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Hia. I'm Alexandria. You may know me from the Slack or from such projects as:

Koios - a universal database-free file tagger
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/koios)

Zhmenu - a robust featureful dmenu-like replacement and input method
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/zhmenu)

Wisp - A fast, smart, lispy HTML output language
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/wisp-new)

SpotifyC (WIP) - C Interface to the Spotify Web API and Spotify command line client
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/spotifyc)

Boosts would be deeply appreciated as more users = less bugs.

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@alexandria makes as much sense as arguing you can't pass an integer literal, if someone sees myfunc(3) and thinks you're trying to pass a literal, then the problem is with them

But yeah, anyway, none of my business. I'll just go back to @alexandria where I'm talking about writing a version of the ancient text editor ed(1), in pure assembly using no libraries.

Kinda frustrates me to see people in the slack giving obviously misleading advice (I mean granted I didn't see the rest of the convo but some people have slipped me other segments of various convos and like... ugh), but then, idk, you reap what you sow.

The most important part of it, in text:

"It's frustrating to see an intelligent group of people saying things like 'reasons to be suspicious include [...] who would patent a drug up to a specific dose?'. This question is not a 'reason to be suspicious', it is a factual question that one can easily answer in less than 30 seconds using a search engine keyed off all of the information given in [the original] comment."

Actually I will just post the whole damn thing because it's extremely on the mark

"Questions about bias and whether to trust arguments from expertise are super interesting, but none of those things is even the weakest substitute for simply doing your own research."

The other side of the coin is that this has left me completely unable to work. Which is like, my main pleasure. And I can't focus enough on any other thing that gives me joy, either

Met up with a friend today. He's like, 5 years younger than me and outclasses me :) If I'm tony stark, he's reed richards.

The rest of the week has been hyper-depression caused by lack of social contact. People don't really type back to me expect when they want something from me, except this one person who has basically grown on from me socially (they're further along with their transition).

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Simple flowchart:

+---------------+
|               |
| Do I need     |
| to build      |
| a Blockchain? |
|               |
+---------------+
        |
        v
     +-----+
      |     |
      | No. |
      |     |
     +-----+

"Every culture has something distinct to say about fear in ancient societies. People were instructed to fear their gods or ancestors, in medieval times communities were incited to fear witches, today we are simply encouraged to regard fear as our default response to life "

youtube.com/watch?v=HHXzSNKGO4

The one-liner (rlog - remote log) I use to push stuff to my mlog on tilde.club is:

cat | ssh alexandria@tilde.club 'cat - | ./bin/mlog'

I have a picoblog now available at gopher://tilde.club/0/~alexand and tilde.club/~alexandria/picotoo
also included on the same website (at the root /~alexandria) is a small shell script to create your own picoblog.

I will be updating it iteratively as I work

Gotta love how programs installed via pip don't attempt to integrate to the system's manual library whatsoever. Not.

testing the CMU Sphinx voice recognition problems is giving me hard dysphoria feels that I'm not really able to deal with, yay!

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@alexandria_ @stephen @joshavanier "He was very strong on the general applicability of skills gained from arguing on an amateur philosophy forum" that roast will be forever im my heart

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@alexandria_ @stephen @joshavanier oh my god this is gold. Its... wow. the white young man hubris thinking he's the first and best at everything

Laptop just gave out an alarming beep for no apparent reason. Maybe the fan? who knows

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