Allow me to propose a security model called, 'don't have anything anyone would want to attack.'
The Gemini protocol is using this model with great success.
8:09 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

You can run TLS over UDP???
7:36 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

"Add Equatable Conformance"
7:16 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

Less than a day of using Xcode and I have already had to restart it 3 times.
6:56 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

Swift has all these really cool language features that are like "Woah" but they're kind of solutions without a problem.
Like, they have "trailing closures" so if you have a function `setTimeout(action: () -> Void)` you can call it ```swift setTimeout(action: { print("Hello") })` ``` Or, you can use a trailing closure and call it like ``` setTimeout() { print("hello") }` ``` Like, would I use that? Absolutely. Would I miss it if it wasn't there? Probably not. The parens in the second example are optional, you can also `setTimeout { print("hello") }`. Wild.
5:29 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

I'm totally going to end up with a memory leak or something On a page called "Manual Memory Management"
5:20 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

Help I clicked a button and now Xcode is showing me assembly
5:14 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

Oh my word. Oh my fricking word. I was just casually browsing the Swift source code, as you do, struggling.
=> https://github.com/apple/swift-corelibs-foundation/blame/ee856f110177289af602c4040a996507f7d1b3ce/Tests/Foundation/Tests/TestSocketPort.swift#L83 I see the test data `"I cannot weave"`. Some of you know where this is going, but I did not. I am easily distracted. So I think to myself, 'that's a new test string, it has a nice ring to it.' So I put it into Google. It is a line from a poem by Sappho. Now, if this was a SIBR project or something I would be completely unsurprised. But I lost it: this Apple employe (presumably) is just casually writing very official test cases for this programming language and can't resist letting me know, two years later, that she's gay.
3:52 p.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

Perhaps the greatest tragedy of my life is that computer programming is the best medium I have found for expressing myself.
12:15 a.m. Sep 24, 2021, UTC-4

"tumblr is for people who lives by culture"
7:56 p.m. Sep 23, 2021, UTC-4

"(happy :hacking)"
10:23 p.m. Sep 22, 2021, UTC-4

Minimalism implies flexibility.
(As does well-implemented simplicity.)
5:26 p.m. Sep 22, 2021, UTC-4

I want to freeze.
4:34 p.m. Sep 21, 2021, UTC-4

=> https://aether.exposed/if-they-were-to-cut-open-my-bloated-corpse-they-would-find-nothing-but-cookies
12:46 p.m. Sep 21, 2021, UTC-4

I hate ordering things online, like I just want them to be here now!
10:13 p.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4

HackerNews, 2011!
8:07 p.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4

Absolutely quality blog post, highly recommend:
=> https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram
5:40 p.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4

People
12:29 p.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4

I keep mixing up Scala and Scheme. Different programming languages.
9:10 a.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4

Hit 100 karma on Hacker News guys. lul
8:44 a.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4

Just bought business cards. I couldn't sleep so I got up to get water. Supposed to get here in October.
12:17 a.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4

I mean, it doesn't surprise me too much.
7:58 p.m. Sep 19, 2021, UTC-4

Documentation < cloning the source, running `ag`
7:47 p.m. Sep 19, 2021, UTC-4

In the Blaseball API, there's a field on a Game object called `secretBaserunner`. I don't know why.
1:52 p.m. Sep 19, 2021, UTC-4

Working on Blaseball Over Gemini again. It's just so cursed I can't take it.
12:25 p.m. Sep 19, 2021, UTC-4

If I require weekly emails in order to figure out how to use your product, it's a bad product
5:54 p.m. Sep 18, 2021, UTC-4

People tend to judge artistic mediums on objective grounds. The medium does matter, because an interesting medium attracts or inspires
artists. But that's a subjective quality. One medium is not better than another. The best medium is the most interesting one, and once that medium become boring, it's no longer good, only because it is the same as it used to be.
3:00 p.m. Sep 18, 2021, UTC-4

When you have an idea what you're doing, a strictly-typed language can help you catch errors. When you have no idea what's going on, type
errors are so much less helpful than runtime errors.
12:06 p.m. Sep 18, 2021, UTC-4

I'm sorry Rust libraries, but auto-generated docs that list the types of your values does not count as documentation. Please please write
some documentation. I want a usage example. Is that too much to ask? (This goes for every other strictly typed language. TypeScript, Java, you don't have documentation either.)
12:06 p.m. Sep 18, 2021, UTC-4

Sometimes, when I have no idea what's going on, I wish that the programming language, would give me a runtime error.
Instead, Rust insists on forcing me to catch every possible error in order to sure that it cannot panic. Well, my code doesn't panic. Instead, it just stops running, exiting silently. I think what I'm doing is equivalent to wrapping all my code in a `try…catch`. But if I don't do that, I can't compile, because Rust doesn't want me to face any runtime errors. Ok, I finally got a panic. It contains useful information! `InvalidColumnType(3, "visit_count", Integer)'`.
11:49 a.m. Sep 18, 2021, UTC-4

I've switch sqlite3 libraries 3 times in the last hour, heck you Rust.
11:06 a.m. Sep 18, 2021, UTC-4

All I want in my life are bookends. Bookends are one of the greatest inventions of humanity and I don't have any of them.
11:05 a.m. Sep 18, 2021, UTC-4

Goodbye Robert
8:24 p.m. Sep 17, 2021, UTC-4

Man, I wish I had a brain
7:37 p.m. Sep 17, 2021, UTC-4

I am addicted to nothing. That is, to being addicted to nothing, to minimalism, to being free.
11:44 p.m. Sep 16, 2021, UTC-4

Gemini competes less with the web and more with real life.
11:25 p.m. Sep 16, 2021, UTC-4

Gopher: everything is a link and you can't link to HTTP
9:28 p.m. Sep 16, 2021, UTC-4

Why has it gotten harder to focus as I've gotten older?
9:18 p.m. Sep 16, 2021, UTC-4

"I (resident of North America) rarely see kangaroos."
-Some commenter What does this mean? I think they're trying to make a point, I don't know.
3:12 p.m. Sep 16, 2021, UTC-4

I made bread
1:03 a.m. Sep 16, 2021, UTC-4

11ty is like 'oh yes we're extremely flexible.' I have some React generated pages and some Gemtext generated pages. 11ty does not support
adding custom template languages. So I can't generate either of them. 11ty is super flexible if you're working with liquid and markdown and js.
11:23 p.m. Sep 15, 2021, UTC-4

`rsync . DEST` and `rsync $(pwd) DEST` behave very differently :/
4:56 p.m. Sep 15, 2021, UTC-4

*I went insane back in '09* To the tune of AJR's "Joe"
10:32 a.m. Sep 15, 2021, UTC-4

Someone created a thoughts page almost exactly like this one, Apr 7th, 2020. I created this page Sep 5th, 2020.
=> https://wesleyac.thoughts.page The feature parity here is honestly horrifying. I think the biggest difference is probably that they don't have what I call extended text (that's this here). They seem to not have a length limit. I limit to 140 characters in the first line. I have 1,731 Thoughts, they have 408 thoughts. So I'm clearly better, don't worry. /s
9:52 a.m. Sep 15, 2021, UTC-4

Hello people from Hacker News. Check out the About page understand what's going on here.
lolololololol
9:19 a.m. Sep 15, 2021, UTC-4

People spend a lot of time talking about economic growth, but frequently leave out the context of population growth, which I think would be
relevant. This isn't a thesis yet, merely an observation.
6:02 p.m. Sep 14, 2021, UTC-4

I picked up a newspaper today. It was pretty bad.
4:13 p.m. Sep 14, 2021, UTC-4

You cannot embedded simplicity inside a complex system.
You cannot embedded a simple system inside a complex system. Your system is only as simple as the most complex part.
3:32 p.m. Sep 14, 2021, UTC-4

I’m easily distracted
10:21 a.m. Sep 14, 2021, UTC-4

I create a lot, but that doesn't stop me from living in fear that what I've created isn't enough.
12:09 a.m. Sep 14, 2021, UTC-4

If you're not ready for the small internet, you should probably get ready.
11:00 p.m. Sep 13, 2021, UTC-4

"The Plan 9 renaissance"
10:59 p.m. Sep 13, 2021, UTC-4

Am I the only one who thinks node.js is a mess? I guess no one is using node.js? Or something? I don't get it.
10:57 p.m. Sep 13, 2021, UTC-4

"but it needs a little something more."
11:51 p.m. Sep 12, 2021, UTC-4

I feel like I get more perfectionistic the more tired I get. Like most people get tired and stop caring, but I get tired and lose my ability
to look past things.
11:26 p.m. Sep 12, 2021, UTC-4

I think it is logical to extended the axiom that you shouldn't trust a computer you can't throw out a window to cloud hosting.
If I can't see the computer, I shouldn't trust it.
10:59 p.m. Sep 12, 2021, UTC-4

I'm just so tired.
I want to use Atom. But Microsoft bought Atom so that I would use Visual Studio Code.
8:17 p.m. Sep 12, 2021, UTC-4

I flew into the sky and landed on a cloud. An angel asked me, “are you a real person?” To which I replied, “does the set of all sets contain
itself?” I fell down through hoops, rings of gold held aloft by eagles. There are few eagles left now. When I rejoined with the earth it was warm. It spread out in all directions. The flea on my monitor cannot hear but can perceive the vast force that oversees all things. A yellow plane slices through all things. A panic attack overtakes an elder in a small town in a flyover state. The whole world holds its breath for a moment, acknowledging, then moves on with the same pace.
12:35 a.m. Sep 12, 2021, UTC-4

Most people are tired.
11:14 p.m. Sep 11, 2021, UTC-4

"This is the end of desktop applications. There’s nowhere but JavaScript."
1:23 p.m. Sep 11, 2021, UTC-4

The web is so fricking bad. I want a 140 character textarea here. Easy, check `.length` client-side; check `len()` server-side. Right?
Wrong! JS-side `.length` treats new-lines as 1 character, but per some spec, lines in form-encoded requests are `\r\n` delimitated. So Python's `len()` sees two characters.
10:48 a.m. Sep 11, 2021, UTC-4

"Why Do I Choose This for a Living"
Chrome is gaslighting me. Git checkout OJSE from last year, it's broken. Like? I'm pretty sure this code worked at some point, please?
8:31 p.m. Sep 10, 2021, UTC-4

Yellow Balloon :)
4:19 p.m. Sep 10, 2021, UTC-4

The WHATWG can no more tell me how to make a good website than the government can tell me how to be a good person.
11:40 p.m. Sep 09, 2021, UTC-4

It’s just me and my Snackin Waffles against the world.
7:58 p.m. Sep 08, 2021, UTC-4

My mouth hurt like hell this time last year, and it hurts like hell now.
It was really bad a couple of days ago. But I still don’t want to talk to people because it’s painful.
3:06 p.m. Sep 08, 2021, UTC-4

I'm just trying to understand what's going on
9:41 p.m. Sep 07, 2021, UTC-4

It's 2021 and I am running the iTunes Visualizer.
5:44 p.m. Sep 06, 2021, UTC-4

People are like, 'docker is so much easier and simpler than a virtual machine.' And then https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/373914
But then again, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get qemu to do anything, so maybe that's my best bet. (Also going to check out podman…)
2:22 p.m. Sep 06, 2021, UTC-4

It's easy to complain about the Reddit hive-mind, but what really gets me is that Reddit is not a hive mind.
You can have a bunch of people in a conversation, who are all pro-choice, because it's Reddit. And one will be like 'even if unborn babies are people, the mother's body-autonomy takes precedent over the baby's right to live.' And 3 comments later, someone else is explaining how body-autonomy doesn't apply to anti-vaxers because, and I quote, "vaccines are free. Babies are not." This is not a single, logical, train of thought. I can't understand it. Frick every time I start thinking about the abortion issue I just end up laughing at Norma McCorvey's Wikipedia page. "She had quit her job at an abortion clinic and had become an advocate…to make abortion illegal." 100% chaotic neutral energy. And I feel bad for her, because I don't think she wanted to be that way. Truly cursed with an interesting life.
1:08 a.m. Sep 06, 2021, UTC-4

God is good!
My soul is asleep. Although my mind should probably be sleep as well. But that’s okay, because God is good.
12:14 a.m. Sep 05, 2021, UTC-4

"I thought my way to greatness, I could claim this, but He gave me the brain" -JT, Jon Bellion
3:28 p.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

Where have you been all my life, `mod_md`?
2:20 p.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

Silly me, assuming Apache `Define` variables are scoped to the block they're created in.
1:42 p.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

Gruber thought Markdown would be good because it was readable, but Markdown's real genius is being writeable.
1:31 p.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

My word, KA really sped up time to connect or something.
Maybe my internet changed, but I used to have to wait like 2 seconds before KA would send anything, and then 6 seconds or whatever for the AJAX graphQL to finish. The second part seems about unchanged, but the first is much quicker.
9:36 a.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

Editing `/etc/apt/sources.list` again
Man, I don't have these kinds of problems on Arch. (That's not true, I totally do.)
9:05 a.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

I changed the default font in Vivaldi from Times to Helvetica and it makes sites that don't have CSS look much better
12:17 a.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

I've been using ssh for years and I learned today that it has escape characters.
Enter/return, then `~`, then `?` to list escape sequences.
12:16 a.m. Sep 04, 2021, UTC-4

Editing `/etc/apt/sources.list` again, fun!
10:50 p.m. Sep 03, 2021, UTC-4

Gemini is going to fricking take off. Like, at least among tech people. I'm so hyped
6:21 p.m. Sep 03, 2021, UTC-4

Plant Details
11:53 p.m. Sep 02, 2021, UTC-4

My whole fricking mouth hurts. Eating is pain.
6:49 p.m. Sep 02, 2021, UTC-4

Reachability is not an iOS feature. Reachability is a lifestyle.
12:22 a.m. Sep 02, 2021, UTC-4

It's so easy to over-complicate Apache config files.
2 ways to do HTTP to HTTPs upgrades ```apache RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =*.ourjseditor.com [OR] RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =ourjseditor.com RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=perman RewriteRule ^ https://ourjseditor.com%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=perm ``` Or ``` Redirect permanent / "https://ourjseditor.com/" ``` I don't even know what I was doing.
8:34 p.m. Sep 01, 2021, UTC-4

"always happy to cancel a meeting"
8:00 p.m. Sep 01, 2021, UTC-4

What the Long Now Foundation, and a lot of archivists, miss, is that hardware just can’t survive that long.
I bet the Long Now Foundation’s clock fails in my lifetime lolol. But more directly, there’s no battery with more than a 30 year shelf life, unused. You can’t design a computer that lasts that long. The key, then, is that batteries are replaceable. I suspect that modular hardware and software is more maintainable and longer lasting than hardware designed to be long-lasting. Or at least, if you want to optimize for long time scales, you should optimize for repairability. The issue of course, that you need people interested in repairing your stuff. But if people don’t care, then that’s not exactly a fault of the technology.
10:31 a.m. Sep 01, 2021, UTC-4

There's a playlist of kids music that I listened to a lot when I was younger because of one my younger cousins, and I still get songs from
it stuck in my head. "my yellow bus is takin' too long, it's takin' too long my yellow bus…"
12:36 a.m. Sep 01, 2021, UTC-4

The year is 2002
12:21 a.m. Sep 01, 2021, UTC-4

Anyways, first Julia program written*. Moving on to other things.
*translated from Matlab. Mostly a copy-paste but with an hour spent reading Julia docs to understand what was going on.
1:12 p.m. Aug 31, 2021, UTC-4

I thought Python was a big language, Julia is fricking huge! Like they just want every feature!
In applying multiple dispatch, the question comes up: to what extent do you try to standardize your function calls? Do you try to ensure that the more specific type comes first? Do you try to only define methods (function implementations) that actually get called? And I after reading more Julia documentation, they don't seem concerned with redundancy or inconsistency. I would guess they would say, "define as many methods as you feel like."
1:08 p.m. Aug 31, 2021, UTC-4

