@duane Still trying to wrap my head around how <noun> IS <other noun> rules interact with each other and with behavior rules. It's quite mind-bending.

@duane I bought this game last night and it's AMAZING

@kureshii I mean, there must be millions of people out there doing web development mainly through FTP and PHPMyAdmin with no shell, right? Are they really just manually replicating every change? Or are they 🤯 editing everything on their live website with no staging or backups?

Or is there actually a proper toolchain for this kind of environment that I just happen to be ignorant of?

Anybody know any best practices for development without shell access?

Like, it seems very irresponsible to make changes directly on production without testing them in staging first, so I assume the first step is setting up a staging copy of the site. But then, if I'm adding features to the staging server while admins are adding content to the production server, how do I merge those changes, in a world without shell access or version control?

@ultimape This is really fascinating. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

That feel when you've volunteered to help a nonprofit with their website, and then you realize they're hosted on one of those webhosts with no shell access, only PHPMyAdmin, and you've just signed up to work with both hands tied behind your back 😱


The solar industry is bouncing back from the "trump slump". 42 GWdc of added capacity in the planning stage, mostly utility-scale.

Texas becomes number 2 state in yearly installations, assuming what is, by geography, its rightful place as a solar powerhouse.

That face when you have so many git branches you have to do `git branch | grep ...` to find the one you want.

That's the thing about our current fad for data-driven, artificial-intelligence, machine-learning, algorithmic businesses: the one thing they're very good at is taking the statistical average of everything you're already doing and telling you to do more of that.

"And again, Netflix wants to make more original shows, based on the user data it gets from watching people watch its current shows, encouraging them to make more shows exactly like the previous shows."


""Because Netflix is a data company, they know exactly how their viewers watch things," Fukunaga says. "So they can look at something you're writing and say, We know based on our data that if you do this, we will lose this many viewers."


n-gate.com/ 's parody of website modal notifications is absolutely savage

With that in mind, it's clear his proposed mental defenses against Horse Movements are actually his coping methods for living with schizophrenia day-to-day and not letting it take over his life. A set of mantras to remind himself to set clear boundaries, not care what other people think of him, and to tune out the influence of media and social status.

In that sense, he's actually offering healthy life advice for anyone, it's just phrased as rebellion against the aliens who control reality.

So what this actually is, I'm 99% sure, is a very good description of what it feels like to live with paranoid schizophrenia. Once I realized that, I started feeling a lot of sympathy for this guy.

The feeling that other people are actors sent to deceive and manipulate you, the feeling that someone has a machine to put unwanted thoughts into your head, and the feeling that song lyrics, tv dialogue, and overheard conversation are referring to you specifically: all classic schizophrenia symptoms.

"Generally speaking, you can say that no one is totally free from the "Horse Movements" without an activated crystal. Nevertheless, there are good and satisfactory measures for a survivor in order to avoid letting the assemblage point going down and therefore avoid losing energy."

he recommends techniques such as "The Energetic Dolphin" and "The Replacement Maneuver" to defend your energy against Horse Movements.


My wife's coworker heard that I "like conspiracy theories" (to be clear, I like learning about them, not believing in them) so he asked if I had heard of a conspiracy theory called "Horse Movements"

and no, I had not heard of Horse Movements, so he told me to check out freeyourbrain dot tripod dot com


This is the primo shit right here. Horse Movements is the best thing I've read since Time Cube.

@nosimpleway my daughter loves this song, we act it out all the time!

@denikombucha 🤮 Who drew this atrocity? It's like the liberal version of one of those Ben Garrison cartoons where he draws trump as a towering muscular superman

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