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@boringcactus hope your time off Twitter means I see more of you here

A mathematician 🤝 computers
being able to add numbers

so is FOSS like a k-pop group or something?

git stuff 

Slowly learning to be a competent user of git submodules... just learned about `git submodule foreach` which lets you do useful stuff like `git submodule foreach git status`

Invest in Open Infrastructure is running a free online event June 2 featuring Jessica Myerson of The Maintainers and Luis Villa of Tidelift. They'll be talking about issues around continual maintenance of open source technologies. Attendance is free with registration:

investinopen.org/community/ioi

Rediscovered this old story on "ultraconserved words" that have supposedly retained their meaning and pronunciation across languages for millennia: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/linguists-identify-15000-year-old-ultraconserved-words/2013/05/06/a02e3a14-b427-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story.html

And then this article from Language Log that casts some doubt on the flimsy theoretical framework behind the sensationalized story: https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4612

a camper 🤝 A cigarette
being able to light a fire

lol I just realized that a script I wrote 5 years ago has been continuously duplicating logs on my server multiple times over. Like, I meant to append current logs to a main log file, then clear out the current logs. I forgot the second step, so I ended up appending the same logs (plus new ones) over and over to the big log file. oooops. could have saved myself many gigs of HD space had I noticed sooner

long term brain poisoned by Deus Ex 

I always read "UNESCO" in my head in the voice of JC Denton from Deus Ex saying "UNATCO"

A fireplace 🤝 a computer
being able to heat the room

Hey so! I'll be doing a streamed talk at DCG201 (DEFCON New Jersey local) this Friday, 7PM EST, as part of a program on VR tech: https://defcon201.medium.com/dcg-201-online-meet-up-may-2021-virtual-light-d858732751d0

My talk's subject: https://LOVR.ORG (the open source VR library I use); nuts & bolts of VR dev, and how to get started; my game SKATEGIRL DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE (
@mermaidindustries ); and a look into SKATEGIRL'S internals.

The talk after me (7:30) is by Nevyn Bengtsson, talking about https://alloverse.com, another LOVR project.

I have just released Hometown v1.0.5+3.4.0! This release adds no new features, it simply brings Hometown up to date with Mastodon v3.4.0.

github.com/hometown-fork/homet

📺 🏛️ Why Trust A Corporation to Do a Library’s Job?

Interesting conversation with @jomc and @darius

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0M_p0sv-nU

gaming + 

turns out, Disco Elysium, which people with similar taste to me have all told me is good, is: good

A teacher 🤝 failure
being able to lower her expectations

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.

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