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Hi, I'm Brit. 31, cis/het white male, born into more privilege than even that descriptor signifies.

I write code for money but miss teaching.

Too much is important to me and I still don't know how to best honor myself.

I delight in looking at trees, watching dogs run, reading Milosz and Neruda.

I can soak in headphones for hours seeking beautiful sounds.

I instinctively distrust many social structures but I love people madly.

I'm anxious about change and always changing. <3

For context, I should probably add that I spend a lot of time:

* writing common lisp (less these days but I still love esoteric programming langs and comp history)
* messing with synthesizers/eurorack
* playing smash brothers melee, sometimes competitively (sheik main/falco secondary, i have poor competitive mentality imo)

I also wrote a Common Lisp 6502 emulator that gained some notoriety.

Hi, I'm Brit. 31, cis/het white male, born into more privilege than even that descriptor signifies.

I write code for money but miss teaching.

Too much is important to me and I still don't know how to best honor myself.

I delight in looking at trees, watching dogs run, reading Milosz and Neruda.

I can soak in headphones for hours seeking beautiful sounds.

I instinctively distrust many social structures but I love people madly.

I'm anxious about change and always changing. <3

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slack: welcome to worktown. how would you like to generate shareholder value today?

discord: hello gamez0r! are you ready to pwn some n00bs? the cake is a lie lol

me: I just. I just wanna talk to some people. About things.

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buying expensive GPUs to fold proteins instead of mining shitty crypto currencies

πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ πŸ’― πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

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In a software world that isn't dominated by VC money, I wonder how valuable it is to have expertise with EC2. The whole idea of being able to spin up a ton of new compute capacity on demand is cool and makes one feel powerful, but it doesn't seem to have much overlap with solving problems actual humans have.

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Hey it's @technomancy moving my gamedev-related posts to this account.

Bussard is a spaceflight adventure game I'm working on where programming is a core mechanic. It is free software implemented with the #love2d game engine.

I've been working on it since mid-2015 on and off. It contains a port of Emacs, a lua repl, a fake unix, a lisp compiler, a forth implementation, and more, all as functional environments you can interact with and explore.

technomancy.itch.io/bussard #introductions

You all I've been thinking about it a lot and I'm pretty confident in my conclusion that the purest joy in life comes from dogs and giant old oak trees. Maybe good poetry. Thoughts?

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Conway's law: "any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization's communication structure."

Capitalism has produced a design where all data is locked into siloed, branded, proprietary "apps" all competing for your attention while refusing to work with one another

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BeOS (and now Haiku) implements e-mail like this: the list of e-mails is just your file browser; Haiku's "attributes" provides e-mail specific columns. Opening one of those files launches a viewer app. (Usually 'Mail' but the user can change it)

Your address book? Also just a directory, with address-book-appropriate "attributes."

Your music library? Same

I think it's tragic that we've abandoned this kind of convergence to work within a powerful hierarchical data-table browser widget.

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highly centralized social networking is evolutionarily akin to intense inbreeding.

instead of many distributed communities slightly overlapping and mutating, one massive organism sits and festers in its own genetic juices until it inevitably succumbs to disease.

mastodon/ostatus is a step *backwards* to things like usenet, a step we crucially need to replay our network technology family tree and find a more promising path.

i'm thankful computer culture can be ctrl-z'ed.

@pho4cexa @vilmibm do y'all have a recommended mobile/android client? or do we not bother with mobile? :)

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Okay so some of the stuff I've seen on here, like Minitel or gopher or tilde (medium.com/message/tilde-club-), it feels like steampunk, but for the 1990s instead of the 1890s

What to call it?

Modempunk?