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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.

Rose Eveleth from Wired has noticed the worrying parallels between Italian Futurism and Silicon Valley culture.

wired.com/story/italy-futurist

<< Let’s first take a look at the words often used to describe the Italian Futurist movement: invention, modernity, speed, industry, disruption, brash, energetic, combative. Italian Futurists were obsessed with cars and airplanes; they emphasized youth over experience; they believed that the only way to live was by pushing forward and never looking back. >>

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Jason Scott just dumped the ZIL source code for every infocom game on github. Clone it before Activision's lawyers wake up. And now we see how long it takes for the internet to produce a compiler for a language that's been dead for 30+ years from a cache of production grade source code for said language. We've had compiled z-machine files, but never the original ZIL. github.com/historicalsource

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Interpreting online reviews:

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person has not used the product

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person has used the product and liked it

⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person used the product and disliked it

⭐️⭐️: this person used the product and it hurt them

⭐️: this person does not know how to use the product and is afraid to admit it

It only takes a single loop to consume the CPU.

It only takes a single alloc to consume all the memory.

The bugs of the past become the features of today.

The features of today become the bugs of tomorrow.

In gaming nostalgia today:

Ian Bell made a text version of the original game to test out the trading mechanics. At some point, he posted a C translation of the code to his website: iancgbell.clara.net/elite/text

I'd like to propose bytians - a "new" angular measurement system which uses 256 divisions of a circle.

Full circle - 256 bytians
Half circle - 128 bytians
Right angle - 64 bytians
Diagonal - 32 bytians

We lose nice triangular angles, where 60° = 42.66... bytians. More exactly, this would be 128/3 bytians.

(Also, this has to have been done before)

Okay, so: based on my research I believe that RFC-69, from September 1970, is literally the first example of an internet person doing a reply-all and saying "please unsubscribe me from your list".

This is, of course, nice.

write.as/365-rfcs/rfc-69

I had a dream last night that I met @scalzi and told him how much I liked the Interdependency series. It's clearly a sign, but I'm not sure what for.

i feel like everyone here has their own personal code for what they will and won't post or boost in regards to content warnings and it think that's good and valid and also really interesting and basically what im saying is i wanna see everyone else's tooting style guide

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