"Alan [Kay] said this 30 years ago" – Steve Jobs in 2007

Given an average hard drive. If you were to count up all of the "1" and "0" bits on that hard drive, would you have more 1's or more 0's?

@ben All right, I've got a plan. We all know rust never sleeps, right? … Right. So, if we all rust, we'll never sleep. Eh? Eh?

Programmers do it while wondering if they should change careers.

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In the spirit of "[type of people] do it [in stereotyped way]":

Programmers do it in between endless meetings.

DEFCON and Blackhat are basically events where everybody wears signs on their back that say "Kick me!" - the main point of the conferences are attending talks about surprising ways of kicking people, but there is a lot of fun to be had in avoiding getting kicked too.

That review of Shenzhen I/O not only perfectly captures the game, it got me through some rough parts of the game, and made me realize that I would get so much more than just "fun" out of playing it.

It's a rare review that can add more to the thing it reviews.

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I just finished up the main part of Shenzhen I/O. What a fantastic game. The last time I remember spending so much time thinking about and having so much fun playing a game was when Portal came out.

Shenzhen I/O is also the first game I've played where a review of the game dramatically enhanced my experience. I would not have enjoyed the game if it were not for this review: probablydance.com/2016/11/07/l

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If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.

Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.

You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well 👍

A salary doesn't represent the value of an individual. It represents how valuable the employee is to the employer.

I keep thinking about this panel. "Our entire field is bad at what we do, and if you rely on us, everyone will die" is an uncomfortably short summary of software development.

I'm having a blast playing Shenzhen I/O!

The last game I remember enjoying this much was Portal (though Breath of the Wild comes close too).

I'm so into the game that I bought a binder and tabbed page dividers for the game manual:

It feels to me that all communities have a "goldilocks size" – not too small, not too big. Part of what appeals to me with Mastodon is the ability to host your own community and then federate? I don't actually know how federation works.

Really liking the idea of the "fediverse" – are there servers just for bots?

Just found the "Delete and Redraft" feature in Mastodon. So cool!

Whenever I start to feel like I'm at the top of my game, I have the pleasure of meeting people who are even further along than I am. Yesterday I spent 20 minutes being taught the basics of Linear Algebra.

Shenzhen I/O is incredibly enjoyable. It feels like the game was made just for me. I spent last night optimizing a puzzle from 20+ lines of code down to 6.

Excited about the potential of Mastodon. Embarrassed I'm not getting started by running my own server …

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