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toast made a hole in the bottom of one of the couches and has activated full goblin mode.

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software development grumbling 

NPM has been installing shit for half an hour

negative 

I am sick of my job.

work grumbling, programming 

I was actually wrong in this instance because the integration tests were being run in a weird way I wasn't aware of.

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work grumbling, programming 

Workmate thinks that the exceptions in the logs have nothing to do with the integration tests failing because the error is about data processing. What do you think the integration tests are _doing_?

Signs of impending civilisational collapse: Torrent sites are getting slower to upload new episodes.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 

It's surprising that it took this long for Star Trek to just do Omelas

Linux problems 

I have an issue on Ubuntu: When I launch GUI applications from the terminal (Kitty in my case, but it also happens in the default one) they are sometimes scaled wrong and far too big to be usable. Does anyone know a fix or workaround for this?

thoughts on Spiral by Koji Suzuki 

I will say that, as much as I don't like the resurrection plotline, the fact that Sadako is not actually the mastermind pulling the strings here and has no idea how she came back to life, then just goes to the cinema, is really funny. It makes a very sharp contrast to the usual image of her from adaptations.

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thoughts on Spiral by Koji Suzuki 

The ending of Ring is undermined from all angles and this Spiral tries to try to repeat basically the same ending again (only much stupider) with the main character choosing a chance to be with his family over the fate of humanity.

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thoughts on Spiral by Koji Suzuki 

Ryuji haunts the entire novel. Suzuki clearly thought he had come up with the most engaging character ever with this stupid edgelord. He apparently masterminded everything, even though it makes absolutely no sense and contracts his inner thoughts that we see in the first book.

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thoughts on Spiral by Koji Suzuki 

The virus is less a force of nature or, well, virus, and more a monster with a will and its own agenda. That's less interesting to me and it doesn't help that it's agenda is complete nonsense.

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thoughts on Spiral by Koji Suzuki 

It also undermines that implied existential threat to the reader by making the virus much more arbitrary in its behaviour. It spares people it thinks will be useful. It kills people it has no need for even though they follow what were assumed to be the original instructions. The week deadline doesn't really apply any more if it wants you.

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thoughts on Spiral by Koji Suzuki 

But it fails to go all the way in that. Ring in-universe is not credited to Koji Suzuki and the movie adaptation mentioned in the ending doesn't line up with the movie that was coming out when this book was written, it's being made far too soon.

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