I'm genuinely intrigued by these calls to rebuild the future as a by-the-people-for-the-people retrocomputing DIY FOSS micro revolution, but I wonder how many folks actually understand how tough it is to support Unicode when building something from first principles of bits and bytes.
If your homebrew future tech assumes text is made up of 8-bit characters, you're building a world in which you can't communicate with most of the world and re-entrenching biases that have taken decades to overcome.
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hello if you're watching #AGDQ #AGDQ2018 and want to have a bit better schedule-viewing experience, check out this little thing which @iliana and I slapped together during SGDQ and have now just updated to the AGDQ schedule. or not, you're self-willing.
have a good day and enjoy and maybe write the link-sharing functionality for us. https://home.rix.si/git/gdqdotmoe/kappa123
the worst take
tired: a datacenter of x86_64 machines
wired: a datacenter of raspberry pis
inspired: a datacenter of 6502s and 8086s
I have overslept and am still tired and I don’t wanna go outside but the shareholders demand value.
These functions have more fucking error handling than code
Sometimes you just need to listen to Emil/Shop on repeat to get anything done.
Small things die and big things go bad.
Well I am [extremely] tired. Thanks Hayward Fault.