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this episode is going great. it's the most amazing anti-big anti-vast tv i've seen.

"your factory thinks everything's replaceable. it's a throwaway culture"
"maybe everything is replaceable"
"is that the company slogan?"

"it would take me years to figure out how to read this"
(yeah a lot of people reading megacorp software feel similar, msgpack protobuf or whatever else.)

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i forget who but i remember one of the techno-twitterati eventually fessing up: why yes, i have been a primary consultant for the show Silicon Valley.

this is just a minor detail in a much more varied & much further out there bizarre short-story series. but i still wonder, who picked this source code to put on screen. why?

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fucking around & watching Amazon's Electric Sheep tv series, based on author #1 PKD's writings. episode #2 here is "Autofac", a fairly well known short story, basically about a highly autonomous Amazon factory at the end of the world. apparently the factory runs on msgpack.

weird boast Amazon: if it was protobuf, then the dystopian industrial skynet was google, but no, it's msgpack; ok perhaps this really is an Amazon science-fiction-history biopic?

it's hard to describe how much i want to have some solid gaming to introduce to mom. but i feel like most experiences will just fail, not ne good. she did some original Legend of Zelda (her own request) but probably wont make it through the first boss. we did some Hades which was fun, but such a intense game & such a deliberate slow & set path.

i keep thinking some kind of 4x or incremental game could work. Ninja Village or Civ or Humankind. the latter two are "real" games, far more intense. Pirates, or Civ Colonization, something in-between feels desireable.

went searching about.

off topic, but holy shit.

here i am pre- "The New Kingmakers; How Developers Conquered the World" (2013) on the authors own site, late 2011, crudely explaining the thesis that was about to become the book.
"Three, the programmers run the show. Not only is open source just a part of making software, but there are less business managers telling programmers how to code and what tools they need to use to do it. There are a lot more libraries than there were a decade ago, and the businesses have gotten further removed from deciding how to pick."

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google will no longer let me search for things linking a thing? boo hiss. all the world's information my ass, you frelling cowards.

ex, trying to find where i'd talked about my btrfs ram-backed debian-live hackery,

now? dead ass useless. once upon a time this would show me the discussion points. what a major downgrade. let me search, please, let me find myself please. i've tried a couple permutations; no dice, but maybe perhaps some operator error, but i think not.

i really wish we had internet woofie points so i could throw some downvotes onto all the native app weenie crybabie bitches whining up a bloody storm in this "Why havent PWAs killed native apps yet" orange-site thread,

You get a hater mark! You get a hater mark! You all get hater marks! You all have small & short petty prejudices that you grind! You're all bad people!

There's a lot of good answers to this question. But they're mostly about specifications & organizations & the pace of progress. The web is not a fast moving thing. The web has low-level platform it very slowly churns on. It takes a long long long time for webapp makers to really dig in & enrich what they do from the low level platform.

But the gain is huge. The (web) platform defining less, having lower-level primitives, slowly built, leaves more freedom, flexibility & endurance in the long run. The web's ongoing survival & endurance is synonymous with it's (slow) flourishing.

i really wish amd competed at the low end. i wish arm had competition at their medium end (workstation systems). we are, from what i can see, 100% dependant on intel's goodwill in the sub $500 pc market.

im a huge second-hander. there's still next to no amd kit available. intel's volume is vast. that defines more tham anything what affordable compute is available. also arm is inept & has never ever been vaguely capable; snapdragon, the best, has 1/5th the platform x86 does, shit ass tiny pcie and usb and others.

“It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment, or the courage, to pay the price…. One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to embrace the world like a lover, and yet demand no easy return of love. One has to accept pain as a condition of existence...

oops that was babel 7.17. they have a great post too.

babel releases are great logs of how to use things that've happened.

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i did it. i finally made the post. i dunno how or ehy i was permitted to change tabs teoxe without tbis screen blowing up but i did it. here's the post,

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ecmascript decorators might actually ship! firefox is starting their impl. babel 7.19 revamped & is spec compliant again.

main use case i have isnt fancy, not even supposed to be required, a small webcomponent library from github,

fuckstix chrome. i cant draft a blip here, tab away, & tab back & have it survive, you stupid turd.

you warn me if i try to navigate away but changing tabs is no longer safe? get right the frag out. i have hope this will eventually be addressed.

i should write a script element extension that uses webworkers to early reply with transfer early hint headers. in general, enhance the script element. (it's pre esm shit! tell us your exports!)

i wonder if any browsers can making early hints requests before the full headers are sent.

yo i need a todo list to vaguely manage myself a bit again

the other clearest yes i should task on my cluster us: setting up rook/ceph finally. i've spemt a good fraction of my life intending to have some ceph brought in & under my wheelhouse of things.

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im reading literally the most perfect book on kubernetes & shards, Vernor Vinge's Fire Upon the Deep.

i must anti-recommend the book becayse it's slow & filled with deliverate shorts, under guide of being bad old planets and bad spirited beings. so semi spoiler on what you find out pretty quick: the humans mostly get picked off escaping cosmic bad transcendant powers they accidentally arise while working on the ancient archive, but a few escape crash & then are overcome by the local intelligent life form, composite people,a person-pack, a consciosuness emerged from connect creatures (dog-things) sharing their thoughts together/thinking-out-loud & thereby forming a meta-person, an aggregate.

which is kind of what kubernetes is. a computer/mind provided by a distributed service plane, a set of individual minds, stitched together.

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one of thr mini pc's i bough crashes after 1d20 days uptime. it's node #4 in my kube cluster, my effort.

only just got kube going on this newer cluster. had been having node connectivity issues. resolved for now. i actually forgot it's kinda hacky (using fallbacks/defaults), that i need to go retry plan a & redebug.

but ah, i also eventually need to do something about the failing node. it's almost ok, a better test, leaving cluster limping along, missing for days at a time.

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