so, mary shelley-> the last man->!the last man on earth -> george romero’s the living dead- originally featuring creatures not called “zombies” but rather, inspired by the vampires in the last man on earth.

i don’t think it’s overstating it to say this film establishes most of what we think of as zombies.

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Reminder that FedEx "SmartPost" and UPS "Mail Innovations" are private companies using the ubiquitous delivery of the United States Post Office for handling their last-mile deliveries.

In other words, it's not cost-effective enough for them to send a truck to deliver your package so their "Smart" and "Innovative" way of handling this is to make it the post office's problem.

Whenever someone says that the Post Office isn't efficient please remind them of these "Smart" "Innovations"

Introducing JSDB

“It’s all JavaScript… What I mean by that is that even the data is stored as JavaScript code. Not JSON. JavaScript.”

#JSDB #SmallWeb #SmallTech #JavaScript #database

textadept, by the way, also has a console/terminal mode. so great potential vim replacement too.

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i am very picky about text editors. Not a single one i have tried ticks all my boxes. my daily driver is sublime text, but textadept, a well maintained, minimalist, cross platform, lua scritable test editor with a c core that is only a few hundred lines, is extremely worthy of your attention

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@dredmorbius In Nonviolent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg argues that accurate (and compassionate) communication is only possible in communication systems lacking punishment and reward, praise and blame, guilt and shame, and basically any of the zero-sum based approaches to language that operate on the principle of coercion (which Rosenberg appropriately dubbed as jackal speech).

All advertising, propaganda, commercialized speech, &c.

@bamfic @kensanata

galaxy brain: pronounce “eye” to rhyme with “tree”

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when reading Blake’s “Tyger” poem, how do you pronounce “symmetry”?

@daelf @zens relevant:
(3 levels from the wikipedia articles, I found it originally through which is always fun give it a try, e.g

*2YO crouching under the sink*
"I'm the trash now."

“The book describes a future Earth at the time of the late 21st Century, ravaged by a new pandemic of the bubonic plague which quickly sweeps across the world, ultimately resulting in the near-decimation of all humanity. It also includes a discussion of English culture as a republic, “
ah, so it was actually intended as non-fiction

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today I learned that zombie fiction was invented by Mary Shelley after her husband died in a book called The Last Man. it was allegory about the bubonic plague, and the fucked up political response to it. on its first run it was so hated it was suppressed until the 1960s. The book I Am Legend is based on it. upon which Thr Last Man On Earth (vincent price), Omega Man (charlton heston) and I Am Legend (will smith) were based.
the creatures were originally vampires.

The thing that any hypercard clone misses though, is that hypercard at its core is a paint program. the database and rapid application development aspects were secondary. And yet hypercard clones don't let you paint.

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I mean, i don't have it quite right. it's Visual Basic that's the hypercard clone. MS Access is a filemaker clone. Very similar projects to each other.

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so why did MS Access succeed and hypercard (ultimately) fail?

I have my guesses, but it's an interesting question I think.

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