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First the Internet gave us access to everything. Then it gave everything access to us.

Super Mario 64 has been decompiled, in its entirety, basically by hand (writing code until it compiles into the right binary)

"For unlike someone devoted to the life of contemplation, a total worker takes herself to be primordially an agent standing before the world, which is construed as an endless set of tasks extending into the indeterminate future."

A bunch of you (mostly those with white collar jobs) should read this and consider how close you are to the sort of ideology this article discusses. I think it'll feel uncomfortable, but may help motivate you toward new opinions.

This is bizarre but true: in older (and by that I mean largely pre-1900) English printed alphabets, the character & was printed at the end, and was memorized as a 27th character.

It was recited in the alphabet as "per se and", meaning "'and' by itself". So the end of the alphabet went "X, Y, Z, and per se and."

The phrase "and per se and" eventually got contracted - and is how we got today's name for the symbol: ampersand.

No, really:

GitHub - google/schism: A self-hosting Scheme to WebAssembly compiler

I love watching my kid on his computer, clicking around the GNOME shell like it was the most natural thing in the world. He's never known desktop Windows, only Linux.


" has made clear that it has a red line: it will not give workers an institutional voice in the company. After the initial employee walkout, it refused to budge on the organizers’ demand that it appoint an employee representative to its board."


People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.

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. 😁

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…


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'

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