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The fediverse crumbles... and every crumb grows anew. It is trodden upon, scuffed up, broken and tossed aside. And where it falls, it spreads beneath the sun... we are moss.

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grad school 

Something to sit with...

I do not believe in hierarchy, regardless of being in the habit of it.

In its absence, what is my practice of mathematics?

That is my practice. I need to do that.

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Fictional Characters To Know Me By 

- Methos, from Highlander
"Somewhere warm, like Bora Bora."
(always before heading somewhere colder)

- The Prisoner
"I am not a number!"
(keep counting...)

- Maxwell Smart, from Get Smart
"Would you believe..."

- Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell
"If we all reacted the same way, we'd be predictable, ... It's slow death."

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Five items… 

…someone would use to summon me:

- Falling rain on cottonwood leaves (linden will work in a pinch)
- A book with well struck type on subtly textured paper (kept dry; see above, and I'll be keeping it after)
- Warm cuppa (berry or fruit tea, mulled cider, or mead)
- Playing pieces for a game I don't yet know
- A small cozy fire (outdoors is best)

We'll play a game where I have no advantage of foreknowledge, drink slowly watching the fire, sit silently listening to the rain, and talk.

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Nothing is complicated; everything is detailed.

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I've been using Delta Chat for a while now, on one of my ancient Android devices. I just got it set up on a second Android devices using the same email account, working in sync.

What I did was:

* Install DC on the newer Android

* Set up SyncThing to sync the Downloads folders on both Androids

* Go to Settings > Chats and Media > Backup chats to external storage

* Follow a prompt on the new DC to import the backup, which it searched for and found for me.


#DeltaChat #Android

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Okay so are there like ... known issues with Firefox's implementation of the random number generator in Javascript?

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The State is trying to convince us that technology is only allowed to decrease privacy, never increase it. But there is no principle saying that our rights cannot increase, even when that makes things less convenient for the State.

To limit our rights, the burden is on the State to prove that society will be unable to function if we have that right, not that some crime will be harder to investigate. Society will not collapse if we are allowed absolute privacy in our communications.


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@ekaitz_zarraga I've been lucky in that I've been funded partly by the Patreon stuff and also by the two grants. I'm definitely making way, way less than I would be by programming at almost any dayjob, but I've been able to do ok so far... I'm still uncertain how it'll work out long term. It would also be helpful to get more resources so I could hire on other people to help due to Spritely's ambitious goals... that's not an easy thing to figure out or resolve though, so we'll see!

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EU politics, + 

There is an European Citizen’s Initiative for a universal basic income. If you happen to be a EU citizen, please consider signing it!

Boosts are appreciated.

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#looptober 2

(i didn't manage to come up with much tonight, but i did read the manual for the keystep and learn what an arpeggiator does)

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@enkiv2 @byron @zensaiyuki @natecull @jauntywunderkind420 @loke Erlang ships with Wx bindings, and Wx is.... less antiquated looking OOTB than Tk. still, doing Win32 rawdog programming makes me realize "shit, why can't i just receive {paint, Hwnd, Dc} messages?"
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@jauntywunderkind420 @enkiv2 @byron

The Web 1.0 wasn't built on Javascript, but the 2020 Web is built on Javascript over CSS over SGML over HTTP over (webapp server) over SQL - at least six completely separate syntax / semantic layers. This seems non-optimal.

What if we removed everything except the somewhat-Smalltalky Javascript?

Could we rebuild the Web on just JS? Would it be better? It would be reasonably trivial to try, because Node.js would be the webapp server.

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Heute vor 1689 Jahren:

0331 v. Chr. – Bei der Schlacht von Gaugamela besiegt Alexander den persi­schen Herr­scher Dareios III.; damit beginnt das Ende des Perserreichs.


>.< Kidlet is willingly watching cartoons in German. I feel like I won the stinking lottery. This is going to make so much difference in her school experience.

Browsing hair style pics instead of doing my work. >.< This is not optimal.

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Does anyone on the Fediverse knows of a good audio editor?

I want to release Libre Lounge out but I'm stuck in a mental rut editing the audio. But if I could pay for someone to do it, it would be done faster and we'd have more episodes.

If you're an audio editor or know of one that would be willing to edit a 45-1 hour long podcast, let me know.

Boosts appreciated!

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The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.

The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.

(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)

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The head is traced off because I haven't practised drawing, but... some perspectives on soft vs. hard angles in mask designs, especially around the eyes. I've been thinking a lot about this lately and want to try mocking up a few designs.

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What is all this really even for? These websites, I mean

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