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big list, nerd stuff. 

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going to very slowly rebuild my procgen links thread here.
first up, the procgen wiki.
a little sparse, but not so bad.

1. pcg.wikidot.com

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Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom

Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR

Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive. :blobthinking:

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big list, nerd stuff. 

shit. i don’t have that kind of tiny alien screwdriver.

went on twitter and read a thread that turned out to be a rightwinger pile on. not good for my stress levels.

@natecull maybe i could use this or similar?
github.com/larsthorup/sinon-ha
yet another example of the innovation possible when everyone can agree on a standard format

@natecull basically what I’d like to do, is similar but and what I’d need to run as an extension for, is inspecting and serialising the live javascript env, event handers, history, scroll position, fragment id, etc and package it up in a “rehydrate” script and hopefully handle gracefully the “sudden disappearance” of the server.

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a large Java conf, 1998

Rich Hickey is onstage demoing a lisp dev setup

his hacking gets more and more intense. he's jacked into a production server; he starts redefining functions on the fly, inspecting data as it flows thru functions

the audience is shocked and horrified but he continues typing, oblivious. an error occurs and he recovers from it in the repl

finally he sees their stunned silence

"guess you aren't ready for that yet" he responds impishly

"but your kids are gonna love it"

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People who love math: "hey kids! There is a beautiful world of abstraction and complexity right there in your head!"

The rest of society: "OK kids time for repetitive arithmetic problems! Yayyy!"

this looks cool: Monolith, a tool to save a copy of any html page as a single file. “replace your gazillion open tabs with a gazillion html files”
github.com/Y2Z/monolith
/cc @natecull

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8 hours for work, 8 hours for rest, 8 hours for er.. cooking and eating and dishes and shower and maybe an hour to make art oh fuck I'm living my life in the margins the walls are closing in

big list, nerd stuff. 

big list, nerd stuff. 

big list, nerd stuff. 

big list, nerd stuff. 

big list, nerd stuff. 

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@lynnesbian you could carve that shit into metal platters and sentient dogs 100,000 from now will be able to play super bat puncher

Doing a design exercise: designing a mobile device for people with shitty eyes like me. Concept is to have a few hardware buttons and a scroll wheel. or maybe a rub nub. on screen type can’t be smaller than 14pt (not pixels, points), touch screen buttons and other elements no smaller than a Minimal Visible Size. as I get older I am shocked at how poorly designed literally everything is. because it’s all designed by teenagers.

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hey if you're on mastodon.cloud you should move bc i'm probably gonna domainblock it for spammy crossposter bots

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