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q: how do you feel that nothing in your life has changed?

it's wonderful, that's just wonderful, 'cause things only get worse, things only get worse, they never get better, so if they're the same, that's okay.
— rich evans, ~2015

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life's hard when you're a cat eating spaghetti

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i make stuff for old computers and things. c, c++, a variety of assemblies (and python when i can't avoid it).

purveyor of obscure movies and almost any music in my exorbitant free time.

new gemlog post: Re: Mass Produced Quality in the 21st Century

gemini://nytpu.com/gemlog/2020-09-21.gmi

new gemlog post: what gemtext is and isn't

gemini://nytpu.com/gemlog/2020-09-18.gmi

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After writing a bunch of Go after a period of writing lots of Python, it's so much nicer

It tells me when I've made a mistake without making me run the code to find out

Magic

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Companies used to be good at federating. Originally motivated by slow connection speeds.

So companies would have their own servers to store files, they'd have their own E-mail servers, and they'd have their own SIP-capable VoIP server too.

But now everything is just being replaced with centralized crap cloud services owned by a few tech giants
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holy crap i just found gemini://1436.ninja/Palm/

there's so much stuff in there that i looked for at one time or another and couldn't find. maybe i've found an excuse to use my palm tx (or a pilot if i can find it in old boxes) instead of a smartphone. are palms old enough to make me a cool kid for using one?

i've been using umpv for about a week now, and i'm wondering how i lived without this for so long! it's just some random script i stumbled upon in the mpv repo and it's the greatest thing ever. you can queue up videos with umpv <video> and it automatically adds them to the playlist on one mpv window. i no longer need to have 80 mpv windows open of videos that i want to watch!

github.com/mpv-player/mpv/blob

do you play dwarf fortress, and if so, do you enjoy playing it?

avoiding the web has genuinely improved my mental state. reddit for cute animal pictures, rant on mastodon occasionally, browse a few small forums, and other than that i've been avoiding the web unless absolutely necessary. gemini, aether, irc, mailing lists, and the like all have good communities and actually respect their users, and are all around better than social media and other shit on the web.

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lyrics 

We're no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment's what I'm thinking of
You wouldn't get this from any other guy
I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling
Gotta make you understand
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching but you're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it
And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
Never gonna give, never gonna give
(Give you up)

hey, i got gemlog.sh to a point where it's actually usable and it works! it's a simple little tool for gemlog management that generates a static index page and atom feeds, and can automatically make a toot when you make a new post.

check it out here: tildegit.org/nytpu/gemlog.sh

vietnam war/soviet–afghan war similarities:

  • random unjustified invasion brought on by a government friendly with the invading force (south vietnam/republic of afghanistan)
  • intense, long-term guerrilla warfare
  • guerrillas supplied by the opposing cold war force
  • mass slaughter of civilians
  • the invading force continues their attempts for way too long before giving up and retreating
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i just watched a movie called 9th company. it wasn't anything special, but it was interesting for a few reasons:

  1. i've never seen a russian war movie that wasn't about the battle of kursk, the battle of stalingrad, or the invasion of berlin
  2. it was a lot like american vietnam war movies, and i'd never really thought about this before but the soviet's invasion of afghanistan was really their version of vietnam
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Boon Keng residents told to hang 'shiny objects' at doors, windows after finding bats in flats

Not a headline one reads very often :-)
channelnewsasia.com/news/singa

delayed update: removing my webcam driver was pointless today anyways, plus a bonus showing the only thing i like about using discord

$ sudo modprobe -r uvcvideo

my webcam isn't working so i can't turn on video today, sorry everybody

tired: having "debates" with strangers on twitter about real political issues today

wired: having a real formal debate on private irc about how congressmen should have a hunger games style fight and whoever wins gets to make all the decisions

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is it bad that i know what all these are and what they were originally used in off the top of my head? (i'm a ti guy btw)

i love listening to all my music on shuffle. my most recent musical journey has been simon & garfunkel => dead kennedys => new order => fats domino => creedence clearwater revival

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