@liaizon Right now, what HTTPS calls with what data go over the server-server and the server-client connections, and what the semantics are; What further actions a server/client should take when sending/receiving those calls. More specifically, some kind of minimal compliant Fediverse server would be nice.


#ShowerThoughts using a VPN in China is morally equivalent to using a #BitTorrent client back home, to watch TV shows under ARR copyright. In both cases I'm technically breaking the law of the land, but as an act of civil disobedience against laws I ses as unjust and oppressive. Why should I accept being denied access to the full public internet, or to audio-visual entertainment that used to be broadcast free-to-air, and costs nobody anything if I download a copy instead?

not everything has to be fast. not everything has to be efficient.

write in a language that sparks joy. don't want to figure out a clever algorithm? don't. your program is eating ram like a motherfucker but it gets the job done? that's okay

you don't understand recursion? don't use recursion. you don't understand how to manually allocate memory? don't use a language that makes you do that

there's time to learn all of that. or don't! people have worked hard to make it so you don't have to!

just make things


Imposter syndrome is the belief that because you are capable of the virtue of doubt, you're somehow less prepared for the challenges of life than the many hubristic arseholes who lack the sense to recognize any consequences of their own poor judgment.

The world doesn't need more overconfidence. It needs more folk comfortable with doubt, of themselves, of their practices and institutions. Questioning our ability or preparedness to do a thing is not the same as being unable to do that thing.

@rejcx honestly? people with interesting lives that don't involve combat

I'm talking like, musicians with tumultuous careers or scientists with theories that are going to upend what people have accepted. Conflict and stakes, but not immediately or directly physical violence.

Its something I think games HAVE gotten better about, but they could always stand to be doing more

Very little of what a programmer expresses in a program ever, upon compilation or interpretation, is performed by the computer.

Instead, the computer performs a series of operations conceptually unrelated to most everything the programmer has written, which happen—only through their formulaic arrangement by the compiler/interpreter—to kick off (via the mechanical contrivances of hardware) chains of side effects which the human programmer interprets as performance of the task they programmed.

a dose of sappiness 

You can tell Google to fsck themselves with their "payment policy" by simply installing Wireguard from F-Droid which I've been doing since version 1 news.slashdot.org/story/19/10/

Also tons of other cool #android apps on F-Droid, all open-source, carefully checked for privacy violations and built from source.

OMG, at 2024 lines of written text, it's finally done.

For the impatient, just skip to the section labeled "Design 5".

Behold, the history leading up to and including the current I/O architecture definition for the #Kestrel3 and future #KestrelComputerProject machines.


RT @fasterthanlime@twitter.com

what idiot called it "machine learning" instead of "bias automation"

Anyone know why Apple provides their appstore link HTML as a background image on an A tag rather than as an IMG tag wrapped in said A tag? Seems... needlessly complicated (and apparently breaks embedding in newsletters via RSS).

EyeD3 is excellent for managing ID3 tags, especially since it can be fired directly from cmus or mc!


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