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"Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry" by Paul Ford

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!

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."`

rpgs, consent, emotional safety 

actually, the _connector_ is called USB-C. the standard is USB-C's Monster

Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.

Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.

*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

Please enjoy this short, but completely insane, bit of interactive fiction:

Hi, Cantos...ians. I've spun up an experimental Facebook replacement called Hubzilla at Let me know if you want an invite.

Remember when we were using ext2 on Linux? And every time you lost power, it spent about 5-10 mins fscking the universe?

There are some things I'm nostalgic about on computers, but I'm so happy to leave that one behind.

Rose Eveleth from Wired has noticed the worrying parallels between Italian Futurism and Silicon Valley culture.

<< Let’s first take a look at the words often used to describe the Italian Futurist movement: invention, modernity, speed, industry, disruption, brash, energetic, combative. Italian Futurists were obsessed with cars and airplanes; they emphasized youth over experience; they believed that the only way to live was by pushing forward and never looking back. >>

uspol, report mirror 


keybase, salty 

Jason Scott just dumped the ZIL source code for every infocom game on github. Clone it before Activision's lawyers wake up. And now we see how long it takes for the internet to produce a compiler for a language that's been dead for 30+ years from a cache of production grade source code for said language. We've had compiled z-machine files, but never the original ZIL.

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