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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.

“Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

the original storyline ended with this quote from Dune:

I know the evil of my ancestors because I am those people. [...] I know that few of you who read my words have ever thought about your ancestors this way. It has not occurred to you that your ancestors were survivors and that the survival itself sometimes involved savage decisions, a kind of wanton brutality which [civilization] works very hard to suppress. What price will you pay for that suppression? Will you accept your own extinction?

On the other hand, as accurate as this turned out to be, I didn't notice any grand utopias coming from the post-Butlerian Jihad, either.

In the future, it's unsettlingly possible we're going to need all the machine intelligence we can get. Either to solve the problems of our own making or to compete against those that have embraced them.

“Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.”
— Frank Herbert, Dune

My cantos.social domain registration just auto-renewed. I guess I'm stuck running it for another year.

If you want real consistency:

1mol = 1e10
1s = 1mol cesium-133 oscillations
1m = c/1mol s
etc.

Mood: wishing the standards people had fudged SI definitions to nice round numbers, so that:

1s = 1e10 cesium-133 oscillations
1m = c/3e8 s
1mol = 6e23

Obviously too late now.

I think this may actually represent almost the entire office here.

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All I want is a 5"x7" (or A5) notebook with rules only on the right for both journaling and daily sketching, and nobody seems to make that that I can find.

when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

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czep.net/17/legion-of-lobotomi hits a note with me. I was the sysadmin of one in the last era of the unix-as-social-pod servers (circa 1998-2002). I, too, am nostalgic, but it was hard to argue when all my user-friends left for livejournal and myspace.

Against all evidence, city of Savannah claims googly eyes glued to Revolutionary War statue are "not funny"
boingboing.net/2018/10/13/nath

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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.