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Software dev, rant 

I love tests that succeed on their own but fail when i run the whole test suite. Said no programmer ever.

tech, law, morality; ~ 

How funny is it that Elastic blames Amazon on why they close-sourced ElasticSearch (, yet it’s Amazon who came up with an open source licensed alternative ( It’s also funny how i can do and don’t understand both sides from a business perspective (let’s just not dive into the personal, legal, and moral parts).

Hungarian Low/Politics, - 

I just realized how i mistyped Law as Low, and that it still fits…

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Hungarian Low/Politics, - 

According to the “family friendly” laws of Hungary, when you are on sick leave, you get 70% of your salary. Except when you are on sick leave with your kid; then it’s 50%.

Bragging about kids, + 

I once told my daughter (almost 7) that i think platypuses are awesome.; since then she’s completely sure that platypus is my favourite animal and she draws a lot of them for me. I have two platypuses holding a birthday cake, a platypus under a rainbow, a platypus just hanging around the riverside, and so on. She’s awesome.

Please check out my new novel NON-PLAYER CHARACTER, now on Kickstarter!

🏳️‍🌈 all queer cast
👋 autistic protagonist
🤗 a found family of TTRPG nerds
💜 asexual romance
🐉 shapeshifting
🐐 weird magical creatures
🐝 giant bees
🎲 playable TTRPG

tech, bragging, + 

I finally made myself write an Ansible playbook to install all the software i use. It’s on my TODO list for almost 4 years now…

Rant, FSF, money, - 

You can sign up for a (paid) associate membership on the @fsf page within a few minutes by clicking here-and-there, but you canʼt cancel it without emailing their support (which they donʼt answer for two days and counting)… And they call Windows a malware…

Thereʼs also a raven couple who live in the nearby hill. They fly above our place exactly at 7:30 and 13:30 (give or take a few minutes).

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We have a magpie in our garden that speaks crow all the time.

#gitea was hosted on Github, but had a clear plan on what milestones had to be passed for them to start self-hosting. Now they're migrating to . Gitea is a productive environment in which to host your project. With @codeberg you even get #codeberg Pages.

Github was proprietary from the beginning, but after Microsoft's acquisition it has moved deeper into the Extend phase with Github CLI. They're aiming for the entire open source infrastructure to orbit around them. Don't help them move the free software and open source world in this direction. You don't actually need Github. They need you.
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I released a new game today! Bonesweeper is a prototype of a small puzzle game inspired by Minesweeper. Excavate some fossils, build some skeletons! #fossilfriday #screenshotsaturday #gamedev #indiedev

A huge number of doctors resigned in Hungary after the govt. cut a big percentage of their salaries, because thatʼs a completely logical move to make during a pandemic…
Now everyone is talking about this, obviously. Based on what this govt. did in the past, i *think* they are doing some really Ugly Thing in the background, covering it with this scandal. Then, in about a week or two, they will revert this decision and apologise. And no one will question them about the actual Ugly Thing.

I love how my Microsoft SwiftKey suggests the word queer when i write a single letter Q, even though i donʼt often use that word

Tech rant, Windows, bloatware 

Iʼm downloading the Radeon drivers on a Windows machine. It already consumed more than 1GB and itʼs only 30% through. A single device driver. Plus all the bloat AMD forces down my throat if i want to play a game on Windows.

Food mention 

French fries with sour cream is strange in a good way.

Important takeaways about the COVID-19 vaccines. Please keep this in mind and share with others to help keep all of us safe and informed.

*Image credit to @sailorrooscout on Twitter. She is a scientist who has worked on the COVID-19 vaccine.*

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