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Micah Elizabeth Scott @scanlime@mastodon.social

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still thinking about the practice of using thousands of animal skins to make like 50 vellum gutenberg bibles. such pious, wow.

professor, on this saturday past the deadline, i think you’ll find that my paper was left under your doormat three days ago!

I chanced upon an ancient cache of code:
a stack of printouts, tall as any man,
that in decaying boxes had been stowed.
Ten thousand crumbling pages long it ran.
Abandoned in the blackness to erode,
what steered a ship through blackness to the moon.
The language is unused in this late year.
The target hardware, likewise, lies in ruin.
Entombed within one lone procedure’s scope,
a line of code and then these words appear:

# TEMPORARY, I HOPE HOPE HOPE

thecodelesscode.com/case/234

lol, i thought 23andMe would be the last ones to send me gdpr mail, but they claim they aren’t late, just telling me about the changes they implemented two days ago!

Someone decided the everything bagel Wikipedia entry was going to be their magnum opus

speaking of Catholic indulgences...

argument that Gutenberg-printed indulgences indirectly led to the Protestant reformation ischool.uw.edu/podcasts/dtctw/ in _The Visible Word_ Drucker argues that the indulgences exhibit "marked" typography (as opposed to the "unmarked" of his bibles) and were thus early examples of graphic design using printing and type: Gutenberg "recognized and utilized the capacity of typographic representation to manipulate the semantic value of text through visual means" (p. 95)

@scanlime Roger Penrose is cool and all but have you seen what his parents were working on youtu.be/2_9ohFWR0Vs

i like having a new box for my Apple Rectangle Six that will prevent perhaps it’s silica shard from fracturing a third time

@scanlime

He's fun to listen too, with the driest of humor, like "Whether or not you believe that black holes destroy information, Stephen Hawking backs you up on that" (SH had taken both positions at one time or the other).

He's on tour right now, so to speak, talking about Erebons. I saw him last month. NASA had to hustle to find him two old-style overhead projectors for his hand-drawn slides.

Here he is, from earlier this year:
youtube.com/watch?v=xlSMME-Cl5

thank u for taking my sixty four gigabyte video file, archive dot org

The score for the THX “Deep Note” sound, made public for the first time after 35 years:

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omg, I had no idea Roger Penrose of the tiling fame was still around! It's delightful to realize that some bit of math or physics is actually recent enough that the people involved are still here.

in some ways Mastodon reminds me of the sort of internet I hung out in maybe 20 years ago. this is both amazing and terrible, and I love it.

fantasy console that's purposefully weird and wrong for no discernible reasons.
· colors are specified as proportional mixes of a preset palette
· sprites are made of pixels, but animations are vector
· turbo mode that doubles the gpu and spu clocks but halves the cpu
· there's a 3D mode but polygons are circles
· isa is close to something standard, with all the extensions but lacking half of the core set (like mov)
· sound is midi-like, but limited in the number of hands to play instruments