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have i really made 2 thousand posts on here or is it counting likes / boosts as posts too? that seems like a lot but maybe i really am going that hard

i just want to keep 32bit compatibility to run old bell labs stuff and thecatamites games

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a sufficiently old osx install just becomes twisted gentoo as homebrew makes me compile everything and manage dependencies

(to be clear this isn't a value judgement, the space pen and the pencil both work, i just find different approaches to the same thing fascinating)

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at my job we end up looking at a lot of extremely niche programming languages that we aren't familiar with and don't have much of an ecosystem around them

my coworker tends to write plugins for syntax highlighting for the new languages - having highlighting and then suddenly not having it is definitely jarring

i use acme with no syntax highlighting so i never have it anyway so i don't miss it when using something new

feels very "nasa engineered a space pen, soviets used a pencil"

we should feel welcome to have fun with computers, they are silly

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i finally broke my iphone se in a way where im not super enthused about fixing it for the 5th time

is there a particular android phone that is nice to buy used and is on the cheaper side

using the getac b300 is convincing me that more laptops need to cool themselves by just having enormous copper tubes throughout the body. its quiet and works shockingly well

anyone have any advice for trying to put a large (300gb) file in backup somewhere?

trying to use rsync or scp to, my upstream invariably drops down to 500kbps, i thought it might be because of some compression algorithm but i think i've disabled it

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“This is a “plein air” painting which means I set up my easel right across the street of this Chase bank in my city and painted it like it had caught fire. The police questioned me on the spot. Three weeks later Homeland Security was knocking on the door to my home. The question they kept asking me was “Do you hate these banks?” I can honestly say yes.” - Alex Schaefer

i also really like the programming language he made for earlier versions of the movable feast machine: SPLAT, for spatial programming language ascii text

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thinking this morning about truly weird computing architectures and i am not sure if i have talked much about the movable feast machine which is endlessly fascinating to me

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@dogstar @allison yep, in the print editions only, cribbed from Crowley.

The study of this Book is forbidden. It is wise to destroy this copy after the first reading.

Whosoever disregards this does so at his own risk and peril. These are most dire.

Those who discuss the contents of this Book are to be shunned by all, as centres of pestilence.

All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my
writings, each for himself.

There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.

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He who transgresses against the propriety of the Information contained herein shall be Cursed! Woe unto all who reveal the Secrets contained herein for they shall be Hunted unto the Ends of the Universe. They shall be afflicted unto the Tenth Generation with Lawyers. Their Corporate Bodies shall be Broken and cast into the Pit. Their Corporate Veil shall be Pierced, and Liability shall attach to the Malefactors in personem. They shall suffer Ulcers and Migraines and Agonies Unimagined. Yea, Verily, for such shall come to pass against all who would Dare to Test the Powers of Xanadu unto their Doom.
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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.