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Hey friendos! Ottawa Processing Day 2019 is over, which means my talk is done, which means I can experience joy again instead of just anxiety about giving my talk.

@tildetown got called out heavily, and especially @curio (for botany).

Please find attached this image of the Tilde Town Time Service that ran back in November 2017.

It's really more of an artists rendition - as it was created post-facto - but I actually built a working speaker amplifier on breadboard for authenticity reasons.

"There are No Girls on the Internet" seems like a pretty tilde-feels relevant podcast -- iheart.com/podcast/1119-there- -- things felt really wide open when anonymity on the Internet was _positive_ thing (which it is so frequently _not_, now).

One thing that I think helps make @tildetown (and other tildes) great is that you're just represented by a username.

You're not asked to fill in your real name, or upload an avatar picture. Just going by your Unix username is a kind of ~90's pseudonym.

Updated insom.me.uk/ (no new content, just the last 17 years of posts fixed up and formatted into one consistent-ish site) and updated tilde.town/~insom/ and even posted on Gopher ✅

Adding things to my todo list. Going away for three days. Coming back to my todo list. Muttering "why would I ever want to do this" and marking undone things as complete. Efficiency! The time I _didn't_ waste with mental rabbitholes an makework.

_Probably_ going to upgrade ttw to Ubuntu 20.04 tonight. Just taking some precautionary backups because I don't completely trust that things will come back up properly after the upgrade. If we go away for a bit, this is why :blobheartcat:

I'm not even working on this currently, just enjoying it as a primitive task timer, counting up from whenever I plugged it in

matrixresolutions.com/ -- so early 2000's aesthetic. a) The Matrix, b) Green on Black (see a) c) Frames, d) Fixed resolution (see c)

Thank you, former house owner, for inexplicably choosing an RJ45 joiner with only two wire pairs instead of four, damning me to 100Mbit/s.

The Fifth Element is still a great movie and has aged remarkably well. Mostly practical effects and a camp over-designed future vs. trying to be "realistic" both help, IMO.

@acdw The Vault was a fun few minutes, thanks for sticking it on Gemini. :blobheart:

proposed new osi network layer model
0. money
1. electronics
2. computers (do not touch)
3. computers (your problem)
4. computers (your fault)
5. feelings

tfw you get an email saying your TLS cert expires in 10 days and you think that's loads of time to deal with it

Handed back my keys to the old place. I am officially moved. I live in a box fort which is, itself, inside a Nepean farmhouse with fibre-optic Internet.

At some point in 2015 it looks like I tried to write a static site generator in Racket and the tool I turned to was quasi-quoting. I kind-of don't remember this. It's nice to keep a home directory around for a long time, and create an accidental archive.

I try not to get sniped into retrocomputing too much -- it can be a huge time sink I think I will enjoy but often don't. However, it was so easy to get the new Haiku running that I think I might make this VM the place I gopher/gemini and tilde.town from.

My 3yo just started rattling off the names of all the stops on the Manhattan bound F train and it feels like he's singing a nostalgic song from a long sunken city

Feels kind of bad to be paging through this Itch.io bundle going "nope, nope, yes" and writing off people's hard work but also I am not going to open hundreds of browser tabs to check every game out.

turns out you're not supposed to invite someone over to take turns at the new Zelda by saying "let's do some Breath play"

It feels impossible for it to have been a four year gap since I blogged on tilde.town but I guess it is. I really spent two years being very active and I've been mostly-absent for almost twice as long as I was active. Time is fucked up.

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