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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.

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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.

This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.

It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."

The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.

No, really: merriam-webster.com/dictionary

GitHub - google/schism: A self-hosting Scheme to WebAssembly compiler github.com/google/schism

I love watching my kid on his computer, clicking around the GNOME shell like it was the most natural thing in the world. He's never known desktop Windows, only Linux.

RT @BostonReview@twitter.com

" has made clear that it has a red line: it will not give workers an institutional voice in the company. After the initial employee walkout, it refused to budge on the organizers’ demand that it appoint an employee representative to its board." bostonreview.net/class-inequal

USPOL 

People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.

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 

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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.