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I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at . I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.

I know the conlangs and . I write hobby code in and .

I play a bunch of instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.

I started the cantos.social instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

That spammer, worries about how the fediverse will manage to respond 

I wanted to shout out to Erik Davis and his excellent podcast Expanding Minds, to which I have been listening for years. It's an interview podcast dealing with spirituality, psychedelics, and the cultures of consciousness. Hopefully one day he'll join us on the fediverse. 😁 techgnosis.com/category/podcas

Twitter missed opportunity 

> This tension between the simplicity of EQ and the usefulness of EQUAL has led to a great deal of confusion. This confusion has now lasted for 30 years, with additional confusion having been recently added by Common Lisp. Since neither EQ nor EQUAL has the desired semantics for the multiplicity of Common Lisp datatypes, Common Lisp added six more--EQL, EQUALP, =, CHAR=, STRING=, and STRING-EQUAL, yet these also lack the correct semantics. Scheme continues this confusion by offering the three predicates (eq?, eqv? and equal?) which are roughly equivalent to Common Lisp's EQ, EQL and EQUALP.

-- "Equal Rights for Functional Objects or, The More Things Change, The More They Are the Same", Henry G. Baker

home.pipeline.com/~hbaker1/Obj…

Petition:

That Google create a code editing environment and/or graphical tool library for Go called Ogle

Then that Google reimplement all of Google in Go/Ogle

Finally that Google create an extensive brand marketing campaign to distinguish their particular flavour of the language / library combination from the freely available open-source variant:

'Don't Just Go Go/Ogle, Go GOOGLE Go/Ogle'

"Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry" by Paul Ford wired.com/story/why-we-love-te

I consider myself a disillusioned techno-optimist, and this piece does a good job of capturing some of that heartbreak. Paul Ford is a great writer.

My instance upgrade script is finally getting to the point where it reliably upgrades without manual intervention. Whew!

Say what you will, but Sonic getting a live action movie that nobody asked for which seems doomed to be a train wreck of bad decisions from it's very inception is extraordinarily on-brand for the franchise.

Warning: If you don't schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for you.

TIL "moral injury". This is way more useful than "burnout"

`The concept of moral injury was introduced [...] as stemming from the "betrayal of 'what's right' in a high-stakes situation by someone who holds power."`

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_in

rpgs, consent, emotional safety 

actually, the _connector_ is called USB-C. the standard is USB-C's Monster

Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.

Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.

*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

Please enjoy this short, but completely insane, bit of interactive fiction: adamcadre.ac/if/905.html

Hi, Cantos...ians. I've spun up an experimental Facebook replacement called Hubzilla at hub.cantos.social/. Let me know if you want an invite.

Remember when we were using ext2 on Linux? And every time you lost power, it spent about 5-10 mins fscking the universe?

There are some things I'm nostalgic about on computers, but I'm so happy to leave that one behind.

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Cantos aspires to be an experimental community of crafts, arts, and games. We believe in nurturing a small intimate group connected to and inspired by global society.