Unity (former game engine company) has merged with an actual adware and malware distribution company. That's not an exaggeration. Fake Flash installers, was blacklisted by Microsoft's anti-malware tool, VirusTotal entires, that kind of thing.

blog.infostruction.com/2018/10

benedelman.org/news-021815/

Don't build your games on engines you don't have the source code to.

I was searching for some technical thing on Google yesterday, and the first 10 results were all automated SEO spam sites reposting stuff from other sites and filling the page with garbage and nonsense. It's gotten worse and worse recently, and Google seems to have stopped caring.

Trying out Kagi now. It lets you add domains to block from the results.

(I know there are browser extensions to do this client-side for Google. It's not the same. Google results after first 15 are random junk.)

MarkovJunior is a probabilistic programming language where programs are combinations of rewrite rules and inference is performed via constraint propagation.

github.com/mxgmn/MarkovJunior

That "Bionic Reading" thing with the bold letters that went around the other day is turning out to be a patent & trademark scam run by nutjobs. (Also, it doesn't work.)

twitter.com/TorpedoGG/status/1

DuckDuckGo has completely removed and hidden my website -- completely, and including Ripcord -- from all search results. I only know about this because someone messaged me to say they were pointed to a site with malware instead of my real website when searching for Ripcord on DuckDuckGo.

I don't host malware or anything like that on my website. I am careful about what I have on it. I don't even host unsigned executables on it. 🥴

Bing also hides me, too, I guess.

Today on Linux Desktop: routine update made most of the icons turn blue or disappear.

This Arch Linux install survived 6 months (used only for testing builds) before it broke itself via package manager.

I haven't installed any new packages on it in 6 months. This is just a routine upgrade with a simple desktop configuration.

Added a thing to the status bar in Beetbug that shows the name of the last event and the number of instruction ops it executed.

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