I was totally joking when I said this was a LISP dialect, I didn't know that Julia has real macros. No reference to s-expressions yet…
12:27 p.m. Aug 31, 2021, UTC-4

"More precisely, the set of all finite-length strings S together with the string concatenation operator * forms a free monoid (S, *)"
-The Julia documentation. This language really was written by mathematicians
12:21 p.m. Aug 31, 2021, UTC-4

Julia has symbol literals, e.g. `:hello`. I think that makes it a LISP dialect
12:03 p.m. Aug 31, 2021, UTC-4

"Everything can be achieved and there are no more accidents"
11:46 p.m. Aug 30, 2021, UTC-4

It is awe-inspiring to think about the enormous amount of code that humans are producing.
11:17 p.m. Aug 30, 2021, UTC-4

Just remembered negative numbers exist.
2:54 p.m. Aug 30, 2021, UTC-4

I need to learn how to cook eggs
8:53 a.m. Aug 30, 2021, UTC-4

I started a list the other called "The Imperfections". It's a list of everything that I want to fix. It's really fricking long. I didn't
realize I was storing ~50 issues/projects in my head, more or less in RAM. Like the data structure that was being stored in my head was a linked-list, where 1 item reminded me of similar problems. I think it's been effecting my productivity (for my entire life). Of course, writing it down helps a little bit. But it's almost worse because now I just want to sit down and start tackling the list. (I wrote a Gemini the 28th because "a perfect Gemini client" was one of The Imperfections. Still working on that one.)
12:12 a.m. Aug 30, 2021, UTC-4

Coming up on 1 year here. Scary.
There are features that I’ve been procrastinating from adding for a year. Oh yeah code goes open source on September 5, for better or worse.
11:46 p.m. Aug 28, 2021, UTC-4

*Why?* Is Thu? The *only* language to come up with single-instantiated types?
Oh, you know, Java has that syntax sugar for defining callback functions that technically creates a single-instantiated class with an over-ridden method that is called as the callback. That's exactly what I want. (Hm, maybe OOP was a bad idea altogether and we should switch on the type of all arguments *cough* multiple dispatch *cough*)
7:17 p.m. Aug 28, 2021, UTC-4

6 hours into a project, getting burned by JS's type system. Who would've guessed
All I want is multiple dispatch.
7:03 p.m. Aug 28, 2021, UTC-4

Can we talk for a second about how `npm init -y` just licenses your code as open source? Like, ya this code's free for anyone to use, thanks
3:34 p.m. Aug 28, 2021, UTC-4

What are the JVM people doing?
3:32 p.m. Aug 28, 2021, UTC-4

The shell is fricking unusable.
1:18 p.m. Aug 28, 2021, UTC-4

"The percentage of normal users that know how to (and are willing to) setup self-hosted instances of something is definitely far below 1%"
9:39 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

Spiders are so fricking cool. Like they just full on sew whole nets and we're like, 'heh.' Imagine if another animal started making nets!
7:49 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

“The alphabet, they say, was invented only once. Bread is invented every time, anew. It’s life itself. And life is not for sale.”
=> https://breadpunk.club/docs/manifesto/
7:09 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

My local Denny’s has stopped serving breakfast food. Sandwiches and sides only.
6:03 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

Do people actually pay for things? Like, just do what I do and suffer without it.
5:48 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

Horrifyed
4:11 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

Listening to DC Talk from 1989, 4 layers of irony
2:44 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

How do I live like this?
12:32 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

Fine fine fine fine I'll install docker desktop
12:24 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

One of my favorite parts of Geminispace is that everyone is linking to code on the web, but like none of it is GitHub. Sourcehut or Gittea
Or NotABug, or TildeGit or etc.
12:03 p.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

Am I allowed to smell the wind?
10:48 a.m. Aug 27, 2021, UTC-4

Designing a maximum non-viable product
9:11 p.m. Aug 26, 2021, UTC-4

“Why don’t we do all our chip design in Minecraft?”
7:16 p.m. Aug 26, 2021, UTC-4

I wonder if the human mind is fractal? I wonder if there’s a trick to not go insane?
4:25 p.m. Aug 26, 2021, UTC-4

Matthias? Anti-social? Never!
11:21 a.m. Aug 26, 2021, UTC-4

Why don’t more people sit in elevators? When I am too tired to take the stairs I take the opportunity to rest on the floor of the elevator.
4:38 p.m. Aug 25, 2021, UTC-4

Set an alarm for the future.
12:25 a.m. Aug 25, 2021, UTC-4

Trying and failing to cook corndogs
8:37 p.m. Aug 24, 2021, UTC-4

Just subscribed to a mailing list. AAaahhh!!!
3:19 p.m. Aug 23, 2021, UTC-4

If my math is right, you can archive all of Geminispace in <8 GB.
11:02 p.m. Aug 22, 2021, UTC-4

I have a set of features that I want in a Gemini server. I am not aware of any servers that support all of those features, although all
features are supported by at least one Gemini server. So of course, I'm tempted to write my own Gemini server. But that Gemini server would then be the most feature complete Gemini server, and I am not ready for that.
8:16 p.m. Aug 22, 2021, UTC-4

You can’t force organization. Random data inherently defies organization.
10:49 a.m. Aug 21, 2021, UTC-4

=> https://thoughts.learnerpages.com/?show=497d0e7b-c3b9-4226-a768-bab2d30d3a77 I found my receipt, I bought 18 AA batteries.
7:15 p.m. Aug 20, 2021, UTC-4

Is this worse than callback hell?
```js export async function getStaticProps() { return { props: { posts: await Promise.all((await readDir(blogRelative(""))).map(async fileName => ({ title: await getTitle(await loadFile(blogRelative(fileName))), slug: removeExt(fileName) }))), } }; } ```
2:33 p.m. Aug 20, 2021, UTC-4

=> https://thoughts.learnerpages.com/javascript/jquery/jquery.js now gives Not Found instead of Forbidden
11:04 a.m. Aug 20, 2021, UTC-4

Force quitting iTerm2 because it's 2021 and we still don't know how to make applications that don't hang.
10:18 a.m. Aug 20, 2021, UTC-4

I have been in #linux on libera.chat IRC for about 30 seconds and they're already discussing beating Windows users. (Like, with sticks.)
10:09 a.m. Aug 20, 2021, UTC-4

Memory management in C be like
```C /* The request_rec pointer is passed in here only to ensure that the * filter chain is modified correctly when doing a TLS upgrade. It * must *not* be used otherwise. */ ```
10:01 a.m. Aug 20, 2021, UTC-4

Motivated myself to get out of bed in order to edit my Apache config. I might be a masochist.
9:37 a.m. Aug 20, 2021, UTC-4

My roommate and I both writing (possibly cursed) Gemtext parsers at the same time. Get on our level.
8:29 p.m. Aug 19, 2021, UTC-4

Me, chillin' at 38 WPM.
8:03 a.m. Aug 19, 2021, UTC-4

I love understanding things. Complexity is to be avoided.
1:44 p.m. Aug 18, 2021, UTC-5

Gemini isn’t a web protocol, Gemini is a lifestyle.
12:05 p.m. Aug 18, 2021, UTC-5

Only place to go is up.
3:47 p.m. Aug 17, 2021, UTC-7

"I represent a pinnacle of power that will never be toppled in this country!"
1:42 p.m. Aug 17, 2021, UTC-7

Norb Hecker
1:27 p.m. Aug 17, 2021, UTC-7

Uhh yeah my name is uh Norb Hecker
1:24 p.m. Aug 17, 2021, UTC-7

I hate timezones
10:06 a.m. Aug 17, 2021, UTC-7

Reading the Infra WhatWG spec and lost a few brain cells. I found the MDN article on the topic and now I understand it and I'm fine.
3:42 p.m. Aug 16, 2021, UTC-7

The JavaScript ecosystem (i.e. npm) is so screwed up that it's not even worth commenting on anymore. If it bothers you, don't use JS.
1:23 p.m. Aug 16, 2021, UTC-7

Is creating good?
1:13 p.m. Aug 16, 2021, UTC-7

Just learned about the Oroville Dam spillway collapse
I recommend looking up it up on youtube, it’s pretty cool. Before, during, and after pictures of the spillway, that I screenshot from 3 different Youtube videos and hastily combined.
11:43 a.m. Aug 16, 2021, UTC-7

Hyper (https://hypercore-protocol.org/) is a p2p protocol that's almost web-like. It's really cool, a lot easier to use/setup than most.
(Golem, BitTorrent, Ceramic, etc are all confusing as hell.) Hyper is super simple, there's a browser called Beaker that lets you open `hyper://` webpages and seed your own content just by giving it a directory. *There's no fricking content*. I'm in the Discord server with these people and they're posting all these Github links to mirrors and browser and tools and I'm like okay, is there any content currently being served on this protocol? If there is, I cannot find it. My own Hyperdrive is: hyper://dd33a1d922616afa2c94b220fa20c097d15b7be1e2f0db5a71f0f1639999cd3e. No one else has linked to theirs. (Gemini doesn't have a lot of content. There are maybe a few hundred operational Gemini pages. But there are half a dozen pages that list active Gemini capsules or recommend pages. http://geminiquickst.art doesn't even recommend gemlogs, it recommends sites that curate lists of gemlogs.) I FOUND ONE! I found a single blog hosted on hyper, here you go: hyper://94f0cab7f60fcc2a711df11c85db5e0594d11e8a3efd04a06f46a3c34d03c418 Wait I found a second. Only this page is being seeded right now: hyper://6900790c2dba488ca132a0ca6d7259180e993b285ede6b29b464b62453cd5c39/blog/the-free-speech-dog-whistle.md This Thought is now the premier curator of Hyper content. A small part of it is of course that since it's p2p what people are seeding is limited. But a lot of it is that I can't find addresses. There's got to be a list somewhere, right? Or a way of discovering things?
11:34 a.m. Aug 16, 2021, UTC-7

Gemini is a multi-level-marketing scheme.
When I say MLM here, I’m referring more broadly to a growth strategy sometimes called “incentivized sharing.” It covers MLM schemes, but also things as basic as ‘get $5 dollar credit to refer a friend.’ Twitch has used it successfully—streamers are incentivized to get viewers onto Twitch. This term/model doesn’t include normal word of mouth recommendations, like Rust evangelism, for example. Gemini evangelists are rewarded with an expanded Geminispace, and more content that is readable from the comfort of browsers designed to render text documents.
7:07 a.m. Aug 15, 2021, UTC-7

Got rid of 4 pairs of sunglasses today.
5:03 p.m. Aug 14, 2021, UTC-7

I only have 7 Khan Academy accounts
2:02 p.m. Aug 14, 2021, UTC-7

I forgot about triangles.
12:21 p.m. Aug 14, 2021, UTC-7

One of the most important skills to have as a programmer is the ability to ignore information.
6:37 p.m. Aug 13, 2021, UTC-7

I’m not in one place, I’m in a million places at once.
3:56 p.m. Aug 13, 2021, UTC-7

"The young lady in the back with the 'I heart Jamie Grace' shirt on"
-Lights Shine Bright, TobyMac
10:52 p.m. Aug 12, 2021, UTC-7

Impulse-sending text messages.*
*Interestingly, my definition of "impulse" is just doing something without planning out every step in advance. Some people live their whole lives like that. Both of the text messages I just sent I had thought about sending earlier today.
9:53 p.m. Aug 12, 2021, UTC-7

‘Stocks have decent ROI, but don’t pay significant dividends. Real estate pays, you can write off expenses/depreciation, and you can do a
1031 exchange when you want to cash out.’
3:12 p.m. Aug 12, 2021, UTC-7

I'm using named blocks in JavaScript. It feels so wrong and yet so right.
2:02 p.m. Aug 12, 2021, UTC-7

The art of looking at nothing.
1:12 p.m. Aug 12, 2021, UTC-7

=> https://fishdraw.glitch.me
10:20 a.m. Aug 12, 2021, UTC-7

It would be easy for me to forget about all the time I spent playing gaga ball in middle school.
10:36 p.m. Aug 11, 2021, UTC-7

I've run multiple `find / -name` commands today, so that's a good indication of how things are going.
5:37 p.m. Aug 11, 2021, UTC-7

Shell scripting is so fricking. The language is so bad and unwieldy but the promise of unmatched automation is irresistible.
3:49 p.m. Aug 11, 2021, UTC-7

Writing a React component that renders its Gemtext content. I can't decide if that's beautiful or cursed.
3:55 p.m. Aug 10, 2021, UTC-7

The cowards who make browsers won't remove <marquee> and so if I use it that's not my problem.
3:25 p.m. Aug 10, 2021, UTC-7

I stand by the idea that splitting code by type instead of function is a trap that is easy to fall into, but not ultimately helpful.
3:24 p.m. Aug 10, 2021, UTC-7

I'm going to move forward with the current version of Next.js and consider the 67kb wart a cost of the framework.
If I find I'm not using any features of the framework and -all- my pages are static then I'll switch to Gatsby or roll my own solution with Preact's render to string or something.
1:21 p.m. Aug 10, 2021, UTC-7

JS devs splitting their 200kb bundled JS file into four 50kb files in order to make 'large js file' warnings go away.
12:14 p.m. Aug 10, 2021, UTC-7

So I'm working on a website with Next.js, and the beauty of Next.js is that it server-side renders static content. But even with a wholly
static page it includes React and about 63.8kb of JS. And the Next.js people are like, that's not a lot, but it's insane when the page content is a 1kb static html page. Like, I'm going to "switch to Preact" which is insane, because I'm not rendering *anything* on the client side.
9:38 a.m. Aug 10, 2021, UTC-7

Colors are fricking hard
11:24 p.m. Aug 09, 2021, UTC-7

RIP e.gg
Honestly, who the frick thought it was a good idea to create an alt social media with "Brought to you by FACEBOOK" in big letters on the front page. Could have been cool other than that
7:01 p.m. Aug 09, 2021, UTC-7

Oh my word I fricking love this keyboard!
I just got my computer back from the Apple Store. It's one of the last ones made with the butterfly switches. The keyboard gets a lot of hate for its close-to-0 travel and its infamous unreliability. But I love it. It's so fricking nice to type on. (I also haven't typed on any full-sized keyboard in close to 2 weeks. So i'd also probably be happy to type on a Microsoft freebie.) It feels even better than I remember, I wonder if it's actually nicer because it's brand new. Apple's lack of modularization means that since I was having issues with the display on the Touch Bar, they replace the whole top part of bottom half of the computer, giving me a brand-new TouchBar, keyboard, trackpad, and battery. Battery Cycle Count: 1 This is why I always pay for AppleCare+. Like-new computer for free for 3 years after purchase.
10:49 a.m. Aug 09, 2021, UTC-7

I’m such a perfectionist, that I want to be a perfectionist in multiple ways at once.
9:49 a.m. Aug 09, 2021, UTC-7

Blogs are too big.
6:42 p.m. Aug 08, 2021, UTC-4

I’m glad that we’re finally figuring out that drinking fountains are not a primary transmitter of COVID and can be turned on.
4:13 p.m. Aug 08, 2021, UTC-4

Matthias’s programming language of the day is APL and its dialects like K, J, and Q.
It aims for very concise syntax, and while it might at first glance be mistaken for a code-golf-language, that is not why it was invented. The creator just wanted to remove all fluff, in order to create a language that more accurately reflected thought. It’s an array-oriented language, which, uh. Let’s move on. It makes use of special symbols to denote operations, so you can use as few characters as possible. It also means you never have to worry about your variable names conflicting with the standard library. It also means you have to configure a special keyboard layout and install a font before you can begin. It has been criticized as being unfriendly to beginners. However, I have been assured that this is only because it is different, and that if we had all learned APL as a first programming language, we would find it perfectly intuitive. Here’s an example program which implements the Chinese Remainder Theorem. ```apl crt←{m|⍵+.×⍺(⊣×⊢|∘⊃{0=⍵:1 0 ⋄ (⍵∇⍵|⍺)+.×0 1,⍪1,-⌊⍺÷⍵})¨⍨⍺÷⍨m←×/⍺} ⍝ From APL Cart ``` More on APL, whether you want to laugh at it or learn it: => https://xpqz.github.io/learnapl/intro.html
9:34 a.m. Aug 07, 2021, UTC-4

