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for those of you protesting in seattle, the NLG Seattle arrest hotline is still at:

206-658-7963
206-OK-TRY-ME

write the numbers on your arm, write the words to your brain.

twitter.com/NLG_Seattle/status

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And this is the clincher:

"In hoc libro sexto, qui & ultimus est quosdam characteres veterum, qui ab usu mortalium iam olim desierunt, ne penitus intereant, ab inferis statui reuocare, & in primis quidem priscum Nortmannorum scribendi modum ponemus."

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I can understand parts of it: "In this sixth and final book are some of the old [written] characters, [stuff I can't quite understand], and [something about the old Norse mode of writing]."

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Quo non obstante reges, tyranni & principes olim veteres multi segregatum a communi familiarem sibi modum adinuenerunt scribendi, suspicionem aliorum parum curantes, modo non perciperetur, quod volebant manere secretum.

Quarum imitatione ego permotus & cupiens hoc opus Polygraphiae quantum fieri potest ad finem destinare perfectum.

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Linguae cum unitas esset confusa, characterum etiam simplicitas fuit multipliciter uariata.

Hinc factum est quod usus literarum tantam sibi licentiam successu temporis usurpauit, ut non solum gentes singulae, verum & homines quique suo arbitrio nouos pro literis characteres effingentes, suis latibula mysterijs parauerunt, Omnis tamen inusitati characteris scriptura eorum qui uiderint eam, suspitione non carebit.

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Does anyone here know Latin relatively well?

Google Translate is struggling with parts of this transcription, and there's a subtlety in this passage that I want to be sure I'm interpreting correctly. Here's what I'm looking at, in two different layouts. Transcription will follow:

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In addition to a metric ton of videogames, this huge charity bundle also contains a fair number of ttrpg books that I've been wanting try.

The $5 minimum contribution is ridiculously low for this many games, so if you have the means, give much more than that: itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racia

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The boat folks are off sailing, post pictures of breadfruit

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Rubber bullets were invented by the British Ministry of Defence for use against the civilian population in Ireland. With these lethal and deadly bullets the British Security Forces killed 17 people between 1972-1989, 8 of those were children and all but one were Catholics.
The PSNI still uses rubber bullets to this day.
The British Government grants export licenses worth millions of pounds for the sale of anti crowd gas, riot equipment and rubber bullets to the United States .The British Government should immediately freeze the export of these weapons being used on protestors in America. However, I suspect that they would rather line their own pockets than protect lives

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Programmer stands next to a stack of the printed source code for the SpaceX touchscreen

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I rarely write ActionScript anymore, but when I think about it, does it conjure up memories of my five year tenure at a Flash games company? Nope, it triggers a replay of They Might Be Giants' "Climbing The Walls", which I listened to on repeat while programming a thing in college that has had no impact on my life since. What gives?

Maybe programming can put the mind in a state that makes these connections more susceptible? Does this stuff happen or sound relatable to anyone else?

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One of the last times I touched the Haxe language was during a trip to Amsterdam for a programmer conference. My trip was incidentally a delightful cheese fest. I ate gouda every friggin' day, whether it was from some tourist trap or on the sandwiches at the conference venue.

So does gouda cheese make me think of Haxe? Nope! Haxe gives me extremely strong memories of gouda from Amsterdam (and heartburn), and stone bridges and canals. 🤷‍♂️ It defies explanation.

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Recently I've been refactoring and improving Drivey, and a dozen times now I found myself back in that shitty hotel on Comino, where completing the code port was a crucial source of stress relief in the literal wake of a vacation gone completely and tragically off the rails.

Drivey is fueled by nostalgia of the freedom of the road, so why does programming it take me back to this moment where my wife and I had absolutely zero control over where we went, what we ate, et cetera?

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I've never read a lot of Proust, but he talks about a "Madeleine Effect", where certain things we perceive in the present snap us back to a strongly connected memory, sometimes to our complete surprise.

Different code projects do it for me.

I'll share some anecdotes, but first I want to say, I'd be real interested in hearing about yours.

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