Remember, kids: don't drink and code.

@meisam @suika You should, she doesn't say how much alcohol can contain your water intake.

@ice This has gone far enough, mom! You didn't need to hack Mastodon to keep complaining about the one night when I was like 11 where I spilled a can of root beer on your laptop while trying to test a Scratch project.

It was an accident! :(

@detondev lol this sounds like a rather painful memory! Did it survive?

This reminds me when a friend called me a few years ago to ask if I knew how to save his laptop. He had a bit of a hangover from the previous night, so he was drinking a lot of water... which ended up all over his Macbook.

@ice It worked fine, but most of the keys stopped working, so we made do with a software keyboard until a year later when the computer died. We couldn't just replace it because my parents were missionaries back then & we lived in a Turkish apartment near Syria's border, & while my parents did their thing with our neighbor's war, I stayed home and did shit on their laptop, which I "Shouldn't break because they are hard to replace out here."

I have a lot of specific memories because of this :D

@detondev I guess this context has probably led you to develop a close relationship with computers. The way you describe it sounds a bit surreal, yet totally normal. I mean, I can imagine a sharp contrast between what was going on around you and you making Scratch games on your own.

@ice Yeah, that environment was pretty conducive to becoming some form of gamemaker/techie. The first FOSS program I ever used was Scratch when I was 6 (this was back when you had to download it). Eventually I learned what FOSS meant after browsing the Scratch wiki for a while, and by the time I hit 8 I had replaced all the baked-in Windows stuff on my parent's laptop with FOSS stuff, after realizing that the FOSS stuff is easier to fix when I do a fuckup.

@detondev It's definitely no coincidence you ended up in this corner of the web then :)

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