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Coming out -- finally doing it 

Enough of the deception, I'm coming out.

I'm a nerdy white guy.

And if you're not, and society is giving you shit for it... I am behind you all the way. You be you. Force the rest of the world to accept it! I'll help! No matter what!

I don't always understand what you're going through, and I don't always care, and frankly I'm kinda dense. So you're going to have to bludgeon me from time to time. Please do it. Tell me how to help best!

@Canageek @craigmaloney @TheGibson @nobody I sympathize but that does make it pretty hard for institutions to change. (Not that it's easy to begin with.)

I worked for the oil industry, briefly. One of the weirdest things about it coming from academia was how isolationist it was, as a culture. There was so little interaction between people in it and outside of it; they didn't go to the same conferences, they didn't read the same papers, etc. No wonder it's so dysfunctional.

@EdS I love these. someday I will make my own.

Also entertaining in light of all the sturm and drang around computer hardware vulnerabilities lately. Don't trust Intel or Supermicro to not have backdoors built into them? Make your own CPU!

I'm also quite impressed it serves a website off a 6502 workalike!

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Dennis Kuschel built a minicomputer with a homebrew TTL CPU - it's an 8 bit CPU with 16 bit address space, but it runs a virtual 16 bit CPU which can run Contiki, a multitasking OS with TCP/IP stack and C compiler. The machine even serves its own website:

Via radicalbrad on the 6502 forums. #retrocomputing

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Time to start looking for work again. If you know anyone who's looking for a PHP/Python/HTML/JS/CSS developer, please send them my way:

Tried out this game called ABZU, or possibly Abzû depending on who you get it from. I expected something like Subnautica: Open world exploration survival stuff. It is definitely NOT Subnautica. After half an hour I have no idea what the heck it IS yet, besides maybe Ecco the Dolphin combined with Disney's Fantasia and a good hit of acid.

Definitely worth investigating further. Laborious but not terribly difficult.

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If you only see two signs about a raccoon room today, make it these two.

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5/ Sturgeon's argument is that you judge a field by its *best* work, not its worst; dismissing a genre by pointing at its crappiest work and harrumphing "It's all shit" is unfair. I'd argue that the same thing is true of subcultures. Sure, you can dredge up examples of genres and

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"I can't help you," the witch said, "I can only mend what is broken."
"Am I not broken?"
"Your soul is hale, your body is hale. They just don't fit together. It happens."
"Is there nothing you can do?"
"Find someone else with the same complaint, and I'll swap your souls."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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any website that can detect my use of ad/script blockers is a website that justifies the use of ad/script blockers

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Language idea: “Spelling wasp”

Each candidate comes forward to invent a new word and spelling based on meaning given to them on the spot

@Azure Nope, it was this:

Alas, for the foreseeable future I expect we'll have to rely on using external tools to augment our minds.

@Azure I am reminded of a conlang for an alien species in a work of fiction, where clauses are pushed onto a stack and sentences are built out of stack references. I might have mentioned it at one point before.

'ri/ra/ru' sounds very useful, actually.

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RT This chart from a rather good US department of Homeland Security report on blockchain shows how rarely it’s needed ( HT ⁦@ProfWoodward⁩ )


Planetary mental wellness 

@natecull Love! Beauty! Life! A wonderful universe that is more powerful than magic and stranger than dreams! Seven billion people out there who really just want things to be better!

Planetary mental wellness 

@natecull You fight fear with hope.

@slinkie Yeah but it's not easy to write. It's incredibly difficult to get anything that actually functions properly out of it. x_X

Bah, I know what you mean. I'm just bellyaching.

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