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It's been a little bit hard to figure out how to explain that my on-and-off hobby project for the last 6 years (with a 4 year break) has been a Nintendo emulator in Common Lisp.

I think that's because the emulator isn't the thing it's the thing that leads to the thing.

The real goal is being able to play a ROM and answer questions to help a constraint solver construct a _model_ of the control/data flow of the game. I don't know if this is possible. To quote Zero Cool, "Fucked if I care, man."

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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

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It's only a lisp if it comes from the McCarthy region of France otherwise it's just sparkling s-expressions

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"The preppers are constantly getting packages from Amazon, which they unbox and repackage and send back to Amazon."

Well, I think humanity has peaked.

theverge.com/2019/11/14/209615

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I wish the billions (trillions?) that were being spent on self driving cars was being spent on public transit.

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the pinephone looks cool:

store.pine64.org/?product=pine

what blobs does it require? in particular, will hardware accelerated graphics work without blobs? that is what usually kills my interest in these things.

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@enkiv2

nitter.net/enkiv2/status/11954…

> Making money & making tech are very different skills, often fundamentally at odds: good tech is very often not profitable and the most profitable tech is just varying reframings of rentseeking. Very few people can do both well, and SV has a bias toward profit.

Maybe something even more significant comes in the next 8 messages, but so far this is the high point.
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put de-escalation techniques in smash

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If you're doing a very long term software archive, you might want to think about bootstapping.

guix has. guix will not be included, because they have the good taste to not use github. (Well, I found a 4 year old mirror of it on there.)

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"a lot of money to change the google results for Github ICE" probably sums this up.

Still, I have thoughts.

archiveprogram.github.com/

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MDS Attacks: Microarchitectural Data Sampling
mdsattacks.com/
"We show that attackers who can run unprivileged code on machines with recent Intel CPUs - whether using shared cloud computing resources, or using JavaScript on a malicious website or advertisement - can steal data from other programs running on the same machine, across any security boundary: other applications, the operating system kernel, other VMs (e.g., in the cloud), or even secure (SGX) enclaves. "

Aaargh.

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Just discovered #Gancio! An event platform that (partially) supports #ActivityPub and is already being used!

There are already two instances!
gancio.cisti.org (Torino, Italy)
lapunta.org (Firenze, Italy)

Project website:
gancio.org/

Code repo:
framagit.org/les/gancio/

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Tired: Disney+
Wired: Undoing the fucking damage Disney has done to our culture, copyright, and the public domain.

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New article: The State of (SNES) Emulation, Part V.

I write a new entry in this series every three or so years. This article serves as a recap of 2016-2019. This most recent entry has been one of the most eventful yet! Here's to three more years~

articles.byuu.org/state-of-emu

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Me, holding the severed head of Mickey mouse: NO GODS, NO MASTERS, ONLY PUBLIC DOMAIN

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