@ajroach42 Last week a customer called in about repairing a hand vacuum with worn-out built-in NiCad batteries. I checked with the manufacturer and they said they didn't sell replacement battery packs because it wouldn't be economical to repair.

Today the customer brought in the vacuum and some new NiCad packs he found online. They weren't exactly the same physically so I had to dremel the case a little, but it made me so happy to help someone stick it to the man like that.

@yogthos I think there's an inherent freedom to software that means they have to try to monetize something else - infrastructure, convenience, attention etc. Meanwhile a lot of tech companies are contributing to a commons of open source software for their own purposes, which is undermining private property in a very different way. Very interesting indeed.

Just as US troops have been pulled out of Syria as Turkey prepares for ethnic cleansing, it has now sent in thousands to defend the bloody authoritarian regime of Saudi Arabia and its oil infrastructure from further attacks. wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/1

Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

🌿The Master of the Forest🌱

This has been on my mind for some weeks now. Drawing bears is hard but I managed to finish it! :D

(PS: I’m gonna keep drawing boys hugging dangerous animals. It’s a thing I do now α••( ᐛ )α•—)

Next project I take on is going to be written in Python, because I like and understand it. Client don't know or care what technology is used.

Quite fed up with having to work in a statically typed language. This C# project I've inherited has multiple classes doing the same work, completely unnecessarily, and it is going to be a real headache to sort out.

death, Irish language 

@katherine_montalto Thanks! I got that one printed for myself actually, one of my favourites πŸ˜„

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