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Half-way through a big refactor: "What have I done?!"

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yesterday i learned a lesson i already knew about proprietary software

i plugged in my old iPad and asked it to download some episodes of Behind the Attraction to watch on the plane

then i put it in my bag and eventually boarded. once we got to 10,000 feet, i pulled out my iPad and was greeted with, "Please go to the App Store to update Disney+"

except, of course, i was in the air on a regional jet with no wireless, and i didn't need that update anyway because i just wanted to watch downloaded episodes!

anyway piracy is in every way better and more ethical than using subscription streaming services

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"I will pay you cash to delete your module" ~ drewdevault.com/2021/11/16/Cas

"I do hope that this idea strikes fear in the hearts of any developers that read it, and in other programming language communities which have taken after npm. What are you going to do if one of your vanishes? What if someone studies the minified code on your website, picks out an obscure dependency they find there, then bribes the maintainers?"

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found this peculiar recording of la consagración de la computadora (the rite of computing, 2019).

the rite of computing is a ceremony, a collaboration and celebration between human and non-human elements: a slow, sweaty, organic, locally-grown, inefficient, danced, turing-complete, computational machine; performing a potentially endless process of life.

the video, showing the process of an almost-complete cycle of the universal turing machine we were becoming during 56 minutes, is sped up 40x :)

compudanzas.net/la_consagraci%

#theRiteOfComputing

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„My own path to Urbit was not predictable, so it turns out I’m a useful ambassador to describe what the heck we’re doing to my fellow normies.“ urbit.org/blog/urbit-for-normi #urbit

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Venn diagram of "surveillance tech dystopia", "biohazard apocalypse" and "utter environmental collapse" with the centre marked "you are here"

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Show me a 10ft paywall, I’ll show you a 12ft ladder

Pretty simple add any pay walled URL to
12ft.io/ and boom you are reading that shit.

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s0ne 0f y0u have never run a vacuun cleaner 0ver y0ur heyb0ard and accidentally l0st several heys ub the h0se; and it sh0ws.

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there are a couple of code-related easter eggs also in there:
- a mini testing dsl (super simple and fast)
- a mini CLI argument parse lib

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well, after a long time of going back and forth I published Apsil (github.com/F-3r/apsil)

That postcript-inspired toy language I've worked on a while ago.

It is currently in a fun-to-play-with proof-of-concept state, nothing near a real language, but good enough to let it be as-is

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I've installed newPipe in my android phone in replacement of the "official" youtube app and is WAAY better

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"Forests precede civilizations and deserts follow them."

François-Rene de Chateaubriand

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