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I'm a NY-born Oakland resident who programs for game companies to survive. I teach Scratch to kids at our town's video game museum.

In my free time I used a lot, then , and now a lot of modern . I port things as a way to preserve ideas. I have a loving wife and 2 cats.


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... I'll tell you how it panned out. Tempers flared, I said she was full of hot air, she said I have no taste.

I left her alone to stew in it, now I'm three sheets to the wind

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Today my oven and I had a fight.

Things got heated.

... I've been told the old org could drive me down to Oakland. I don't want that. But they clearly do

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Tonight I'll finally introduce myself to the STEAM folks in an email, making sure not to commit to anything prematurely. Maybe they have some use for my abilities and experience. The lady I met tonight from the org was certainly very positive.

I still feel like I can't broach the topic with the old org till I know whether or not the new one wants to work out something. These are shoestring operations. But my stupid limbo state of going to have to stop.

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The old museum really benefits from regularly held free classes, it gets for traffic. And I want them to succeed. They're just so far away. They've vaguely suggested a remote teaching setup, which sounds like a hassle.

So I've said nothing.

But months of nothing is a no. Let's be honest.

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So I used to teach kids to code at a museum in Oakland. It was within walking distance and it was a way to give back. They've since moved and locked down, and so have I, and now I'm getting calendar invites to meet with other museum volunteers during my Wednesday live streams, like an hour long drive away.

Meanwhile there's this STEAM extra curricular org a short walk from my new home, and I've dragged my feet introducing myself, getting the ball rolling.

Because it's hard to say goodbye!

65% CPU, just sitting idly in a window in the background.

To make a computer do work just so that you do nothing, is the opposite of software. Unless it's a kind of weird art piece.

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Pro tip: if you keep hearing a jet engine noise constantly and you live nowhere near an airport, you probably have a Rolling Stone article open in a browser tab somewhere

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Tonight we'll work out a strategy for preventing HashLife, glorious as it is, from consuming all the RAM I have.

We'll start simple and iterate on what works. That seems to be a good strategy for learning, programming, and streaming all at the same time., every Wednesday at 6:30 PM Pacific. See you there!

What excites be the most though is, the unit has a Raspberry Pi driving it, so I'm hoping there are ways I can program it to render something interesting in isolation, unplugged from any computer.

If anyone here secretly hopes that I'd stop writing all that JavaScript in my free time, well, leveraging that Raspberry Pi is probably the catalyst you've been waiting for. 😁

Of course, it could all be a gimmick. But for as long as I remember, I wanted to live in an age of digital holographics! 🀩

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My 3D holographic display arrived yesterday, and I'm so busy I haven't opened it yet.

Sometime this weekend I'll inbox it and put it through its paces. And then do a whole bunch of catching upβ€” the Discord community is full of folks wife had their hands on a unit for months, before the major supply shortages.

The manufacturer puts a lot of their efforts into the software, and they support several common formats and game engines. Their JavaScript API got deprecated; I wonder why.

Lots of pals Halloweenizing their names on Merveilles lately. πŸ˜ƒ You're damn right I want in!

But I want to check: what's our community policy on fun avatar changes? Discouraged, encouraged? Keep it monochrome?

This is a big deal, for me at least!

Thanks to @jhnhw's explanation, the mystery that shrouded HashLife has receded, and we're closer than ever to an implementation! A personal first! 🀩 Tonight we'll see what a little hashing and caching can do to a cellular automaton. every Wednesday at 6:30 PM Pacific.

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