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I ordered some Raspberry Pis for a certain project. The next logical step in the project is clear to me, but I have to wait until I get the hardware before doing it.

Now, I could work on some of the future steps right now in the meantime, but there's something in me that revolts.

There is something so unnatural about doing things in a weird ordering. I think this applies more to complex tasks where I have loaded correct mental context for the next step, but not all the other subsequent steps.

@neauoire I think you might enjoy that surface-level discussion about how everything is broken in software/computers but doesn't need to be. I enjoyed the perspective of asking oneself what it would look like if one were in the middle of a civilization collapse.

It reminded me of a few of the points that you bring when talking about Z80s or lightweight web pages.

Preventing the Collapse of Civilization / Jonathan Blow (Thekla, Inc)

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In light of the youtube-dl DMCA thing, I feel like I suddenly need to hurry up and download a lot of my favorite content before my copy of youtube-dl becomes broken.

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After sitting through the first 5 minutes in which some bitcoin podcaster was trying to explain chaos theory (in math) while failing to demonstrate any grasp of computer science or math, I just looked it up on wikipedia.

This sentence did more for me than anything else I randomly stumbled upon during the years:

"When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future."

So it's just about functions not being being continuous anywhere.

Whenever my password doesn't work on a given web site, I generally feel that the most likely explanation if that the web site goofed up in some way and forgot my password. I'm better than them at keeping track of my passwords. Obviously. It feels like that, but I guess we'll never know the truth about the real statistics. Rationally, I'd wager that I'm the one usually messing up, but it doesn't *feel* like that.

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Wow, that was different.

Today I read an article on a Gemini[1] website, and used the email the author shared to write them a long-form comment on their work.

It struck me how foreign this once-natural interaction felt. I think it helped give a bit more form to my feelings around how social media has encouraged us to 1) let such platforms control how we share content, 2) use shorter messages, 3) have shallower interactions, and 4) forget historic data.

Fuck. I miss this. I miss really connecting to people.


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There are few things I like more than video games, but two of them are :

-making video games
-people who make video games

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I am extremely skeptical of anything blockchain these days, but if it wasn't for the blockchain mania in 2017, I wouldn't have ended up installing linux, and then subsequently discovering mastodon, sunbeam, ssb, merveilles, and dat://.

For that, I am pretty grateful.

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@pindola Same with afk, there is not such thing as being afk anymore.

Typing "ok" at the right moment used to be an integral part of using instant messaging or IRC. Today I realized that I pretty much never use it anymore. It all completely been subsumed by "thumbs up" or other nonverbal actions that target a specific message.

There was a thing about mocking the previous generation for not understanding the huge difference between "ok", "ok." (note the dot), and "okay". You probably all remember that, but you might not have noticed that they're all gone now.

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We've realized our dream of sailing to Japan, so that's done.

Now, let's see if we can survive 45 consecutive days at sea.

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@pindola Sorry. That was just a thought I had the other day and felt like sharing. Not entirely sure it was germane. If it makes things any better, I'd wager the universe is fractal in nature and displays self similarity at every level so yeah... You're kind of a tree. *Takes biiiig vape hit* K bye.

Existing feels like being a point in a single moment, but then I have to remind myself that I'm actually a whole line segment going through time (say hi to next week's me when you met him). But is that all of it? If I can accept that I'm at least a 1D being, I might actually be more than that. Am I a 2D surface? A tree?

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"It is odd; I perform all the dance moves and yet I still don't hear any music."

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