Hey fediverse bot authors, this is for you.
Instead of having a bot that blindly follows someone, then having a pinned toot or description that reads, "DM me "unfollow" if you don't want me to follow you any more", how about you do something sensible like looking at a user's profile and discovering whether or not they have #nobot in it first?
Because if you write bots that don't respect #nobot, you're no better than a spammer.
There's still work to do, but a working computer with add/sub instructions is in sight. After that, the next obvious step is conditional jumps/turing completeness. After that, there are many possibilities and I'm not sure where to go to continue learning. #homebrewcomputer
You'll find a few like-minded people over on the AnyCpu forums.
And pointers within, I think, to retrobrewcomputers and some projects on hackaday.io
Playing with vertex transformations and procedural generation again, this time it's Ada Lovelace's turn. I think this algorithm works well with the right picture. #mastoart
@alcinnz And by goodness we need more literate programming; especially for low-level stuff.
My AT&T / Teletype DMD 5620 emulator is working well enough to call it an alpha quality release. I wrote a little something about it here on my blog. https://loomcom.com/blog/0115_emulating_the_dmd5620.html
Maybe Not by Rich Hickey: https://youtu.be/YR5WdGrpoug
Makes an interesting point on Maybe/Either: they require updating the call site, even for compatible changes! E.g. from returning a Maybe Foo to returning a Foo. Argues for *union* types.
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I am growing deeply, seethingly impatient with this API.
People say, "Don't reinvent the wheel!" I say, "Bullshit." Reinventing the wheel has saved my ass (and the asses of companies I'm often hired by) too many times to count.
Code reuse not considered evil, pre se; but definitely considered strongly suspicious at this point.
As with OOP, I'm skeptical of its benefits, but very patently aware of its costs.
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remember what webs are for, in nature. be careful what you name things.
Things I like about #VoidLinux include, but aren't limited to, the ability to not run a distribution update in quite a while, having it download over 1GB worth of updates (while I'm using the computer for other things), and the system still just works after I reboot.
It truly is refreshing.
(I'm sure the more formally defined packaging systems can make similar claims, but regardless, Void is doing a fantastic job at managing packages so far.)
I block bots unconditionally; nothing personal. #nobot
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