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Hey everyone! I'm Holly (or monorail), local Ice type Mastodon admin. I run glaceon.social, a small little instance that I think is, excuse me, cool.

I'm 23, :heart_ace:, :heart_bi:-romantic, a :heart_trans: girl, and white as the fallen snow.

My interests include programming, video james, and sleeping in until the afternoon. Say hi if you like, I don't bite. (40 power Dark type physical attack? No thanks!)

Typing with paws is tough, so have a pic:

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"holly why do you run your own instance instead of using someone else's"

:glaceon_shiny:β€‹πŸ’¬ "well, it's a great learning experience, i think it's important to the ideals of federation that there be a wide selection of instances to choose from rather than everyone piling into a few big ones, and it's as good a hobby as anything else"

:glaceon_shiny:β€‹πŸ’­ "modifying the code for shitposts"

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who's got two thumbs and has paws

this--

*looks back and forth at paws, distressed*

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hey

shoutout to trans glaceon girls named holly

y'all are valid

the good news is that now that it all works, it's extremely easy to convert songs to the right format and move them where they need to be

it's normally a lot of fiddling around and manually moving files around but now it's

  • download whatever you want

  • sunglasses

  • run Retrieve Downloads.bat

  • do the conversion with c3contools

  • run Finalize Import.bat

and that's it. it even cleans up after itself, deleting all the originals you don't need because they're not useful to you in that format

i mean really, look how easy it is to do filesystem stuff with python

>>> for f in os.listdir():
... with fileinput.FileInput(f+'/song.ini', inplace=1, backup='.bak') as file:
... for line in file:
... print(line.replace('Panic at the Disco', 'Panic! At the Disco'), end='')

why is that easier than using the built in cmd

to clarify this beast of a one liner,

i'm printing the filenames of everything in my downloads folder, and iterating over them. it seems like you can't iterate over lines from stdin, as far as i can tell, only the output of another command. the "canonical" command to use is findstr ".", where findstr is basically grep and it's just looking for any character. since i need to filter by the filenames anyway, i'm instead filtering in that same findstr. then, in the for loop i'm iterating with, i'm sticking the absolute path of the downloads folder onto the beginning of every filename, and using that as an argument for move

god windows scripting fucking sucks

because of ~reasons~ i want a script that i can just doubleclick and it'll move everything in D:\Downloads with a filename that ends in _rb3con to a folder sitting beside the script called To Import. it would have taken me like a minute with python but that felt like overkill, i figured i'd just do it with a batch file

after aaages of messing around with it i had this working in the command prompt

dir D:\Downloads /b | for /F "usebackq" %F in (`findstr "_rb3con$"`) do move "D:\Downloads\%F" "To Import"

...okay, that's ridiculously overcomplicated, but at least it finally worked. so i saved it to a .bat file. it no longer worked.

because if it's IN A FILE it has to look like this instead

dir D:\Downloads /b | for /F "usebackq" %%F in (`findstr "_rb3con$"`) do move "D:\Downloads\%%F" "To Import"

aw man i downloaded all the rock band network songs for clone hero and now i have all signs point to lauderdale on my computer, that song fuckin sucks

it's neat to me that there are so many rules to the death note that never come up in the story, they're just kind of there and exist in-universe

it's like they were saying "hell yeah, we'll flesh out the rules for your fanfic, why not"

long, how i tricked myself into doing something i've been meaning to do since january

 

hey did i mention how i accidentally tricked myself into doing something i've been meaning to do since january

lmao at the very end of this hl2 speedrun the announcer said "and in the immortal words of gordon freeman,"

(i don't know anything about the game i'm talking about, including its name. i just know that at the very beginning of the game you get dropped into a cave and the door closes behind you. and i think?? if i remember correctly?? that you navigate via some swinging mechanic. the goal of the game is to escape the cave, which involves navigating deeper into the cave, grabbing something to open the door, and then going all the way back. the ~30 frame speedrun involves swinging backwards immediately after the game begins before the door finishes closing.)

i know that some are really really short. it wasn't at a gdq but i once saw a speedrun that was on the order of like 30 frames

i wonder what the shortest speedrun in any gdq event was, but i'm unwilling to do any work to find out

If we're gonna keep calling radical movements radical we should call reactionary ones bogus

Half Life 2 speedrunner: "So for the rest of this run, Gordon doesn't exist and also he's a boat. There's some weird stuff going on."

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