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Daniel Lowe @dl@cantos.social

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If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.

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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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A coworker just mentioned 'That Disney animated movie, Brave New World' and I just.. slipped into an alternate timeline for a bit


I can clone you a world
Alpha, Gamma, and Epsilon
Tell me, Savage, why don't you let
Wiser brains decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over skyways and under
On a taxicopter ride

A brave new world!
A new fantastic point of view!
Thanks to our Henry Ford
And Sigmund Freud
We've built ourselves
A brave new world
For you

I'm software RAIDing two bare hard drives with a USB dock in Linux and wondering where I went wrong in life.

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Why aren't we thinking about as the next replacement for ?

If Nazis, Stalinists, and Francoists banned , maybe we should all be learning it.

Gödel, Escher, Bach as a kid Show more

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mechanical keyboards Show more

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Dungeons & Dragons is in the business of selling fantasy. Not the stuff with the magic and monsters -- the part where you *actually believe* that you and several other likeminded adults will be able to coordinate your schedules on a regular basis.

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hWHAT github.com/jvburnes/node9

Node9 is a hosted 64-bit operating system based on Bell Lab's Inferno OS, but using the Lua scripting language instead of Limbo and the LuaJIT high performance virtual machine instead of the Dis virtual machine. It also uses the libuv I/O library for maximum portability, efficient event processing and thread management.


I just learned today about anti-cafés, which seem like a great idea for this era. It seems like a more social version of shared workspaces. Some anti-cafés would make a great meeting place for small communities.


@scalzi Grats on finishing your *two* books! Have a sink cat!

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It's official, #GetTogether now supports ActivityPub!


This is my first attempt at AP/AS, so somebody please let me know if I'm doing it wrong.

Microsoft buying GitHub means they have access to every private repository on the site. Microsoft also has a large patent portfolio that it isn't afraid to use. Maybe this will make the $7.5b figure seem more reasonable.

I'm having a few grumps about the next Elder Scrolls game being on mobile. It appears from the demo that you only get one enemy to fight at a time with constrained movement, probably to keep poly count low.

E3 trailer is youtu.be/o2aB-ZgUYcs

Becoming a parent subtly altered my perspective on the value of human life...

OMG, do you know how hard it is to make one of those things?!? Treat them with some respect!

Community server dreams Show more

Fb, Boston Show more