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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.

@kensanata At the rate we're going, not only do the dystopias write themselves, but they write their own dystopia-generating-AIs to write their own dystopias.

Text of an email I sent to the FSF in response to their request for comment on future engagement with the GNU project:

soulsphere.org/gnu-fsf-comment

The 1994 game Perihelion: The Prophecy has a terrible nightmarish dystopian version of the internet. So I wrote about how it speaks to fears about the future of digital information obscuritory.com/essay/dystopia

I don't usually get to write about games from a librarian perspective!

Every time you go on a job interview, you lose a piece of your soul.

This is an amazing and entertaining history of CSS and browser layout. Check out the comments, too, from some of the original authors. eev.ee/blog/2020/02/01/old-css

Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:

git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets

Source: lwn.net/SubscriberLink/811068/

This article has a lot of explanatory power.

"the managerial control stripped from middle managers and production workers has been concentrated in a narrow cadre of executives who monopolize planning and coordination."

theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

Software is like an onion. If you open up the inner layers you start crying

My new came in yesterday and I've been tinkering with it. I had to open it up to get it started at all, so my expectations were met.

I'd like to report a murder.

(The opening lines of Greta Thunberg's speech at Davos)

[Culture war] is the centrality of beefing — a stylized, theatrical pattern of conflict designed to present a theater of moral righteousness, signal virtues, visibly strive towards a declared utopian condition, and most importantly, resist meaningful resolution. The conflict must be as impossible to terminate as the notional utopias being sought are impossible to actually attain. Beefing ... is ... an excellent way to perpetuate and grow a sustainable [conflict].

ribbonfarm.com/2020/01/16/the-

I am a current member of ISOC German chapter.

I have asked the board of the German ISOC about the .ORG sale, but their answers did not convince me that the sale is any good.

I fear ISOC is lost to the money.

I waited for positive developments around the .ORG sale.

Critical voices coming from ISOC NL and CA.

But it seems neither ISOC Board nor ICANN are listening.

I decided to leave ISOC. That is sad. 🙁

twitter.com/annevclark/status/

<< If anyone has a right to be mad at Harry and Meghan it's the people of Sussex, who have been left leaderless without their Duke and who are now defenseless against incursions from Hampshire and Kent. >>

How strange will it be when we detect alien sentient life somewhere off in space at such a great distance that it takes millions of years for light to travel between us so we just gaze up at their ancenstors and wonder if they are gazing back at our ancestors.

Wow. I sell a house and @CapitalOne@twitter.com freezes my accounts, including existing funds, over Christmas?!? They refuse to even allow access to existing funds - what the hell?

DO NOT BANK WITH CAPITAL ONE. THEY WILL DEFRAUD YOU.

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