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When I purposely started watching "bad" movies, I can upon a stark realization: the most important filmmaker is not Alfred Hitchcock or Steven Spielberg or Martin Scorsese.

The most important filmmaker of all time is Roger Corman.

That's right, the so-called "king of schlock".

Why? Because he literally changed how film gets made. He took risks nobody else did. So many auteurs, many universally praised, got their start making his "bad" movies.

Corman re-made the entire film industry.

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The storm passed without damage. Whatsapp this morning is full of jokes as people release the pressure.

I'm just glad that no trees fall on the house.

So, just got a 250GB SSD drive for my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop. Couldn't figure out why it wasn't recognised when I installed it.

Found the answer in this video
youtube.com/watch?v=2pocQX05dj

Apparently, it needs a spacer to align it in the drive bay. Didn't have one, so I cut up a empty Jamieson pill bottle and made one of that.

Hey, they say, "Please recycle" right there on the bottle ... !

Installing Slackware 15.0 now. Happiness is ...

The thing about waiting to be hit by a tropical storm, is the calm before the storm.

Other than the sky being completely overcast and the occasional light drizzle, there's nothing to suggest that a possibly life-altering event is coming your way.

We've gone around the house, removing anything that can fly in the wind, plants, loose wood, etc.

Filled up bottles with drinking water, filled the tub as well for good measure, and now we've just generally tense.

Need to sleep before it hits.

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#TIL The HTML <blink> tag was just a joke. Netscape got the idea from a chat, "what special effect is possible for browsers on a Unix terminal?" Lou Montulli (Lynx author) joked "blinking text". Another implemented it as an Easter egg. And everything went out of control later...

> [...] blinking was constrained only to the UNIX version, but it didn't take long [...] to spread [...]. I remember thinking that this would be a pretty harmless easter egg, that no one would really use it, but I was very wrong. When we released Netscape Navigator 1.0 we did not document the blink functionality in any way, and for a while all was quiet. Then somewhere, somehow the arcane knowledge of blinking leaked into the real world and suddenly everything was blinking. "Look here", "buy this", "check this out", all blinking. Large advertisements blinking in all their glory. [...]
> In the end, the thing that I am truly sad about, is that Lynx never did get to blink.

:blobcatgiggle: #retrocomputing

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#TIL The HTML <blink> tag was just a joke. Netscape got the idea from a chat, "what special effect is possible for browsers on a Unix terminal?" Lou Montulli (Lynx author) joked "blinking text". Another implemented it as an Easter egg. And everything went out of control later...

> [...] blinking was constrained only to the UNIX version, but it didn't take long [...] to spread [...]. I remember thinking that this would be a pretty harmless easter egg, that no one would really use it, but I was very wrong. When we released Netscape Navigator 1.0 we did not document the blink functionality in any way, and for a while all was quiet. Then somewhere, somehow the arcane knowledge of blinking leaked into the real world and suddenly everything was blinking. "Look here", "buy this", "check this out", all blinking. Large advertisements blinking in all their glory. [...]
> In the end, the thing that I am truly sad about, is that Lynx never did get to blink.

:blobcatgiggle: #retrocomputing

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Life is rough, but can be better. I support unionization across the board. I also support the legalization of sex work. Our generation is responsible for the change we want to see.

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Finally some good news again:

According to the Congolese professor who has discovered Ebola 40 years ago the disease is now preventable and curable, thanks to vaccines and medical treatments

france24.com/en/africa/2021091

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Since entering and graduating the uni more than one and a half decade ago I have never used the office suite other than OpenOffice.org and #LibreOffice unless being unfairly forced to use a proprietary office suite.

At that time I was not really sure if using free office suite had a great benefit, but it was the right choice for me: being locked in a proprietary software would have been a nightmare, considering the fact that I sometimes have to read the files created at that time.

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Une amie transgenre a lancé une campagne de financement participatif pour une chirurgie qu'elle ne peut actuellement pas se payer, cela l'aiderait énormément pour sa transition, chaque euro la rapprochera de vivre sa vie normalement.

leetchi.com/c/une-rhinoplastie

(boost apprécié :flan_thumbs: )

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We love freedom 1, the freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. Boost this post to share this freedom! Read more at gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.en.

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I'll just add words twitter and birdsite to my filtering rules. Yes this is a thing on mastodon if you don't know about it, it's very useful.

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