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
hackers 2, but crash override lives on a remote island in a hut and a young up-and-coming hacker tries to convince him to come out of retirement, but he believes the idolizing the past will cause more harm than good and refuses to come with her to help the resistance
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Joel Spolsky talks about why he's stopped reading Facebook and Twitter, and digs deeper into how algorithms and addiction are shaping a terrible future:
Give us an official Mega Man game where you play as Roll fighting femme Robot Masters and all her powerups are cute new outfits
WE NEED THIS
This is the first post in series. Future posts are going to talk about #hypercard and the #BBS scene and #DOS software and more stuff about #Gopher and maybe some walkthroughs for specific vintage computers like the #tandy 102
an infosec-themed bar where the cocktail menu is formatted like output from an nmap scan, boost if you agree
qotd: "hypermedia is the revenge of text upon television"
all computers should boot to a message which says “CAUTION: this is a computer. Are you sure you want to continue? (y/N)”
PSA I'm taking a short self-improvement break at the moment but soon I'll be seeking new employment.
I'm good at Python, looking for math, science, NGOs/coops, Rustlang, Haskell, embedded, filesystems/storage, machine learning for good, architecture/engineering, new challenges.
This is probably a silly question, but how the toot does one get selected text read aloud in Firefox?
2017 me, emerging from DeLorean, to 1995 me:
So, this new 'Pentium' chip, turns out the whole 'speculative execution' road is a bit of a mistake. Yes it makes Doom faster but 22 years later all our computer systems are hacked each week by gangs of roaming cyber-criminals wearing vintage 80s micros as cosmetic jewellery on their leather jackets
1995 me (stuck in E1M2): Got it, Doom will get faster
2017 me: Did you even hear a word I said? I said the 80s are going to be fashionable again.
whny didn't they call that bug uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh "cache bandicoot"
After a reminder from a friend, I realised that TTW doesn't explicitly have a Code of Conduct. As we grew out of, and are related to @tildetown (which has a CoC) I hadn't considered it, but being explicit is better than implicit, especially before problems crop up.
Our Code of Conduct is available publicly here: https://tiny.tilde.website/about/more
It would be a shame to lose you, but if you don't agree with that document this is probably not the instance for you.
<3 to @vilmibm as I just copied their CoC