Pinned toot

@chr
If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.

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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.

Also, let's be honest - 8-bit color was a later luxury. The 8-bit computers had a total of 16 colors available.

If you say your game has an 8-bit aesthetic, I don't want to see more than 256 colors on the screen.

Hi, people on cantos!

We never send local toots, so here's mine.

grumpiness 

Three logicians walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Do you all want a beer?"

The first logician says, "I don't know."

The second logician says, "I don't know."

The third logician says, "Yes."

The reason “people are the monsters all along” is the scariest trope is because a person is just a ghost trapped in a skeleton trapped in a zombie.

A fearducken.

This is the most encouraging news I've read all year: Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.

bbc.com/future/story/20190513-

When someone new starts following me, I look at their ratio.

By which I mean, if you are following 12k people and being followed by 635 people, I am probably blocking you. Mass following is a serious red flag for me.

I went to the rally in . Rallies aren't really my thing. I wandered around for a bit and then left. Good luck to them.

The next FLOSS philosophy 

The RMS resignation was inevitable and right, but at the same time very sad.

Things can be right and sad at the same time. We can feel empathy while knowing this was necessary.

For people celebrating, we understand why. For those feeling sad about it, it's okay to feel sad too, but we all knew it had to happen.

#RMS #Stallman #FSF

"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. 💸 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.

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