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@badsirbrian ah shit just realised I never replied to this! Not that I’m aware of - I know a couple of people who’ve been using my software and who are kind of occult adjacent I guess but honestly I’m not fantastic at engaging with communities so there could actually be other people doing the same sort of thing, I just haven’t really met them.

@kl @sirjofri Oh I'm not like a total convert, I'm like someone who goes to church on Sunday but acts like an asshole the rest of the time ;) I like to use 9 purely for things I enjoy doing and I use more modern (and overcomplicated) stuff to actually get shit done.

wrt using Emacs, be aware that I had some terminal compatibility glitches with vim, but I'm sure by finding the right `TERM` env var and possibly kneecapping a few features you'd be fine!

A couple of things to be aware of: ELKS won't run on anything that's older than an 8086(? possibly, you might want to double check that), and I can't guarantee what your client device will do when faced with UTF-8 (mine does this), I think it depends on the BIOS.

@sirjofri @kl I've got a Tandy 1400LT which I've managed to boot ELKS ( on, and I've got my home server spawning a tty over serial so I can use the Tandy as a vt102 (I think?) compatible terminal.

The joy you'll get out of writing on something like that is, IMO, entirely dependent on the keyboard quality and the layout. The Tandy's fucking fantastic for that, Ctrl is right next to the A where it belongs and the keyboard is mechanical. The screen fucking sucks though ;)

@razna My unrealistic dream is to make different mistakes every day! Appreciate your support <3

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@grimmware Stay safe, too. I hope you'll quickly find a path to a more enjoyable state of mind and that you're able to break the patterns that would hinder you.

I've been waking up sad a lot lately. I'm going to try to push past it with exercise and planning, so that I have the right hormones in my brain and so I don't feel overwhelmed and unprepared. I'm also going to be doing a lot of divination and sigil work to ensure that my mind is focused on those goals first and foremost - so that I'm continually reminded to help prevent me from falling back into my default patterns.

Being alive is hard sometimes so I just have to remind myself of what agency I have and what actions I can take.

Stay safe out there <3

I’m actually really pleased with all I got done but also feel a little listless because there’s still so much to do, but I think the important thing to do next here is to actually *document* my work so that I have an artefact I can look at and go “shit that was a lot of effort I put in to that”. This is apparently important for my own self validation.

Added to that I need to build up a body of work for this EMF talk which I still haven’t got a running time for…

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After 3 days of 9front work, a day of my actual job is going to be an interesting transition.

As mentioned in the alt text, I accidentally drew the original in an order that was mirrored along the x axis, so the numbers are mirrored along the x axis but given it's horizontally symmetrical I think we can let that go for now!

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After having gotten over the hilarity of yesterday evening's discovery, I took a little bit of a closer look at my results. Obviously, the result is entirely hinging on aspects of the implementation, not least that the starting configuration was drawn by hand so it's unbalanced.

The *really* interesting observation is what's happened to Tiphereth (labelled as 5 in the diagram below). It has gone from the most central position to having flipped outside of the configuration meaning that the central pillar runs mostly up the left hand side. You can see that this would have happened because all the forces are exerted by the paths, and I set all of their resting lengths and restitution coefficients to be equal (the best example of this being 8-9, which will be at the target length due to no competing forces). Because Tiphereth has most links, the lowest energy configuration is if it flips to the outside.

We're going to call this phenomenon "Tiphereth Inversion"

Wow this really is the dumbest shit I've done yet and I am so very here for it.

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I'd always hoped the secrets of the universe would fall out of this project. I'd also always suspected the universe was an asshole.

Whenever I'm right it's never a good thing.

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That awkward moment when you finally realize that your coefficient of restitution parameters were way too high and your simulation of the restitution forces in the Tree of Life were actually well into exhibiting chaotic behaviour so you run another simulation only to realize that without anything to give the angles any rigidity what you've really done is accidentally use computational alchemy to deduce the "Mocking Etz Chaim".


Fucking looool

Whilst working on Other Stuff, I decided to exercise my curiosity on whether @kvik's port of lua to Plan 9 ( would successfully run Fennel ( and the results are hilarious. Here is a screenshot of me literally downloading the fennel script, chmodding it so it'll run, fixing up the #! and then using the fennel repl to take a screenshot of the window I did it all in.

I wasn't expecting to have that degree of success so quickly!

Managed to fix up some of my keyboard text selection in rio to play a bit nicer with mouse text selection, now working on a sam hack to give a visual indication of mode shifting (ESC to toggle) which I’m pretty sure I’m like 90% of the way on, then I can port across my improved keyboard text selection from rio.

Not exactly the occult bits and bobs I had in mind but I have a couple of days in hand and it’s a good ramp up at any rate.

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