Esoteric 

ok but 'Autobiography of son of Peter Tomkins, WW2 spy and psychic guru' is a pretty good lede so I'm borrowing this one too

archive.org/details/paradisefe

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thanks to @clacke's mentioning of Huey, Dewey, and Louie in reference to my post about Rock, Paper, Scissors; I started thinking about the alignment of the nephews to the TMNTs. What other color coded mutant animal gangs are there?

🎉 Happy 12th Birthday, #Fediverse

It's great that you don't put all your eggs in one basket ;) Stay cool.

post: fediverse.party/en/post/fedive

full-sized image: gitlab.com/distributopia/stick

✔ idea to not let this day pass unnoticed - by @titi

#Fediverse12 #HappyFedi2U #art #eggs

The Eighth Annual HPR New Years Eve Show

> on New Years Eve 2019-12-31 10:00 UTC (5:00 AM EST), we will have a recording going on the HPR Mumble server for anyone to come on and say “Happy New Years” and talk about whatever they want.

If my mental calculations are correct, and they probably aren't, that means the stream has now been running for about 7 hours, with 19 hours to go!

> We will leave the recording going until 2020-01-01 12:00 UTC (7:00 AM EST) or until the conversation stops.

[ . . . ]

> Live audio stream: hackerpublicradio.org/live

[ . . . ]

> Mumble Server Info
> Server: ch1.teamspeak.cc
> Port: 64747
> Channel: Hacker Public Radio

web.archive.org/web/2019123117…

#HPRNY #HPRNY2020

self acceptance not in a woo fluffy kind of way but in a "it's ok to do things half assed, just for fun, or at your own pace and fuck everyone who says otherwise" kind of way has made my life so much easier.
I am still working on it, but when I realized I was shaming myself for not having as much energy as my peers and just said, fuck it im a low energy person, I'mma live in the slow lane and like it, my life got so much easier just cuz I was not anxious about shit I can't change. I still try to eat and sleep appropriately so I can have ~some functioning but besides that, screw it. better to get things done half assedly than to never do them and panic about it

(Brene Brown and Pete Walker helped a lot with this)

Yes technically I didn't produce the wealth I got from robbing this bank but I took a risk for it and therefore should be allowed to keep it

the 2010s have been a great decade for throwing "crypto" in front of a bunch of fucking words

Posting here because this place because for some reason it works, while libranet and soykaf are either blocked or merely lagged out of existence.

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It's the longest night not for some reason of astronomy, but simply because we're waiting for our next connection in a place with really disappointing wifi.

Carrie "Baghdad Bob" Lam declares state of emergency, which predictably leads to the city entering an actual state of emergency, the explains Hong Kong 'not in state of emergency'.

www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/po…
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"""
05/10/2019 04:30
All MTR services covering the Heavy Rail including Airport Express, Light Rail and MTR bus cannot be resumed this morning (5 October 2019). MTR will review all relevant circumstances later on today. Any update on the service arrangement will be announced as soon as possible.
"""
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Happy Midsummer's Eve / St. John's Eve, all Swedes, Swedophiles and Scandinavians!
@djsundog @balor Apparently there is also http://bjson.org/ . They list half of the formats I mentioned and also others, so I guess they must have figured they had really good reasons for creating Yet Another Binary JSON.
> Binc is a lightweight, compact, limitless, schema-free, precise, binary, high-performance, feature-rich, language-independent, multi-domain, extensible, data interchange format for structured data.

https://github.com/ugorji/binc
> Fast, compact, schema-less, binary serialization and deserialization oriented towards dynamic languages

> This format was started because the authors had technical reasons for producing a better Storable.

> Before we embarked on this project we had a look at various prior art. This included a review of Google Protocol Buffers and of the MessagePack protocol. Neither suited our needs so we designed this, liberally borrowing ideas from the other projects.

https://github.com/Sereal/Sereal
Gobs are interesting, partly because they sort of use an idea I had the other week (I hear Avro uses that idea too): Use a schema-dependent format, but one that starts by shipping the schema written in a bootstrap schema.

https://blog.golang.org/gobs-of-data
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDXF https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3072 calls itself self-describing, and I guess it is, but not even as much as RIFF or IFF is -- there is a container datatype and you have IDs for chunks, but the IDs are not arbitrary-length strings or even FourCCs, they're just a 16-bit blob.

I guess it could be made human-readably self-describing, and serialize JSON, if you define a chunk for naming chunk IDs.
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