Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

Part of modern suffering stems from the subject’s inhibition towards the world; in modern societies those who are naturally inhibited are crushed by the construction of interpersonal relationships. It is interesting to think that even though the world is moving towards a forced and artificial inhibition promoted by the amount of time connected, still, yes, those with greater dis-inhibition manage to do well in social relationships. Anyway, they seem to win even though they have nothing to offer the world, they are whores of the word and of the moment.

PersistAssist is a fully modular persistence framework written in C#. All persistence techniques contain a cleanup method which will server to remove the persistence aside from the persistence code. This is a WIP so there are many empty classes, the main object of this project initially was to build out a fully modular framework meant to make adding new features as simple as inheriting a class and adding the code. PersistAssist - a fully modular persistence framework

In the year of our lord 2022 we have finally lowered their standards so much that we are only defending the word democracy and western values. There is nothing of substance in those concepts beside their cynical use in marshaling an army of liberals to support the next bombing and proxy war.

Ever since I heard about nuclear weapons, I’ve wanted to experience one myself. Random redditor

You know what else seeks infinite growth in a finite system? Cancer.

A long long time ago (in 2012) I ran Linux on an 8-bit AVR. It was kind of a cool record at the time. I do not think anyone has beaten it - nobody’s managed to run Linux on a lower-end device than that 8-bit AVR. The main problem was that is was too slow to be practical. The effective speed was 10KHz, the boot time was 6 hours. Cool, but I doubt that any one of those people who built one of those devices based on my design ever waited for the device to boot more than once. It was time to improve it! My business card runs Linux, yours can too

Silly proof-of-concept for a PDF chatroom, showcasing the incredibly silly power of PDF (and Word). PDFChat

A writer, when he knows what it is about and how it is done, grows accustomed to war. … It is a shock to discover how truly used to it you become… But no one becomes accustomed to murder. And murder on a large scale we saw every day. … The totalitarian fascist states believe in the totalitarian war. That put simply means that whenever they are beaten by armed forces they take their revenge on unarmed civilians. In this war, since the middle of November, they have been beaten at the Parque del Oeste, they have been beaten at the Pardo, they have been beaten at Carabanchel, they have been beaten on the Jarama. they have been beaten at Brihuega and at Córdoba, and they are being fought to a standstill at Bilbao. Every time they are beaten in the field they salvage that strange thing they call their honor, by murdering civilians. Ernest Hemingway

Today, Chinese people on social media find themselves in the position of defending their country from Anglos because they didn’t start a pointless war and kill millions. Makes you think, eh?

VMware on Tuesday announced patches for several critical and high-severity vulnerabilities affecting VMware Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager, vRealize Automation, and other products.

A total of ten security flaws are detailed in the company’s advisory, affecting VMware Workspace ONE Access, Access Connector, Identity Manager, Identity Manager Connector, and vRealize Automation. One of the issues is rated “critical severity.”

Tracked as CVE-2022-31656 (CVSS scores: 9.8), the issues impact VMware Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager, and vRealize Automation. “A malicious actor with network access to the UI may be able to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate,” the company noted in its advisory. CVE-2022-31656 - critical auth bypass flaw in multiple VMware products

On social media, the only thing worse than being insulted is being outright ignored.

The man who says he can and the man who says he can’t are both correct. Confucius

Have you ever felt the eyes of a older man burning into the back of your skull when you get on the bus, and when you press the ‘stop’ button after he fails for the fifth time to successfully press it or picked up something that rolled out of his shopping bag, he thanks you, starts chatting, and even though the doors are open is in no rush to exit the bus? As if this simple altruistic gesture has created a blood bond.

Any movement against US imperialism will be labeled and shut down as a Russian op. This is fascism creeping in and people are defending it.

War. War never changes.

The end of the world occurred pretty much as we had predicted. Too many humans, not enough space or resources to go around. The details are trivial and pointless, the reasons, as always, purely human ones.

The earth was nearly wiped clean of life. A great cleansing, an atomic spark struck by human hands, quickly raged out of control. Spears of nuclear fire rained from the skies. Continents were swallowed in flames and fell beneath the boiling oceans. Humanity was almost extinguished, their spirits becoming part of the background radiation that blanketed the earth. Fallout 2

I try to be a poet but I’m no poet.
I try to be real but I’m not real.

The only choice that remains is whether to succumb to madness or to start a record collection.