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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 instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

Pope Francis came out in favor of same-sex civil unions and I agree! Let's have different-sex civil unions too! And polyamorous civil unions and furry den civil unions and asexual civil unions.

You can also get a "marriage" in the religion of your choice, if you want. That's cool.

BUT the government shouldn't have a hand or even care about that. Marriages/civil unions mean choosing who is *in your family*. The government shouldn't get to decide that. Laws shouldn't depend on that.

Dr. Strangelove is still funny because we're still mostly in the same situation, except Gen. Ripper is the president.

Studio won't work on my 20 install, so I sprung for the upgrade. Not at all regretting supporting them.

Opening up this codebase was a mistake. All I want to do now is to hack on this dead code. Why is brain like this?

I used to run a a few years ago. I didn't start it, but I did run it for over a decade. I recently convinced my coworkers to try out an old local copy as a team-building thing, so I set it back up. So much nostalgia now to revisit the world.


Dueling separate town halls instead of debates is an amazing microcosm of the whole U.S. political scene.

Huh, SGML (HTML's ancestor) apparently derives from IBM's Generalized Markup Language from 1969.

<< GML was developed in 1969 and the early 1970s by Charles Goldfarb, Edward Mosher and Raymond Lorie (whose surname initials were used by Goldfarb to make up the term GML) >>

For a better future, make exosuits, not robots.

When you eat a lot of green vegetables, some chlorophyll remains intact and when they pass through blood vessels near the surface of your skin, they engage in photosynthesis and you produce ATP (obviously in very small , but still!)

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Actually you'll find Linux is just the kernel. The operating system is Linux' monster.

Cory Doctorow is on-point with this exploration of the legal and technical environment from which free software sprang and comparison with the environment today.

Possibly even good reading for non-tech people.

Dark confession 

Every time I use a standing desk, I end up dancing.

There doesn't even have to be music.

uspol, QAnon unmasked (huge news) 


If you type in on Twitter: 'Q Jim Watkins' you'll see how the true owner of Q got doxed recently. Q . pub, Q-map/Q-anon is tied to current 8chan owner Jim Watkins. He's known for escaping America to the Philippines after suggesting that 8chan would be a safe-haven for: 'Peadophiles.' He's a rampant conspiracy theorist. His IP not only tied to Q-anon it's also tied to a obscure Twitter knock-off site that's popular with White-Supremacists called GAB and also links to The Daily Stormer which is a Neo-Nazi: 'news' site. Jim Watkins is Q and it's a essentially a viral front solely dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism as well as white supremacy online through various social media platforms.

> Make this information go viral. Crack Q. You stop Trump.

#QAnon #uspol

I tried to read Robinson Crusoe last night and I am astonished it's considered a classic. The first part is okay, setting up the titular character as a wastrel (but very lucky) plantation owner involved in a scheme to illegally procure slaves. The rest (at least as far as I could get) is considerably less interesting than actually being trapped on an island.

physical illness (---) 

Update: antibiotics started working, so it looks like I'm in the clear for this.

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physical illness (---) 

Convalescing and hoping that my fate isn't to die by a butt infection. I was really hoping for something more dignified, and also extremely far in the future.

Bilbo is the kind of badass that will spend his whole life living in bucolic suburbia, blowing smoke rings and entertaining petty gentry, but when he overhears some asshole who just ate the last of his biscuits saying that he doesn't think Bilbo's really a burglar he bursts in saying "Fuck you I'll burgle anything let's do this"

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I've really burned bridges on this issue. Maybe the problem is me?

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Unsolicited attempts to "educate" strangers pisses me off so badly. It's so condescending, I just can't keep my mouth shut, especially if it's not me on the receiving end.

Seems like all the pieces were there for to write a solid core backend which communicated with any number of web and mobile frontends for different purposes. Worth thinking about or should we be focusing on the Next Thing?

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