Some #introductions :)

== I am ==
* Irish, Husband, Dad to 3
* Highly driven to learn, adapt, and improve.
* Possessed of an atypical neurology.
* Buried in nearly-finished projects and neglected hobbies

== I Believe ==
* People will do their best if given the conditions to thrive.
* Individuals need communities to thrive.
* Good Individuals owe something to good communities.
* Money and Power self-accumulate. Unchecked, they kill communities.
* The Natural Environment gives abiding wealth to communities.
* It is possible to have a fair, technologically advanced world that is ecologically sound.

== I am Interested In ==
* Programming, Data, #MachineLearning
* #ArtificialLife, Computational Neuroscience
* Genetics, Cell Biology, Metabolics, Nutrition
* Permaculture, #Bioremediation, Composting
* Forests, Fungi, Evidence-Based Herbalism
* #PostScarcity, #Solarpunk, Resilience
* #DIYbio, Amateur Biotech
* Decentralisation, Mesh Networks, Sneakernets, Rogue Archives
* #Privacy, Reflection, Creativity
* Celtic Languages - #Gaeilge!
* Music, Singing, #SeanNós

US politics, silencing hate 

you heard much about donald trump's thoughts since he was banned from social media?

no?

that's because deplatforming works.

I see a lot of fediverse mentions in the bird zone. Typically chuds who are getting snowflakey and wondering where to go next.

Not all exoduses are good ones. If you're running a public instance, keep an eye on who is joining.

FF7 Remake: I've reached the sewer bit. Sooner or later most videogames make you spend some time splashing around in a sewer. The sewers are always boring and go on forever, so you might well ask:

"Why? What the hell is it with videogames and sewers?"

And that's a reasonable question to -

"WHY. Jesus, WHY would they do this? It's AWFUL and it's EVERYWHERE and there's just no NEED for it"

And I'm here to tell you that it's because -

"CHRIST, WHY?! WHYYYYYY?!"

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Khronos: "Contributions welcome!"

Also Khronos: "Ah, just sign this CLA before."

Also Khronos: "By the way, new extensions MUST have a test added to our test suite. Please send a patch for our private test suite repository you can't access because you're not a member."

Also Khronos: "By the way, the membership is $18,000."

Fucking Khronos.

@BillySmith @cypnk The philosophy, that bleeds into all their work. The solar powered design is an obvious expression of it, but it comes into their dismissals of less-terrible solutions or paths forward, or their embrace of "old ways" without consideration for how modern methods could be back-ported to improve things.

@BillySmith @cypnk Yea, I can work around it and the dithered images are shit but not enough to stop me seeing the contents. I meant the basic issue with LTM though. It's more than the bad website design, it's the way that they let primitivist aesthetic creep into everything they write. It's not enough to be green, off grid, and resilient. You have to make shitty sacrifices for it. You have to suffer, or it's not good enough.
A (site|life) can't just be efficient. It must be efficient and shit.

@BillySmith @cypnk As far as I can tell, at least, the entire point is that if they did it the official way, which would just be to compress the images better (which any site could do but most are too careless to), then it wouldn't be _immediately obvious_ that their site was making compromises. It's all about aesthetics, with them. Primitivism or GTFO.
I love reading the articles but this ideological propagandism makes me mad every time.

@BillySmith @cypnk I both love and hate the LTM folks, because they do so much in-depth research and present really interesting perspectives on the past, but they let their primitivist aesthetic override things and spoil the results.
For example, their whole crap about dithering images to reduce bandwidth? Bullshit. Suitable choice of compression settings for JPG will give same image sizes but full colour and full detail. They've been told and they ignored.
Why? because dithering looks shit. 🙄

@gittaca I figured, but given there are a lot of anarchists on the fedi it's probably worth being more specific if "disorder" was the intended meaning.

@owl Update: now I have new problems
A rational person would abandon the accent but I am far too stubborn

@owl I am now making a custom build of caddy that alleges it will help solve this problem, fingers crossed...

@owl That is a whole other level I hadn't considered yet, but ow
I just want my "fada" accented character it's even in the standard latin set, why is this hard

Update on my Irish-accented domain woes: "Let's Encrypt" support IDN domain names, so I can get a cert, but they only accept them in the "wat" Punycode format. Caddy might support doing better but right now it's strictly speaking serving the Punycode version of the domain, and proxying the punycode version to the fedi software I'm trying to run, epicyon.
And epicyon is comparing the actual domain to the punycode version and rejecting it outright.
Fuck English

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE SYLLABUS 🔥

This has been on my mind for a long time, and now it's a real thing!

bits.ashleyblewer.com/halt-and

@dansup This is great actually, Masto does not support polls with images, which stymied a few fun bot ideas of mine. :)

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