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wired.com/story/databases-codi

<< Code isn't enough on its own. We throw code away when it runs out its clock; we migrate data to new databases, so as not to lose one precious bit. Code is a story we tell about data.

But programmer culture tends to devalue data. >>

This is a very good article.

h/t @enkiv2

Settling into my Infinity , the thumb cluster really has too many keys. You have to contort weirdly to hit anything but the bottom three. I've seen some Ergodox types with only three and that's probably the way to go.

Control key on the thumb is absolutely superior to left-of-A but not as good for chording with Alt/Meta. I might assign a key to Control+Alt.

A question does come to mind, though; what should my own data retention policy be? What value do these 1989 emails hold? Would I be healthier hoarding these bits of the past or letting these bits of a previous life slip away? Where is the temporal limit? This touches on big questions.

I've stopped using gmail for now, and gone back to my self-hosted setup which never really went away - I just used gmail as a client. I set up Sieve and ManageSieve for server-side filtering and I think I'm good. I just feel better about my email managing it myself. I don't like _doing_ it particularly, but I like _having_ it. Amavis in particular is annoying me and I'm thinking about removing it.

Thinking about this thing (infoq.com/news/2020/02/zz-form) which seems to be C with an additional theorem prover language. It's a very cool idea for a very specific low-level use case.

But... what if a with a prover? Hmm...

When the Optimus was designed as an artistic render in 2005 (artlebedev.com/optimus/concept), it was just over the cutting edge of what was possible. But now one has been built, and it's expensive and impractical, but it exists.

What about a with analog keys and force-feedback? You could emulate any kind of keyboard feel with it.

My Note 2 got the latest os update, with the note app that supports drawing layers!

Wheeeeeeeeee

I was so sure they weren't going to backport it, given their history of abandoning their older models. This is such a nice surprise!

Now thinking about shredding this Masto instance and joining someone else's. There are advantages to running your own, but are they meaningful?

I think I'm done coding things for fun, not only but especially text multiplayer games. Maybe some other opportunities will come to fill that space if I keep it empty.

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.

uspol 

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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Gene

<< 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.

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