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Listening to this album always makes me think of my college roommate, Hank. He's basically single handedly responsible for my musical taste.

Today I spent a long time dealing with Windows on Allen's PC. I don't like Windows.

Oh hello, world! It's my first toot from Emacs using mastodon.el. You know what? This is pretty good. It's honestly a FAR better client than 'twittering-mode' ever was on the bird site.

Anyway, t his is really just a test. Let's see how it works!

I want to write a Usenet-style text based reader for the fediverse. I think that would be cool.

I try very very hard to write comments that I would want to read if I had to dive into someone else's code and understand what the hell it was doing and why.

So I gave up. Instead of writing a content manager as a web application, I’ve developed an export backend for “org-publish” in Emacs, so I can scan a directory with some org-mode metadata in a file and spit out nicely formatted static HTML pages with links to the content. This feels right.

Plus, hey, Lisp! (Well, Emacs Lisp, anyway)

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I’ve spent the last few days exploring web application dev to build a very simple content manager, and I have come to the conclusion that they are all terrible.

- PHP: What is there even to say.
- Ruby on Rails: Once a lean and simple powerhouse, now a complex behemoth. Not deployment friendly.
- NodeJS: TypeScript makes it usable, but more frameworks than you can shake a stick at and they break every third day.
- Bespoke Go/Rust/Etc.: Great for APIs, not great for a whole user-facing app.

Here's the DECtalk PC Card in action. Forgive me... I posted it to the bird site first, so I namedrop it.

I got a fun toy in the mail today! It's a DECtalk PC Card, the same speech synthesis system used by Stephen Hawking. Video to follow...

For the last couple of weeks I've been working on adding Ethernet support to the AT&T 3B2 emulator. It has been a frustrating process, but I think I finally cracked the problem.

the people who call ubuntu "noobunto" and shit on people for using it are hilarious. it's great to discourage people when they're just beginning to learn how to use linux, or to attack people who've been using ubuntu for years for no other reason than "it's popular". such a great idea haha it's so funny

Computers are terrible. But at least they let you be miserable while making really good money.

Starting my Norbert Wiener fan club (just got the one on the right yesterday)

There. Trying “toot” now. Let’s see if I actually get notifications now.

I never get notifications from Tootdon, and it’s driving me crazy. :/

I’m back on my shit again. This time I’m trying to add support for the “NI” Ethernet card to my AT&T 3B2 emulator. It just dumped its first correctly formed ARP packet!

One significant problem has arisen from all this time working on AT&T emulation: I am now totally used to AT&T assembly syntax, and Intel assembly syntax looks weird to me.

I mean yes, why SHOULDN’T the source come before the destination?

Send help.

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