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I have been officially proclaimed to be the biggest threat to the Common Lisp community right now.

Well, I guess it's sort of an

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FYI: I'm sure that am a choleric person.

This means that, even I'm trying to keep these tendencies of mine at bay, I will sometimes make a fool of myself by speaking without thinking first and going on rants about some things.

In case you see me in such a state, I will be most grateful if you remind me that it is time to stop posting and that I should think if I shouldn't perhaps be burning in shame due to saying some stupid things I could have not said if only I thought before rambling.

Conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting... the truth is more frightening, nobody is in control. The world is rudderless.
-- Alan Moore

#anarchism #quote #bot

Did you know 0 A.D. features a multiplayer lobby?
It's running on the Open Source technology @xmpp .

#opensource #indiegamedev #free

“Introducing Coalton: How to Have Our (Typed) Cake and (Safely) Eat It Too, in Common Lisp”:
coalton-lang.github.io/2021101

#Lisp

I just read through ambrevar.xyz/lisp-repl-shell/ and I'm excited to move further in that direction myself. The shell is a fine thing, but after seeing an application like magit completely change how I interacted with CLI git, and plenty of other examples, I have been hesitant to go deeper with shell use. REPL as computer interface is a beautiful thing. Emacs is basically a fancy repl. Anyway... Just feels nice to see someone blazing a trail and sharing the journey :) #lisp #repl #shell #emacs

The thing to understand about the trolly problem is that we’re the ones tied to the track.

Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

f-droid.org/en/docs/Security_M

The Y Combinator Codex is now framed and in Nicolas Neuss's room at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU, Germany)! Congrats to the ELS 2021 auction winner, and hope that the piece brings him and everyone who looks at it some delight. ❤️

Framed by instagram.com/reel/CSuSWtvFAf9
Photo at scipolis.de/misc/DSC02922.JPG
Description at phoe.github.io/codex.html

might start using trademarks as ™quotes™

corporations love to spend thousands of dollars on top-of-the-line equipment for their employees so they can run intensive compute workloads such as Slack

it is actually okay to not be productive when you are in pain.

#fediverse alive servers stats

alive servers: 6,361 (+3)
max: 6,361
total users: 3,484,449 (+830)
max: 3,684,126

top ten (soft users servers):

:mastodon: 2,756,753 3,238
:diaspora: 306,628 18
:peertube: 200,315 1,027
:pleroma: 69,135 1,095
:pixelfed: 49,064 208
:writefreely: 44,266 388
:lemmy: 17,913 21
:plume: 14,690 62
:friendica: 10,796 105
:gnusocial: 9,672 23

This idea was pointed out to me yesterday, and now I can't stop thinking about it:

The music industry makes more money on existing music than on new music.

Marketing budgets go to get Country Roads featured in six films in one summer season, rather than to promote new artists.

Modern copyright law means that these companies can keep exploiting this backlog at the expense of new music for 100 years, but it's worse than that.

(thread?)

Git jokes 

was reminded of my "Git jokes" Org-roam note.

here's one from @CodesCarla@twitter.com:

"It is easy to shoot your foot off with git, but also easy to revert to a previous foot and merge it with your current leg"

and here's mine (in reply to the above) with a probably semi-opaque reference to a particular Red Dwarf episode:

'Sure, it's easy to revert. But sometimes you think you've done it right and then look down and wonder "ok, how do I now have five legs, all of different lengths?"

"Wait, they're all left legs. And one of them isn't even mine! Whose leg is this? With the ridiculous 'Denmark Forever' tattoo'. Is this Petersen's leg?"'

#Git #humour

Ah, one of my yearly highlights:

„The Finalists of The 2021 #Comedy #Wildlife #Photography #Awards Have Been Announced!“

... and „they’re bound to make your day brighter.“

sadanduseless.com/comedy-wildl

#fun #foto #SadAndUseless #funny #animals

Internet is a place where:

People sharing corporation's "property" is compared to attacking ships (piracy)

Corporations sharing between them user's data is "respecting their privacy" and "improving their services"

🤦🏻‍♂️

There is some unexpected satisfaction coming from using a brand new toothbrush in place of the old, worn one.

back in Lisp land, I released my first library in quite some time: gfxmath, a graphics math library

github.com/mfiano/gfxmath

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