Requesting prayers 

Asking for some really intense prayers for one of my friends. He was in an extremely bad car wreck Saturday morning and has been in a coma since. They don't think he is going to make it. He is 22.

Praying for a miracle

There are a lot of "programming is like..." metaphors that focus on industry. Programming is like a construction project. Programming is like a manufacturing floor.

Those work, as far as they go, when you're trying to have a mental model for how programming produces products in organizations. But it doesn't really capture, in my mind, what programming is like for the individual. And it also kind of excludes a huge number of hobbyist and amateur1 programmers.

Programming is an art and a craft. It's honestly a lot like sewing. Yes, it's often cheaper in the modern world to buy pre-made things -- but it's a valuable skill for everyone to have at some level, even if that level is "I can replace a button". People learn to sew because they want to repair something they love, or made modifications (bam now my skirt has pockets!), or because they find joy in making things, or because they want to make things that don't exist "off the shelf", or...

1: Keep in mind that "amateur" means "one who loves"; it isn't and should never be a criticism

On my way home from Montreal. Had a great, albeit short, time at the Universala Kongreso. I got the chance to meet various folks from around the world, some of which I have only ever chatted with virtually, some I haven't seen since pre-pandemic.

I’m currently in Montreal for Universala Kongreso. I’m staying in a hostel (because cheap) and was pleasantly surprised about how close I am to Fiere Montreal! Tomorrow I plan on marching in their Pride parade with other Esperantists. Looking forward to a fun day.

P.S. the humidity sucked hard today. Hope Mother Nature is merciful tomorrow.

Advocates of various freedoms love to point out two distinct types with examples. There's free as in "speech" and free as in "beer".

Don't forget the third type - free as in "candy, scrawled on the side of a filthy white van".

Kiu el vi partoprenos en la Universala Kongreso en Montrealo cxi-jare? Mi partoprenos, tamen ne dum la tuta semajno.

"My other CAR is a CDR"
— Bumper sticker of a Lisp enthusiast

Hehe I rather like the Atari ST font being the wscons console font for my NetBSD/amd64 machine

I'll share how I did this later, I am tired and hungry rn

Death is all around us. This is truly horrifying.

— Meng Asënedtûl, militia captain

Can anyone recommend a good book on data structures and algorithms for #6502asm and the #c64?

#retrocomputing #programming

When M'aiq cannot run, he walks. If he cannot walk, he will sit down for a bite to eat.

I told the story of the impalement on lime wood spears of the bodies of the human Ikar Chasmyelled, the dwarf Alåth Mirrorweavers, the human Kuda Clearedprank, the dwarf Cerol Boltsbites, the dwarf Ushat Shiptundra, the dwarf Athel Fancytour, the human Ilpi Satinswept and the human Leto Hoppedsplattered by The Glacial Wraith in Riddleclan in the early spring of 145 at The Cinnamon of Laboring. I'm excited.

— Ber Smunstuômo, Goblin Bard

I must pray to Ral the Crested Sienna Steel. I'm uneasy.

— Meng Asënedtûl, Potter

I saw a goblin tell the story of the impalement on lime wood spears of the bodies of the human Ikar Chasmyelled, Alåth Mirrorweavers, the human Kuda Clearedprank, Cerol Boltsbites, Ushat Shiptundra, Athel Fancytour, the human Ilpi Satinswept and the human Leto Hoppedsplattered by The Glacial Wraith in Riddleclan in the early spring of 145 at The Cinnamon of Laboring. It's interesting.

— îton Avuzlîlar, Strand Extractor

Beware of God bearing nasty body odor. Have your alien spayed or neutered. Be sure to become pregnant before you find out that the wives are catching colds. You will meet someone you said hello to twice at a bad frat party this week. You'll fall into a state of sadness, but eventually be broke.

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