I wish JavaScript had function decorators.
3:19 p.m. Aug 06, 2021, UTC-4

Quality website. You can’t make this stuff up.
10:41 a.m. Aug 05, 2021, UTC-4

One of my pet peeves is clocks that show the wrong time.
6:24 a.m. Aug 05, 2021, UTC-4

It doesn’t matter at what level/scale you’re working at. The system is imperfect at every level and it’s impossible to make something
perfect at any level. All you can do is make the best thing you can at the level you choose (including trying not to make it more difficult for people at other levels). (If you don’t see it, this is profound.)
1:08 a.m. Aug 04, 2021, UTC-4

It’s wild that we’re still feeling the effects of Turing. He invented and then solved computer science.
10:06 p.m. Aug 03, 2021, UTC-4

Huh. It’s been a couple of days. Possibly the longest I’ve gone without posting. I’m still alive. I’m traveling.
12:17 p.m. Aug 03, 2021, UTC-4

You are only allowed to move straight or circle. Spiraling doesn’t work.
10:53 p.m. Jul 31, 2021, UTC-4

One True Troy!
11:56 p.m. Jul 30, 2021, UTC-7

Just learned `ZZ` is the best way to save and close Vim. I was using `:x` before. `:wq` is for n00bs
11:34 p.m. Jul 30, 2021, UTC-7

Moving Python 2 code from one computer to another, trying to stop myself from updating it.
10:57 p.m. Jul 30, 2021, UTC-7

My router uses clock.via.net as a time server. Look at this website. Look at it. => https://via.net
12:02 p.m. Jul 30, 2021, UTC-7

We give dogs a lot of credit for their sense of smell, but we would probably be able to smell more if we put our nose close to the ground.
11:35 a.m. Jul 30, 2021, UTC-7

People on Hacker News are like, ‘why would you buy a Playdate for $180 dollars when you could buy a cheap android phone or an old Gameboy?’
(Because those things aren’t a Playdate? IDK) Another common take is, ‘people are only buying this because it’s made by a popular brand.’ Like, how much brand loyalty do you think Panic has? They make Mac-only developer tools, last I checked. I guess Untitled Goose Game was big but like, Panic didn’t really get publicity from that. Of course, I’m not even going to consider getting a Playdate myself until Panic can actually manufacture them, which is apparently a lot to ask.
1:10 a.m. Jul 30, 2021, UTC-7

I think stuff happened in Blaseball but I deleted Twitteriffic, along with like 4 years of other apps.
12:01 a.m. Jul 30, 2021, UTC-7

I want to run away and live in the woods.
3:45 p.m. Jul 29, 2021, UTC-7

Nothing makes me happy and everything makes me unhappy. Existence is suffering.
Every piece of criticism I’ve ever received is bouncing around in my brain, 10x louder than the person who said it. I hate myself.
3:43 p.m. Jul 29, 2021, UTC-7

WHY ARE CAR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS SO BAD!
3:06 p.m. Jul 29, 2021, UTC-7

How can I possibly ever be known when so much of who I am revolves around my passion for unknown things.
10:37 p.m. Jul 28, 2021, UTC-7

“How do you describe an emotion?”
-some song I just heard
9:09 p.m. Jul 28, 2021, UTC-7

Humanity still underestimates the unreasonable efficiency of the binary search.
8:33 p.m. Jul 28, 2021, UTC-7

“Did .com mess up?”
3:35 p.m. Jul 28, 2021, UTC-7

About to give up my computer for a week and a half. Kinda nervous.
2:43 p.m. Jul 28, 2021, UTC-7

Gamer moment. => https://clips.twitch.tv/SlickSeductiveOkapiDogFace-qlqWcCnWJNz84ACQ
12:08 a.m. Jul 28, 2021, UTC-7

Just deleted 2 thoughts (with incorrect information, nothing important). I used Python's `pickle` to save them to a file first.
5:05 p.m. Jul 27, 2021, UTC-7

Yeah so Safari doesn't properly* calculate the width of the content of inline-block `pre`s if that content includes other inline elements.
*I haven't read the spec to know what is proper, but Safari doesn't do what I want, and Chrome and Firefox do. So my solution is to not inline-block code blocks on here and OJSE. Which might look bad on desktop. But I don't know what to do aside from asking you to use Gemini.
3:12 p.m. Jul 27, 2021, UTC-7

It's amazing how many bugs you can find by just *using* complex software.
12:00 p.m. Jul 27, 2021, UTC-7

Fundamental browser rendering compatibility issues discovered while developing OurJSEditor: 2.
=> https://ourjseditor.com/program/CKtLzi => https://ourjseditor.com/program/dCe1Ca
11:59 a.m. Jul 27, 2021, UTC-7

If you never intend on reading all of *Gödel, Escher, Bach*, I highly recommend finding and reading the dialogue “Contracrostipunctus”.
12:33 a.m. Jul 27, 2021, UTC-7

I want a phonograph “capable of producing any and all sounds.” I want perfect software.
“If any record player—say Record Player X—is sufficiently high-fidelity, then when it attempts to play the song” designed to produce vibrations which destroy it, “it will create just those vibrations which cause it to break…So it fails to be Perfect. And yet, the only way to get around that trickery, namely for Record Player X to be of lower fidelity, even more directly ensures that it is not Perfect.” - G.E.B. 77
12:27 a.m. Jul 27, 2021, UTC-7

It is Tuesday.
12:14 a.m. Jul 27, 2021, UTC-7

If I could grant immortality to one person, it would be Brandon Sanderson.
4:54 p.m. Jul 26, 2021, UTC-7

I think we have to cut the past.
Though doing so is like cutting a part of myself.
1:23 p.m. Jul 26, 2021, UTC-7

Ladies, I'm beginning to think opening the forbidden book was a mistake.
9:50 a.m. Jul 26, 2021, UTC-7

After driving with bare feet, I have decided that feet are an underutilized input device.
6:47 p.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

It is unethical to hurt other people. It is impossible to interact with other people without sometimes hurting them.
1:05 p.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

I am ignored. Just constantly.
12:55 p.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

I don't want to be insane. I just want to be normal.
12:47 p.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

Might learn ASL so that I can cut off my ears. I can't take the noises. The sounds overwhelm me. I wince as the sound of each keyboard
stroke assaults my ears.
12:47 p.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

It is unethical to create buggy software. It is impossible to create perfect software. I just suffer.
12:45 p.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

I have social anxiety. That makes bring around or talking to people incredibly uncomfortable and stressful for me. But. That doesn’t stop me
from becoming lonely if I spend too long without talking to anyone. I can’t win. I just suffer.
12:34 p.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

I still check Rigby.
12:47 a.m. Jul 25, 2021, UTC-7

I want to create an empire. The problem is that I don’t think that’s a realistic life goal.
5:32 p.m. Jul 24, 2021, UTC-7

I wish I could fly, but the next best thing is not being able to move at all.
7:35 p.m. Jul 23, 2021, UTC-7

Not things that are possible to use correctly, but things that are impossible to use incorrectly.
Safety.
3:58 p.m. Jul 23, 2021, UTC-7

Nothing does worldbuilding like books. Even the dedicated worldbuilding people don’t communicate what it feels like to be in their world.
6:17 p.m. Jul 22, 2021, UTC-7

“Do you walk in the shadow of men who sold their lives to a dream?”
-Glitter & Gold, Barnes Courtney
5:58 p.m. Jul 22, 2021, UTC-7

Went through my Goodreads read list. Amazing content.
5:21 p.m. Jul 22, 2021, UTC-7

Still can’t get over the fact that Tumblr was sold for 3 million dollars.
5:20 p.m. Jul 22, 2021, UTC-7

My sitting in bed with my laptop, Vim open: You need to get to know your code, get intimate with it.
11:19 p.m. Jul 21, 2021, UTC-7

Somehow I got it in my head that there was this cool new JS framework for dynamically server side rendering React, when like, it was Next.js
I spent like an hour searching for vague terms like "server side rendering javascript framework" before I searched for a specific comment I remember seeing on the Hacker News post I had read about it. I found the comment quickly on a post about Next.js. Funky.
8:53 p.m. Jul 21, 2021, UTC-7

Pretending to be insane because I don't how to interact with people. (This is about a Khan Academy comment I just made.)
8:50 p.m. Jul 21, 2021, UTC-7

I still go back to Safari's dev tools sometimes. They're just better.
8:42 p.m. Jul 21, 2021, UTC-7

"Why is no one cooperating with me?" "We are cooperating with you. you're just not aware that your goal is learning Haskell"
3:33 p.m. Jul 21, 2021, UTC-7

I guess I should share this here. Blaseball season calendar for the first year of Blaseball.
9:45 p.m. Jul 20, 2021, UTC-7

Life is not weird enough for me. Hopefully this isn’t a fault.
9:42 p.m. Jul 20, 2021, UTC-7

I am newly shorn.
6:05 p.m. Jul 19, 2021, UTC-7

https://www.blaseball.wiki/w/Bad_Gateway_(Event)
4:30 p.m. Jul 19, 2021, UTC-7

Not installing `ag` earlier was a mistake. I had a tool that accomplished something similar by running `grep -R` with a long `--exclude-dir`
```sh g () { grep -nIr --exclude="*.min.*" --exclude-dir={node_modules,.git,dist,.cache-loader,OurEnv,bower_components,.idea,.wine,.virtualenvs,.local,.gnupg,venv,site-packages} "$@" . } ``` But The Silver Searcher's approach of just following `.gitignore` works better most of the time. And has a nicer output format.
2:07 p.m. Jul 19, 2021, UTC-7

I low-key have HTTP response codes memorized. "I think 405 is Method Not Allowed or something"
2:04 p.m. Jul 19, 2021, UTC-7

“Have you read James Joyce’s love letters?”
8:14 p.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

The problem with the school system is that it is blind to enthusiasm.
In the real world, attitude matters. But we don’t test for it in school. Maybe this isn’t a problem, but it certainly seems weird now that I’m thinking about it.
8:09 p.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

The two genders are left channel audio and right channel audio.
7:32 p.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

All install methods are bad. “ People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.”
7:31 p.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

I love the idea of sinks. Input and output for water, for a variety of purposes. All in one place.
6:45 p.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

This is a confession. This is a testimony that I need the grace of the LORD.
5:53 p.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

While I am at the center of attention, I hold my breath. I am afraid of drowning.
12:05 a.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

I am both lonely and afraid of not being alone.
Why would I be afraid of not being alone? Yet I am. I hate the awkwardness of conversation. I hate the jarring feeling of isolation that comes when I share what I'm thinking and no one understands. I fear being good at conversation because I fear being popular. I fear people looking at me, expecting something from me, and me not having anything to give. I fear being asked to defend myself. I fear making mistakes, but moreover, I fear being seen making mistakes. I hate having to come up with things to say while someone looks and waits for me because I have nowhere to run if I say the wrong thing. It's killing me. I haven't seen a friend in person for 2 weeks. There is an expanding balloon in my chest.
12:02 a.m. Jul 18, 2021, UTC-7

"However, some immensely lazy people can't even be bothered to type these."
-ZSH compinstall
6:44 p.m. Jul 17, 2021, UTC-7

Become ungovernable
1:36 p.m. Jul 17, 2021, UTC-7

Considering doing something drastic, like moving this website entirely to Gemini or getting my hair cut.
10:15 p.m. Jul 16, 2021, UTC-7

Brandon Sanderson is definitely insane.
10:15 p.m. Jul 16, 2021, UTC-7

I created a plant on Astrobotany
=> gemini://astrobotany.mozz.us/public/b0b6c327852d4f4690fea43b59a1eee6
8:46 p.m. Jul 16, 2021, UTC-7

I hate infinite-scroll lists.
5:46 a.m. Jul 16, 2021, UTC-7

"It's the little things that I can't handle, and we're still in July"
-Life Must Go On, Quinn XCII
5:42 a.m. Jul 16, 2021, UTC-7

Okay. I don't exist.
5:41 a.m. Jul 16, 2021, UTC-7

Last night/this morning was fricking surreal. Like I was a character in a movie. So much happened while I tried to sleep.
10:15 p.m. Jul 15, 2021, UTC-7

The Internet is a liminal place, between my computer and yours.
10:03 p.m. Jul 15, 2021, UTC-7

I took a 30 minute power nap on the floor of a changing room today.
5:21 p.m. Jul 15, 2021, UTC-7

Remind me to come back to this when I have sanity to spare
=> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7Fs5gzrcJDUx_75JkZu6xwyGzJ3N9BfyOm6AzOJtqw4Ae3w/viewform
5:20 p.m. Jul 15, 2021, UTC-7

“THIS MUST BE THE PLACE”
-a neon sign I passed today
7:07 p.m. Jul 14, 2021, UTC-7

Cancel culture is not letting your toddler watch Numberblocks because the BBC doesn’t let their journalists attend controversial marches.
I understand being frustrated that the BBC won’t let their news reporters publicly support political issues. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/oct/29/bbc-no-bias-rules-prevent-staff-joining-lgbt-pride-protests But I don’t understand that conclusion that you should boycott a children’s show that is produced by a connected organization. Like, I’m not going to boycott Phineas and Ferb because someone on ABC said something offensive that I politically disagree with. But I can’t argue with it. What am I supposed to say? ‘BCC is so big you should ignore them being homophobic sometimes’ I mean, at some point, just boycott the BBC because they are the product of an imperialist empire. Just boycott everything that is produced in England and support business in developing countries. This is what’s weird about “cancel cultural.” It tries to define everything that’s bad but sets the bar so high that’s easier to define what’s good.
9:00 a.m. Jul 14, 2021, UTC-7

I’ve started shifting my car into neutral at red lights, just because I can.
2:57 p.m. Jul 13, 2021, UTC-7

Bucket list item: walk into a Barnes and Noble, pick up a book, read it all the way through without paying for it.
Inspired by https://xkcd.com/294/ obviously, but it wouldn't be that hard to do intentionally. It only takes me like 2 hours to read 100 pages. Take a Saturday, save yourself the cost of the book.
1:29 p.m. Jul 13, 2021, UTC-7

Writing is hard
12:23 p.m. Jul 13, 2021, UTC-7

I just finished reading a book. The author biography on the back flap describes her as a founder of Archive of Our Own.
I was not ready for that. I nearly choked.
12:14 a.m. Jul 13, 2021, UTC-7

Can you imagine? Hosting a website on a calculator and then using Google fonts.
2:42 p.m. Jul 12, 2021, UTC-7

page 98 of *The Mysterious Benedict Society*
2:11 p.m. Jul 12, 2021, UTC-7

Nothing is more pretentious than making fun of Mensa members for being pretentious.
(I am aware of the irony of this Thought.)
5:06 p.m. Jul 11, 2021, UTC-7

HTTP/HTML/JS’s unnecessary complexity serves primarily to lock control of implementations to a couple of rich corporations.
HTTP is classist. Gemini is the future. This is not satire.
2:46 p.m. Jul 11, 2021, UTC-7

Why are second floor windows so high off the ground?
9:10 a.m. Jul 11, 2021, UTC-7

Someone compared me to Dr**m. literally shaking and crying rn
9:20 p.m. Jul 10, 2021, UTC-7

I can’t get over Gemini. I’m sorry. It’s been close to 3 weeks now, and it’s all I can think about.
8:43 p.m. Jul 09, 2021, UTC-7

This is the white knight. This is the Free Market Drill. This is why I miss all my friends and I still don’t call.
10:43 a.m. Jul 09, 2021, UTC-7

“Rationalizing the familiar is easy”
10:26 p.m. Jul 08, 2021, UTC-7

Don’t worry, I am still alive.
10:26 p.m. Jul 07, 2021, UTC-7

Did we forget minimalism?
7:26 p.m. Jul 06, 2021, UTC-7

'In this video-essay, I will explain how the lack of standardization of hangman allows players to cheat by dynamically changing the rules.'
=> https://youtu.be/le5uGqHKll8
6:21 p.m. Jul 06, 2021, UTC-7

Someone in #gemini on Libera IRC is informing me that the creator of Gemini's Gemini server isn't in compliance with Gemini.
I'm like, 'I'm having issues' And they're like, oh yeah, 'that gemini server is noncompliant' Like, okay. I'm suddenly in way over my head.
3:01 p.m. Jul 06, 2021, UTC-7

The Lagrange author patches SDL to allow smoother scrolling on Mac trackpads. I love him.
2:39 p.m. Jul 06, 2021, UTC-7

I can't do this. I want to switch to a remote branch. I don't know how. I'm dumb and alkwndajkdba nw;dkljadna wb
2:19 p.m. Jul 06, 2021, UTC-7

Way back in November, I came up with 4 things that make the terminal appealing. Gemini satisfies all 4 of them.
https://thoughts.learnerpages.com/?show=23cbc5d5-dab1-4157-abc4-d1f38fc0609b
10:04 a.m. Jul 06, 2021, UTC-7

If you're writing code that GitHub CoPilot can help you with, you're doing it wrong.
*Writing a Django-Gemini compatibility layer*
9:45 p.m. Jul 05, 2021, UTC-7

I've been browsing the web for years and I've never once seen a website actually use a parameter.
Okay okay I searched my browser history. In 2020 I visited `https://projecteuler.net/archives;page=14` I'm horrified. Feb. 2020, a bunch of unaffiliated websites using `PAGE;jsessionid=REACTED?PARAMS`. I wonder where that comes from. Few more random ones including a Google ads redirect. But mostly auth/sign-in redirects it looks like.
9:42 p.m. Jul 05, 2021, UTC-7

Example number 83 of Gemini not actually being simple is that it supports the entire URI RFC, so you have to implement fricking url
paramater parsing. Like.
9:33 p.m. Jul 05, 2021, UTC-7

I hate the web. I just learned that there's such a thing as a "URL-parameter" that goes on the end of a URL, proceeded by a semi-colon.
``` scheme://netloc/path;parameters?query#fragment ``` From the Python urllib reference. What did I do to deserve this.
9:32 p.m. Jul 05, 2021, UTC-7

