It took me long enough, but I figured it out, that @technomancy 's "jack-in" reference in what is now called Cider is actually a degree of indirection from cyberpunk primary sources. It is more directly in reference to Hypercard's 1980s cyberpunk splash screen.

Functional programmers: singing the praises of Oleg

Me: singing the praises of Oelek

The SANSOME is an ambitious multi-year project of naming all absences and withoutnesses.

July was a good month for me in terms of bingo words in the Lexulous online 8-tile-tray scrabble variant I play with my father.

A very good mixtape could be made of artists who felt compelled to create extraterrestrial origin stories around their work and identity.

“The Fully-Augmented Dirt-Cheap Luxury Super-Empowered Network/Agent Cybernautical & Political Compass”

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I was about to post this on Twitter but I decided to share it on Mastodon instead so I could add a little more context.

There are at least two fields I know of and care about (ecological psychology, and biosemiotics) where attempts to actually study information in the sense of communication of content often meet with confusion because of historically entrenched bad naming decisions on the part of Claude Shannon.

"Some people use that word, but those people are not us." (the scrabble tournament dictionary committee, probably)

An autonomous ground delivery robot is being tried out at first only in my neighborhood (Parkmerced, San Francisco) by a company called


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