When the news-media headline says 'surprising'. But on reading the article it seems 'obvious'.

If someone cannot be honest about themselves, their prejudices, and their intentions – why should it come as a surprise they cannot be honest about history, culture, and the stain of colonialism as well?

When you are reading the documentation for a major and widely used software library and realize the author is deeply opinionated about Open Source and the practice of software development.

Not wrong mind you, but definitely doing the opposite of hiding his lamp under a basket…

Politics, Supreme Court, WTF 

When the VERY same justices who block gun control legislation on Originalist 2nd Amendment grounds – even though the 2nd was written in a time when the most powerful weapon available to your average citizen was a musket – dissent from a 1st Amendment case because the didn't exist in the days of the founders…

I guess pushing Republican politics is more important than consistency?

When an SF Worldcon is shuffling chairs YET AGAIN this year and they have lawsuits going with the venue and it is only a few months before the event and a pandemic is still raging and you can't imagine WTF they are thinking.

But you are REALLY glad you're not on the ConCom…

Your reminder that all package managers are evil, more or less, but the devil themself uses NPM.

When an app or network connected device scans phones or computers or other network connected devices on your LAN it can use that information for bad things. Really bad things.

However, the information can also be used for good things.

Thing is, those good things might be a Trojan Horse or a 'Camel's Nose under the Tent'. Even if you trust the app or device now, this does not mean you can trust it in the future.

Better to not open the door in the first place.

Politics, Character 

Ever notice how Republicans talk all the time about the importance of 'character' and morals, yet ignore the lack of character in their own ranks, while Democrats are the ones actually *showing* character, but rarely talk about it?

When the news focuses all its 'breaking news' attention on yet another fuckhead politician who let his dick do the thinking; while basically ignoring Iran's latest attempt to jumpstart WWIII.

– but you probably don't need it…

When you're wondering if you should do business with a company, so you type in the URL from the flyer and the URL redirects to a Facebook page and you go NOPE.

When you stop reading an opinion article, not because you disagree but because you dislike truth shading and false equivalence no matter who is doing it.

When you stop reading the comments, 'cuz it's all people schooling an OP about User Demographics and you wanted to read people's thoughts on the original topic.

When you see a headline along the lines of, "What [name]'s Real Problem Is," and you think, "So, basically, you published a three-thousand word article going into details (with examples) about how this person is an asshole, without ever using the word 'asshole'. Right?"

When the biggest news is rich and entitled people complaining about other rich and entitled people being mean to them.

Wow! Biden's going to have the Neanderthals all over his ass for that racially insensitive quip.

As of today, I'm leaning towards labeling those who eschew a reality-based worldview for conspiracy theories and quack remedies as 'mentally ill'.

Damn! Google just released a project with the same name as one of my background projects.

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