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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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, uuuuh,

Actually, much like the times I've ported code in the past, I think a lot of the initial progress is going to come from messing with someone else's stuff without asking first. πŸ˜†

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It's ironic that to get to a place where we have all the time, space, energy, money and peace of mind that we need, we've got to expend so much of it! Some of which goes to just planning how to expend it in the first place!

This may prove to be my most challenging refactor yet.

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I can hardly believe the logistical complexity facing my partner and me. There's a long list of things we have to do, and there's a particular order that they have to happen in. That's on top of me working, her attending school online, and oh yeah, we had like a record number of U.S. COVID cases the other day.

But there really isn't any alternative. We've shared this 450sqft 1-bedroom for three years, and after months of shelter-in-place, it's obvious we're completely out of space.

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We're moving to Vallejo. For about the same rent, we're tripling our living space. But there's a lot to do to make it happen.

The first time I ever moved, I brought as little with me as possible.

The second time I moved, it was across the country, and I only moved what I could fly with or ship.

The third time I moved, I only had to pack a studio apartment worth of stuff.

This time is very different.

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To commemorate Adobe's upcoming Flash end-of-life this December, I've written a short story about how history will remember it in ten years.

Spoiler alert: it probably won't. So I'll get to give my biased account of it to anyone who'll listen.

Feedback appreciated!

rezmason.net/what-was-flash.ht

@rek is there a word for keeping a ship stationary but unanchored, because the waves under it are too violent to sail on?

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I read this, dismissing it as overreaction over nothing, but then it kind of kept me from sleeping.

I kept thinking about the email.

There's something that really pissed this person off, and it's got nothing to do with the webring.

I kindda get where they're coming from, if my studies, my work and my personal time goes into learning something, and then some other thing(like a silly webring) dismisses it all at once. I might be fucking pissed.

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Hmmm this is interesting. I wonder if there was some sort of ideological change in the ruling class

cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

I'm lucky to have both these creatures around me and my wife at all times. I also really wish that one of them hadn't scratched up my arms in terror at the vet that one time, and then covered the whole the room in liquid feces.

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cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

My beefy cat is a certified asshole who craves attention. I'm convinced that every bad habit he ever adopted remains in his repertoire, waiting for the right conditions for him to resort to. When my wife has a bad day, he rushes to her side to cheer her up, which is honestly very endearing. Also he shredded her favorite chair.

Dexterity: 3
Personality: asshole
Lives: 9
Worst toilet moment: climbed up the hamper & called us over to watch him pee on our clothes

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cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

My tiny cat (runt munchkin, smaller than a loaf of bread) is afraid of everything and always will be, but she's grown to overcome her fears. She also likes to projectile vomit from high places, which increases her AOE. She never meows, so now I have a lifelong mission to encourage her to meow, as if I don't have plenty of other shit I gotta do.

Dexterity: 4
Personality: cat
Lives: 8
Worst toilet moment: hid for days in a cupboard and then shat in it

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cats are universally gross and bad πŸ–€ 

Tonight I replaced my cats' robot-rake litter tray with a new one, and have a cat-pee-odor headache a mile wide. I probably broke the Geneva convention on myself just now.

Let's be honest: cats are disgusting, vile pests, that turn dirty smelly pellets into other dirty smelly pellets, damage furniture, interrupt video calls and vomit on all our important things. Humanity's shared history with cats has been a gargantuan misstep.

I also love them tremendously.

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@rek I just got to the part of your (excellent) log where @neauoire tried following a bird toward wind, without running it past you. And I totally get it. In the past, bad times led me to make similar judgment calls, desperate Faustian bargains where I expected the world to throw me a bone for extracting a glimmer of sense from its bullshit, and "everyone will thank me later". Egg on my face every damn time! πŸ˜…

I'm glad things took a tern for the better. 🌈

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once every four years, the citizens gather to indicate their preference for which meat vessel will next be inhabited by the spirit of the hell emperor. this preference is then ignored or obeyed arbitrarily according to the principles of a complex equation devised by the dead.

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I've begun transcribing the ship's logs of our passage from Japan to Canada, we'll release more daily. Be warned, some of this might be distressing to some people.

100r.co/site/north_pacific_log

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