Skip Navigation
InitialsDiceBearhttps://github.com/dicebear/dicebearhttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/„Initials” (https://github.com/dicebear/dicebear) by „DiceBear”, licensed under „CC0 1.0” (https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)AL
alyth @lemmy.world
Posts 43
Comments 267
Too many posers
  • I remember a comedy sketch. A guy is walking down the street when a uniformed captain interrupts him angrily and asks why he's not at work. The captain drags him to the docks and puts him to work. Turns out the guy is wearing a shirt with a generic print like 'Navy Club Est. 1972' - Does anyone remember where this is from?

  • Dude, where’s my car? 🚗 🤔
  • Reminds me of the LLM generated joke from an [https://benchmarks.llmonitor.com/holidays](LLM Benchmark)

    1. What did the suitcase say to the hat?

    2. You go on ahead, I'll just hang around here.

    3. Why did the tomato turn red?

    4. It saw the salad dressing.

    5. What did the ocean say to the beach?

    6. Nothing, it just waved.

    7. What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?

    8. Where's my tractor?

    9. What did the farmer say when he lost his cow?

    10. Where's my tractor?

    11. What did the farmer say when he lost his sheep?

    12. Where's my tractor?

    13. What did the farmer say when he lost his chickens?

    14. Where's my tractor?

    15. What did the farmer say when he lost his pigs?

    16. Where's my tractor?

    17. What did the farmer say when he lost his crops?

    18. Where's

  • Books @lemmy.world alyth @lemmy.world

    What are your favorite openings to a book?

    In an interview with recently deceased author Paul Auster, he says the following:

    > When I was 9 or 10, my grandmother gave me a six-volume collection of books by Robert Louis Stevenson, which inspired me to start writing stories that began with scintillating sentences like this one: “In the year of our Lord 1751, I found myself staggering around blindly in a raging snowstorm, trying to make my way back to my ancestral home.”

    This encouraged me to browse my bookshelf and search for those scintillating first sentences. As it turns out, many of the books that I loved the most really do pack a punch before the end of their first paragraph. Here's my personal selection. Unlike Auster's example, the ones I am sharing do not immediately drop you in the middle of the action, as the number of adventure books on my bookshelf is marginal. However, I do feel they capture a lot about the protagonist and set the tone for the novel.

    I would love for you to share yours.

    The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster: > I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I traveled down there from Westchester to scope out the terrain.

    Moon Palace by Paul Auster: > It was the summer that men first walked on the moon. I was very young back then, but I did not believe there would ever be a future.

    The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger > If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.

    The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin by David Nobbs > When Reginald Iolanthe Perrin set out for work on the Thursday morning, he had no intention of calling his mother-in-law a hippopotamus.

    43
    Ctrl + Shift + A
  • so I can figure out how to export a PNG.

    1. File > Export As
    2. Under 'Select File Type' choose png, or name the file anything ending in .png
    3. Click Export. Leave the settings as-is or tweak them if you know what you're doing
    4. Confirm

    I spent five hours trying to merge some layers

    1. Right Click the Layer
    2. In the context menu, click Merge Down

    Your examples suck. Got any real examples?

  • would you do this?
  • Here's my personal 'recommendation' list. The list comprises stories which are good while not being part of any major developments in the show's timeline. So, if someone wanted to watch Doctor Who with me, I'd pick one of these. Feel free to criticize or add to this list.

    S Tier:

    • Inferno (3rd Doctor, 7 episodes, 1970)
    • City of Death (4th Doctor, 4 episodes, 1979)
    • Vengeance on Varos (6th Doctor, 2 episodes, 1985)
    • Vincent and the Doctor (11th Doctor, 1 episode, 2010)

    A Tier:

    • The Aztecs (1st Doctor, 4 episodes, 1967)
    • The Enemy of the World (2nd Doctor, 6 episodes, 1967)
  • Spotted this shirt at a second-hand shop

    A sand colored shirt with the following text printed on it: "You never know the day she has maybe that's a date with destiny and it's best to be as pretty as possible for desginy"

    4

    Andersen's Missing Bell - Sometimes (2024)

    Andersen's Mising Bell is a melancholic alternative rock band based in Quebec city. Inspired by bands like Manchester Orchestra, The Hotelier, Death Cab For Cutie and Radiohead, the band defines itself by its explosiveness and vulnerability.

