I have collected 6/32 clamps I would need to build my own wooden sailboat.

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I wish the water was always this clean in the lake. The urge to get a small vessel of some kind (paddle, wind surf, small sail, esurf) only increases.

Went swimming in the lake instead, which thanks to the drought is extremely clear and warm. 9/10 day so far.

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I might trim a tree back and read a book maybe. New hvac stuff going in Thursday I need to tidy up for. Not every day needs to be filled with energy and advancement.

So yea we have 0 based indexes because IBM executives were *very* into sailing.

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Zero Based indexes are just some decision some dude made because some exec in IBM needed to calculate yacht handicapping could steal your shared computing time and he needed to save every cycle to avoid being canceled by the IBM priority calculations.


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@peregrine Have you ever read the Lisp Curse? Forth is equally subject to this same curse I think.


"Lisp is so powerful that problems which are technical issues in other programming languages are social issues in Lisp."

You see this more often with modern lisp/clojure projects. They do amazing things all by hand, minimal libraries but its pretty inscrutable from the outside. Functions and Maps.

Could see a world where something like SDL isn't needed.

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Could consider a different world where a scheme or lisp or pascal or fortran or forth or a more expressive language "won" out.

We might not have all these tools and different ways of accomplishing things. You might have been able to use the file system directly with <alt lang> semantics instead of a SQL Database connection for example.

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What is kinda neat is that because C (and predecessors) is so low level and not really prone to expressive and easy to use libraries, it pushed an entire generation of developers to build new languages and syntaxes to solve problems. (Instead of libraries like we see more commonly JS)

TCL for text processing and protocols. Regex for text processing. Bash for shells. Perl for munging. SQL/Prolog for querying/logic.

Obviously most of these expanded to become proper big languages, with libraries

Downside of having a growing majority if your yard being clover is that it is drought tolerant, so even when we are in severe drought conditions the lawn needs to be mowed.

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FYI the propublica article is not some big secret, it's called a "share secured loan" or margin loan. Similar vehicles for realestate

They hold the shares, so long as the bank feels that your shares are good collateral you keep your shares, if the price dips or your ability to pay comes into question they take the shares. You can sign up for this now

Move your shares to a broker with good rates and interactivebrokers.com/en/acco

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> ProPublica has obtained a vast cache of IRS information showing how billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett pay little in income tax compared to their massive wealth — sometimes, even nothing.


UPDATE: Disregard this, macos just works on master now :-)

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Got UXN building on macos, if you'd like to play along:

@neauoire is there any interest in having SDL2_PATH as a environment variable that users could override? To avoid mac/non-linux system specific idiosyncrasies.

Ever start typing something then realize you needed to hear it more than you needed to say it?

This is a very healthy way of looking at it @ddevault


> Ultimately, this is the only life I’m gonna get, and I have decided not to spend it on politics.

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