I love and it freaks me out a little that you can have a git repo with multiple root branches, all entirely disjoint from one another. I'm not a fiction writer, but this seems like it could be the basis for an interesting literary device. A singular but complex piece of writing in the form of text files in a git repository, with entirely different stories along different branches, or different pieces of the same story, or rather multiple versions of the story, told from various points of view. Interesting effects might be obtained using the commit history and log graph, introducing bits of plot that are overwritten in later versions, so the reader would have to check out earlier versions to discover.

I can't be the first person to have thought of this, can I? Surely something at least somewhat like this already exists somewhere? Hm...

I hate when it’s late and I’m really tired and I just want to go to sleep and and then my brain is all “this pillow seems like the *perfect* spot to think about what the edge of the universe could possibly be like, and what’s on the other side of it?”

obscure take: Springsteen's weird obsession with not wanting to hear the drumsticks hitting the drums on Darkness on the Edge of Town just makes the drums on "Badlands" sound really strange and wrong.

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RT @RdotSpoon
Now this is a video I’m gonna just keep in my back pocket.

“When one realizes the Self, in whom
All life is one, changeless, nameless, formless,
Then one fears no more. Until we realize
The unity of life, we live in fear.”

– The Taittiriya Upanishad (tr Eknath Easwaran)

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“Cryptocurrency is literally like an eight-year-old’s concept of an evil businessman. He just plugs his pollution machine in and gets money for it. It doesn’t make anything, it just. Pollutes. And makes money. Like a fucking Captain Planet villain”


> for by this weapon
> this illusion of some safety to be found
> the heavy-footed hoped to silence us

– Audre Lorde,
[A Litany for Survival](poetryfoundation.org/poems/147)

Does it bother anyone else that in Paul Simon’s song “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” he really only tells you 7 or 8 ways over and over?

Note to self: it’s OK to work on learning several new things at one time. It’s neither too hard for you, nor does it mean you’re scatterbrained. They used to give you like six classes in one day when you were in school, and you did fine.

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Slow, imperfect progress is better than none at all.

2- the bass tone on the Pete Townshend solo version of “Pure and Easy”

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1- the fact that Phil Collins not only played drums on both of Robert Plant’s early 80s, slicked-up adult contemporary albums (which hold up surprisingly well btw), but even went on tour with him, — all right in the same time frame that his own solo career and Genesis were at the peak of their popularity. The drums on “In the Mood” are particularly solid and in the pocket, even for my dude Phil

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A couple things I’ve been digging lately from the world of old fashioned, capital-R Rock music:

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One down, about 700,000 to go. Disarm the police

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Mailman(+), RMS 

"The #GNU #Mailman Steering Committee condemns the reinstatement of Richard M. Stallman (#RMS) to the Board of the Free Software Foundation

Further more, they are actively exploring ways on how to become independent from the FSF and the GNU Project:

"We do not want our project associated with such a person, nor to provide economic resources to organizations that promote him to leadership positions."


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