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[06:06] I recently played Tiberian Sun and wanted to edit one specific setting in the rules.ini file, which I knew was possible but have never done before. A quick web search later I had found these tools (the XCC Mixer, specifically) and this guide to editing the game. After changing the setting I had in mind, I started toying with other stuff, started mixing units to create my own. A neat little rabbit hole to fall into.
[13:22] Met a former neighbor yesterday who just like me is not really good at staying in touch with people. However, they had a neat, if somewhat nerdy idea: whenever they feel it is time to get in contact but lack a topic, they'll just send "keepalive" to the other person. (Might not work with less geeky people, though.)
[21:04] Who at Microsoft decided that they need to cram the word "experience" into every mail, blog post, event talk at least once? Just a bit earlier one guy at their recent event actually talked about a "pen experience" without even seeming to want to curl up and die. Seriously, this is annoying as fuck.
[21:00] An elite tactical unit of the German Federal Police stormed a former NATO bunker to seize servers hosting illegal content. Cyberpunk is now.
[21:36] Today I learned there are devices that bullshit smartphones into registering steps taken, so the step counter can be bumped up. And apparently people are actually paying for stuff like that instead of just getting up and walking. Lazy fucking morons.
[22:40] Here is a list of the colors Github uses to mark languages. You can use this to make stuff like this, for example.
[21:40] A person in Virginia, US is leaving old TVs on front porches, while wearing a TV as a helmet. I am by now absolutely positive that reality simply crashed a while ago and we are now on an unpatched pre-alpha backup reality running on broken servers.
[22:29] Experts at work again: Canadian police had the cat filter on during a press conference live stream on a double homicide.