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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 (, for and in , now has a v1.0.0 tagged release! Woo hoo!

The supporting website,, is still a work in progress, though the tutorial should be mostly accurate.

๐Ÿคฆ apparently Twitter's "Tip Jar" integration with PayPal has the side effect of sharing the tipper's billing address to the recipient. ๐Ÿค”

Ah, yes, i remember tipping wait staff in the US and telling them where I live.

A friend got me to play Crusader Kings 3 with him. 3 hours later I was on the verge of uniting the kingdom of Ireland and we had to stop.

"Just one more turn"

The game is like Game of Thrones but in the real eastern hemisphere and without dragons.

Seems like Kanton Zรผrich is ramping up vaccinations. A lot of speculation amongst coworkers that maybe by end of month it will be open for Group N (majority of people). I am doubtful.

"I do not wish to join a club that would accept me as it's member" can be heard from the living room housing the super entitled, or from the office belonging to a math department's goofy set theory professor.

The cool air is clear and the sky has low clouds, the trees are brilliant shades of green. I can clearly see the forest across the valley from me, cradling a few hawks floating about their territory.

The person never got back to me after I replied that i live in Switzerland and would need a work permit and their last message said "We have a lot of employees in the EU it's normally not a problem let me check with my immigration lawyers about Switzerland and I'll get back to you."


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The alternative to NBSI "not blue shoot it", which is hostile to anything smaller than mega alliance, is NRDS "not red don't shoot", aka "give them a chance, if they are bad and then become red, then shoot". NRDS does the opposite by carving out space for medium and small folks to live.

However, NBSI is 1000x easier to manage than NRDS. But, I believe specialized federated software can help in this regard. Which would lower the barrier for the smaller indie guys in the game


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That makes it very, nigh-impossible, hard to live as a small corporation in the lawless / player-run space. Alliances have dpecialized software, tools, and communities to help do intel, coordinate getting rich, and staying safe. Corps maybe have discord and a loose bag of more limited tools.

It is also very hostile to independent capsules who just want a taste of lawlessness. "Not blue, shoot it" is the default: if you aren't in a mega alliance, you're dead.


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Alliances have in-game mechanics that make them -- and not corporations -- the basic organizational unit. Alliances can hold sovereignty, Corporations can't. Because of this, Alliance-level communication has led to Alliance-level software and tools and community building. OK.

But because of this and other factors, the small community (corporation) can't compete, and alliance centralization has led to huge blob monoliths that you either join or avoid. There is no more "little guy"

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So I've been wondering what kind of app to build on top of go-fed for a long while. A straightforward forum seems like a good start. However, with dipping my toes back into Eve Online, I think there's an opportunity to take a forum idea further. Just brainstorming...

Eve Online in-game communities have an asymmetrical organization problem. People organize into Corporations. Corporations organize into Alliances. Those are in-game mechanics. Out of game, Alliances organize into coalitions.


# people in the world: 7.674 x 10^9
# galaxies in the universe: 2 x 10^12
# atoms in the universe: 1 x 10^80
# spam phone calls in the US per day: 1 x 10^255

a nice symphonic album from February of this year. Not bad for a debut release, looks to be just a UK duo.

Starforger - Wreath of Frost

Parachute paper is my favorite:

"We have performed the first randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of parachutes for preventing death or major traumatic injury among individuals jumping from aircraft. Our groundbreaking study found no statistically significant difference in the primary outcome between the treatment and control arms. Our findings should give momentary pause to experts who advocate for routine use of parachutes for jumps from aircraft..."

The #fedeproxy #forge federation project needs #diversity, from the start. Do you want to join?

Boost appreciated.

I must have missed something because there's a lot of burger and meat eating jokes going around in America and a ton of milk drinking jokes going around my UK friends.

Presenter: "I want this to be a casual conversation"


Finally faced the backlog that was my github notifications. Whew! That was a lot

Ich fรผhle mich, dass Hochdeutsch wirklich nicht ausreicht, um sich zu integrieren.

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