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hello, i'm phoebe. i live in nyc. i dont love computers but i do love talking to friends and strangers on the internet so it is an uneasy truce.

what i wrote in my bio is "i am a weird tech loser and artist. i enjoy contrarian ways of thinking about computers. i like plan 9, apl/k, forth, minimalism in technology, and maximalism in art" which is also true.

i put some of my art and writing on which is my website.

imagining some sort of web challenge game "lettrist art or sprite sheet" etc

at any rate i feel like it's pretty simple, eg: 2 wheels segway style, solenoid thing for actuating the pen, some solid thing to hold these parts together, maybe 3rd spinny wheel for balance, some way of communicating instructions... hm

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i feel like the most important caveat to this is that i don't believe i have access to a 3d printer

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making a logo "turtle" seems pretty cheap and feasible even for me who has 0 robotics experience - has anyone else done something like this? i am contemplating this for Art purposes so something extremely janky is fine and in some ways preferred

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@dogstar this answer from Andrei Tarkovsky made me instantly think of you for some reason.

i do think its quite funny that when i am trying to find research papers on tech concepts, the main SEO-optimized site that will paywall me is literally called "researchgate"

rummaging through hoping interesting things will find me, found the massive back archives of some forth magazine i didn't know existed:

considering that people on here are often looking for forth examples (@neauoire, @eris) i bet there is likely a lot of salvageable resources in here

i feel like this is a dumb question but: how do routers work? how does a message to a remote server end up getting sent to a device behind a router? im guessing it is some IP field but i am not sure what

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And I stood and was silent.
And he was silent.
And I stood, silent.
And he was silent.
We’re both standing and silent.
We’re both standing and silent.
Yes, yes, we’re both standing and silent!
kharms, 1937

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"Is there anything on earth which would have meaning
and would even change the course of events not only on
earth, but in other worlds?” I asked my teacher.
“There is,” my teacher answered me.
“Well, what is it?” I asked.
“It’s...” began my teacher and suddenly fell silent.
I stood and waited intently for his answer. But he was

what are some virtual machines or computational substrates that you find particularly compelling or at least quite unique?

thinking about:
- warren abstract machine
- dis
- fractran
- nock, other combinator machines
- movable feast machine

i think whatever 64bit work was done was some mild shit for riscv?

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im not entirely convinced that inferno-64 is 64bit

it looks like a liminal state that i showed to my RE pal who says its like a fever dream

seeing rax etc in files named comp-386.c is setting off my "ok whats really going on here" sense

having trouble building 64bit inferno even on 9 so fork time i guess

nothing new yet

vague plans
- 64bit 9 fix? or document if im just dense
- osx 64bit + x11 win.c instead of outdated quicktime.h
- retheme everything
- mess around with octopus integraton

damn, no osx port for the amd64 objtype let me fiddle with some stuff here

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i've reached the threshold where setting up a simple, nicely-organized http file library/directory and git server is much easier for me to conceive of in 9 than openbsd

how do you all get along without bind, listen(1)/tcp80, git9...

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i went to go download the releases and it looks like the server has fallen over, lol. let me know if anyone mirrors it somewhere.

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