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Reading "The Disposessed". This book is different than in early `00 when I read it first.

USA is surreal. I barely manage to convince myself it is a real place, not an elaborate joke pulled of on Europeans.

Hasło do wyborów 2020 (samorząd uczniowski): ze mną nie zginiecie.

I'm not sure if this dream was in English also? Was it "glass concrete" or "szkło beton"?

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Today I was dreaming that I was working in a "glass concrete" factory. I woke up tired.

Then I learned that they try to recycle glass* by adding it to concrete.

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* we are living in post modern times when words lost their meanings, I'm pretty sure that glass mixed into concrete is going back into "the cycle".

I was watching a Netflix movie. I saw visible compression artifacts. I assumed it was bandwidth.

Compression artifacts were present on 4k screen, but did not occur on laptop monitor.

So I assume DRM library was CPU starved I guess.

Why do we live in a world of broken software?

Gig economy, harm, non personal - 

Logical conclusion of gig economy. Uber but for killing people.

We are not there yet, but apparently we have uber for evicting people: vice.com/en_us/article/ep435n/ .

Thankfully it would be illegal in Poland (and more illegal than Uber is).

Book Review: "Sten: 1"; Setting spoilers; vague spoilers 

3) How easily one can grow into a lackey of facist regime;
4) That CEO of a corporation that is exploiting workers will be destroyed not for exploitation, but by threatening Governmental monopolies;
5) Moral ambiguity of being a solider of said regime; what if being a solider is an only way out of poverty?

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Book Review: "Sten: 1"; Setting spoilers; vague spoilers 

When I was a teen I read the whole "Sten" series as a S-F space-opera fantasy novel about a macho male.

I'm now listening to an audiobook, and now it is a book about:

1) Awful workplace conditions in a big corporation;
2) Workplace stratification in a corporation where "Techies" get decent pay and decent conditions, and workers get the boot (this was written before Amazon);

Worked on performance, so I can add more grass (or in future more objects).

Here is the writeup of changes: blog.askesis.pl/post/2020/09/p .

I'll work on something else than grass next :)

I have also somewhat widened (and randomized) the base of the blade of grass. I might revert that change though.

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Correction: I won't add a dependency for 80 line file. It's not JavaScript.

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Me: Dear I'd like a dict that is immutable, as immutable objects are nice and safe to use;
Python: Why don't you use types.MappingProxyType?
Me: It's not Pickleable[1];
Python: Wait some time and use ``frozenmap``;
Me: It does not support O(1) operations[2];
Python: Why don't you roll your own?
Me: 🤦‍♀️

I'll download some implementation from PIP, don't worry. But I'm mildly irritated that I need.

[1]: bugs.python.org/issue31209
[2]: python.org/dev/peps/pep-0603/

I bought bone conducting head-phones. This kind of headphones transfers sound through bones, so nothing is on my ears.

This is sooooo good. They are light. I can listen to music for whole day, and or listen to podcasts.

Also they have decent microphone, so I can talk through them. Also they can function as car audio system (for me that is).

I almost feel like augmented person (DeusEx infolink vibes).

Male physiology // space race 

I'm listening to a podcast about the space race.

Funny trivia. USA had a problem with liquid waste disposal. For penis owners this system is a condom with a pipe. And these condoms fell off.

Originally the condom came in three sizes: small, medium and large. Everybody choose large.

Solution was simple. They rebranded condoms to large, extra large, and humongous...

In IT in Poland working on company provided equipment is not a obvious thing.

So there was a time when due to gross management mismatch it turned out I need to work on Windows. Due to my foresight (didn't uninstall Windows - mostly to keep the ability to install firmware patches) I had it.

But it was like year and a half out of date. Upgrade took whole day, with multiple restarts. However it was billed time, so it was only mildly irritating.

Good thing: it looks **better**, also I have improved performance (by doing the dumbest thing: using multiprocessing).

Bad thing is: povray files exploded from ~10mb to ~80mb.

Key was to use "ambient"[1] property for "grass". Previously grass was darker that it should be as it was illuminated from the random direction. Now ambient lightning means that they are magically always illuminated.

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Another entry about landscape generator.

Reworked some code, to allow me to easily randomize colors, without ugly hacks I used last time.

Choose another (still randomly/computer generated palette).

Results are better but still suck :/

Will need to read into color theory (maybe just globally allow much less dark colors?).

Or maybe the "grass" is just bad. Need to think.

Also python is starting to be the bottleneck :/ (generating 100k of objects and printing them to a file).

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My favourite playthrough is when I was a detective, that was simultaneously running a cult and catching competing cultists.

I was too good at the latter, and couldn't recruit enough members for my own cult...

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I'm playing "Cultist Simulator" which is a computer card game, where you play a leader of a esoteric cult (even kinda sorta role-play).

I suck at this game big time:

* I played a worker, getting white collar at a company (minor victory);
* Succesful detective that went promoted for cult-hunting activites (minor victory);
* Couple of book-worms that bought-out occult bookstore;

Overall recommend.

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