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Make the net weird again. Hand write sites like it’s the 90s. Pick interesting domain names and make fan sites or random knowledge known to everyone. Don’t monetize anything. Spearhead new protocols like Gemini. Make mods for games on your site. Make FAQs for obscure games no one knows about. Make public software services available to anyone. Make a news site about a really random subject. Create music in all kinds of different formats. Most of all, do it because you want to!
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Having now caught up with the Gavin Williamson story, I must say I'm quite disappointed and found his language to be quite tame. I was expecting something closer to Malcolm Tucker.
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So my biggest issue is the outfit... #
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The saddest thing for me about modern tech’s long spiral into user manipulation and surveillance is how it has just slowly killed off the joy that people like me used to feel about new tech. Every product Meta or Amazon announces makes the future seem bleaker and grayer. 1/n
Terence Eden
really weird seeing Twitter threads on here with no link to them.
Are you able to adjust your client so it doesn't sent retweets?
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Thanks for letting me know - my bad. I'm using my own gnu social instance with a plugin so it shows my Twitter feed combined for my own convenience... I had no idea it was actually publishing anything. I'll check the settings.
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Captchas suck. 9 tiny blurry pictures of obscure American infrastructure. I'm not a robot honest. Just a bit thick.
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Bought in a list to make marketing calls?

You must:
☎ check numbers against the TPS or CTPS
☎ check numbers against your own ‘do not call’ lists
☎ have consent for any claims management services marketing calls
☎ meet the criteria for marketing calls about pension schemes.

Someone looking at a phone
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This is the passenger sitting in front of you on the train. Wants to know what your favorite thing about public transportation is. His is making new friends. 14/10

a black rottweiler with little brown dots for eyebrows and brown around his lips pokes his head backwards between two seats on a train. he’s smiling. you can tell by the open mouth, happy tongue, and little raised eyebrows. he’s your new best friend.
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Time for the semi-regular plugging of my Doctor Who RDF dataset, now updated with metadata for "The Power of the Doctor". github.com/ads04r/doctor-… All data is either rescued from the BBC's now-deleted linked open data site, or generated by a script I wrote.
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All Dysons are shite, and if you buy one you are a poser. Buy a Henry and he will never let you down
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A very good article, and one I agree with entirely endtimes.dev/why-your-websi… (PS my website works without Javascript!)
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@DrAshSmith
"I would very much like for HTML to incorporate concepts from htmx (particularly more flexible transclusion) so that more dynamic websites and applications can be built entirely in HTML.
JavaScri... "

Continues on HN: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=332124…
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Getting everywhere stupidly early is just as unprofessional as being late
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Me: Buy video game, play video game, enjoy video game. Get on with life.

Youtuber: Buy video game, make video complaining that video game is unaffordable on YouTube income, play video game, make video about game for YouTube, make another video for YouTube blasting creator of game for not funding their previous video (using phrases such as "free advertising", despite creator of massively popular game not needing any advertising from some anonymous knob on YouTube), set up a Patreon, make another video about game, making sure to mention the Patreon, make a "collab" video comparing how someone else played the same game just slightly differently, finally make enough money to buy another game. Make a video moaning that game devs don't respect YouTubers. Repeat.
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Best use of alt-text ever.
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There are so many things we can all do to support our #.

But do you know what REALLY helps?

Having a secure place to live, being able to feed yourself and pay your bills, being able to be yourself safely, and knowing someone is there if you need.

Let’s do THAT.
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I'm waiting for the Frog Chorus to be hailed as a classic by a bunch of people drunk on nostalgia, like most other dross from the 80s and 90s seems to be at the moment.

If the Frog Chorus was on Revolver, it would be revered as a classic children's song.

Clare Sherman 💙
@DrAshSmith It’s a classic, and I’m not drunk on anything.Only boring idiots say “hur,hur, Frog Chorus”. Incidentally, it’s called We All Stand Together.
Dr Flarpy

I'd rather be told: "We prioritise profits over customer experience"

than "We are experiencing a high volume of calls"

It's one thing to be kept waiting, it's another to be lied to at the same time.
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Extremely disappointed by this year’s Freshers cohort at UCL who are yet to realise that this fellow’s hand is exactly the right size to hold a Macdonalds’ medium coke, as is traditional.

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Local resident response to being asked about the school history curriculum. I love the local paper

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My dad in 1990: You can't believe everything you read. Think and figure things out for yourself

My dad in 2022: Joe Biden is 3 lizards in a trenchcoat
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They should just re-open the tunnel. southampton.ac.uk/blog/sussed-ne…
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Privacy apathy level: expert

the company with the license plate that tracks you didn’t even bother to replace the boilerplate text in their off the shelf “privacy policy” 🫠


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The irony is that I personally would never have even heard of Toby Young were it not for people I follow who disagree with him repeatedly retweeting his nonsense. Was I the only one who learned as a child that the best way to make morons go away is to just ignore them?
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Over a decade later and this still isn't a solved problem.
Of course, now it is TikTok videos of screenshots of Twitter posts…

https://twitter.com/edent/status/944728704
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Why is hunter's chicken called that? I mean... who hunts chicken? The chicken must be the easiest animal in the world to hunt, other than possibly the sloth.
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One thing I really appreciate about the current British government is how much lower it’s set the bar for AIs to prove that they can act “with the same accuracy as human decision makers”.
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It's funny because it's true... dagusa.com
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Working from home is pretty great, but when you're home alone taking a massive shit and you hear a van pull up outside. The panic is real.
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do we miss Google Reader? Sure, RSS was good. But what we really miss was the internet of 2013, when it felt like our daily feeds were populated at our own discretion, with content in long-form and comment sections tucked below articles, rather than articles stapled to comments
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Of course the best thing about 1GBP being equal to 1USD: Forbidden Planet's prices might actually seem reasonable for the first time ever.
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The hard truth is that 100% of people who confuse correlation with causation will die.
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This evening I have learned that somewhere in Hokkaido is an exclusive monkey hot tub where if your name's not down you're not coming in. Also: hugs save lives. #
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I just moved all my MySQL databases, running on an old Linux box, over to a MariaDB instance on a RPi 4 8GB. It took less than two hours, everything seems fine, services are all talking to each other and nothing has (yet) caught fire.

I'm waiting for the gut-punch. It's coming.
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List of sitcoms which feature actors holding the Nintendo 64 controller wrong
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I’m obsessed with this Eastenders episode where Pat Butcher dramatically orders an orange juice at the Vic and it then cuts to the credits 😭 x


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Japan is farther east, west, north and south than Korea

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Seriously, if you own a website, and need to include certain terms just for SEO reasons, please don't just stick them in the copy without checking it at least makes grammatical sense. It comes across as jarring and causes people (well, me) to look elsewhere.
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Congratulations to whoever is doing the PR for the drug dealers in Manchester.

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