some thoughts about "OK Boomer" from a GenX perspective
honestly, given the reactions that the phrase "OK, Boomer" have been getting in the media, you'd think packs of teens have been systematically targeting elderly people for brutal street muggings or something. but, no... it's just a phrase, and a mild one at that. why is it so upsetting?
because it's not rebellious or confrontational, which are things older people are used to getting from younger people. it's straight-up *dismissive*. and it's not something we, GenX, the first-generation children of the Boomers, ever had the chance to express.
our rebellion was taken away, repackaged, and sold back to us when we were too young to know what it was for or why it could be powerful. we grew up feeling helpless and hopeless, trapped in a world where we had nothing meaningful to say and nothing useful to do because Doom was Nigh--the ozone layer, nuclear war, the Y2K bug, politicians that hated us sending us off to wars for blatant lies. Boomers got to have their Swinging 60s--we grew up under the specter of AIDS. we were isolated from each other, so we never realized that we weren't alone. and when we were finally able to get our own voice out into the popular culture, we spoke obliquely of isolation, depression, inward-turned knives.
New Chocolate Doom logo(s)? https://github.com/chocolate-doom/chocolate-doom/issues/1020#issuecomment-546405433
Inspired by the wife, in the middle of her #inktober, I dusted the old Wacom for a spin.
Also calling for all the linux/artists around here : how do you deal with an old Wacom(cte430) and dual screen ? I have to disable one screen for the tablet to bind to one display or else active area is split between both screens :| #helpneeded
Q: How do you get the code for the bank vault?
A: You checkout their branch.
Q: Why did the security conscious engineer refuse to pay their dinner bill?
A: Because they could not verify the checksum.
Q: I'm starting a band called HTML Encoder
A: Looking to buy a guitar &
Q: What's the second movie about a database engineer called?
A: The SQL.
Some older, inactive Mastodon accounts are being turned into spam accounts.
Every account I've checked has been in the haveibeenpwned.com database, i.e. the spammers are using breaches from other websites and randomly trying e-mail/password combinations to get access to those accounts, insert spam links in the bio and start following people.
An exceptionally simple defence against this happening to you is using two-factor authentication. Check your account settings to see how to enable it.
There is no such thing as a forest that is TOO quiet. There is a forest that calm, and at peace. Or there is a forest holding it's breath, being still and cautious, bracing itself.
A forest can be concerningly quiet. Unsettlingly so. To say 'too quiet' is to say a puddle is 'too dry'. If a puddle is too dry it is no longer a puddle. If a forest is too quiet, you are not in a forest.
You are likely in an illusion, and in very grave danger.
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