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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.

"When C is your hammer, everything looks like a thumb"

Banned C standard library functions in Git source code:

github.com/git/git/blob/master

Honestly, I can only take so much of it before it gets emotionally exhausting. But it's beautiful.

Kind Words is a "game" where people send very short anonymous requests for letters, and anonymously reply to them. There's no scoring, no reward beyond a mention of thanks and a small collection of stickers. There's no possibility of fame or going viral, and it seems to bring out the best in people. The vibe reminds me of Mastodon's better moments.
It's only 5$ on Steam, no charge on the Humble Trove. popcannibal.com/kindwords/

The best way to pressure the FSF to sever ties with RMS is to cancel your membership/recurring donations and let the board know why.

RMS is viewed as the main driver of donations and support for the FSF, an asset as opposed to a liability. πŸ’Έ talks

"The concept of what constitutes our lives has changed profoundly. It is no longer the people around us, or even the landscape, our lives now are made up of people who are not here (and landscapes in travel brochures and nature documentaries). That is quite something."

theautomaticearth.com/2019/07/

CPR classes should all have about ten actors all panicking loudly and screaming while you try to apply the techniques.

Strange servers distributing patches is no basis for a system of government!

In the 1960s, the ecological notion that "there is no 'away' to throw things" finally became widespread regards pollution, first stated by Barry Commoner.

In the 2010s, the informational notion that "there is no 'other' informatics ecosystem" on which security, privacy, or surveillance practices and principles apply is slowly dawning.

#security #privacy #surveillance #ThereIsNoAway

schneier.com/blog/archives/201

My open source projects are maintained using shame-driven development.

I can somewhat play the , but not enough to hang out with the real musicians. Here's a video I made a while ago:

youtube.com/watch?v=75Ul13tib_

I've mostly forgotten how to play this, I've recently started trying to relearn it.

"..things that can be parsed as variable names are treated as variable names in arithmetic contexts. ..bash does this *recursively* until it gets to an integer, or to something that can't be parsed as either an integer or a variable name."

lists.gnu.org/archive/html/hel

OMG. This is _not_ documented.

@gcb @rain @kingcons

My Pebble's vibration motor finally bit the dust, so now I'm smartwatch shopping. The contenders are not promising in comparison.

I found one that looked kind of neat and got rave reviews, but then I looked at the Android app reviews and they were filled with bile and regret.

I sure wish Pebble hadn't gone out of business.

"Minimum wage machine" produces one penny every 4.97 seconds when the handle is turned, the same rate of earning as the current federal minimum wage in the U.S. (\$7.25)

Birdsite, farming demographics 

Long thought-provoking piece about the upper class (in Yale specifically and the US broadly) and their abdication of the responsibilities of privilege.

palladiummag.com/2019/08/05/th

How do I kill the 30-50 feral hog memes that run into my timeline?

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