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So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: patreon.com/cwebber

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message! w3.org/TR/activitypub/

Other things you may want to know:

- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history

uspol 

After I lost my job, @swirlz got me some roses, so I made a #lowpoly model of one.

I have pushed a substantial number of changes to the Spritely Goblins docs: dustycloud.org/tmp/goblins-dra

Feedback is very welcome.

If you want to play along, please use the "dev" branch of goblins as some semantics have changed: gitlab.com/spritely/goblins/-/

You can't make this up: The Washington Post, which is owned by mega-oligarch Jeff Bezos (who has $130 BILLION in wealth) published an oped calling for elites to have an even "bigger say in choosing the president"

They already control basically everything!
archive.fo/zLEci

You may wonder, "quick cooking pasta! quick cooking beans! what sorcery is this???"

You can make them at home with just an ordinary stove (but a dehydrator is more convenient). Simply *fully cook* the pasta or beans (or open a can of beans), drain, then dehydrate until dry.

The trick is that it has to be fully cooked. With that done, it'll rehydrate in a snap, fully ready to go in your recipe.

Works for most vegetables, too!

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You may wonder, "quick cooking pasta! quick cooking beans! what sorcery is this???"

You can make them at home with just an ordinary stove (but a dehydrator is more convenient). Simply *fully cook* the pasta or beans (or open a can of beans), drain, then dehydrate until dry.

The trick is that it has to be fully cooked. With that done, it'll rehydrate in a snap, fully ready to go in your recipe.

Works for most vegetables, too!

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Making quick-cooking versions of beans and noodles and having dehydrated vegetables and etc on hand means I can make a complete dinner in record time.

Last night I set a timer. Made a full dish of a smoky pasta and sausage with artichokes inner in exactly ten minutes (to the beep!) after I set a 10 minute timer on my stove, before I even heated up the pan. It was good.

your monthly reminder that it's over a decade later and all mobile computing is still dramatically worse than the n900

I get math-notation-anxiety when I read CS papers. Maybe I need to overcome it some day. The underlying concepts usually aren't so hard, but sorting through all the equations makes my brain shut down...

When papers instead provide programming code, I tend to get through them much faster...

spent too long zoning out looking at things on the internet that I lost my morning buffer to do some cycling. exercise will have to come *after* work today.

I'm making an exception to my no-traveling rule for Penguicon... where I'll be technical guest of honor! I'm very excited! 2020.penguicon.org/this-year-a

Penguicon seems like a pretty wild event: youtube.com/watch?v=ulPb9JIgMw

Could it really be that as expensive as it once was to run train lines anymore? Seems like something that could be made into a very efficient modern process. I'd guess that in the US like for longer, inter-state trains, the main challenge isn't laying the rails, it's clearing all the property issues...?

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