When people ask why bother with combinatory logic, knowing that it maps so poorly to silicone, to the point of making it quite useless - I think of Thoreau's

β€œThis curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.”

Tell your young people not to give their spare energy to employed work. Their employers will take it if they give it but all that happens is the young folk burn out. Teach them β€œno” and β€œpay me”


Would you rather have two ginormous instances or a million tiny ones?

One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.

It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.

It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!


Something @FirstProgenitor said yesterday reminded me of the time one of my tweets caught the eye of the conservative loudmouth crowd and I got used as an example of "the left eating itself" for a week or so.

Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

Y'all, I'm begging you. If you read this, I want you to look up the voice cast of Fallout 1. Every time I remember who is in it I am absolutely stunned at the fact that this low-budget mid 90s CD rom game managed to get the level of talent that they did.

Did somebody just have hella good connects and called in every favor or what?

protocols are hard. interoperation is hard. engineering is hard! but there's just... clearly no resources being put into it anymore. the parts of the internet that are interoperable (email, the web) were all designed before everything was stripmined by capitalists. nothing new is being built for interoperation anymore. there is not an engineering reason to be doing this, this is all deficient engineering. there are only market reasons, only capitalism to blame.

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Ahh, done with work.

Time to close bad screen and open up good screen

Sci-fi short story 

They invented general artificial intelligence

At great expense

Years of research, vast resources expended

But they succeeded

A computer programmeβ€”the seat of subjectivity, a being with moral status

All because a billionaire wanted to kill something in his video game that could suffer,

And so he could do something profoundly


One day in 2016 I was cutting the sleeves of a t-shirt when I realized it would be perfect to hold a baguette.

So, I printed the word and sewed it on to the back of a shirt.
Carry your bread in style.

2nd pic is my old friend Max modelling it.

#bread #art

for every engineer who moves fast and breaks things, there are four more who move slow and fix things. and they're tired of the first engineer's bullshit

Solastalgia (/ˌsΙ’lΙ™ΛˆstΓ¦ldΚ’Ι™/) is a neologism, formed by the combination of the Latin words sōlācium (comfort) and the Greek root -algia (pain, suffering, grief), that describes a form of emotional or existential distress caused by environmental change.

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