sometimes while i'm playing minecraft, i think about the really pleasant background music, and how it was made by some kid, and how that kid must feel these days now that notch is a fascist

those scenes from 80s movies where an adult finds a private spot away from the crowd, closes the door, leans against it, pulls out a cigarette and takes an exhausted drag

except instead of smoking, I lean against the door and let out a huge long fart, look satisfied, and open the door again

I think palo alto was probably always awful, but it seems newly more awful each time I visit

i just love these guys the most of all the photosynthetic animals bcuz theyre like... something you'd see in a sci fi movie or something on an alien planet. essentially half-plant.

like other photosynthetic animals just kinda, have a bit of photosynthesis but these guys actually specialize in it and grow their own little leafs

plus theyre fucking adorable

“They knew many things but had no idea why. And strangely this made them more, rather than less, certain that they were right.”

— Neal Stephenson’s Anathem

Here's an interesting thread where Alan Kay explains what he thinks he meant by object oriented: userpage.fu-berlin.de/~ram/pub

But here's an interesting thread which comments that what we think we know we meant with our intentions might actually be covered by the clarity of our retrospection: lobste.rs/s/4s7h7w/dr_alan_kay

I agree with that, and am probably guilty of it myself with AP.

Also, interesting E-design-reflections in that thread by Corbin Simpson: lobste.rs/s/4s7h7w/dr_alan_kay

had a dream that we crossed into a dark timeline where seinfeld had a core cast of 4 instead of 5, and apple became evil and changed their logo to solid ominous black

this whole "omg what if the internet isn't an archive" thing is making me marvel at how quickly people forget their experiences with things like napster and divx

Someone responded:

"As an artist that stores their art on twitter and a lot of art related sites. This troubles me deeply. Imagine if Twitter or even Youtube did this. Every video gone forever."

And just holy yikes, y'all. This gave me palpitations.

Please don't think of uploading/sharing stuff as "storing" it on any of these sites--twitter/tumblr/etc. There's no good retrieval process, you don't control compression, etc. It's nice to access stuff one's shared for resharing but not storage.

Ok, so I have a tweet that's getting kind of popular on birbsite and I want to share the essence here too:

A guy tweeted that MySpace had lost all the music uploaded to it from 2003-2015. " An entire archive just... gone, forever."

So... this is your periodic reminder that uploading stuff to a website isn't an archive.

Hello everybody out there using Pleroma -

I'm working on a (free) federated social networking server (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like Mastodon) for 6502-compatible machines.

one of those days where just getting anything to compile was a huge accomplishment

I do like decorating my Lair and various things in my fridge with warning labels, just in case someone with a sense of humor or some intelligence happens by.

Project OpenWorm is an open science endeavor to fully simulate a simple virtual organism (the worm 𝘊𝘢𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘩𝘢𝘣𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘴) at the cellular level, in its entirety.

The goal is to simulate every of the 959 cells of the worm, but it must start with simulating the 302 neurons and 95 muscle cells.

today's YOU TRIED sticker winner

• esp32's build system turns on all gcc warnings and more
• esp32's own libraries spew scary warnings based on these settings

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