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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.

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?

This is so profound on so many levels I don't know where to begin.

When Having Friends Is More Alluring Than Being Right
theferrett.com/2019/07/29/when

I dropped my client onto github today! It's 1000sloc of /Tk for the core, plus a bunch of plugins. I've been using it as my primary client for the past couple of years, so it's well-used.

It's not for everyone, but I'd say it's one of the most hackable clients out there.

github.com/dlowe-net/irken

uspol, musings on due process and police states 

uspol,satire 

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First the Internet gave us access to everything. Then it gave everything access to us.

Super Mario 64 has been decompiled, in its entirety, basically by hand (writing code until it compiles into the right binary) gbatemp.net/threads/super-mari

aeon.co/ideas/if-work-dominate

"For unlike someone devoted to the life of contemplation, a total worker takes herself to be primordially an agent standing before the world, which is construed as an endless set of tasks extending into the indeterminate future."

A bunch of you (mostly those with white collar jobs) should read this and consider how close you are to the sort of ideology this article discusses. I think it'll feel uncomfortable, but may help motivate you toward new opinions.

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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.