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Mozilla needs to give me a trivially embeddable browser engine for this to be optimal though gosh darnit.

The folks who did the Capstone tablet and a bunch of other incredible experiments are a group I would love to share a prototype of this with.

Sorry this essay should have gone in to my fuCKING PROTOTYPE instead of mastodon. But I'm in bed and my laptop isn't.

A decade out and the system is self-programmable, a native, programmable desktop environment which seamlessly connects to a grid of sensors, objects, and APIs around the world and fit to me as if it were skin. Nodes coming and leaving as my laptop and I go offline on the far country and in to foreign countries, syncing what I create and what my server finds me, and giving me the tools to share those with my friends and family.

When I have a skeleton built out, I start modeling task tracking within this system. Query reports run and send me a push notification with my day agenda in it. A graph of tasks is connected to a document I'm working on, a project interface mixing metadata and files. I can publish any snippet of text to a web page and publish that over activity pub and rss feeds. I can bring e-mail and rss in to the system and rebuild adaptive scoring in a client I have hope of being able to use on the bus.

The only part of this that needs sync is the metadata store, and its also the most complex part. If I had something like pouchdb in anything but JavaScript that would be ideal. But I could also do a sync protocol which would be an interesting thing to build in three or five years.
And the local file store but that's what Syncthing is for.

A content addressable store that has cascading storage rules from memory to local disk to backblaze.
A graph of jsonb metadata objects which can link to objects in the CAS and a set of APIs and object models which represent things I want to link and search.
A set of front end servers, largely web, maybe sensors.

And so I have plans back nearly a decade and forward as far to build a piece of software for myself. A truly selfish act. By luck or promise it'll be built in components, most of which will be given freely, under reciprocal terms, in a way that does not necessarily foster collaboration.

My friends complain on Riot about caldav sync on Kontact, a thing I failed to get working a *decade* ago.
Apple provides the infrastructure but fails entirely on aesthetic.
Google provides the world's best services to fund the tarpits that are enveloping tech and society.
I'm unsettled at by how increasingly unworried about Microsoft.
Amazon has APIs that would be so fun to use as an individual but are so terrifying at scale and in the hands of the state.

I have a plan to build a thing that could take a decade and I am so good at making excuses to not start. I've laid the groundwork with for a computing system which fits me like a glove with CCE but I feel like increasingly I have hit the edges of Emacs. Not for programming or text editing, but certainly for my life. But the other tools are worse.

Software built only for me needs to only support the platforms I care about. And once I break my productivity's dependency on emacs, via org mode and gnus, I can build a librem 5 app which basically just runs a web frame to the server. And when that's done, a sync protocol between nodes, and a node running on the love 'em and my laptop and my server, all serving a local host port and communicating over WireGuard

A piece of software that's built only for me can be unwieldy and use terrible algorithms that hardly scale to tens of users. I can overindex my data and pre compute all the reports I want to run because no one is creating reports but me.

Long weekend. Gonna get a Phoenix environment set up. Gonna build a thing to replace my org mode with something much more horrifying and powerful.

Had a realization today that the software I want to build as a hobby doesn't need to be easy to use by anyone but me and I think that's a very energizing thing.

in case you're curious how that F1 race ended and why i'm mad at race car, here's P3, P2, P1

FUN FACT: You can go to the spot that Arizona's public land surveys are based off of, by buying hill tickets at ISM Raceway nΓ©e PIR:

It's also past the west end of Baseline Road, aptly named.

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