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How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

TL;DR everything has a recycling triangle on it to make consumers feel better about buying plastics despite the fact that nobody has found a way to actually recycle the huge amount of plastic being disposed of through recycling bins and there was never any intent by Big Oil to actually invest in what would be their direct competition (recycled plastic rather than new plastic from petroleum products).

#Waste #Environment #Recycling #ClimateCrisis

3 months ago I built a little prototype text-mode browser for a tiny subset of Markdown. Today it's a prototype no longer; it has fairly thorough tests. See how I write tests for the rendering in a language that maps 1:1 to machine code:

This one is for you, @yrabbit 🙂

Old demo:


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hello [merveilles] world!
here's a little bit about me:

i enjoy building and/or performing slow and/or low-level and/or non-electronic computers.

i'm interested and identify with rewilding, uncivilization and daoism, and i wonder to what extent computation as i understand it can coexist with those perspectives.

i have a background in performing and media arts, and also electrical engineering.

i teach "creative coding"-related courses. and english is not my first language :)

Interrogation of supply and disposal chains through the medium of toast.

Exhibit A: a toaster built from scratch:

Exhibit B: three design-fiction toasters optimized for extreme longevity, modularity/remanufacturing, and ease of disassembly:


The more I play non-violent games with no combat system, the more abhorrent I find games with combat systems. Don't get me wrong, both as a player and a designer, I love combat systems.

But the insane proportion of gameplay tied to violence, conflict and exploitation, and the fact it's seen as normal or even desirable in video games culture, make me feel increasingly bad. Is capitalism fun?

What about complex systems to explore empathy, ecological awareness, philosophy, utopia?

I dream of a service similar to podcasts but for video

Maybe based on rss, it would distribute handles to the videos.

Handles to torrents, to stuff on Syncthing, on https, on Zeronet, whatever

And maybe a bunch of metadata, starting with a hash of the video

i've long scoffed at isolinear #keyboard layouts like the planck because duh, human fingers are not uniform length so how the hell can touch-typing that possibly be comfortable or ergonomic? obviously?

while tinkering on my own layout ideas i was startled to discover my keys centered almost exactly on a skewed but uniform grid

so if i reconsider what is "home row" and don't restrict my fingers to specific columns, turns out isolinear might be great? 🤯

i decided that part of my plan for moving in to my own home needs to be to donate/give/sell a bunch of old hobbies and stuff that I don't have much use or value for... encoding that in a decision tree so that I can "go through things" while i am waiting for code to build, or waiting for a phone call to start.

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Maybe that's where we should go. Nice multi-user-dungeons. But like cozy and trusted parties can code in it.

you can't have a human family without a lot of hugging

@neauoire thanks again for your help! I managed to start a crude tool that can display toots

"Just because there is now a multi-billion-dollar industry based on the abject betrayal of our privacy doesn’t mean the sociopaths who built it have any right whatsoever to continue getting away with it"

Great post!

It would take 62 days of non-stop game playing to play the 150 games I have in my backlog

The total catalogue of video games already extant just for consoles is well over 10,000

There is no reason why we need new hardware to keep exploring the possibility space of games

there are no code channels because coding is 90% crying and desperately trying random stuff until it works and that doesn't translate well to video
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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.