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eng by education, software eng by job title. Expertise is in ++ and . I implemented in Go. I enjoy and music. From but live in . I enjoy politics but not the current partisan BS. Avid fan of video games like and but have little time to play. I enjoy with and am learning . I like writing letters to my friends. I enjoy novels.

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The go-fed/activity library (github.com/go-fed/activity), for and in , now has a v1.0.0 tagged release! Woo hoo!

The supporting website, go-fed.org/, is still a work in progress, though the tutorial should be mostly accurate.

pessimism (Mainländer, suicide mention) 

Mainländer: The only reason for living is to die. God wanted to die to fulfill his purpose. He attempted suicide, but being divine, failed. It caused the big bang, and the entropic universe we live in is God's decaying remains.

(note: Mainländer's time knew not of big bang nor entropy)

So earnestly did Mainländer believe his philosophy, that when the publishers shipped him his books, he stacked them up, stood on them, and used them to hang himself

Dark shit, Germany

The Section 230 proposal by the DoJ blatantly eradicates its use as a free speech preservation law, is meant to undermine legal defenses for antitrust cases (hm wonder why), and is the FBI's dream of undermining any civil protections it once granted.

Nothing new; everyone that is already for it won't have their mind changed by the redline version of the bill.

"We live in the dumbest timeline"

I want to purchase a t-shirt with that quote printed on it.

So if you've been following me for awhile, you've seen me mention Fipamo from time to time as one of the projects I've focused on.

Fipamo at it's core is a blog platform that started as I promise to myself to get writing again but only with software that I built so I can add features that I need and to share it with other folks that want something easy to use and have full control of their data.

It took a bit but it's finally in beta.

fipamo.blog/

uspol 

The single thing I ask my Trumpist family is to recognize that they are still represented by (and life is not over because) their congressperson if they happen to have a (D) by their name. And chill the fuck out like their non-Trumpist (R) friends.

The ideas of "party before country" or "party *is* country" are quite literally the exemplary authoritarian/facist-adjacent ideas that are permitting the rhetoric of political violence along party lines.

Got to play the first session of a short tabletop RPG campaign. My character is an unusually strong-for-his-age squire in his teens whose noble parents told him to spend more quality time with his Gran-Gran. So he did a "I'll show them" kind of angsty move and now is stuck carrying Gran-Gran on his back while adventuring. The dynamic of an un-confident boy plus his kind grandmother embarrassing him makes for really entertaining situations 😂.

Sometimes I just want to scoop up everyone I know and have ever met and toss us all into a happy hardcore rave and have everyone just experience the communal happiness of just being human beings dancing together to uplifting tunes.

US Death Stats 

More Americans dead due to COVID in 2020 than any single year of WW2. :( RIP

FB and far right (USA) 

I wonder if the FB USA user base is going to shift far right, by everyone else quitting, until the point that most folks view it exclusively as an extremist or extremist-adjacent site. The non techy folks in my family are finally starting to quit, without any advocacy on my part to do so, because of the other family members trapped in that ideological bubble.

Mainländer's work "Die Philosophie der Erlösung" is not yet translated into English.

Do I dare try to read German philosophy auf Deutsch?

Just finished recording my talk. It's just me a guy in a room, super casual.

The WeChat ban is going to really suck for Americans with family in China. I'll be curious how they get around it. Different app? Side load apps?

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