I'm going to keep all of WhipserMaPhone closed source except for the Gemini inter-op code, which is CC0 /s
9:25 p.m. Jul 05, 2021, UTC-7

Let's fricking go, ladies, it's an excuse to subclass `HttpRequest`!!!!
```py class GeminiRequest(HttpRequest): ```
9:24 p.m. Jul 05, 2021, UTC-7

Oooof
And this is on an internal page, so you have to have an account in order to see this, it's not people who don't have accounts.
2:29 p.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

Ya'll don't know how much work I put into this website. No major changes in months, but I keep tweaking things.
12:58 p.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

If your "mobile" website ever has a horizontal scroll bar, just how "mobile" is it?
12:34 p.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

Man, I wish AirPower existed. I have like 50 cables on my floor
My phone, watch, second phone, computer, display, and speakers all need power. Honestly, I don't use the external display or speakers, I should probably get rid of them.
12:16 p.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

"Why do you need Gemini? Just write simple HTML??"
Because HTML collapses adjacent white-spaces. I had a paragraph here about how the way browsers did this was dumb, but I tested it and was wrong. However, I think the fact that it is impossible for me to understand these rules is just as effective an argument as criticizing the rules themselves. (I think browsers collapse U+0020 and then convert U+00A0 into U+0020, without collapsing. But the question then is, is it possible to get U+00A0 into a browser? I don't know, let me know if you do.)
10:27 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

What do I need to post-translate my text?
### Filters Need to convert line breaks to `<br>` (without CSS, `white-space: pre-wrap` doesn't work and `pre`s look bad) Linkify (Otherwise, links need to be copy-pasted, bad UX) Typographer quotes! (I notice straight quotes and they annoy me) (double and single quotes, exclude code blocks) ### Block Fenced code blocks (Gemini strictness) ### Inline Italics (for MLA titles, or emphasis) (including the ability to escape asterisks) Inline code (useful for distinguishing between references to programming-specific uses of English words) # Notable omissions: Bold (Doesn't have any semantic meaning, only stylistic.) Underline (Ditto) Block quotes (even Gemini has these!) (Styling these well is very hard.) Unordered list (again, even Gemini) (It's very easy to parse these wrong. See: https://thoughts.learnerpages.com?show=bc51ad8a-07f5-49bb-9a35-8d636dafc6fa) Ordered list (CommonMark ordered lists are lame because I can't easily start them at dynamic numbers.) Headers (On this website, posts are supposed to represent a single thought or a train of thought. If this was a blog, I would include them.) Unicode ellipses, em dash (I have shortcuts to type these, so it's not really necessary. You could I guess.) Math blocks (I probably should/would include if I talked about math on here.) I might have forgotten something, but most things that aren't in "Notable omissions" are just too complicated. Tables? Masked inline links? (Nested lists are awful. They're hellish to parse in the way the author intended them to be.)
10:07 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

The problem with unordered lists
There are a couple issues with unordered lists in markdown, Gemini, and Apple notes, surrounding how you indicate them. CommonMark dictates that a list block can be started with no padding and a single item. I've written this intending to source a quotation. I don't want a bullet here. My solution would be to require at least 2 items for a list, but this obviously adds backtracking complexity. ```md "Hello, world" - Matthias ``` This brings me to the second issue: CommonMark allows for unordered list items to begin with either an asterisk or a hyphen-minus. This is annoying because both get translated into a bullet. This third one is the big one. If I'm formatting a document in ASCII, i.e. without any markdown, I would like to indicate a list by starting items with " - ", that is, space, hyphen-minus, space. This objectively looks the best since the hyphen-minus has padding on the left, and is vertically centered (where a bullet would floats above the mid-line). This doesn't work in Apple Notes, which disallows a leading space. This doesn't work in Gemini, which requires `* `. And, as mentioned, in CommonMark this is converted into a bullet. ```md This is a test list: - Cookie - Bread - Apple ``` ```md This is a test list: * Cookie * Bread * Apple ``` Looking at this, it's clear that the easy solution here is just for me to stop being different and start my lists with `* `, which works perfectly everywhere except for raw-text. But I have to look at it before post-processing is applied. Sad.
10:00 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

Ya'll are still sleeping on Make It and Fake It.
9:32 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

If Luke deleted Gribfile 2, what am I supposed to read at 2am?
I actually didn't get a chance to see it! I'm crying inside.
2:23 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

The thing about GitHub copilot that no one is talking about, is that it's developed by "GitHub," ostensibly, but is available for VS Code
and not Atom. I feared the GitHub acquisition would spell the death of Atom, as Microsoft pulled the Atom team to work on VS Code and I'm taking this as confirmation that that has happened.
2:22 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

@aspiringrobotfm deleting her Tweets is a modern-day tragedy.
Some of my best Tweets are in reply to deleted Quinn Rose Tweets.
2:16 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

If we're living in a simulation, how do you explain "Jackson Hole Wyoming USA Town Square Live Cam"?
1:27 a.m. Jul 04, 2021, UTC-7

It seems like literally nobody is trying to solve the speed+complexity problems that the web has.
There are dozens of people that recognize that the web has complexity problems, but their minimalist (minimalist is not simple) solutions, don't address the speed problem. And there are dozens of people that recognize the speed issues, but their solutions are so complicated as too be unintelligible to me.
5:44 p.m. Jul 03, 2021, UTC-7

It is literally impossible for me to keep track of all of these JavaScript frameworks and build tools. It is impossible for me to keep them
all in my brain. Someone will be like, 'Vite, a fast JS builder' and I'm like, okay, so something that's competing with esbuild. And then, no, Vite and esbuild work together. Thanks a lot.
5:42 p.m. Jul 03, 2021, UTC-7

“I haven’t found a drop of life”
-Addict with a Pen, Twenty One Pilots
9:31 p.m. Jul 02, 2021, UTC-7

I am convinced that the only reason that people do not express their hate for me is because they do not see me.
9:18 p.m. Jul 02, 2021, UTC-7

*The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack* is out!
I just realized, it came out the 25th. I’ve been waiting for it.
10:59 a.m. Jul 02, 2021, UTC-7

I'm a lonely broken person
7:12 p.m. Jul 01, 2021, UTC-7

Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear m e? Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can
Your hear me ? Can you hear me? Can you here me? Can you hear me? Can your grade me ? Can you hear me? Can you hear mev? Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
6:16 p.m. Jul 01, 2021, UTC-7

It's weird to think about transitivity. That one thing might effect another.
2:17 p.m. Jul 01, 2021, UTC-7

I hate that driving requires my feet right now.
Just because I’ve been walking all day, normally I am in favor of more foot-based interfaces.
8:06 p.m. Jun 30, 2021, UTC-7

This is a faster horse
10:58 a.m. Jun 30, 2021, UTC-7

I haven’t even started yet.
10:49 a.m. Jun 30, 2021, UTC-7

Do you not feel the imperfections in your eyes, in your nose, and in every bone of your body?
10:49 a.m. Jun 30, 2021, UTC-7

“The time’s always right to fix what’s wrong”
-What’s Wrong, half•alive
10:41 a.m. Jun 30, 2021, UTC-7

This site uses ES6 JS
I don't know if I made that decision intentionally or not. Because like, I try to support no-JS browsers as best as I can, but I apparently don't try to support older browsers. It's weird. Hopefully everything moves to server-side rendering soon :tm:
9:36 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

Just cursed while talking to myself. smh
Sometimes I do think interjections like "frick," but other times I will think curse words, even words that I've never said. These words normally get filtered when I say them out loud, without me having to think about it. In the same way that you don't have to think about the pronunciation of a word, I don't have to think about filtering my words. So it was shocking to me when my personal monologue (I talk to myself frequently), included a word I don't normally say.
9:24 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

Today, in the age of client-side web apps, React, and extreme JavaScript APIs, it's difficult to remember that the web before JS wasn't
static. Let me back up a little bit. The internet is splitting at the seams into 2 factions—those that want a document-based web and those that are building web apps. The former makes the argument that documents don't need to be Turing complete, and that webpages should serve primarily text. The latter group is supporting WebUSB, because they see the web as a distribution platform for ephemeral applications, ala XKCD 1367: https://xkcd.com/1367. (Personally, I fully support this schism. I like the idea of having two different clients, one that let me run sandboxed applications and one that lets me view text.) Gemini is a product of the first group. For all of Gemini's "forced simplicity," it doesn't address dynamic server-side generation of pages. Without Javascript buttons, you can implement dynamic functionality by generating the page every time the user visits, having links that log actions, and re-direct you back to an updated version of the page. Gemini doesn't support POST or form elements, but it supports clicking links and taking user input as text. And this where, functionality wise, it's quite possible for me to build a capsule that has user accounts, posts, votes, etc. on Gemini. What concerns me is that the pro-document group doesn't remember that before JS functionality, the web did look like this. And if Gemini gets any significant traction, these types of pages will appear. And suddenly your lack-of-features only hurts the user experience. Now, in practice, this isn't going to happen. The web will always exist and people will chose to build dynamic sites on the web instead of on Gemini because the web is the better platform for it. But it's still weird to realize that Gemini's "forced simplicity" is really just accomplished by making dynamic pages a poor user experience, and not precluding them.
9:22 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

Let me see if I can post a bunch of thoughts.
9:08 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

Checking Rigby instead of making dinner
6:22 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

I guess if GitHub Copilot is like IntelliSense but it doesn’t just yell at me because of minor syntax errors or misconfigured settings,
that’s an improvement.
6:21 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

I'm very interested to see GitHub Copilot on the top of HackerNews, and surprised at the glowing comments.
There's a quote that goes, “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.” Even supposing that GitHub could auto-generate a perfect solution to the problem for me, it's more difficult (even if it's not more time consuming) for my mind to parse, read, and verify that code works, than for me to come up with the solution myself. I guess, people are comparing this to an improved, complicated, tab-completion. I use tab completion very rarely. In the last year, I've written more code in Vim (with minimal plugins) than IntelliJ. So a lot of the arguments come back to that, whether any sort of assistance is a good thing. My stance is that if your language or library has so much boilerplate that autocomplete is useful, then your language/library is bad. I don't know, I'm tempted to download VS code and give it a shot, because I do want to write code quicker. I guess what I'm saying is that my bottleneck is not the speed of my keystrokes, so I don't know if this will speed anything up. On the other hand, GitHub claims that working with this assistant is a good way of learning an unfamiliar language.
6:17 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

Twitter-style drafts are dumb. I just have 4 tabs open with the Post page and text partially composed.
5:30 p.m. Jun 29, 2021, UTC-7

Thinking about markup formats.
I found a case even against italics, the one thing I was going to allow. https://letters.temporarystate.net/entry/4/
2:03 p.m. Jun 28, 2021, UTC-7

The Gemini spec contains two spaces after every period. #GeminiIsOverParty
12:21 a.m. Jun 28, 2021, UTC-7

Something just occurred to me. Gemini is different from simple HTML because you don't have to design the site yourself.
Conceptually, you can write simple HTML and end up with something that is similar to a page served over Gemini. And it might even be more difficult to set up a Gemini server than writing the HTML and CSS, especially if you're already familiar with those languages. But at some point, HTML has this conception that you're responsible for laying out your own site, and choosing good colors, and positioning the elements on the page. Gemini frees you from that responsibility! Gemini's beauty is not that it is simple! Rather, the genius of Gemini is that it shifts the burden of complication to the client instead of embedding it into the document or the protocol. Of course, this idea isn't Gemini's genius alone. We used to know this about the web. I don't know why we forgot. The issue with web browsers today is that I have to write CSS. If I don't, if I just serve an HTML page, it looks bad.
7:51 p.m. Jun 27, 2021, UTC-7

the light switch is right in front of me
10:24 a.m. Jun 27, 2021, UTC-7

I feel like I’m in an Escher painting.
8:09 a.m. Jun 27, 2021, UTC-7

Happy timezone
7:20 a.m. Jun 27, 2021, UTC-7

I understand problems better than anyone else, quite frequently. Yet that only leads me to more eagerly conclude there is no solution.
11:24 p.m. Jun 26, 2021, UTC-7

It really is Tuesday
1:35 a.m. Jun 26, 2021, UTC-7

God wants us to live, even if we hurt others.
10:11 p.m. Jun 25, 2021, UTC-7

Thor was supposed to be the dumb one, and Loki was supposed to be the clever one. In the Loki series, they couldn’t stop themselves from
turning Loki into a himbo.
7:14 p.m. Jun 25, 2021, UTC-7

About to start using a new open-source code editor, Open Edit, based on the Halogen framework.
It includes a ba&sh shell!
4:25 p.m. Jun 25, 2021, UTC-7

Quality fricking content: => https://youtu.be/qID2B4MK7Y0
4:12 p.m. Jun 25, 2021, UTC-7

"unbielevenary"
3:23 p.m. Jun 25, 2021, UTC-7

Aaanddd, I manually reformatted the about page for Gemini, for those of you with taste.
12:50 a.m. Jun 25, 2021, UTC-7

Added a link to the about page. Enjoy!
It's intentionally incomprehensible, but now I feel like I need to write a director's commentary explaining it.
11:35 p.m. Jun 24, 2021, UTC-7

Hello I would like to feel something.
10:25 p.m. Jun 24, 2021, UTC-7

I do not understand if insanity is something to be fought or embraced.
10:53 p.m. Jun 23, 2021, UTC-7

`strings helloWorld | grep flag` I am elite hax0r
My 1337-speak is bad sorry
10:11 a.m. Jun 23, 2021, UTC-7

Blaseball is like JavaScript, a convoluted mess of overlapping rules which are impossible to memorize or understand.
5:40 a.m. Jun 23, 2021, UTC-7

I wish my fan had 5 blades instead of 4. 5 is much more aesthetically pleasing.
5:11 a.m. Jun 23, 2021, UTC-7

We as a society have not lost stories; merely disconnected them from their physical form.
8:49 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

I want to push back on social norms, I like to question things that have always been done in the same way. But I don’t like rebelling
against people
7:37 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

I'm so tired and so lonely.
7:25 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

I hate my jaw. Least favorite part of my body.
4:25 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

Well, I definitely have crippling social anxiety.
4:18 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

I can't do this, I'm so stressed.
I wonder if I have anxiety, or like, acute onset stress* or something. (*This isn't a real thing, I just made it up, and I don't even know what "acute" means except in regards to angles.)
4:14 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

Sometimes I wonder if I read too fast, and other times I wonder if I read too slow.
4:06 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

I have decided that Brandon Sanderson is slightly insane.
12:28 p.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

I’m scared of platforms that can shadow-ban me.
10:31 a.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

‘Have to sneak into a party’ is one of my absolute least favorite tropes.
If you think your characters need some space, some down time, give us that. That lets me relax as a reader as well. But the high-stakes party-heist masquerading as a chance for your characters to chat is somehow boring and stressful.
1:19 a.m. Jun 22, 2021, UTC-7

I hate cars. I wish I could teleport.
7:00 p.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

Someone of my intellect doesn’t need bags.
6:30 p.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

It is now sandwich time.
1:40 p.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

I haven't had paper in my mouth in a while \*Puts paper in mouth*
12:41 p.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

Depositing money into my TD Ameritrade account to pad my investment returns.
12:39 p.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

Going to invent a proprietary markup language for this website.
11:28 a.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

Files are an arbitrary and arguably outdated design decision.
11:26 a.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

Even when I was a kid, I wondered, why didn't websites just load a big list of all of their content? I really like that this website
questions the convention of having 10 items on the page and then a new page. Obviously, it's partly done out of laziness, but I do love having all the content on one long page, even if it's impractical to scroll through sometimes.
10:02 a.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

Thinking about buying more domain names. Someone help me budget this.
9:39 a.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

Addicted to not letting people follow me on Instagram.
8:10 a.m. Jun 21, 2021, UTC-7

For dinner today I ate only four corn dogs.
11:25 p.m. Jun 20, 2021, UTC-7

I am still missing my second phone.
11:24 p.m. Jun 20, 2021, UTC-7

Today I saw a hoodie dress and I have never been more tempted to crossdress in my life.
11:23 p.m. Jun 20, 2021, UTC-7

I kidnapped a weighted blanket.
11:22 p.m. Jun 20, 2021, UTC-7

Fortunately, I do not have to worry about hallucinations.
11:21 p.m. Jun 20, 2021, UTC-7

Sixteen the tower
4:28 p.m. Jun 20, 2021, UTC-7

Trying to convince known communists to invest in the stock market, like, this is a pyramid scheme but it’s supported by the US government.
10:09 p.m. Jun 19, 2021, UTC-7

Mixed feelings about eye contact
10:28 a.m. Jun 19, 2021, UTC-7

Sometimes I wish I didn’t have feelings.
8:46 a.m. Jun 19, 2021, UTC-7

It’s hard for me to lack confidence when I look in the mirror.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m bi just because I find myself so irrationally attractive.
6:50 a.m. Jun 19, 2021, UTC-7

It is the day of tues
6:46 a.m. Jun 19, 2021, UTC-7

My quest for perfection will destroy me. Let’s see how close I can get.
10:15 p.m. Jun 18, 2021, UTC-7

I’m at 1,409 posts here. 24 are over 1000 characters, with the longest being
https://thoughts.learnerpages.com/?show=f433c9c1-cff5-4d13-90a2-300d4489bca2
9:56 a.m. Jun 18, 2021, UTC-7

Man, I wish I owned a comb.
9:22 a.m. Jun 18, 2021, UTC-7

People sometimes ask me if I think there will be computers in heaven.
They see that I am passionate about programming, and are curious if I’ll miss that after I’m dead. They misunderstand. I am an artist. I want to create things, to create beautiful things. Perhaps the greatest tragedy of my life is the best medium I have found for the type of art I want to create is computer programming languages.
10:50 p.m. Jun 17, 2021, UTC-7

Can you hear me?
10:44 p.m. Jun 17, 2021, UTC-7

I hate lithium ion batteries. When you put a lithium battery in a product your admitting that you’re designing it for 2 to 5 years,
the batteries just don’t last longer than that. I guess that’s acceptable a lot of the time, but think about the implication of that when it effects every device. I would buy an iPad if I could use it to take notes and have confidence that it would store those notes for the rest of my life, but I have to use paper. It’s weird that paper is better than digital for permanence, only because of the batteries.
10:43 p.m. Jun 17, 2021, UTC-7

I'm done.
We're done.
10:21 p.m. Jun 17, 2021, UTC-7

I love how low-stakes YouTube videos are. I don’t want to watch videos about things that matter.
2:32 p.m. Jun 17, 2021, UTC-7

Google just emailed me complaining about this website.
If you find the text on this website too difficult to read on mobile, I officially recommend downloading a mobile Gemini client and connecting to => gemini://thoughts.learnerpages.com
1:31 p.m. Jun 17, 2021, UTC-7

What did I buy from Home Depot on May 7th?
1:29 p.m. Jun 17, 2021, UTC-7

Be very afraid
11:56 p.m. Jun 16, 2021, UTC-7

Seriously, what the heck. Why is Python so bad? Why does a language with list comprehensions fail so spectacularly in list manipulation?
