Why does nothing that I vote for in the Programming Language World Championships win? Do I have terrible taste in languages? I mean, y'all like Javascript?! Really?

Dammit, dammit. The struggle to become a better musician is so hard. I am OK with my playing and singing, but I will never, ever be satisfied with the quality of my writing.

I genuinely enjoy installing software updates. I must have a sickness.

hackers are the best friends because they always root for you

Don't put icons on my desktop! I don't want icons on my desktop. Why do I even have a desktop metaphor?

I will soon be writing a spec for a semantic markup language (likely a variant on HTML, but with hardly any presentation elements). The first use will be for a social media system, but it should be applicable to documents in general.

What prior art should I know about?

What else do I need to know, in order to not fuck this up?

(Boosts appreciated!)

I find it amazing that "nobody uses much Python" but there's this big outcry over Python 2 reaching end-of-life. Clearly you're all using so little Python that you can just update to 3, right? 😜

I learned Python instead of shell scripting and C# instead of Java and I've never looked back.

If you're feeling hackerish, here's the script that I used to remove all local MP3/M4A files that had a streaming counterpart on Spotify:


I think I can sum up 2019 in the bridge of "Turning Japanese":

"No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women
No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark
Everyone around me is a total stranger
Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger, everyone..."

I've mostly determined what I don't want out of life, and that list is way bigger than what I do want. Sadly, I don't have much control over what I get.

So far this is stark, dystopian. It is ongoing divorce from emotional burdens, obviating them intellectually, delegating.

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I am out of hospital and home. I am on Invega now and depakote.

Yesterday was pre-Ragnarok, Thor is down to one eye like his dad, and we hope we don't face the snake. Odin/sick CEO sleeps somewhere, we hope, metaphorically speaking.

I'm so stressed I turned my low profile backup SSD 256 GB into Ubuntu MATE instead of the regular size one on the hub.

Yeah, so, doing some research, I completed a PornHub survey, and discovered that I had not noticed that this summer I entered into the dreaded 35-44 demographic. Shit.

I am now actually Middle-Aged, which I used to joke happened to musicians and hackers when we are caught sober in a Denny's and the day shift is on duty. Fuck.

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