Why didn't Boston, with both Harvard and MIT, become Silicon Valley? "When you talk about a certain type of person being 'impractical', I don't think that's really the issue. Such people can be very practical when it comes to pursuing their own particular kind of ambition. But their interests may not lie in the commercialization of an idea. Some extremely intelligent, highly skilled people just don't care about money and commerce, and may even despise them." danluu.com/mit-stanford/

the house has a basement and it's been fun jamming a lot more. here's the first piece out of soundcloud.com/jr_guitar/dislo

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Haven't posted an update in a while. Last month I returned to gov IT job part-time after a 9 month stint of willfull unemployment, and my brother and I moved into a rented house. Everything is a bit more settled now, so of course I caught the travel bug.

Helped a friend move from Washington to Texas this week. Witnessed America's beautiful mountains, scenic deserts.. offset by sleep deprivation and a cramped truck. We made it back in one piece though!

someone made a (Transistor-Transistor Logic) TTL Forth computer this year aholme.co.uk/Mk1/Architecture.

Oh, I seemed to have found it under the 'refs' tab. New branches just don't show up in summary, tree, or logs tabs I suppose.

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anyone know if sourcehut has some weirdness showing branches? I commited and pushed to remote a new branch but it is still showing JUST the master branch on sourcehut. Refreshed a few times after waiting a few minutes, but now I'm thinking I did something wrong..

Came across restofworld.org/ while browsing today. Human-centric tech news.

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.” -William Arthur Ward

haven't used git maybe since college. the platform i worked on uses 'update sets' which were xml config files we moved between instances..

Job, Holidays 

Today was my last day at the IT job I've been working at past 3 years. It was a difficult decision to make because I liked my team and the money was decent, but the actual work became dull. Planning to take it easy during the holiday season.. if I can't help trying to prototype an idea I've had for a while!

is the most minimal website not having one?

Played with ardour today. Learned the basics and was able to record midi and from guitar interface.

the dev behind lichess.org appears to also use manjaro-i3 (@ornicar on birdsite)

Came across gwern.net/index today; a beautifully formatted and research-driven blog.

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