The challenge: ```py input = {"a": {"x": 1, "y": 2}, "b": {"x": 3, "y": 4}} # Becomes [1, 2, 3, 4] ``` You only need to go 2 levels deep. Javascript: ```js Object.values(input).flatMap(a => Object.values(a)) ``` Python option 1: ```py from itertools import chain chain.from_iterable([a.values() for a in input.values()]) ``` Python option 2: ```py [b for a in input.values() for b in a.values()] ``` I *do not* understand how that second python example parses. I don't know whether b or a is the inner loop variable. I can't use that code. I have to add an import line to flatten a list. I'm sorry Python. The fact that you technically can golf a nested list comprehension to approximate `flatMap` doesn't count. And the worst bit! Is that the "readable" itertools solution is still opaque. Ah yes, my go-to list-flattening function, `itertools.chain.from_iterable`. There has to be a better way of doing this. Maybe I can flatten the dicts first and then `.values`? I'm going to keep researching because Python is such a huge language.
10:33 p.m. Jun 16, 2021, UTC-7

I love Python when it gives me tools to do what I want. When it doesn't, it's so painful.
Trying to flattening a list that I built with a list comprehension :/
10:13 p.m. Jun 16, 2021, UTC-7

Why are people so afraid?
I wonder if my fear of social scenarios is balancing my lack of fear of physical things. Maybe I’m just interacting primarily with people online? Maybe this isn’t a thing and I’m reading way too much into a few online comments. Fear is an interesting thing.
7:05 p.m. Jun 16, 2021, UTC-7

I don’t remember the last time I made a good decision.
7:20 a.m. Jun 16, 2021, UTC-7

I don’t make the rules, I just follow them.
11:05 p.m. Jun 15, 2021, UTC-7

I just want the simple things in life, like a second phone specifically for tracking my sleep.
11:05 p.m. Jun 15, 2021, UTC-7

It looks like we are going to sink, soon.
7:28 p.m. Jun 15, 2021, UTC-7

Jazz hands first in the league standings right now!
7:12 p.m. Jun 15, 2021, UTC-7

RIP Freenode.
7:59 p.m. Jun 14, 2021, UTC-7

Reposted the Gemini posts to Rigby. Thanks to Luke for recovering them after the downtime.
I didn’t proofread them again so hopefully they’re legible.
7:59 p.m. Jun 14, 2021, UTC-7

I’m allergic to carrots.
6:42 p.m. Jun 14, 2021, UTC-7

Why are there still more programming languages!!!
I understand conceptually that there are a lot of programming languages and that there are programming languages that I don't know about, but I'm still not mentally prepared to open a Github repository and find code written in Crystal.
3:55 p.m. Jun 14, 2021, UTC-7

Blaseball is back!
10:00 a.m. Jun 14, 2021, UTC-7

Humans are afraid of losing things.
10:17 p.m. Jun 13, 2021, UTC-7

I am glad to see that Rigby is functioning perfectly normally with no issues at all
9:01 p.m. Jun 13, 2021, UTC-7

I don’t think most people realize how uninhabited most places are, once you move away from areas that are inhabited.
7:48 p.m. Jun 13, 2021, UTC-7

There are still posts in my Tumblr feed that are utterly unintelligible.
7:23 p.m. Jun 13, 2021, UTC-7

They do not understand that I am in charge.
6:34 p.m. Jun 13, 2021, UTC-7

Every little thing destroys me.
6:54 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

T-shirt that says "Intellectual Property is an oxymoron"
6:39 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

417 Hz is a beautiful sound. It sounds like doing a handstand.
4:47 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

Rigby is still broken.
Insanity is missing something.
4:38 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

The paradox of the small web is that everyone wants a different feature.
4:37 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

A man can you hear me
A man can you hear me inquires of an empty room can you hear me upon receiving no reply can you hear me he concludes can you hear me that he is mute can you hear me
4:36 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

I’m beginning to think that all the people complaining about capitalism in my Twitter feed aren’t actively researching alternatives.
3:07 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

So much code that needs to be written.
1:06 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

Because gemini doesn't support compression, it actually transmits roughly twice as much data as the normal HTML version of this page.
12:56 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

Already thinking about how I can implement some sort of bad ASCII game on top of Gemini.
12:43 p.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

"I find it important to specify the browser as well...So right now I'm running 'Firefox/TeX/Gnome/GNU/systemd/Linux'"
9:13 a.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

Interesting post on how far mathematical proof languages have come.
=> https://xenaproject.wordpress.com/2021/06/05/half-a-year-of-the-liquid-tensor-experiment-amazing-developments/
12:23 a.m. Jun 12, 2021, UTC-7

This house has so much fricking stuff in it.
11:30 p.m. Jun 11, 2021, UTC-7

I wish I could float.
11:25 p.m. Jun 11, 2021, UTC-7

Rigby is broken I’m going insane help
11:23 p.m. Jun 11, 2021, UTC-7

Rigby is down. We had a good run.
8:07 p.m. Jun 11, 2021, UTC-7

Hit the Rigby post character limit again.
Gggrrrrr!
4:46 p.m. Jun 11, 2021, UTC-7

Working on a Rigby post.
12:52 p.m. Jun 11, 2021, UTC-7

My right arm twinges with a sharp pain.
I'm blaming the COVID vaccine.
9:55 p.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

Watched the Veritasium video on Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem. He spent a lot of time on Turning completeness and the halting problem,
which I don't think was really necessary. That question is well discussed without reference to Gödel's theorem. Gödel's theorem is a big deal even without Turning. *Just watch the video:* https://youtu.be/HeQX2HjkcNo For readers who aren't familiar with either, it might not be immediately obvious that I have to compare this to *Gödel, Escher, Bach*. But they both deal with extremely similar topics. Muller (the Veritasium guy), cites quite a few sources, but doesn't mention G.E.B. This surprises me. I once said that G.E.B. "dares to venture closer to insanity than any other work of reason." The Veritasium video provides a very sane explanation of the ideas involved. In some ways, this doesn't do them justice. There's a certain irony in logically explaining a theorem that bounds logic, and Hofstadter plays with that irony. Muller doesn't. I figured out that I'm pronouncing Gödel wrong. With the German ö, it's "gurdle," not "go-DELL." In some ways I'm tempted to dismiss Veritasium in the same way that I would dismiss a high-level explanation of a technical topic in mainstream media, (imagine a news anchor trying to explain a computer issue). Veritasium goes to a similar depth at times, hand-waving concepts. But that's not really fair, because the news anchor really only has a high-level understanding. Veritasium's saving grace is that if you look closer, everything they say is correct. Veritasium will cut to B-role of equations floating on the screen, like a news channel, but Veritasium uses the correct equations for the topic, even if they don't explain them. Overall, I highly recommend watching the video, especially if you haven't read G.E.B. Unfortunately, watching the video won't grant you access to the exclusive club of arrogant people who have read G.E.B. (I think there definitely is a way to make a video on Gödel's theorem that communicates the same surreal, metaphysical air. It's probably a good thing that Veritasium didn't make that video.) Like, Veritasium takes the "math" that you know, and says, 'hey this isn't perfect.' Hofstadter creates this new system from nothing, which is obviously imperfect, and then proves that it is the same as the mathematics that you know. So they explain some of the same material, but Veritasium doesn't give you the same paradigm shift. Hofstadter would be ticked off at me right now, because I'm pretending like his book is about Gödel's theorem, when that's only a part of it. He also deals with a *ton* of other issues!
9:03 p.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

"prometheus doesnt have his liver eaten every day for u to ignore the allure of arson"
3:57 p.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

I want a dog that's around 30 pounds.
3:51 p.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

Github changed their "issue" icon to a circle with a dot in the middle, and it looks so natural that I can't remember what it used to be,
and it annoys me. I think it was an "i" with a circle around it.
3:25 p.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

"early 20th century Yiddish-language anarchist newspaper"
12:43 p.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

They told me Gemini was minimalistic. I didn't believe them. But wow.
text/gemini, the native file type, is like Markdown without support for in-line links, bold, italics, or anything else inline, because 'character-by-character parsing is too hard.' No images on the page. No fricking anything. The entire format is: text, link lines, code blocks, headers, lists, and quotes. No nesting of anything. The content transfer protocol is similarly minimalistic. No support for compression. HTTP status codes are too complicated, we have 2-digit status codes, and so on. I'm going to try to get this site to support Gemini at some point soon.
1:55 a.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

"a couple of very necessary security fixes have subsequently bloated the code to 157 lines"
1:14 a.m. Jun 10, 2021, UTC-7

I had a good thought but I forgot it. Something about me and why I am.
4:52 p.m. Jun 09, 2021, UTC-7

I am a kitchen counter. I count kitchens.
12:33 p.m. Jun 09, 2021, UTC-7

Just watched Suicide Squad. It was pretty bad.
2:00 p.m. Jun 08, 2021, UTC-7

I'm shutting down my KA mod action logger ("Programs KA doesn't want you to see"). I'm not maintaining it, and it's breaking.
It gave a couple of interesting take-aways: 0. The hot list doesn't move that fast. Only 2,000 programs in 4 months. 1. KA hides around 2 programs a day, ~14% of programs that spend any time on the hot list. 2. People are confused. Many programs had edits questioning what had happened 3. The most interesting IMO: Of all the programs "caught," none were malicious or explicit. I expected at least a little bit of language, but most programs were hidden just for being low-quality. I scraped the first page of the hot list every 10 minutes (right after it updated), for 143 days (over 4 months). I logged 1,973 unique programs. 275 programs were hidden from the hot list. 168 programs were completely hidden. 239 programs were marked as definitely not spam. 127 programs were deleted by their owners. 166 programs were hidden from the hot list and completely hidden. 61 programs were hidden from the hot list and marked as definitely not spam. 18 programs were completely hidden and marked as definitely not spam. I shouldn't need to explicitly disclaim this, but these numbers are amateur—they didn't come from KA. In particular, it's possible that I manually entered programs into the database for testing purposes and then forgot about them. (I don't think I did, but I wrote code at one point to let me.) Also, it's possible there were bugs around users deleting programs. This should really be a KA Hearth post, but I need to go to sleep.
12:30 a.m. Jun 08, 2021, UTC-7

I’m worried that I won’t create enough things.
11:39 p.m. Jun 07, 2021, UTC-7

I just lost the game.
6:55 p.m. Jun 07, 2021, UTC-7

Pronouncing Debra to rhyme with zebra.
7:59 a.m. Jun 07, 2021, UTC-7

I don’t have a caffeine addiction.
6:49 a.m. Jun 07, 2021, UTC-7

Guys be like, ‘the terrifying ordeal of being known’ and then base their identity on the success of a Khan Academy game from 5 years ago
that they never tell anyone about.
6:44 a.m. Jun 07, 2021, UTC-7

I have a phobia of things hitting my shins.
12:55 a.m. Jun 07, 2021, UTC-7

Okay, the about page for this site is on its 4th iteration. I think it is ready to be shared, but adding links to it is coding
that I don't feel like doing right now. I suppose you can check it out at /about but you're going to have to type that in. It's roughly 10,700 characters, putting it slightly over Rigby's 10,000 character limit.
10:42 p.m. Jun 06, 2021, UTC-7

"In this day and age logical methods are applicable only to solving problems of secondary interest" (1924)
9:58 p.m. Jun 06, 2021, UTC-7

Bought some Prosus the other day, after they bought Stack Overflow.
SO is far from a well-run company, they've mismanaged their community a couple of times. But that means that it's unlikely that Prosus can screw it up that much. Prosus also owns like 20% of Tencent.
5:47 p.m. Jun 06, 2021, UTC-7

I've dreamed about being banned from KA at least a couple of times.
5:24 p.m. Jun 06, 2021, UTC-7

I had a shocking coherent dream that I hired a contractor to build 2 apartment buildings on land that my parents owned.
10:33 a.m. Jun 06, 2021, UTC-7

How many levels of iconic would it be if I started an extension for Rigby?
11:30 p.m. Jun 05, 2021, UTC-7

"Apathy's a tragedy and boredom is a crime"
-Welcome to the Internet, Bo Burnham (I have a project in my notes with "Welcome to the Internet" as a working title. At the time no one else had used it.)
7:52 p.m. Jun 05, 2021, UTC-7

Wrote a script to automate re-building mod_wsgi from source because its python bindings break every time I update system python.
6:55 p.m. Jun 05, 2021, UTC-7

I understand the theory behind being scared of pre-release versions, but in practice, I have run into many more issues because I'm using
outdated software than because I updated to the latest version too quickly. This is about rolling release operating systems.
6:05 p.m. Jun 05, 2021, UTC-7

I stood in the sunlight for like 30 seconds earlier today.
2:49 p.m. Jun 05, 2021, UTC-7

I may have forgotten the piece of paper that has my crypto private keys on it.
1:59 p.m. Jun 04, 2021, UTC-7

I want to feel something. I want someone to make me feel something.
11:08 a.m. Jun 04, 2021, UTC-7

I love Hacker News because people post comments with number sources, but the citation numbers are 0-indexed.
4:46 p.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

Yeah, I really need to learn a lisp dialect. If not SBCL then Scheme or Clojure.
4:22 p.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

‘She was attractive in the way that hot stoves attract curious children’s hands’
What a line! https://glumshoe.tumblr.com/post/653003912976171008/i-love-when-fantasy-worlds-have-some-nonsensical
4:00 p.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

I love Hacker News because the PDF of the Supreme Court's opinion hits the front page.
11:24 a.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

I collect things that don't exist.
10:31 a.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

Firefox crashed this morning. :/
10:30 a.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

Me explaining why I haven’t been brushing my teeth: Well, I never *decide* to go to bed. I just stay up until I’m so tired that my mind
shuts off and there’s nothing to do except fall onto the bed. I can’t exactly decide to brush my teeth at that point.
1:40 a.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

I started working on OJSE a bit. Wow. That code base is a mess. Multiple authors over the course of 5 years! It works, because I’m in charge
and I won’t let it literally fall apart, but stylistically, it’s all questionable.
1:38 a.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

Diversity win! I thought about whether I should identify as non binary, and then decided I shouldn’t.
I would like to identify as a masculine immaterial entity.
1:36 a.m. Jun 03, 2021, UTC-7

The only subreddit I enjoy anymore is /r/bizarrelife. I'm desensitized to everything else.
1:21 p.m. Jun 02, 2021, UTC-7

Since I woke up 4 hours ago, Vivaldi has crashed and IntelliJ has frozen. I want software that works.
1:06 p.m. Jun 02, 2021, UTC-7

Veritasium tries to clickbait me with a giant "INCOMPLETE", and I’m like, oh yeah, Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem, classic.
Déjà vu? https://thoughts.learnerpages.com?show=808df1a7-b0f6-4dca-81e0-5f5160bb2c08
12:16 p.m. Jun 02, 2021, UTC-7

Why would I need therapy? I have this website.
11:51 a.m. Jun 02, 2021, UTC-7

Aaaah! Failed to schedule a meeting with a counselor for the 6th time.
11:46 a.m. Jun 02, 2021, UTC-7

We do, a little bit of trolling. (Replying to the person who asked to buy the KA extension.)
11:46 a.m. Jun 02, 2021, UTC-7

I realized that Django was serving media for this site, instead of Apache (this is quite bad). Fixed now.
12:53 a.m. Jun 02, 2021, UTC-7

"intellectual property is an oxymoron"
10:48 p.m. Jun 01, 2021, UTC-7

I want to see what an impractical computer looks like. I want to see, with our current hardware limitations, what a computer designed for
the love of it, would be.
9:40 p.m. May 31, 2021, UTC-7

2 might be the perfect number, but 3 is my number.
9:15 p.m. May 31, 2021, UTC-7

Movement was a mistake. Plants have the right idea.
7:00 p.m. May 31, 2021, UTC-7

All non binary people are lovely and valid, but man, people who physically pass as nb are on another level. Like when you look at them and
you just draw a blank on their gender. Amazing.
12:54 a.m. May 31, 2021, UTC-7

America might be close to being able to support a post-work society, but there are a lot of countries that are not, and so I can't in good
conscience support laziness.
10:02 p.m. May 30, 2021, UTC-7

Even Lewis reporting a bug to the live editor like it's 2015, so cute.
2:55 p.m. May 30, 2021, UTC-7

I have a bad habit of posting quotes here unattributed,
most often because context doesn't matter compared to the power of the words. For example, [this quote](cf045c64-f54f-423f-b682-52b99c7294d2) ("You may be looking at the last person in America not online") sounds so fricking good. But it also means that I'm trusting myself to remember where the quote came from. I've been racking my brain, and I can't remember who the Last Person in America Not Online is. It's not indexed by Google (except for this page). Nothing in my browser history from that day is promising. (Except for me searching for that phrase?) Yet the quote was definitely written out online in some context. (Probably an image posted to Reddit, then?) The Internet is a weird place.
2:12 p.m. May 30, 2021, UTC-7

“Jesus said, ‘If my followers remain quiet, the very stones will cry out.’”
-Luke 19:40, paraphrased
11:06 a.m. May 30, 2021, UTC-7

I just want to be alone.
9:50 a.m. May 30, 2021, UTC-7

I can't survive in this world of other people.
8:49 p.m. May 29, 2021, UTC-7

One of these days, someone is going to punch me because I don’t want to talk to them.
12:51 p.m. May 29, 2021, UTC-7

WHY. WHY. Why can't we make software that works!! !1‽‽‽? Please! Someone explain to me! There's a bug open in MultiMC that has been open for
2 years! And there's a PR that will fix it open on Github and the maintainer won't merge it! Because they insist that it's Apple's fault and not their fault and they shouldn't have to fix their application. And I just want to be able to CLICK the BUTTON in MultiMC without the application freezing!!!!! I'm so done. I want to delete the KA Extension but Luke won't let me. Because I'm part of the problem. My code is awful garbage too! Please.
10:35 p.m. May 28, 2021, UTC-7

I would never buy cryptocurrency, please.
All my XMR is mined myself.
10:21 a.m. May 28, 2021, UTC-7

I like doing weird things.
7:07 p.m. May 27, 2021, UTC-7

When I say I have poor time management skills, what it means that I have an executive functioning issue.
"When I say I'm insane, what it means is that I have bad time management skills.": https://twitter.com/Matthias_4910/status/1233980268970594309
12:46 a.m. May 27, 2021, UTC-7

Thinking of the Bill Wurtz quote, ‘insanity is a skill I have’
You have to be able to push yourself. But you also have to know when to push yourself. Edit: https://twitter.com/Matthias_4910/status/1250315557791887360
12:43 a.m. May 27, 2021, UTC-7

Why would anyone text me? Why would anyone tell me what was going on?
7:53 p.m. May 26, 2021, UTC-7

I am not a dog; I am a sheep.
2:27 p.m. May 26, 2021, UTC-7

Please read all of this website: https://m1racles.com. Please. It's such a fricking trip.
9:41 p.m. May 25, 2021, UTC-7

Game of Thrones was on track to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time.
https://youtu.be/JIKSeD9Qnbo?t=1212
11:11 a.m. May 25, 2021, UTC-7

Didn't realize I was like 2 weeks behind on emails :/
11:12 p.m. May 24, 2021, UTC-7

I just finished the second Mistborn. My Dad was like, 'no it doesn't end on a cliffhanger.' Sanderson, in the last chapter:
everything we know is a lie we just accidentally unleashed an unknown evil on the land please buy book 3 if you want any answers :)
9:36 p.m. May 24, 2021, UTC-7

Sometimes you have to do dumb things.
9:13 p.m. May 24, 2021, UTC-7

On people who watch Minecraft Youtube videos: "Many of the viewers are North American schoolchildren in the 10-13 age range, a lot of them
are behaviorally challenged, and the majority are dealing with some form of parental neglect." 42 votes, 2 awards. Posted by the moderator a subreddit about a Minecraft Youtube series. Like, that is something you say. You can say 'most people who watch Minecraft videos are abused, autistic, children.' I'm struggling here.
1:32 p.m. May 24, 2021, UTC-7

Going to the dentist. Hopefully they let me keep my tongue.
11:02 a.m. May 24, 2021, UTC-7

Just remembered that the GRIBFILEs existed. Man. What drugs was Ethan on?
I'm still waiting for Ethan to fulfill his duty, and give us GRIBFILE 2.
10:36 a.m. May 24, 2021, UTC-7

I forget sometimes that Mac has spotlight and I can use it search for files in a pre-indexed way. I try to craft complicated `find` commands
10:16 a.m. May 24, 2021, UTC-7

Get on my level
9:43 p.m. May 23, 2021, UTC-7

It's impossible to update Django. I'm switching to storing user data in files, writing scripts in lisp, and running them with werc.
9:35 p.m. May 23, 2021, UTC-7

Honestly, so many bugs and issues that I can avoid by re-installing all macOS shell utilities through brew. Bye bye 2016 `less`.
10:47 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-7

This is a healthy backup schedule, right?
``` $ l -1 backups 2017-06-30.sql 2017-08-24.sql 2019-02-10.sql 2019-04-14.sql 2019-06-04.sql 2019-06-05_1.sql 2019-06-05_2.sql 2019-06-05_3.sql 2021-05-23.sql ```
9:42 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-7

There's *always* a temptation to group files by type, and I've just never found it to be a good idea. It makes the code easy, sure, but it's
more intuitive to have files that relate to each other in the same place, rather than with files of the same type, that might have completely different content. Like you shouldn't put your images in one folder and your text in another. You should make one folder for each post, and have the images and text for that post in it.
9:31 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-7

I have 3 SSH connections open to Luther* right now.
*my Linode server, which hosts OJSE as well as other things, like Discord bots and this website.
9:27 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-7

It will be cool when humanity finally achieves wireless printing.
9:16 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-7

About a week or two ago I started running all my web traffic through an SSH proxy tunnel. It's surprising nice to know just that my IP can't
be used to track my location. It hasn't noticeably affected my internet speed either, but I have fast internet.
8:56 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-7

I feel taller here because of the higher elevation. It means Earth's gravity is weaker. It means I have more space.
8:32 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-7

“Happy Timezone”
12:30 p.m. May 22, 2021, UTC-4

Yeah, so I just found that on paper, not sure when I wrote it, probably a month or two ago.
8:47 p.m. May 21, 2021, UTC-4

This is an exercise. An exercise in pain. An exercise in art.
Multitasking, focused, ignoring. 2 things at once. Under stimulated. Overstimulated. Bored, lonely, scared, uncomfortable. Flying through nothing, unmoving. Unthinking. I cannot, in light of my overwhelming pride, allow myself to think other people's thoughts. I cannot listen. Two things at once. Overthinking. Slow. They're slow. They talk about nothing. The brain. Liminal. "It's not just easy." This is an exercise in pain. Conciseness. Flow. Always moving, throbbing, pushing forward. Moving where? Why can't we teleport there? Stop the beating around the brush, the repetition, the pain. The why! I want the why. I want depth, not this endless breadth. This endless, unmoving, breadth. I've run out of energy to argue, to question; I just ignore. It gets harder, but instead of moving faster, it moves slower.
8:47 p.m. May 21, 2021, UTC-4

Girl I just found the most high quality emo rant, give me a second to transcribe it.
8:40 p.m. May 21, 2021, UTC-4

I don’t think I’ve been in a pool or other body of water in like, at least a year.
4:42 p.m. May 20, 2021, UTC-4

“emphasising the composition of generic and reusable (pure value returning) library functions” *reimplements Haskell in JS*
I had to see this, so you do too. Some of the worst JS I’ve ever seen. I can’t fall asleep, it’s scaring me. Why would you reimplement the Haskell standard library in JavaScript??? Are pure functions that important to you? Is partial application of function arguments worth creating a syntax for calling functions that I’ve never seen before? (It would be slightly better if you were using the ES7 `|>`.) If you care that much, allow me to point you to some excellent functional languages that compile to JS (Elm, OCaml). Ah, you say, ‘but what about when I have an infinitely long list (represented by this generator function), then the JS standard library is useless.’ Infinitely long lists aren’t a thing, I don’t care, go outside. http://www.rosettacode.org/wiki/Determine_if_a_string_has_all_the_same_characters#Javascript
2:35 a.m. May 20, 2021, UTC-4

I think the relation that AJR describes in "Joe" is perhaps more universally found in with regard to a parent or older sibling.
"Always down to hang, he had no time" -Joe, AJR
9:34 p.m. May 18, 2021, UTC-4

2 of my currently open tabs: Wikipedia, on Executive dysfunction, and Random.org, which I just used to schedule my night.
9:07 p.m. May 18, 2021, UTC-4

No energy, no thoughts.
4:49 p.m. May 18, 2021, UTC-4

The Count of Monte Cristo: *makes a philosophical comment*
*Paraphrase from Chapter 48: Ideology* Villefort, the King's Attorney, responsible for overseeing the courts of France: Why do you philosophize. If I, like you, had nothing better to do, I would do something more interesting. The Count: Do you really think you have better things to do? Villefort, shaken: Perhaps, since you have spent so much time in countries less civilized than France, you are unfamiliar with our justice system. (Okay, Villefort is more racist in the book.) The Count: In fact, I have made a philosophical examination of the justice systems of all the countries of the world. I find that those more primitive nations, which use the law of retaliation, do better a better job of achieving justice, as measured against the law of God. Human inventions march from complex to simple, and simplicity is always perfection. So perhaps then you will have nothing to do. Villefort: Maybe so, but until then, I spend a lot of time studying our complicated laws. The Count: Sure, you might know the laws of France, but I also know the laws of the Enlgish, Turkish, Japanese, and Hindu. And so I'm right in saying that you haven't done anything, since I've done so much more relative to you. (I can't handle this book. It's all like this, you have to parse the 1800s grammar, but then it's just The Count roasting the hell out of everyone. Nothing advances the plot, it's just The Count toying with his food. It's not subtle at all.) The Count: "I see that in spite of [your] reputation...as a superior man, you look at everything from the...most narrow view which it is possible for human understanding to embrace." Villefort: Waht (It keeps going. I can't! The Count is like, I'm the enlightened of God, and Villefort gets sassy with him.) Villefort: "Excuse me if I was unaware that I should meet with a person whose knowledge so far surpasses the usual knowledge and understanding of men." It's rare for "us corrupted wretches of civilization" to get to meet someone like you. The Count: Really, you couldn't tell I was special? I thought you were a discerning person. (That's how I paraphrased it. The text is "do you never use your eyes?") (The Count alludes to angles here.) Villefort: So you believe in angles of God. The Count: Of course, I am one. (I have to cut The Count's monologue here. If you want to read it, I'll happily send you a picture. The highlight is "What men call the chances of fate—namely ruin, change, circumstance—I have fully anticipated.") Villefort: So then you're the only perfect person? The Count: "No, not perfect, only impenetrable." (It keeps going! I have to stop here. It's your loss that you don't get to hear about how The Count sold his soul to Devil to become the hand of God.)
3:43 p.m. May 18, 2021, UTC-4

