Take too hot for anywhere but here: apoliticality is a privilege.
If you want to "keep politics out of this space" then you live with the conditions that lofty political decisions will have no impact on your life. You don't live a life where the whims of some talking head can determine weather or not you have a place to sleep tomorrow, or when the next time you'll get a meal will be. To be apolitical is to have no concern for the goings-on of the status quo, which means that it benefits you.
The doubly connected edge list was a fun foray into data structures in #rust over the weekend. The reference I used was , although now I see that Wikipedia also has a reasonable intro .
This structure is useful for representing planar graphs, which are an important building block if you want to generate maps of imaginary worlds.
At 12:30 this afternoon, a friend messaged me to talk about building a good planar graph library in Rust.
12 hours later (with breaks to do childcare, go grocery shopping, cook dinner, process laundry, do the dishes, ...), we have something efficient and memory-safe (using the generative lifetime trick), with a reasonably pleasant API, and passing elementary unit tests.
Time to call it a night.
How Twitter is gagging Arabic users and acting as morality police
Had a dream about plugging together old hardware and booting it up.
I have decades of more interesting memories to draw from, and this is what gets queued up when I sleep?! My personality must have died some time ago and been replaced with an inscrutable puzzle box, all without the rest of me noticing.
I finally imaged the hard drive in my old 486 to mount it and see what nostalgic treasures I could find...
And I see that /home is missing. The last thing I remember doing with this system was messing about with its partitions and filesystems, and it looks like there's nothing but a fresh Debian install, circa Linux 2.2.20. Go me.
Long after the last mammal gasps its final breath, somewhere far from Earth, an intrepid alien away team gingerly applies voltage to long-dormant mains. The old facility groans and slowly coughs its way back from death, but too much time has passed. Motors churn sluggishly and give out again, seized for eternity. Computer banks hum briefly before shorting out in a final cascade of sparks and smoking electrolytes.
But in a bedchamber, a dumb, faithful single-purpose device starts blinking 12:00.
@coolskeleton oh dang I think I was already following you
White kids' racism is a symptom of white racial respectability politics
White teenagers think it's acceptable to "act out" with symbols of hate because they have absorbed the white American value that racial equality is a matter of respectability, not morality. Because white ppl's idea of racial harmony is so divorced from moral values but consists of injunctions for politeness (don't say slurs etc.) their children break these injunctions for simple shock value without caring who they're hurting.
Also @naturaltonic on Twitter.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko