The Coconut Light goes anywhere, fits anywhere, and it’s hypnotically cool

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/05/24/the-coconut-light-goes-anywher.html

while it does fit anywhere, removing it is another matter. an deeply embarrassing matter.

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Do not taunt the Happy Fun Ball!

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Didn’t realize lights were contraband in prison.

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They AREN’T ?!?!

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It’s a trap.

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There was a text adventure of “The Prisoner” is that abandonware now? I remember the entire premise of the game was you couldn’t ‘win’ and it was just designed to be psychologically torturing you.

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BB has long since simply become a shopping channel. After 14 or 15 years, I’m out of here. Bye.

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We all got to hustle to survive.

I could setup a forum or image board as a hobby and pay for it out of my own pocket. But I wouldn’t have time to do administration duties including organize moderators to keep things running smoothly. There are plenty of free places of lower quality, and not too many that can pull off full time administration without some revenue.

Banner ads views pay as little as zero. Click to sale conversions on the other hand, you don’t need too many of those to keep the lights on.

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This. Yes, these incredibly frequent ads for garbage products are tedious, but if clicking past them helps BB survive, it costs me basically nothing. The world is better with BB in it.

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you wouldn’t want to pay for Discourse out of your own pocket: https://www.discourse.org/pricing

Compared to other forum software discourse is really amazing, and totally worth the money.

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Buy me beloved! - Sargon, Star Trek - Return to Tomorrow.

The Coconut Light goes anywhere, fits anywhere, and it’s hypnotically cool

That should be “is hypnotically cool”. The “and” joins a list of predicates of which “Coconut Light” is the subject, so we don’t want another subject (the pronoun “it”). It’s amazing how commonly even people who write for a living lose track of what the items in a list are.

The Coconut Light:

  • goes anywhere
  • fits anywhere
  • it’s hypnotically cool

You won’t get far in life not knowing how to use the word “and”.

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I already pay more than that for colocation. I have 7U of shared rack space for game servers and what not. If you’re small you can get by cheaply with a VPS (around $6/mo) or if you’re careful at controlling your costs you can do AWS ($0-$1m).

And remember, you don’t have to pay for Discourse if you can live with self-hosting, it’s open source. But honestly Ruby on Rails is not my cup of tea.

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And Which Tyler led the Pedants Revolt.

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At the risk of rewarding a thread-hijacking pedant, I must thank you for the explanation. I felt something was wrong with the title, like I stumbled near the end.

Place open palm here —> <---- for your Internet high-five!

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Also: “silicone”, not “silicon”. One’s a versatile, stable polymer and the other is a brittle, silvery metalloid.

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The erotically-shaped coco de mer coconut does migrate. Peeps used to find them on beaches, and thought they came from sexy palm trees under the sea, but actually they float thousands of miles from the Seychelles.

ETA the sexy palm trees are disturbingly real though.

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