legendary violence against medieval mystics 

just learned that John the Scot Eriugena's works were burned on the pope's order for "swarming with the worms of heretical perversity" and that, according to legend, he was later stabbed to death by his students' sharpened styluses

ranting about American car-centric culture 

@soypunk I live in nyc, I walk or bike basically everywhere. whenever I go to basically anywhere else in the USA where there's a five-lane stroad and an acre of parking lot between the starbucks and the office park I'm like... you don't have to live like this. there is a better way

ranting about American car-centric culture 

@soypunk 😬

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creating a new carbon offset startup where we just do large scale industrial sabotage and use the money we get for the best lawyers available

How will you know if you're on a flight full of people going to an NFT/web3 conference 

@muffinista this looks like actual Hell

game boy color repair 

@Ludonaut yep that's what i'm doing with the headphone jack! unfortunately the dc barrel jack was beyond repair

game boy color repair 

of course the A/B/select/start button contacts are not going to work (the corrosion wore away most of the copper), but I can get replacement contacts (etsy.com/listing/1214538508/ga)... though I still need to remove a bunch of corrosion so I can actually solder those replacements in place

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game boy color repair 

so I thiiiink the problem with ground connectivity was simply that the DC barrel jack had completely corroded. I desoldered the jack and then jumped the contacts that would have been bridged if the jack was unplugged and suddenly I get ground connectivity to all the right places. this is encouraging, and the best case scenario is that there isn't actually any damage to the traces or vias and I can just turn this thing on (when I get replacement battery contacts)

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@lordampersand this is incredible, i loved seeing all of your sketches and research!

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@ranjit alternate reply: you know, plato's cave gets a bad rap

@ranjit you can't touch this (because it is intangible)

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STOP MAKING DISCORD's

years of community building yet no real world use found for a memes channel

wanted to create a collaborative knowledge database anyway, for a laugh? we had something for that it was called a WIKI

these are REAL discords created by REAL developers

they have played us for absolute fools

@RobF it really does hold up. it'll never happen but i would love another trek movie with this level of directness and grandeur

small electronics repair 

surprisingly, the screen of the corroded unit works perfectly fine. I think the board itself can be saved if I track down and patch all of the corroded traces... right now I don't even get continuity from ground to the power switch 😬 definitely a challenging fix (wayyy more complicated than anything I've tried before) but could be fun to try! at worst I have a broken unit that I can scavenge parts from later

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small electronics repair 

I bought two gameboy colors (gameboys color?) from j4u to fix up and mod. the one on the left was sold as "needs repair" but worked fine, especially after I cleaned the button contacts. the one on the right was sold as "doesn't work" and has... let's say *extensive* corrosion damage. the pics show what it looked like after my attempt to deal with the corrosion and removing the negative battery terminal (which didn't even have continuity from front to back)

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Really excited to announce the speakers of the first series of free online talks on "algorithmic patterns" in arts and culture.
Featuring weaving, wire bending, heritage algorithms, konnakol, live coding and juggling patterns
Emerging info and signups here:
https://algorithmicpattern.org/events/

@brennen @garbados this sounds right to me. plus i feel like proof-of-work blockchains are just gonna be Something That Happens from now on in localities that don't regulate energy use and don't price in externalities of energy production

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