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First stream went okay!

I got bogged down in a bug fix, which is what the stream is for basically, but there's stuff I meant to discuss for the recording that I never got around to. There'll be plenty of time for that in the future, though 😃

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We recently finished Fahrenheit 451.

The story is about a world where people willfully stop reading books out of an addiction to pleasure, and are so engrossed by entertainment that they become ignorant and completely oblivious to the world outside.

There's a moment in the book in which the cities is nuked and the citizen spend their last minutes watching themselves getting bombed on live TV.

I know I'm probably projecting but, was it really about climate change the whole time?

Announcing !

Starting June 30 at 6:30 PM PT, I'll be programming the JavaScript live every Wednesday. The plan is to explain stuff as I go. I'll link to uploaded recordings afterwards.

Wireworld is a virtual circuitboard system, like Conway's Game of Life but restricted to "wires" (see below).

This project takes me into unfamiliar territory. Eventually I'll dip into WebAssembly and implement Gosper's HashLife.

What the hell happened to my weekend?! 😆 It wore me out as much as a week of work.

If only I could pause life to catch up on sleep before the week begins again. Like, maybe with some kind of magic remote control that operated life itself... I feel like there's a movie in there somewhere 🤔

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suicide, online harassment 

We lost an amazing person in the emulation / retro gaming space last night.

And done! That wasn't so bad.

Now that the basic structure is complete, I can focus on what I actually want to do on stream, and when I'll do it. 😊

As soon as I have something planned, I'll let folks know, with plenty of advanced notice!

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It's totally unlike any other learning experience, because it's broadcast. I just have to get over it.

Deeeeeep breaths. 😤

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Okay, it's time to do some setup stuff for my Twitch stream. Basic OBS things. But I'll try to keep an eye on chat in case someone drops by.

It's like I'm dipping back into the shallow end of a public pool, to learn how to float. I won't learn unless I do it. But it feels awkward in the short term. Oh well! 😅

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It sucks to lose games, in more ways than one!

On June 23, 2021, the Internet Archive is hosting an online event about video game preservation! They booked Carmack. It'll be like a panel discussion

Check out "Game Not Over! A Fireside Chat With John Carmack" on Eventbrite!

🕹️ Beep boop 👾 bip boop 🎮

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Cabal, the open-source & p2p group chat I've worked on with friends, is in a quadratic funding pilot experiment run by Open Collective!

What that means for us, as an example: for every 10 USD donated, we get a total of 83 USD

boosts appreciated 🖤

One more blast for the weekend: What All Went Down, my unconventional time travel story, is online! Feedback welcome, I haven't written in ages.

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americans: "it's not our fault you elected bolsonaro"
the white house:

White House admits CIA involvement in “War on Corruption” which jailed Lula and elected Bolsonaro | Brasil Wire

Disclaimer: Safari Reader seems to cut whole pages out of the story, but hopefully no one's using that to read it. 😬

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Time travel! Feelings! Dialogue, monologue! Adjectives!

If these things interest you, I invite you to read my first, stilted attempt at writing a story in a while, "What All Went Down". Feedback welcome!

My computer says it's about five and a half pages, but I'm not sure I trust it.

Done with the ending's first draft! I'll sand it and polish it a little tonight, and then upload it. 😎👍

It's a little embarrassing, but I like its quirkiness. The people in my life probably have the same feeling about me, so, karma time 😅

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Just wrote 670 words tonight. My scifi dime novel is one conclusion away from, uh, peer review. 🖋️😊

I spent yesterday recovering from a really bad interaction with other people on the loud bird website. Considering the role hope and empathy play in my story, I take pride in knowing I didn't let that bitterness discourage me from continuing this project. Hell yeah.

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