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Hi, I'm Juan 👋

I was looking for a Masto instance I could trust and I thought SDF (in operation since 1987) is the type of commitment I like 👍

(also have an account in SDF-EU, although I haven't used it much so far)

I've been hosting my own email and web since 2003, so what I'm looking for is more the community aspect of SDF/tildeverse.

I do retro-gamedev (ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX and Commodore 64), and other types of "dev" in , , , , and .

Well, that's not nice. Careful, you may have stamps at home that may not be good to use after Jan 2023

TBH, it works really well. My only complaint currently is that the syntax highlighting of Scala 3 is very flaky.

Not even tree-sitter gets is 100% right, which is a bit a of a pain.

As Odersky said: it will get there, is just matter of time.


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I only could get to the end, but it was very interesting.

The main issue with Odersky's talks is that he's always teasing with stuff that I'd love *now* but we will have to wait a long time to have it in production 😂

(also he said he's happy with VS Code and *metals* --- I won't use VSC, but yay metals!)

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At the end this something that confirms what I've been feeling about software that needs to track dependencies constantly, or it will stop working.

Basically: I don't want to spend that much time maintaining such a project, *specially* if it is feature complete.

Because of that I'm not too excited about starting a Scala project on my free time. I don't have the time/energy for such a commitment right now.

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This morning wrote a post on Gemini re: SpaceBeans and the Akka licensing mess.


TL;DR: that's the end of the road for SpaceBeans as it is now. May do a rewrite using fs2, but it is likely I will just close the project and more on.

Not a big deal, there are lots of good Gemini servers and I don't think anybody is using this server other than myself anyway.

The keynote starts at 7pm BST; not sure if I can attend (virtually). Family obligations 🤷

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So we played a bit more of Hand of Fate. After 30 minutes we had to load a saved game because we got to an unwinnable state 😂

Vic flushed the potion cauldron too soon and we didn't have more lucky horseshoes 🤷

Sneaky install of Facebook app as part of an Android update 🤨


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New video! I'm modding an inexpensive #Stratocaster copy #guitar with a #humbucker #pickup and add some serious shielding!

Is anyone else here attending online?

(I know, what are the chances of anyone doing on Masto 😂 )

Fixed! This engine is complicated 😅

The warning signs on the 4th stage may not be accounted for the garbage collector if they are destroyed when aren't visible; which means sprites will be reduced slowly.

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We are enjoying the game, with a guide. The puzzles are very obtuse I'm afraid 😨

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This game flied over my head back in the day. I remember the magazines ravin about it. Westwood and the graphics, looks like it was by the time of Lands of Lore

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Last night I wrote the code for 4th stage boss in Hyperdrive ( CPC).

That laptop is not my main machine, so I can keep it and see how it goes (e.g. will upgrade neovim, check the nonguix channel, things like that).

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Also I have doubts on what will happen when I upgrade Debian. I can't risk those things.

I could get more involved and package WezTerm, but I want this to save me time, not the other way around 😂

And finally: why not supporting uninstalling guix itself? I can do the manual steps manually as root, but if the installation is nicely automated... I guess it doesn't matter. But that has a bit of a smell, IMHO.


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