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aaaa watching ai play minecraft is stressful

- digs straight down
- digs straight up
- jumps around under trees it can't reach
- then digs straight down
- finds one (1) diamond which is its goal and then ignores the other diamonds
- places and removes furnaces, slowing its forward progress once it reaches bedrock
- places so many furnaces that it is boxed in
- wears out its pickaxe
- is stuck forever in its box of furnaces
- but found that one diamond that one time which is all that matters

@Antiquixotic I still remember your words about fitness a few months back. Still at it, actually beyond where I was when I faded out a year ago, and still motivated, so thank you internet stranger for a valuable slice of encouragement.

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#watercolor #watercolour #painting #art #landscape #MastoArt Here’s a swamp in winter. I based the painting on several tutorials by Dave Usher. I used a small hake brush and Cobalt Blue, Quin Rose, Quin Gold, and Burnt Sienna.

I'm suspicious of this Green Comet. What does it want?

Powershell is lightyears ahead of anything MS did server side for years, but it's still a very weird paradigm to get used to. The documentation is very MS - comprehensive but clear as mud.

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Such is my absolute loathing of Active Directory GUI tools I've made myself learn the tasks in Powershell. What hair I had left is now gone, but you can teach an old dog new tricks...

Got a spam SMS with a clever hook, it's a picture of a cup of coffee in a girl's hand. She's wearing a diamond bracelet. Subtle and quite smart.

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Fresh snow and quiet enough to hear a pin drop. I don't love winter but I love the stillness of these moments.

Am I to understand the exceptionally well-funded Mastodon project is asking for free labour?

I had en employee that asked me to sign off on his professional development announce that he's taken another job elsewhere in the organization, and I won't lie it's left a bit of a bitter taste.

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I am going to add “packet warmers” to my alternative computer science store, to go with the antivirus crystals and the no blue screen geode

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I asked a librarian if she had a book about Pavlov's dog and Schrödinger's cat?

She said it rang a bell, but she wasn't sure if it was there or not.

Modern software is a trip.
"I'd like to take some notes...lets see how Evernote is doing.:
Monday "UPGRADE NOW TO USE THIS DEVICE 50% OFF EXPIRES *TOMORROW*!!"
Sigh.
Tuesday: "YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS BUT IT'S STILL 50% OFF BUT THIS TIME WE'RE ABUSING YOUR PHONE'S NOTIFICATION API TO ANNOY YOU ABOUT IT"

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Wow, after 25 years of Unix experience, I learned that you can filter output in #less.

Press ampersand (&) and enter a regex to show only lines matching the regex.

Press ampersand (&) and then exclamation mark (!) to apply an inverse filter.

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Had a sudden drop in visual acuity which given my history was pretty frightening. It was a secondary cataract which formed on the back of the artificial lens capsule. They lasered it off and I've got some predicted blurred vision but hopefully that's it.

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