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Every time the topic of translation comes up I remember what one of the Hungarian translators of Terry Pratchett said, that to do a really good job you need to excel at the target language even more than at the source language.

@d6 I asked Drew about the pygment patch for srht, and it seems like it's just a matter of someone requesting a new version in the build instructions, I'm not 100% clear on what that entails but maybe you understand what this means:

> If pygments has shipped a release with your language
included, you can send us a patch for bumping the
version (or aports, we might have upstreamed it).

Can’t believe I’ve missed out on the small magic of watching beans grow until this past week.

@neauoire in addition to it being amazing to see uxn implemented in this context, the DuskOS repo has a smol wealth of documentation, rationale, and source code worth the salt of any budding computer-maker-in-the-making.

If you've wondered things like "why?", "why forth?", "why not C?", "why not Unix?", "why not Javascript?", "how?", "where does this so-called complexity in computing come from?" -- this repo is a valuable resource in the acquisition of those and other understandings.

@d6 have you come across an efficient way of converting a signed byte to a signed short?

Like going from to

For those who don't know, DuskOS is a forth operating system with a C compiler(written in forth, nothing less) that compiles down to the forth VM. This is the most metal implementation of the uxn vm yet.

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@neauoire that makes sense. Whereas evolution (and natural selection) of living organisms is very slow, there aren’t as many reasons (imo) to keep the same process as slow in the world of computing. Maybe there is a balance.
One thing I definitely like is not being afraid to burn whatever does not fit and start over with a fresh mind.

"I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter."
Blaise Pascal, The Provincial Letters

I don’t wanna be on an app. I wanna be on a website. That’s my hot take for today, thanks

I pinky promise, once I'm done with the new implementation of , I'll write an implementation guide. There's a trick to implementing the opcodes quickly.

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I made myself a little space on the web as a central place for much of what I post about here - and the like. I'm happy to finally have an independent space for these things.

I see "users want algorithmic timelines"
I hear "100% of wireheaded users like wireheading"

"O what was that bird," said horror to hearer,
"Did you see that shape in the twisted trees?
Behind you swiftly the figure comes softly,
The spot on your skin is a shocking disease."

"Out of this house", said rider to reader,
"Yours never will", said farer to fearer
"They're looking for you", said hearer to horror,
As he left them there, as he left them there.

by Wystan Hugh Auden

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"O where are you going?" said reader to rider,
"That valley is fatal where furnaces burn,
Yonder's the midden whose odours will madden,
That gap is the grave where the tall return."

"O do you imagine," said fearer to farer,
"That dusk will delay on your path to the pass,
Your diligent looking discover the lacking,
Your footsteps feel from granite to grass?"

folks, I wrote a spec for Funktal, a functional language I'm working on intended to compile to .
Before I go deep down the rabbit hole, I'd value your views on this.

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