That spammer, worries about how the fediverse will manage to respond 

I wanted to shout out to Erik Davis and his excellent podcast Expanding Minds, to which I have been listening for years. It's an interview podcast dealing with spirituality, psychedelics, and the cultures of consciousness. Hopefully one day he'll join us on the fediverse. 😁 techgnosis.com/category/podcas

@antifuchs Yes! It's the only quick knot I've found that works reliably on round, slippery laces.

@nolan I've gotten pretty used to the feeling of setting up a party and then having no one show up. I've just about given up trying to be a leader in this.

My activation energy to be interested in some new tech thing is pretty low, but I think for most people it's astronomically high. Even most tech people (to my continual surprise and chagrin).

@helloanselm But is it fair and correct to fork such projects, turning them into community assets that compete with the corporate-run original?

What about accepting patches from the official project?

Twitter missed opportunity 

> This tension between the simplicity of EQ and the usefulness of EQUAL has led to a great deal of confusion. This confusion has now lasted for 30 years, with additional confusion having been recently added by Common Lisp. Since neither EQ nor EQUAL has the desired semantics for the multiplicity of Common Lisp datatypes, Common Lisp added six more--EQL, EQUALP, =, CHAR=, STRING=, and STRING-EQUAL, yet these also lack the correct semantics. Scheme continues this confusion by offering the three predicates (eq?, eqv? and equal?) which are roughly equivalent to Common Lisp's EQ, EQL and EQUALP.

-- "Equal Rights for Functional Objects or, The More Things Change, The More They Are the Same", Henry G. Baker

home.pipeline.com/~hbaker1/Obj…

Petition:

That Google create a code editing environment and/or graphical tool library for Go called Ogle

Then that Google reimplement all of Google in Go/Ogle

Finally that Google create an extensive brand marketing campaign to distinguish their particular flavour of the language / library combination from the freely available open-source variant:

'Don't Just Go Go/Ogle, Go GOOGLE Go/Ogle'

"Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry" by Paul Ford wired.com/story/why-we-love-te

I consider myself a disillusioned techno-optimist, and this piece does a good job of capturing some of that heartbreak. Paul Ford is a great writer.

My instance upgrade script is finally getting to the point where it reliably upgrades without manual intervention. Whew!

@natecull large numbers of huge 32-bit color images, mostly.

harry potter fandom 

Say what you will, but Sonic getting a live action movie that nobody asked for which seems doomed to be a train wreck of bad decisions from it's very inception is extraordinarily on-brand for the franchise.

Warning: If you don't schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for you.

TIL "moral injury". This is way more useful than "burnout"

`The concept of moral injury was introduced [...] as stemming from the "betrayal of 'what's right' in a high-stakes situation by someone who holds power."`

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_in

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