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Saluton! My name is Flip, I slap a keyboard until interesting things happen

I am learning Esperanto (for only about a year now), I play and DM tabletop roleplaying games, I'm the good kind of anarchist, I fiddle with old hardware, and I dream of retiring as a cactus farmer

Still practicing... feeling like I’m finally starting to get my style from working with oils

But yeah, oof, hopefully the practice pays off sooner than later

More portraiture experimentation... I’m making progress, think my next big hurdle is picking which brushes (at what size) I’ll use in a piece

Digital painting means countless brush options, I thrive on limitations... I know this, but it’s interesting being reminded in new environments

What's a good term for when someone thinks they have a hot take but the take is in fact very old and cold and by now tedious?

Skeptical about the BSG reboot... Ronald D. Moore, with his Star Trek TNG experience, was the right person to do the last one, but... Mr. Robot guy? I will be bored in space

Been working on my portraiture, got a long long way to go

I used to argue that YAML (and more so TOML) were more intentionally human readable than JSON

But today I spent many hours on an issue caused by indentation in a YAML file and now I don't like any of them

Looks like there isn't great support for what I'm trying to do... I think it might be doable, but that isn't enough to get me to invest the time in it right now...

But if you know how to transfer control of a 2D canvas rendering context to a webworker and you feel like sharing, please do!

off-by-two is when you think you have one off-by-one but really you have three

Now I just want to explore some webworker canvas options... and maybe add in scrolling (so that it keeps generating after filling the screen)

Getting setup in this way with something as simple as WCA made it much more enjoyable

flipactual.gitlab.io/auto/

Got it building on GitLab Pages flipactual.gitlab.io/auto/

Will clean it up a bit more... really just doing this one to set myself up to publish more similar work as I go

Very close to giving up on making it *purely* functional because I want to have input stop execution... execution is recursive

Very interested in prevailing patterns to be recursive-like but cancellable without side effects

Cool, setup with hot reloading for TypeScript and CSS already... feeling good, here's the repository gitlab.com/flipactual/auto

Planning to put up a page with some wolfram cellular automata stuff today as I experiment with publishing experiments

Code is written in TypeScript, going to explore bundling with Parcel, using canvas and purely functional code

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i seriously don't know how to articulate to people who have never worked in service industry that it's literally a modern day serf class

It was startling trying to find books on marriage... anyone could read the first page of any of the books we found and tell that they were nonsense written by someone refusing to engage with the world they live in

Perhaps marriage fails due to the proliferation of damaging advice

I'm a fan of The School of Life, have been since it was a thing... Alain de Botton was formative reading for me

Their "How to Get Married" is the only book on marriage I've found (and we've looked at dozens) that isn't absolute garbage

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Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

Fell asleep and woke up thinking about the same thing: plastics recycling is fake

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