    Bandcamp

    I won’t ever get a house I won’t ever feel secure I won’t ever be something more

    So just give up already You’ve got better things to do Then listen to a lost cause

    ‘Cause everyone can be replace And nobody’s special Sometimes I would just rather

    Get hit by a car I’d feel so much better Sometimes I would just rather Get hit by a car I’d feel so much better Well, sometimes I would just rather

    No I’m not worth your time (Not worth my time) And I hope that you leave As soon as you can (As you can)

    And I won’t even try (Won’t even try) To keep you in my life ‘Cause I’m hurting you Yeah I’m hurting you so bad (You’re hurting me so bad)

    ‘Cause I never talk (Never talk) And I never smile I can’t cope with my mind (With my mind)

    So I’ll go back (Go the fuck away) To where I belong All alone in my queen sized bed (Queen sized bed)

    I’m not worth your time (Not worth my time) And I hope that you leave As soon as you can (As you can)

    And I won’t even try (Won’t even try) To keep you in my life ‘Cause I’m hurting you Yeah I’m hurting you so bad (You’re hurting me so bad)

    ‘Cause I never talk (Never talk) And I never smile I can’t cope with my mind (With my mind)

    So I’ll go back (Oh please go the fuck away) To where I belong All alone in my queen sized bed (Queen sized bed)

    Sometimes I’d just rather Sometimes I’d just rather

    Get hit by a car I’d feel so much better Sometimes I would just rather Get hit by a car I’d feel so much better Well, sometimes I would just rather

    Get hit by a car Get his by a car And fly (and die) And fly (and die)

    0

    I cannot make any post/comment containing the string [slash]etc[slash]passwd on lemmy.world

    When I try to submit a post or comment containing the string [slash]etc[slash] passwd, the submit button goes into a loading state and spins indefinitely. The request is blocked by Cloudflare with status code 403. I can't even search for the forbidden string. You have to check dev tools to find out what went wrong, this error is not handled in the UI at all.

    So, if you've ever tried to reply to a tech issue and the UI just won't let you, maybe this is why.

    39

    Firefox stops loading pages seemingly at random, shows NS_BINDING_ABORTED, have to restart

    Sometimes I'll be browsing Firefox and things go wrong seemingly at random - all pages load indefinitely or show a screen indicating failure to load. This can be fixed by running pkill firefox and then starting a new instance. A look at Dev Tools shows that all requests fail and a message NS_BINDING_ABORTED is shown. I have looked up "firefox NS_BINDING_ABORTED" but none of the results 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 provided any solution.

    Does anyone here know more about this issue?

    Firefox version information:

    Firefox Borwser 126.0

    Mozilla Firefox for Arch LInux

    archlinux - 1.0

    10

    Talking about your hobbies

    The following text is overlaid over an image of Patrick Star fast asleep on Squidward's couch.

    people: why don't you talk about YOUR hobbies?

    me: talks about my hobbies

    people:

    32

    i am changing my online persona today~ :3

    what ever happened to the teen on skype writing :3 and uwu and ilu everywhere? ;-; maybe i wasn't happier then but at least i was looking forward to things :^) it's b-better than being misewable right? :c

    21

    GreenWing - Eatin' It (2024)

    GreenWing is a Heavy Indie band that features singalong hooks & driving rhythms - https://linktr.ee/greenwingmusic

    Featured in the magazine North Sask Music Zine

    0

    Help me identify this song?

    Update June 10, 2024:

    I recorded a full sample of the song on the radio station CHYZ 94.3 - The college radio of Université de Laval, located in Laval, Québec, Canada. The lyrics aren't anywhere online except in this post and on watzatsong .

    Here is an audio sample of the song on vocaroo

    • I messaged the radio station on Facebook but they couldn't help me
    • A friend of mine posted a request for help to watzatsong
    • Here are the full lyrics to the song - as far as I can discern

    Let me meditate on this

    You say that we can learn the art of letting go

    The pure eternal bliss in lessons left unlearned

    Neverlasting afterglow (?)

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind could just shut off

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind could just shut off

    and with a simple prayer, the thoughts would go away

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind will shut off

    Drifting to the abyss

    Longing to be taken beneath the undertow

    Something goes amiss

    My broken soul will yearn for that feeling forever

    (backing)

    Dream the night away till the darkness goes away (x4)

    I'll let you meditate on this

    I know that I could learn the art of letting go

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind could just shut off

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind could just shut off

    and with a word from you, the pain will go away

    Hopefully you'll flick on the switch, my mind will shut off

    (backing)

    Dream the night away till the darkness goes away (x2)

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind will just shut off

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind will just shut off

    and with a single kiss, the pain will go away

    I'll flick on the switch, my mind will shut off

    (backing)

    Dream the night away till the darkness goes away (x2)

    My mind will shut off

    5