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Watching people call out tech nerd culture is uplifting.

Watching tech nerd culture cancel itself is embarrassing.

Waiting for tech nerd culture to actually be fucking finally cancelled so we can move the fuck on is exhausting.

And I’m a fuckin’ white beardy dude saying this.

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I like how the slang word for computer "puter" means "rotting, decaying" in Latin.

Buy a TCP/IP stack for the operating system bundled with your microcomputer for only $699!

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Watching Tektronix terminals render is very meditative and soothing.
youtube.com/watch?v=IztxeoHhoy
I like how they put ambient music on the background.

I made a new account at @erkin. I'll still be using this one for gopher and retrocomputing talks.

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Met such wonderful people and had such a lovely time at #UXAustralia – couldn’t have asked for a better event to launch Small Technology Foundation at (small-tech.org).

Thank you all for being so awesome and thank you, Deb, for your beautiful sketch-notes from my talk :)

Only three days until Firefox 69 is out. 🤞😏🤞

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Public Library Receipt Shows How Much Money You’ve Saved by Borrowing Books, Instead of Buying Them

openculture.com/?p=1068394 t.co/EQkfiikep1

Now that I think of it; just how many languages are there that have hygienic macros, besides Scheme? I can only think of Dylan, Elixir and Rust.

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#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

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If you know any Lispers in #pdx that might want to meetup, point them at lisppizza.club would ya? #scheme #racket #lisp #elisp #clojure

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