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short rant about expectations 

One thing that came to my realization this evening is that life as a whole is actually much, much easier if you don't live to fulfill someone else's vision, because they told you that "I'd do X in your situation" or "I'd give a lot to be where you stand".

Until a few months ago, I was frequently getting texts like these from a few people. Now that I cut/reduced contact with them, I don't find myself constantly thinking that I have to do something because someone else told me to.

To some, above might look like getting normal pieces of advice from friends and relatives, to me in most cases it always felt like I'm depending on someone else's approval over my ideas and actions. It feels pretty awesome to finally be the only person to judge things I do even before I begin doing them.

my school will add me to some countrywide stock market simulation game. the game is simulated but there are real prizes. will writing a bot for that be weird, and is there an API for WIG20 prices somewhere?

Recreating Lord Nikon’s Laptop From Hackers

The outlandish computers from 1995’s Hackers are easily one of the most memorable elements of the iconic cult classic. In the film, each machine is customized to reflect the individual hacker that operates it,…

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Stumbled across this on youtube today, and it's pretty fascinating.

Using the original film was automatically colorized.

It's pretty far from perfect, but it's worlds better than I expected it to be, tbh.

I'm half tempted to try and fiddle with it, but I have too much else to do, honestly.

Genie: You have ONE WISH.

Me: Alright, I have one, but it's very detailed.
Genie: As long as it is only one wish, you're allowed to spend as much time as you want detailing it.

Me: Alright, here we go. *Grabs notebook and takes a deep breath* The key words MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD, SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Genie: Wait, is that...?

Me: *Flips notebook* Chapter 1. Preamble.

teacher told me to play some movie on the screen projector


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