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brion

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nerd, weirdo, person, whatever. i enjoy bad puns and you will see them. i also like going off on random tangents about tech, movies, or other random things of interest. fun activities include having mental health and flight simulation.

you may enjoy my work on mediawiki & wikipedia, or my wacky webassembly codecs. or my cat photos!

formerly of mastodon.technology and identi.ca (so it goes)

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hehe the old microsoft keyboards and mice that they discontinued in preference to the surface brand are being resurrected under a licensee

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/discontinued-and-unreleased-microsoft-peripherals-revived-by-licensing-deal/

brion, to random
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this place is not a place of honor
no great deeds are commemorated here
what was here was dangerous and repulsive to us
the danger still exists in your time

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programmers: "dates are easy, just plug in a day/month/year and something about leap years"

people who know: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proleptic_Gregorian_calendar mic drop

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"The table below assumes a Julian leap day of 29 February, but the Julian leap day, that is, the bissextile day"

:blobnervous2:​

brion,
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Julian calendar leap year handling was the "Y2K bug" of its time

>> Although Greek astronomers had known, at least since Hipparchus,[42] a century before the Julian reform, that the tropical year was slightly shorter than 365.25 days, the calendar did not compensate for this difference. As a result, the calendar year gains about three days every four centuries compared to observed equinox times and the seasons. This discrepancy was largely corrected by the Gregorian reform of 1582.

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brion,
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haha and we think we have it bad when american and european colleagues have different daylight saving time states for a week

>> Due to the confusion about this period, we cannot be sure exactly what day (e.g. Julian day number) any particular Roman date refers to before March of 8 BC, except for those used in Egypt in 24 BC which are secured by astronomy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_calendar#Leap_year_error

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Scenario:

You're sexting, but the picture has to be painted by one of history's greatest portrait artists. Who do you go with?

brion,
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brion, to random
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Finally I can stop paying for Disney+! I have the original right here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steamboat_Willie_(1928)_by_Walt_Disney.webm

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Holiday edition #Monsterdon - Hogfather part 2: Electric Boogaloo!

starting on tubi now...

brion,
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#Monsterdon holly, jolly... molly? they, uh rollin' dirty?

brion,
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#Monsterdon OSHA does not approve

brion,
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#Monsterdon this machine is how retrocomputing enthusiasts toot

brion,
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#Monsterdon they have the power of rule 34

brion,
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#Monsterdon women with swords, always a plus

brion,
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#Monsterdon 'out of cheese error' me too, discworld computer. me too

brion,
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#Monsterdon teeth teeth teeth teeth TEETH TEETH TEETH TEETH

brion,
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#Monsterdon "do you see a lion, a witch, or a wardrobe?"

brion,
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#Monsterdon tooth concrete OH GROSS

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#Monsterdon egon would get along with these guys

check for ectoplasm

brion,
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#Monsterdon victiorian chatgpt

brion,
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#Monsterdon "then the actress who played peter pan turned to the audience and said 'you didn't clap hard enough. tinkerbell's DEAD.'"

brion,
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#Monsterdon don't fear the reaper (baby take my hand)

brion,
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#Monsterdon the wizard is a wreck, i feel him intensely lol

brion,
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#Monsterdon "there's no death here. there is, however, intense pain"

brion,
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#Monsterdon remember kids, never hit a woman. it's ok to murder men en masse however, they were just tooth guards

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