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Like to think of myself as a toy maker latelly.
I'm building a house with earth and trying to bootstrap an edible forest around it.
Learning c and absolutely tired of the web, the market, the "you have to build your brand".
Glad to be here. Thanks @neauoire and @chirrolafupa !

(sorry about the edit. forgot the tag🤦‍♂️ )

@eris I'm curious. Which forth are you forthing in?

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Freedom
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Let there be a little country without many people.
Let them have tools that do the work of ten or a hundred,
and never use them.
Let them be mindful of death
and disinclined to long journeys.
...
Instead of writing,
they might go back to using knotted cords.
They'd enjoy eating,
take pleasure in clothes,
be happy with their houses,
devoted to their customs.

- Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
translated by LeGuin 💖

tired: computing sucks
wired: it still does :(

"This is the illusion that computers themselves are actually the abstractions which they implement [4]. It is the idea that computers consist of desktops, windows, files and their filesystems, operating systems, and so on. "

patorjk.com/programming/articl

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@diane_a@pluspora.com:

❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE

• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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We allready live in eden. Just need to escape the self impossed dystopian fantasy before it gets real and irreversible.

@flaneur Hey! Si creyera en la división política de esta esfera seríamos compatriotas ;p

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"Since we have given away our souls and are waiting for the death of our bodies we spend our time doing, essentially, crossword puzzles. We've replaced depth with complexity."

Something I heard today that has stuck with me

THE MARROW

There was a word inside a stone.
I tried to pry it clear,
mallet and chisel, pick and gad,
until the stone was dropping blood,
but still I could not hear
the word the stone had said.

I threw it down beside the road
among a thousand stones
and as I turned away it cried
the word aloud within my ear
and the marrow of my bones
heard, and replied.

Ursula K. Leguin

Finding harder every day to engage in any surrogate activity.

Well... seems that now I want something like a stack based k that is not cosy.

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@alcinnz Honestly? "Don't buy except what you need" might be worse advice than "Don't buy except fun stuff."

It is our survival's dependence on resource extraction that threatens the planet; luxury goods and recreation are not substantial threats by comparison.

Accepting the coercion of kyriarchist survival while going "at least I didn't have much fun!" is... just Christian-style self-flaggelation that literally no one asked for.

That's great y'all aren't buying unnecessary consumer goods. Why are you buying food? :P

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@maleza Ah. Yea, KISS doesn't offer any translation stuff. Most programs do fine with UTF-8, though.

"Why do people want money? I don't want money! I just whant to eat fruit!"
7yo little wild.

Can't feel more proud! :)

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Don't publish video-only tutorials
Don't 👏 publish 👏 video-only 👏 tutorials 👏

Please provide a textual form, and then make a video if you so wish.

The terseness of APL, K and friends makes the one finger casual hacking on termux a hell less crappy.

Allso, finding more natural the math-like notation than the foreing language thing.

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