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present is a function that consumes a stream of future and outputs a stream of past

unfortunately most of us are stuck with the imperative implementation

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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:

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!

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

so incredibly tired
so *incredibly* tired
barely able to drag myself from sitting area to sitting area

Any sufficiently long comment thread will have a half-wrong rewrite of Greenspun's Tenth Rule

The Flight of the Bumblebee performed on the theremin - Carolina Eyck

We're having another SocialCG meeting on November 7th at 16:00 UTC!

On the agenda: officially making alsoKnownAs part of the ActivityStreams agenda. And maybe something else if you have it!

Software A is designed to download videos from server S; software B as well.
How can A be considered as “circumventing a technical measure” while B isn’t?

(With A = youtube-dl and B = Firefox, say.) #RIAA

The ODT/ODF exporter for Scribble is almost done; a working system in less than two weeks.

Lots of time spent reading specs and other peoples' code as examples of what to do, peeking under the hood. This wouldn't be possible if I wasn't for FOSS and open standards.

@cwebber Sad day.

Time to migrate off GitHub. I wouldn't be surprised if projects like Freetube,, and even Nitter were next.

whoa somehow I hadn't seen the "RIAA getting GitHub to do a takedown of youtube-dl" bit

For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road

Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:

I delight in the existence of "jbovlazbakamnandu" and "jbovlazbakemsedycro" in lojban, referring to the difficulty of word-making in lojban and a headache from lojban word-making respectively

“Resource management in KDE”:

There’s a parallel with resource management issues in multi-server OSes like the #Hurd.

Besides, the connection between #GNOME and #KDE and systemd is tightening. How will that work in #Guix?

I've started learning Lojban and... I like it a lot?

@cwebber I've probably read… before but I also ended up there today while surfing other things and it is just ❤

Stay weird, both of you.
And I personally am looking to recruit Linguistics MA/PhD students to work with me.

Areas I can supervisor research in include:
- formal #semantics,
- #syntax/semantics,
- historical linguistics,
- #languages of India (esp. #IndoAryan) & the #Caribbean
- #linguistics & #Lisp

For my profile, see:
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Took a couple of hours to relax, which was nice. We've been in crunchmode for so long the last few months. I've been running ragged.

But I think we're nearly out of it.

On the one hand Scribble has this beautiful conceptual design and on the other it does some weird ass shit like put your bibliography in a *table* with *only one column*

And I mean, *before the render pass even*

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