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#DOFH excuse:

Server refuses to accept handshakes due to COVID-19. @dofh_excuses

Haha, found Club Mate at the supermarket, complete with wash marks on the bottles. I haven't seen that in a French Supermarket since Tokio Hotel were popular and they were desperately looking for German language teachers.

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? A day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.

Two little side projects I should try to do:

Deal with the corporate legal stuff and finally get OMG1! open sourced

Finish up ωTAF so I can try to give a talk/publish about it somewhere

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#BLM 

TIL to back data up directly from the device I use it on.

And I think I lost access to my JabberFR account, which isn't too bad all things considered.

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I'm deleting Syncthing and will never use it again. It corrupted my keepass database, and synced the corruption across all my devices. Worse: I'd been routinely using KeePass on my phone, sometimes on the laptop, and never directly on the file server. But the file server is the one I'd been backing up automatically.

At least several months of garbage on that machine. Aside from the corruption, it obviously wasn't really syncing!

Burn that shit to the ground.

Contre le chauvinisme à l'érable qu'ils subissent tous les jours mais surtout le 1er juillet, je souhaite courage aux québécois.e. et en tout solidarité lance un « vive le Québec libre ! »

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Sun Ra’s Full Lecture & Reading List From His 1971 UC Berkeley Course, "The Black Man in the Cosmos"

openculture.com/?p=93404 t.co/sbdE311BEs

For anyone who thinks the tin whistle might be an uninteresting instrument only appropriate for people learning music, I give you Mary Bergin

invidio.us/watch?v=D1G-DMKRQ3s

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The Master was explaining the nature of Tao to one of his novices.

"The Tao is embodied in all software -- regardless of how insignificant," said the Master.

"Is the Tao in a hand-held calculator?" asked the novice.

"It is," came the reply.

"Is the Tao in a video game?" asked the novice.

"It is even in a video game," said the Master.

"Is the Tao in the left-pad package for Node.js programs?" asked the novice.

The Master coughed and shifted his position slightly. "The lesson is over for today," he said.

Block lists and Cabal? I was seriously confused until it occurred to me this had nothing to do with Haskell...

toot.cat/@garbados/10443429514

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@tfb @phooky Core Wars was still active into the 2000s. I remember reading about MARS and (then-recent) introduction of pspace.

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A digital circuit is like a tame animal, the analog circuit is like a wild animal. Every so often the tame animal reverts to the wild. - Maurice Wilkes

#electronics

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