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Have been a musician for most of my life and a computer tinkerer for all of it. I'm currently rediscovering my long-neglected love of all kinds of technology alongside my desire to live with less.

Great to be here, and super excited to see all the inspiration here in town 🙏

I just spent an hour trying to debug a recursion puzzle I was almost positive I solved, only to realize that my use of `var` and not `let` caused it to fail.

The benefit is now I know have first hand concrete experience of why to use `let` and `const` over `var`.

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“The functionality that you create today has a good chance of changing in the next release, but the readability of your code will have a profound effect on all the changes that will ever be made. ... Your style and discipline survives, even though your code does not.”

Robert C. Martin, Clean Code

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I really identify with flightless birds just not doing the liberating and awe-inspiring thing their whole species is known for doing.

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Thinking about hosting a merveilles meetup, mid 2021 (COVID permitting). 1-2 weeks long

Maybe: Art residency and group art making. Cooking for each other. Eco technology discussions. Natural building projects. Musical performances.

Anyone interested?

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unionofmusicians.org/justice-a
this is a very sensible effort for musicians to unite against Spotify's existing hegemony & poor payout for artists that aren't already millionaires

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@neauoire @eel @paul looking and sounding amazing. Thanks everybody for your help!

Anybody heard/messed around with bytebeat? I'm trying to pipe these small C programs out to make an audio file, but am totally lost in OSX.

youtube.com/watch?v=tCRPUv8V22

Was getting tired of relying on bloated websites and phone apps for a basic HIIT timer, so I made a Python app.

github.com/milofultz/hiitimer

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Finally taking the time to learn the suits of the hanafuda deck

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"When we have a toothache, we know that not having a toothache is happiness. But later, when we don’t have a toothache, we don’t treasure our non-toothache. Practicing mindfulness helps us learn to appreciate the well-being that is already there."

Thich Nhat Hanh, *The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching*

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"I reverse engineered McDonald's internal ordering API and I'm currently placing an order for a McSundae every minute at every McDonald's location in the US to figure out which ones have a broken ice cream machine."

mcbroken.com/

😂

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"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"

"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"

"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"

"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"

What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".

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Merveilles

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.