Super Mario 64 has been decompiled, in its entirety, basically by hand (writing code until it compiles into the right binary) https://gbatemp.net/threads/super-mario-64-has-been-decompiled.542918/
"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.
GitHub - google/schism: A self-hosting Scheme to WebAssembly compiler https://github.com/google/schism
a reminder that Police Quest 4 was literally co-written by and branded with the name of Daryl F. Gates who... PHEW
"#Google 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." https://bostonreview.net/class-inequality-law-justice/brishen-rogers-solidarity-silicon-valley
That spammer, worries about how the fediverse will manage to respond
Curious about how the fediverse will respond to this one, they keep making new accounts on different instances, which is going to keep mods playing whackamole. I've thought this was a flaw in the federation model since I joined.
Person A: I want to troll a lot of people. *Creates account on largest instance*
*Creates account on second largest instance*
*loop until they are down on the 1565th largest instance*
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. 😁 https://techgnosis.com/category/podcast/
A curated list of falsehoods programmers believe in.
Twitter missed opportunity
A missed opportunity for #Twitter was to become the middlemen between news orgs and users near newsworthy events. Specialized tools could allow the news to pay for content licensing to obtain photos and video, then Twitter could take a cut. News gets content, Twitter gets paid, creators get paid.
IMHO, this would have produced a profoundly better Twitter, leveraging its unique status in the world and avoiding the more-eyeballs-at-any-cost trap of ad revenue.
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'
This is a really sobering piece on building safe islands on the Internet. https://onezero.medium.com/the-dark-forest-theory-of-the-internet-7dc3e68a7cb1
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