unicode, chaos magick, possible time travel, long, rollercoaster of a post
Today in "things that are extremely fucking weird in Unicode": ⍼
U+237C, aka RIGHT ANGLE WITH DOWNWARDS ZIGZAG ARROW, aka "something that makes no sense mathematically or in a graph".
Until you find out it's very, very nearly the exact form of the "ellis sigil", or the "linking sigil", commonly used in occult or chaos magick, as seen here.
This is the only thing that looks at all similar to U+237C, and U+237C doesn't look anything like anything I've ever seen in any actual tech usage or math, which is interesting as it purports to be a "math symbol".
This would be at least mystery solved as to how it could've happened, albeit weirdly: someone snuck in a chaos magick symbol and said it was from math.
Except the ellis sigil was created in 2003.
Unicode 3.2, released in 2002, contained this nonsense symbol.
I have no answers for why.
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somebody once told me
you're gonna wake up hungry
don't eat the plums i left in the fridge
in the morning i was dumb
and my tongue was kinda numb
so i foraged around for some breakfast
well the plums start coming and they don't stop coming
once you eat one you just can't stop plumming
don't stop to think till they're all gone
i think oh shit you've done it now shaun
so much to eat so much to chow
why did i go for the plums now
i'd better leave a good note
so here's the thing that i wrote
I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.
This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.
I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.
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What heretical software features can you imagine that would never fly at a growth oriented company but could totally work on free open source social media?
For example, algorithmic timelines are one way to deal with information overload. But what if instead your software offered suggestions for people to unfollow (this person posts a lot and you hardly ever interact with them)? Not necessarily a good idea but it's an idea we could implement that would NEVER happen on Twitter, Facebook, etc
@SquidPresident Jordan was a street cat for nearly 3 years before a shelter picked him up, and my roommate + I adopted him shortly after
I wasn’t there in person, so I asked my roommate to pet a lot of cats + call to report back on our options. Instead of running off, Jordan would calmly but firmly push his paws to my roommate’s hands whenever he tried somewhere Jordan didn’t like - no claws, just preventive
“So his first priority was setting boundaries w/ you?”
“Yeah he’s the one.”
I have diverse interests. He/him.
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