"unwin the underbracket. crown the underchampions."
1:43 p.m. May 18, 2021, UTC-4

Started filling out the form to make an appointment with a counselor, before giving up, for the 4th time.
Hm, almost like I have an executive functioning issue. Maybe I should talk to a councilor about that.
3:04 a.m. May 17, 2021, UTC-4

I'm sick of Hugo and want to go back to Jekyll but the <10ms compile times are addicting. Jekyll feels like I'm compiling C now.
1:22 a.m. May 17, 2021, UTC-4

Who's hyped for this season of Blaseball!!?
11:48 p.m. May 16, 2021, UTC-4

Joehills
11:47 p.m. May 16, 2021, UTC-4

I am so fricking done! Can we just, as a community of programmers, slow the frick down! And fix some bloody bugs!!!!!
Software doesn't have to have bugs. It is possible to make bug free software. And yet! EVERY SINGLE PROGRAM has bugs. Please!
10:42 p.m. May 16, 2021, UTC-4

Man I hate small plants. I love big plants. Huge plants! Trees! Let the plants grow.
1:44 a.m. May 16, 2021, UTC-4

“You May Be Looking At The Last Person In America Not Online”
10:46 p.m. May 15, 2021, UTC-4

Is it possible to enjoy being slapped in the face?
12:15 a.m. May 15, 2021, UTC-4

Fear makes people do some wack things.
10:37 p.m. May 14, 2021, UTC-4

Oh my word my brain is so slow.
10:07 p.m. May 14, 2021, UTC-4

The mere act of summarizing or omitting information can be problematic.
60 Minutes cut an interview with DeSantis in a way that has caused me to re-lose a fair amount of faith in the main-stream media. (I really don't like PolitiFact's "If Your Time is Short," I recommend skipping down and reading both transcripts.) https://www.politifact.com/article/2021/apr/07/unpacking-edits-60-minutes-report-ron-desantis-flo. I couldn't find clips from either 60 Minutes or The Florida Channel that were free from biased analysis, but I recommend watching the full clips if you can. The media has not learned from their poor coverage of Trump and is continuing to value a narrative over sharing facts. Please just give me the facts and let me decide for myself. I will continue to reject headlines at face value.
4:36 p.m. May 14, 2021, UTC-4

I think fungi are neat and we should allocate a large portion of the U.S. military budget to studying them.
I have said previously, that I would not be willing to work for the U.S. military in any capacity. I would make an exception if they paid me to study fungi.
4:23 p.m. May 14, 2021, UTC-4

Ł
12:48 a.m. May 14, 2021, UTC-4

Oh my word, I want a Thomas-the-Train-universe, dark, possibly horror, story, about a train that figured out how to leave the track.
12:11 a.m. May 14, 2021, UTC-4

I say I'm not ambitious, but that's a lie. I'm way too ambitious. I want to do so much. But I also know I can't do one-tenth of the things I
want to do, so I stop myself, and moreover, I hide that I want to those things.
4:28 p.m. May 13, 2021, UTC-4

I'm relaxed.
1:59 a.m. May 13, 2021, UTC-4

"When I program in other languages, even ones I know well, I feel like I’ve flown to Jupiter. Gravity is so strong that every step is a
struggle. In Lisp, you can dance."
1:57 a.m. May 13, 2021, UTC-4

“I want a vaccine, but what I want even more are magic beans I can plant in my arm that will grow into a beanstalk my sons can climb if
they ever run out of hope.”
1:50 a.m. May 13, 2021, UTC-4

"a testament to the vast indifference of humanity"
12:07 a.m. May 13, 2021, UTC-4

"we never talk about [our high IQ] and even refused to become members of the MENSA"
4:24 p.m. May 12, 2021, UTC-4

People think weighted averages are difficult. I love weighted averages, I can do them in my sleep.
10:32 p.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

Isn't it strange how the form of something is different from its content?
3:59 p.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

Because labels can lie and time is an illusion.
3:50 p.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

I want to tell stories. I want to feel.
3:26 p.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

I had a form I needed to fill out that I didn’t want to fill out, so stayed awake until now. Yeah. The form is done and I will now sleep.
4:52 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

The problem with defining insanity is that it implies a statistically significant deviation from the norm. This requires defining not just
the norm, but also the standard or acceptable deviation from it.
4:51 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

I'm going to be okay. I don't need, like, sleep.
4:44 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

Like, on one hand, I know I'm not a bad person. On the other hand, bad people don't think that they're bad people.
4:05 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

I don't even know what I'm procrastinating from doing anymore. I think there was like a form I needed to fill out or something.
3:47 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

I'm like, IDEs are so bad and inflexible, but like, I want to leave my `<p>` unclosed for humorous and rhetorical reasons.
3:15 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

"When one ceases to feel, I am of the opinion one should keep quiet." "I do not take particular note of the empty moments of my life"
"The first sentence will come spontaneously, so compelling is the truth" -The Surrealist Manifesto
2:49 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

I am re-reading but a few chapters of *The Count of Monte Cristo*. It cannot handle it, this was a mistake.
Morrel is like 'death before dishonor', and picks up a pistol to kill himself. His son walks in, 'what horrible violence is the pistol for?' Morrel: 'We have no money. Our debts will not be paid and the name of Morrel will be dishonored!' His son: "You are right father; I understand you." "There is one for you and one for me—thanks!" You can't make this stuff up. The book is fricking wild.
2:21 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

Everything is a tweet. My posts on Mastodon: tweets. My posts here: tweets. Funny Tumblr posts screencapped and posted to Reddit: tweets.
1:12 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

The internet owes me more than an apology.
Send Tweet.
12:24 a.m. May 11, 2021, UTC-4

Maybe my cookies just need someone to sit and watch them while they bake. Maybe they’re lonely. Maybe they’re overcooked.
4:14 p.m. May 10, 2021, UTC-4

Ah, my nemesis, the chocolate chip cookie, has defeated me for a fourth time.
I’m being dramatic of course, they’re not bad. They’re just not flat like I want them to be. Maybe my standards are too high. But the pictures from the recipe I’m following end up with fricking pancakes, and I have these domes of cookie. Maybe my expectations are too high.
4:11 p.m. May 10, 2021, UTC-4

Not me, casually sleeping for 12 hours.
12:37 p.m. May 10, 2021, UTC-4

I float.
(This is my first time uploading audio here, hopefully everything works.)
12:22 a.m. May 10, 2021, UTC-4

I’m envious of artists.
12:17 a.m. May 10, 2021, UTC-4

I am obsessed with PDFs. Like, they're just so fricking there.
11:46 p.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

My life goal is to be the statue from "The Statue Got Me High." Just a monolith of stone that intoxicates people and then disintegrates them
11:37 p.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

Thinking about Mr. Right (2015). Talk about a movie.
The trailer almost doesn't do it justice because it spoils everything, and it doesn't have the right pacing. It's almost Douglass-Adams-esque, in that it jumps around wildly, but it flows between pieces well. As opposed to Dirk Gently (ooof, I can't really pull in a Douglass-Adams work as my "as-opposed-to." Screw it, I mean the TV show, I haven't read the book.) which jumps around erratically, with no flow. This Thought is very difficult to parse, I'm sorry. I don't care enough to re-write it.
10:19 p.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

"And though I once preferred a human being's company, they pale before the monolith that towers over me"
-The Statue Got Me High, They Might Be Giants
8:51 p.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

"The following item(s) will be renewed."
8:17 p.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

.
“They’re people who are convinced that they are too special for rules, and too smart for education. They don’t regard themselves as inhabiting the world the way other people do; they’re secret royalty, detached from society’s expectations and unfailingly outraged when faced with normal consequences for bad decisions. Society, and especially economics, is a logic puzzle where you just have to find the right set of loopholes to win the game. Rules are made to be slipped past, never stopping to consider why someone might have made those rules to start with.”
3:09 a.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

JS has `==`, `===`, and `Object.is`. I thought that was bad. Lisp has `EQ`, `EQL`, `EQUAL`, `EQUALP`, `=`, `CHAR=`, etc for other types
2:46 a.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

Lisp was a mistake. Like, I should learn it, but man, who ever created it made a mistake.
1:49 a.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

"That's either very cool or very scary depending on your point of view."
1:30 a.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

We just put a loop inside of a format string. Lisp is wild.
1:30 a.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

The Lisp people are all, 'There's no point writing lisp unless you're writing it in emacs'
"Common Lisp should be used with an IDE made for interactive development, otherwise you lose a key feature." Iconic. I'll stick with the REPL for the time being
1:20 a.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

Help I can't figure out how to close `sbcl`.
Yes I am learning lisp. Every lisp programmer acts like every other language is hell. And like, Rust has fanboys who tell you that your language is worse. The lisp people are like, 'go for it, but I would rather write it in lisp' and that sounds powerful.
12:53 a.m. May 09, 2021, UTC-4

I collect sentences
5:04 p.m. May 08, 2021, UTC-4

"The best cherries I have ever eaten came from a street vendor in Paris"
5:04 p.m. May 08, 2021, UTC-4

I want to have conversations about code. I wish people on GitHub talked to me.
12:14 p.m. May 08, 2021, UTC-4

It makes me happy to know there are still people that care about swings.
12:13 p.m. May 08, 2021, UTC-4

Man, I wish I had muffins right now.
I mean, they're in the oven, but I want them now.
9:48 p.m. May 07, 2021, UTC-4

How do I know if I’m a real person?
12:03 p.m. May 07, 2021, UTC-4

I cut up a rubber band and put it under the feet of my bed because my bed would slide on the hard wood if I sat up against the wall.
12:29 a.m. May 07, 2021, UTC-4

I want to watch Polar Express
10:29 p.m. May 06, 2021, UTC-4

I do see exciting future, but they're big things and they're far away. I need something to motivate me now.
9:57 p.m. May 06, 2021, UTC-4

Last night I started thinking about Russel's teapot again and I think I utterly confused myself. What's the point of the thought experiment?
Something about how God doesn't exist because we can't prove Him to exist with science. But I thought the teapot thing was supposed to be an atheist position. But it only serves to prove that there are questions that science can't answer. I don't know, I don't get it.
4:18 p.m. May 06, 2021, UTC-4

At some point I convinced myself that wanting to have a relationship with women is misogynist.
Like, if the interest is one-sided, then that's more than just awkward, I've actually been sexist. A little like https://xkcd.com/642/, but not just for random girls on public transport, but also for literally anyone. They have a right to professionalism and if I try to bring my personal life into the conversation, I've violated that right. I guess I've only talked to 4 girls in-person in the last year, but that's mostly due to COVID. On the flip side, if I try to start a romantic relationship with someone that I've known longer than 3 months, then I'm scared of https://xkcd.com/513. Man xkcd is too accurate with these things. "Am I ready for love? Or maybe just a best friend, should there be a difference, do you have instructions?" -Turning Out, AJR
4:13 p.m. May 06, 2021, UTC-4

People don't understand that I have executive functioning issues. I cannot do anything except on impulse. I'm terrified of making a mistake.
I think this is my whole generation, but I don't want to project. Everyone is all, "sign up" for whatever. Like, that's an extra click, my odds of doing whatever you're inviting me to do have decreased by 90%. I can't take it. I'm just broken. I can't imagine social interaction at all.
3:53 p.m. May 06, 2021, UTC-4

I have literally never regretted not using Oh My Zsh. Vanilla ZSH for me.
11:53 p.m. May 05, 2021, UTC-4

The could be us but you playing https://youtu.be/xUiDT3CjA40
11:14 p.m. May 05, 2021, UTC-4

Slept for like 14 hours.
10:36 a.m. May 05, 2021, UTC-4

The Basecamp story is a microcosm of our society.
1:30 a.m. May 05, 2021, UTC-4

I can take pills easily without water.
12:20 a.m. May 05, 2021, UTC-4

Might just go to bed
8:39 p.m. May 04, 2021, UTC-4

Might need to rewrite the About page for this website for a third time before sharing it.
12:43 p.m. May 03, 2021, UTC-4

It's 2021 and my standards are still impossibly high.
11:16 a.m. May 03, 2021, UTC-4

Drinking water to replace the water being lost through my eyes.
11:41 p.m. May 02, 2021, UTC-4

There are way too many fricking markdown libraries when you consider that they're all bad.
11:40 p.m. May 02, 2021, UTC-4

I can't tell if my eyes are watering because of allergies or if I'm actually crying.
11:35 p.m. May 02, 2021, UTC-4

A figure stands in a doorway, hands on the frame on either side. Behind them, light streams out into the darkness. They lean forward, a bit
farther than they meant to. They start to fall forward, and have to move their hands to grasp the air in order to regain their balance.
11:12 p.m. May 02, 2021, UTC-4

When were the TypeScript developers like "let's just keep all the types for all the packages in one repository"?
10:57 p.m. May 02, 2021, UTC-4

Oh shoot I forget 'this situation is the result of US intervention in Central America'
1:24 a.m. May 02, 2021, UTC-4

'Well actually, the number of children in cages has gone down significantly during Biden's presidency.'
'The two party system is fundamentally flawed. The only person that can bring real change is Bernie, which why I voted for him.' 'The US has always been right-wing.' 'Nothing ever changes'
1:23 a.m. May 02, 2021, UTC-4

Had like a 300 word change-log here but Viv crashed and I lost it so you just have to guess what I changed.
I'll give you a hint, I reduced the main page file size to 6% of what it was.
6:01 p.m. May 01, 2021, UTC-4

These Altoids do things to my sinuses. I haven't yet decided whether they're good things.
2:05 a.m. May 01, 2021, UTC-4

There are all these ideas that not only exist only in my head but also only exist when I am thinking about them. Scary.
11:39 p.m. Apr 30, 2021, UTC-4

I may or may not be picking fights on Reddit just to feel something.
11:20 p.m. Apr 30, 2021, UTC-4

The person in the zoom chat addressing me by name to let me know I'm unmuted. Ah! Human interaction, how long it's been!
5:04 p.m. Apr 30, 2021, UTC-4

Man, I wish I was a real person.
1:41 p.m. Apr 30, 2021, UTC-4

"I'm like the best at being the worst."
9:27 p.m. Apr 29, 2021, UTC-4

I sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that my sanity is correlated with my productivity, which is not the case.
5:15 p.m. Apr 29, 2021, UTC-4

"If you need to prepare, it's not going to be any fun"
4:04 p.m. Apr 29, 2021, UTC-4

How am I just now figuring out that x selectors are a thing?
3:58 p.m. Apr 29, 2021, UTC-4

"do files have rights?"
12:17 p.m. Apr 29, 2021, UTC-4

Someone took ffmpeg and compiled it to Javascript to run it in the browser. I have no words. https://github.com/Kagami/ffmpeg.js/
1:23 a.m. Apr 29, 2021, UTC-4

Are you an inhale or an exhale person? I’m inhale
11:28 a.m. Apr 28, 2021, UTC-4

I hate time and I hate money.
10:08 a.m. Apr 28, 2021, UTC-4

This is my 1177th thought here. Someone should do the math to figure out when I’ll pass my Twitter.
11:17 p.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

Someone needs to set up a meta website curating my thoughts.
3:23 p.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

There are not so many paths as you might think
3:22 p.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

Me: Haven’t you heard the good news of Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem? Formal logic is dead. Mathematicians: That’s not really–
Me: LOGIC IS LOGICALLY FLAWED! SURREALISM WINS AGAIN!
3:18 p.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

