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Hello, I’m Grimmware and I like to read books on magic and occultism and then translate those systems into code for Plan 9 from Bell Labs. I try to apply a rationalist credulity to magical and archetype systems, and I’m a big fan of using divination systems as a psychological prompt for learning and growing. I like operating systems, retro computers and digital electronics.

In my work life, I do defensive systems security and visibility.

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@chr have you had any reports of similar?

Also thank you so much for the time you spent on, it was absolutely fantastic the entire time I was here :)

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Can anyone help me out with this? I'm trying to move my account but it won't let me and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong - the alias is set up on the target account.

Welp I guess I'm off to! About to try to alias this thing...

So uh, anyone got instance recommendations for the type of person who is whatever the fuck I am?

In all fairness to me LOOK AT THIS FUCKIN PLACE. This is probably the closest I’ve ever come to staying in The Cabinet from William Gibson’s Zero History.

Our last stop in Bangkok, The Mustang Blu.

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What these? Oh all these objects just fell this way. Oh no… no it just LOOKS like a crass attempt to make a statement about personal identity with an array of objects. It’s genuinely just random.


How long before I wake up drenched in sweat at night screaming “THIRD DECLENSION NOOOOOOUNS”

My trip is very nearly over - I’ll only be falling asleep in Asia one more time. I might be going home but I feel pretty strongly that I’m going to a new life in an old place. I’m excited to see London again.

I learned a lot about the syncresis of Computer Church on this trip.

I’d like to hope that’s a relatable sensation to everyone, regardless of why I’m on your timeline.

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I feel at the conjunction of limina today.

*of* the two types. Sorry I’m minority distracted by a general sense of well-being. Don’t think of that as a boast about my deep understanding of personal mysticism, it’s probably got a lot more to do with being on a beach on a tropical island (sorry not sorry)

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I meant to say if the two types “or somewhere in-between” and aptly to Spare’s monism of duality, “or both in extremis”.

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I say “necessarily” because the genre itself I think is defined almost entirely by the tendencies of the people who research and further it, and the mystic is either an intense spiritualist who has synthesised a set of experiences that are niche enough to not really be explainable (which begs time invested) or someone deeply technical who expounds on the complex causative mechanisms of divine or spiritual cause and this introduces terminology and strata of abstraction (which also begs time invested).

You will essentially find what you seek, either because it was there already or you created it...

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Finished this today and have actually taken extensive notes (hence why it took so long!). Certainly looking forward to getting a copy of the original illustrated which is terser.

I’m really taken with some of the ideas here, especially given that I’ve been reading some (very light) Jung at the same time it’s pretty cohesive with some of his ideas. The actual *explanation* of how sigil magic is supposed to work makes the chaos magicians literally wanking over their sigils as a default recourse pretty ironically funny (which I feel a little bad about because either a) they are mislead or otherwise misunderstanding which kinda sucks for them or b) the minority are legitimately making it work for them for sound reasons in which case they understand something I am yet to or may not ever).

This is also an interesting insight into the properties of mysticism (essentially being a pretty unique treatise of “mysticism of self”) that it is almost necessarily cryptic even when expounded upon.

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the worst case scenario used to be that the corner of a room wasn't quite square, so i'd have to take one (1) angle measurement, transfer it to tile, and cut a straight line

now, i have to learn how to approximate an effing mercator projection of a measurement of someone's chest onto a flat piece of fabric that has different viscoelastic properties in the vertical and horizontal directions in a way that makes the fabric drape attractively. are you kidding me

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