An ace leafy seadragon tooting about.
Retoots lots of dumb stuff.
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