(Hackily) modified the of my login pages a bit. Got rid of the border around the world description and box headings, added a logo on top

I did that by overriding the CSS file in the Apache webserver configuration. The new file includes the old, then adds rules

It's nothing huge, sure, but I was getting annoyed by the default layout.

Okay, this year's Christmas miniature from Games Workshop is great

An Ork "Goff Rocker" :D

Warning: Do not use Hive Social ⚠️🐝

We found multiple critical security vulnerabilities in the App, leaking private messages, posts, images and user data like phone numbers, emails and birthdates.

zerforschung.org/posts/hive-en

Ah, whelp, my instance blocked mastodon.social now

Okay, I now pushed this public: github.com/DrMcCoy/caldav2pal

It's nothing great, but maybe it's going to be useful for somebody one day. :P

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Okay, I now pushed this public: github.com/DrMcCoy/caldav2pal

It's nothing great, but maybe it's going to be useful for somebody one day. :P

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LessWrong/Effective Altruism as unpleasant scientific racists 

when i talk about the LessWrong rationalists, Effective Altruists etc as disaster chucklefucks, i don't enough bring up that race-IQ science is endemic as a belief inside the subculture, and that is 100% sufficient reason to start off from a position of assuming bad faith in them

i did a whole podcast on this with I Don't Speak German - me and Elizabeth Sandifer, author of Neoreaction a Basilisk, talking to our estimable hosts @TimesCarcass and Daniel Harper

idontspeakgerman.libsyn.com/82

the specific impetus was Scott Siskind/Alexander of Slate Star Codex's 2014 email leak revealing he explicitly started SSC to further race science and reactionary ideas, after *years* of pretending he hadn't:

tumblr.com/reddragdiva/6434002

the subculture was outraged at this as a breach of privacy, not as a lie. so it seems to be real. bup-pow.

the starting pistol in the LessWrong subculture was these two pieces:

lesswrong.com/posts/faHbrHuPzi
lesswrong.com/posts/BahoNzY2pz

the second is interesting. actual biologists answer in the comments that Yudkowsky is talking nonsense, though you'll have to expand the comments to read them because the fans dutifully downvoted them. we go through the post in question in the podcast.

the gould piece reads like someone assembled a list of talking points for yud and he just ran with it.

this was around the time that thiel started funding lesswrong too.

lesswrong is also where the neoreactionaries got their start. it's important in understanding the flow of ideas that this isn't just an online subculture - it's a real-life in-person bay area subculture too.

most people don't get their political opinions from reasoned philosophical discourse. they pick them up from their friends. the rationalists and neoreactionaries are friends. the rationalists adopted the neoreactionaries' race science wholeheartedly.

Caroline Ellison from FTX-Alameda is a good example of an Effective Altruist who is also a massive fucking race scientist, and literally cares more about wild fish suffering or possible electron suffering than the real suffering caused to existing humans by racism. and she is absolutely a normative example of these people.

so if you find lesswrong or ssc ideas interesting, i suggest you may want to reconsider trying so hard to strain kernels of corn out of sewage flows.

and just to make your life worse, here's the aella thread for your entertainment. CW: aella. twitter.com/davidgerard/status

EDIT: and here's el sandifer's essay that does a deep dive analysis of why Scott Siskind is a fucking awful human being behind a polite civilised veneer. eruditorumpress.com/blog/the-b

A cryptobro DMed me to ask if I wanted to join his mailing list.

I spent slightly too long making this to send in reply.

So I now just rewrote it from scratch, using the libraries icalendar and recurring-ical-events (which expands recurring events)

It basically now expands events one year in the past and one year into the future. And it checks if the HTTP timestamp if newer or the file is 180 days old, so it can "buffer" the recurring events again

Also added support for creating a birthdays list from CalDAV contacts

Still need to write a readme, then I'll make it public in a few days. Maybe someone can use it

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Before setting up my own / server (radicale) earlier this year (last year?), I've been using the CLI tool pal (palcal.sourceforge.net/ ) to look at my . It's nice, and I was missing it. ikhal, a CLI calendar program that can read ics, is no real substitution

I've found a program that can convert ics to pal event files. I found a few small issues I submitted PRs for. Unfortunately, the library it uses doesn't support recurring events at all

Shout out to whoever coined the word plethora - it means a lot

I’ve been practicing No vember, where for the whole month I simply don’t

Trans rights are human rights.

Black lives matter.

No human is illegal.

Love is love.

Their body, their choice.

Science is real.

Kindness is everything.

P.S. If you started following me due to this post, PLEASE look at my profile and decide if it's for you.

Make sure general nerdiness, tabletop roleplay, and other related pursuits are the kind of content you want to see in your timeline.

Our values obviously align, but our interests/hobbies might not. No hard feelings if you unfollow. 😉

Here's some more behind-the-scenes stuff from over the years, at
jordanmechner.com/library/

A bunch of videos, PDFs, scripts from my past projects... and even the 1989 Apple II tech specs for Prince of Persia, if you're in the mood to do a port (though if you are, odds are you already have all that and are way ahead of me).

Also my 2005 screenplay draft for POP (if you've seen the movie, you can see it changed a bit along the way). Check it out at the #Library. I add stuff now & then.

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