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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.

Fediverse question for anyone not on m.s:

Do you feel like at least one of you instance moderators knows who you are, individually?

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Feel free to also reply with what instance you're on.

crazed idea of the day: what if but on a deployment?

Zoom acquired Keybase today.

Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.

Beware the Keybase formula:

1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded

You, a coward: Python doesn't have a switch statement

Me, a modern-day Galileo:

RT from twitter 

Wears a mask, check. Gloves, check. Follows social distancing guidelines, check.

The leadership we need in these trying times.

"A person is smart, people are dumb panicky animals and you know it" - some fictional character telling us what we want to hear.

I hate this narrative because it's not actually borne out by reality but the people around me always seem to be in love with it.

commentarymagazine.com/article

No one ever wants to tilt at the same windmills as I do.

I really need to talk with someone in 's school system about accessibility. There are way too many links to Google Docs and MS Office files, and I doubt they receive any pushback at all.

My island's name is MaLiliPona and it cheers me every time I see it.

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esoteric, heretical 

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Interestingly positive: "Why did god create atheists?" 

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