tips for meddling parents
It's not an easy situation when the parent refuses to meet their child where the child is and insists on living in the past or in fantasy. For those who do wish to break this pattern or not fall into it, these tips may help:
1. Cultivate identity, interests, and sense of meaning beyond being a parent and needing someone to be dependent on you. This may also help you avoid becoming an annoying "gimme my grandkids" whiner. Your parenting days are done!! Get over it!!
2. Rethink and challenge your own concept of what makes a good life. The world is always changing, and what worked when you were young might no longer work. Your child is also not you (I know, shock!!) and what worked for you might not work for them. If your child's life isn't actually off kilter, they don't need you to fix it for them.
3. Understand and know your child as who they are, not who you wished they were or the small child you remember them to be. Your child is so much more than your fond hopes could have conjured up, and that's a blessing! Get to know this wondrous, unique person you had the luck of bringing into the world and/or raising to adulthood. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done and for God's sake get a hobby outside of meddling in their life.
This is the sort of ridiculous model rocket I need to build.
I also want to build and fly an Estes' Big Daddy, but get a "Daddy Issues" decal made for it.
It's Fortran day! Here's a fun general purpose program to compute spacecraft turn maneuvers: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720023254.pdf
Please, /please/, don't make /only/ videos, y'all! Make text articles too!
Text is even /easier/ to make it's just /always/ video
Not everyone can do videos. Especially long videos that we're expected to Sit Down And Focus Entirely On which means engaging speech parsing AND we can't easily back up and reread things like we could text and we /can't slow down/ like we could text and we can't skim like we could text and just
there's often /no point/ to it being a video and we /can't/.
"I Now Own the Coinhive Domain. Here's How I'm Fighting Cryptojacking and Doing Good Things with Content Security Policies." by Troy Hunt https://www.troyhunt.com/i-now-own-the-coinhive-domain-heres-how-im-fighting-cryptojacking-and-doing-good-things-with-content-security-policies/
Good reminder of the importance of Content Security Policy!
This is an interesting take on mining games vs. farming games by Max Kreminski
That’s the gardening games #zine
This edition talks about how by constantly generating new resources infinitely, mining games create a somewhat exploitive approach. Compared to gardening games, which have finite resources and enrich the location instead of depleting it
This might be of interest to CRT fans on here.
This is a great video on the Planck keyboard. If you are thinking about a mechanical keyboard, watch it.
When you're talking about Linux, it's okay to say that it's "open source".
It's okay to say that it's "free software".
It's okay to call it "GNU/Linux", "Linux", or to mess up its name.
It's okay to refer to it as "the one with the friendly penguin".
Part of RMS' legacy has been an incessant obsession with terminology and pedantry, overshadowing far more important shared objectives which are fundamentally emancipatory in nature.
Pedantry is not activism; it is alienating, not emancipatory.
You can do multi-dimensional when-clauses in Ruby case statements?
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