You’re trying to prove all toads are frogs? Idiot. Don’t you know that Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem states that under any system of
formal logical complex enough to prove toads are frogs will also include paradox? Logic is dead. Help by establishing a societal system for punishing people abusing toads.
3:16 p.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

The other day my allergies were really bad, so my nose was running, and I was wearing a mask. Let me tell you, not fun.
10:36 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

It takes a very long time to happen, but I am starting to reach the point where I am fatigued from looking too much stuff up on the internet
10:35 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

Thinking about overdosing on Loratadine
That's allergy medicine, I think if I overdosed on it I'd just fall asleep.
10:27 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

I live off of muffins.
I think I've eaten 7 muffins in the last 24ish hours. Could be higher.
10:20 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

"The quiz will go and become a pumpkin"
10:01 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

Drinking milk directly from the jug is a singular experience, wholly different from drinking from a glass.
12:54 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

Information is key
12:22 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

It was not clear why we must do the opposite of whatever Google did, but the world is a strange place
12:22 a.m. Apr 27, 2021, UTC-4

Wearing sunglasses to keep the hair out of my eyes.
4:06 p.m. Apr 26, 2021, UTC-4

“I think I know where all my problems come from, California”
-Dreams and Boxes, Watsky
12:29 p.m. Apr 26, 2021, UTC-4

One of the coffee mugs that says "Don't talk to me until I've had my coffee" but it just says "Don't talk to me"
8:16 a.m. Apr 26, 2021, UTC-4

I don’t need answers, I need sleep.
12:36 a.m. Apr 26, 2021, UTC-4

Fun fact. `.childNodes` (sometimes) includes comments. You can read HTML comments from Javascript. They inherit the global `Comment`
9:09 p.m. Apr 25, 2021, UTC-4

I value consistency very highly, but sometimes that leads to me missing opportunities to make things better, because I don't want to risk
losing consistency.
8:17 p.m. Apr 25, 2021, UTC-4

"I keep losing my socks / where the hell do they go / I bet they're finally free"
-Adventure Is Out There, AJR
8:13 p.m. Apr 25, 2021, UTC-4

People who try to gatekeep reading infuriate me to no end.
7:41 p.m. Apr 25, 2021, UTC-4

Matthias's programming language of the day is [ReScript](https://rescript-lang.org), a language that compiles into Javascript, but is
designed to encourage functional paradigms. It's strictly typed, and places an even greater value on type-safety than TypeScript. Much like Rust, it's designed to be similar to common, modern languages, while still being compiled and taking advantages of the safety that results. (It's of course garbage collected, since it compiles to JS.) Syntax is similar to JS. Prominently, all primitive variables are constants; if you want a mutable value you have to wrap it in an object. It encourages pure functions, doesn't have any `null` or `undefined` types, and (in most cases) can infer types without needing type annotations. Because of compiler time optimizations, it boasts faster run times and smaller source files than comparable JS. The compiler is written in OCaml.
7:39 p.m. Apr 25, 2021, UTC-4

0.0024726231591339406
8:37 p.m. Apr 24, 2021, UTC-4

Happy Tuesday!
6:16 p.m. Apr 24, 2021, UTC-4

"Matthias can you pls change the notif settings in the server so it doesn't ping every time someone writes something?"
11:38 a.m. Apr 23, 2021, UTC-4

Sometimes I forget I have a nose.
8:30 p.m. Apr 22, 2021, UTC-4

Lemons don’t have any rights
3:46 p.m. Apr 22, 2021, UTC-4

"And by the way, it's supposed to be funny. Something that has all but vanished from serious music these days"
-Gatekeeper Julie (feat. Jim Svejda), Capital Cities
12:37 p.m. Apr 22, 2021, UTC-4

Some very exciting things planned for this website. Nothing you’ll see just yet, but very soon.
4:11 p.m. Apr 20, 2021, UTC-4

"Your audio is like 2 fps"
4:01 p.m. Apr 20, 2021, UTC-4

Me, trying not to curse at how fricking sexy the new iMac looks. Hot fricking dang.
2:53 p.m. Apr 20, 2021, UTC-4

e.e. cummins’s ghost possessed someone to write SCP-3999. It is so beautiful.
1:29 a.m. Apr 20, 2021, UTC-4

Honestly it's so weird living with other people and getting to know them. One of my roommates has been to McDonalds "once or twice."
One of my roommates never lets her computer die. I'd sit in a McDonalds until my computer ran out of battery without thinking twice.
2:47 p.m. Apr 19, 2021, UTC-4

"Avoid success at all costs"
12:04 p.m. Apr 19, 2021, UTC-4

"Who needs a song when you can scream"
-The Opportunist, The Garages
11:42 a.m. Apr 19, 2021, UTC-4

241 tabs open on my phone. I wonder if I should close some?
5:39 p.m. Apr 18, 2021, UTC-4

word-salad-yo-mama-jokes on Tumblr is peak humor. If you disagree you are welcome to go back to watching sit coms and not talking to me.
5:38 p.m. Apr 18, 2021, UTC-4

I live my life absolutely consumed by fear of 3 things: other people, failure, and losing control of myself.
4:28 p.m. Apr 18, 2021, UTC-4

FVDisco. Absolute fricking legend.
5:30 p.m. Apr 17, 2021, UTC-4

Thinking about reading Le Mis, just as an escape from this world into a land of fiction for a while.
12:29 a.m. Apr 17, 2021, UTC-4

My throat is so tired from talking.
10:10 p.m. Apr 16, 2021, UTC-4

"I often mix my capitalization in informal text, to signal informality"
3:43 p.m. Apr 16, 2021, UTC-4

Someone in the Vivaldi Discord made the mistake of linking to Min browser, and I'm very impressed.
3:09 p.m. Apr 16, 2021, UTC-4

The conversation happening in the live chat room for supportXMR is quality. I unfortunately cannot share it here, since it is NSFW.
12:42 a.m. Apr 16, 2021, UTC-4

I hate tables. No one should be doing tables. If you think about tables, you see tables everywhere. But most people don't.
4:25 p.m. Apr 15, 2021, UTC-4

Everyone is trying 'websites that look like applications' (PWA, electron) but no one has tried 'applications that look like websites.'
10:03 p.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

Here's a weird idea I've had for a bit. It's hard to describe, but imagine a browser that supported plugins for other file types.
I say it's hard to describe, because if you remove HTML as a first class citizen, i.e., HTML support is also a plugin, then what I'm describing is really an operating system. So imagine this operating system, that looks just like a browser—it has an address bar and tabs and that's about it. No other "applications." Not just a tabbed window manger, because the address bar is also super important here. In browsers today, you type a link to an HTML page in the address bar, and it opens. And you enter a link to an image, and it opens. Browsers can open PDFs, images, html, sometimes folders, and plaintext. But that's it, as far as I know. What if you had a browser that supported those file types by default, but also supported plugins to open and edit other types of files. Websites already send a Content-Type header that the browser uses to decide what type of content it is. What if I could register a plugin for a different Content-Type, like text/markdown, and then the browser could use this to open markdown files and read them. This removes the need for browsers to focus on making everything. It really separates the "browser" as a loader for these file types from the "browser engine" that parses HTML and runs javascript. Because the second task has become so daunting, it's really impossible to write a browser. But there's still a lot of room for improvement with the first problem. Why can my browser open all these file types, but not edit them? Obviously, PDF editing is out-of-scope for browsers today, but why then can I open a PDF file? I can open a folder from my SSD in my browser, but the item listing hasn't been touched in 10 years, it looks like. In 2021 markdown is a super common format, but markdown didn't exist when the browsers were being written, so it's not supported. And today, the browser makers are worrying about other things. If they let someone else write a markdown render, it would make the browser better. I could probably achieve a similar effect by using Atom with a browser plugin. Atom's vast array of plugins for different files is one of the inspirations for this idea. Or a tabbed window manager, like I mentioned. But those miss the idea of an address bar. It would be cool if I could type in the same box, "https://apple.com" and get a webpage or "file:///bin/zsh" to get a shell.
10:00 p.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

Why has no one written a WYSITUTWYG editor yet?
*I found one from 7 years ago written in closure and probably abandoned*
9:24 p.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

Apparently it's rude to post existential thoughts without context, "vague blogging." Heck that I do what I want here
9:23 p.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

Send me ETH 0xB08b71160698A5182Cbb1099D5cd101c07B13D555 ty bye
4:44 p.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

OK Orchestra goes almost too hard. I feel like I can't listen to it without headphones.
3:56 p.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

"I thought I had the ADHD, but that's a real thing, and I'm just lazy"
-Three-Thirty, AJR
12:59 p.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

I had a dream that I was in a forest of metals trees that were Queen songs. There was a snake, and I grabbed the snake behind
the head, like you're supposed to, and the snake was also ranked bedwars all star player nohuh. And my grip slipped, and the snake scooted forward and was able to turn its head like 90º, but couldn't quite bite me. But I was worried that if I brought my other hand over, it would be able to bite me, and I couldn't, like adjust my grip to where I was holding it safely again without my other hand. So I'm just squeezing this snake behind the neck, pretty hard, because I don't want it to slip out. I considered just squeezing super hard and trying to kill it, to be safe, but that's very against the morals of the recreational snake hunting club that I'm in. Because if you kill all the snakes then you can't catch them anymore. And then I woke up.
12:31 a.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

I really value consistency. Even though I wasn't watching Bill Wutrz in 2014, it makes me happy that I can go back and find his videos from
then and they're the same as they are now. It makes me feel better about saying that I like him or his content. I trust that his content accurately reflects what he wants to be making, as opposed to just trends, and makes me optimistic that he will continue making similar content in the future. Anyways, watch this: https://youtu.be/TgZH9s788mQ
12:18 a.m. Apr 14, 2021, UTC-4

Considering adding an audio portion to this website.
10:48 p.m. Apr 12, 2021, UTC-4

I bought a microphone because I want people to listen to me.
10:48 p.m. Apr 12, 2021, UTC-4

Still getting over the fact that we multiply matrixes from left to right.
7:14 p.m. Apr 12, 2021, UTC-4

Where did all the happy people go?
2:08 p.m. Apr 12, 2021, UTC-4

Just heard "Stressed Out" being played in public. Timer resets
2:04 p.m. Apr 12, 2021, UTC-4

Become Catholic, become pope, start a crusade, conquer Istanbul, rename it to Constantinople. This is a joke.
1:48 p.m. Apr 12, 2021, UTC-4

Why can't I go back to Constantinople?
12:49 p.m. Apr 12, 2021, UTC-4

You thought I was real on here, lol no, my real thoughts apparently go into voice memos. I have some wild voice memos I don't even remember.
11:09 p.m. Apr 11, 2021, UTC-4

Thinking about becoming a voice actor.
10:47 p.m. Apr 11, 2021, UTC-4

I could spend my whole life, all my energy, just fixing problems. Never making anything new.
11:55 a.m. Apr 11, 2021, UTC-4

Hundreds of static site generators on https://jamstack.org/generators/ and they're all bad.
12:36 a.m. Apr 11, 2021, UTC-4

Thinking about Rigby again.
3:16 p.m. Apr 10, 2021, UTC-4

I bullied Illumina into taking down his video. We win these!
There's like 4 levels of context here, I don't want to give one level of context, but I also don't want to explain everything.
11:29 a.m. Apr 10, 2021, UTC-4

It's creepy to me how similar Death Cab For Cutie and The Decemberists are. Exactly the same sound
11:31 p.m. Apr 09, 2021, UTC-4

Listening to the album Mink Car. Too good, too good.
"I'm only holding your hand, so I can look at your bangs" -Bangs, They Might Be Giants
9:32 p.m. Apr 09, 2021, UTC-4

Honestly, it's so refreshing to browse XKCD.com and not have to worry about "sure, this comic is good, but is it good enough to like/voteup"
4:47 p.m. Apr 09, 2021, UTC-4

When you're a kid, there's this distinction between things that happen to your body as a result of the passage of time (growing)
and things that happen as a result of your actions. There's a weird period from 25-45 where your body doesn't really change except for as a result of your action. And then you start seeing changes as a result of the passage of time again. But we don't call that growing, we call it aging or something.
12:02 p.m. Apr 09, 2021, UTC-4

I made brownies. The only problem with them is that there's not enough brownie per brownie.
The box-mix brownies are super fricking thin when poured into a 9"x13".
9:52 p.m. Apr 08, 2021, UTC-4

Ah, if I didn’t have shame, the texts I could send.
8:58 p.m. Apr 07, 2021, UTC-4

GEB is just like, ‘let’s imagine a computer with words of 36 bits.’ I’m so confused. Why not 32?
“When a computer program is running, it can be viewed on a number of levels. On each level, the description is given in the language of computer science, which makes all the descriptions similar in some ways to each other...” 287
11:11 a.m. Apr 07, 2021, UTC-4

Life just comes at you so fast.
2:14 a.m. Apr 07, 2021, UTC-4

I just want like 1 brain cell, please.
2:08 a.m. Apr 07, 2021, UTC-4

KA finally fixed the bug that led to quotes being over-escaped in bios. It only took them like 4 years.
12:17 a.m. Apr 07, 2021, UTC-4

I just can't be a normal person.
12:16 a.m. Apr 07, 2021, UTC-4

I'm just so disappointed in myself.
"It's alright, I really think I peaked in high school" -80's Films, Jon Bellion
12:09 a.m. Apr 07, 2021, UTC-4

Words have power, and you can argue or pretend like they don't as much as you want, but they do.
11:42 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

I feel like everyday I crush my dreams
11:34 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

"Are we truly doing things from a space of joy or merely because they once brought us comfort?"
11:19 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

What is man without his WiFi but a poor little bundle of meat.
10:29 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

Javascript! Inferred names on anonymous functions are "now" a thing in ES2015, and no one bothered to tell me.
9:03 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

My last Thought was a joke. I have no shame. I just implemented multiple dispatch in JS and I fully intend to use it in the future.
8:48 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

Me, clearing my search history after searching for "multiple dispatch javascript"
8:02 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

Someone just said "non sequitur," but meant "oxymoron." shaking my head my head
4:42 p.m. Apr 06, 2021, UTC-4

I have decided turning completeness was a mistake; I need to learn Iris.
10:54 a.m. Apr 05, 2021, UTC-4

Just opened my window and got a very nice breath of fresh air. It took me by surprise, how cool and fresh the air smelled. 10/10
10:02 a.m. Apr 05, 2021, UTC-4

I hate entropy. Entropy is the fricking worst. Why can't entropy decline? This is dumb.
10:01 a.m. Apr 05, 2021, UTC-4

Adding a social life is so fricking stressful. Like, do I enjoy it, sure. Do I need some more social interaction, probably. But that doesn’t
make it any easier.
1:22 a.m. Apr 04, 2021, UTC-4

Hello, I am a normal, functioning, adult human, and I would like you to commit to spending time with me
1:01 a.m. Apr 04, 2021, UTC-4

I fricking love this website.
11:30 p.m. Apr 03, 2021, UTC-4

Fun date idea: Open https://thoughts.learnerpages.com and read my thoughts. There's guaranteed to be some conversation starters in there
somewhere, right?
4:25 p.m. Apr 03, 2021, UTC-4

The British pronunciation of Tunisia sounds so wrong.
4:23 p.m. Apr 03, 2021, UTC-4

I would like to read fiction again. But alas. G.E.B. sits atop my stack of books.
9:57 p.m. Apr 02, 2021, UTC-4

Why are words hard? I spend so much time around words and they're still difficult.
10:52 p.m. Apr 01, 2021, UTC-4

Why am I such a bad writer? Why can't I write well?
I enjoy writing so much, but no one enjoys reading what I've written.
8:50 p.m. Apr 01, 2021, UTC-4

Climbing isn't hard. The hard part is not falling.
8:34 p.m. Apr 01, 2021, UTC-4

I feel like everyone was like 'I'm so bored we should totally do an April fools joke this year' and then no one motivated to do any. (@me)
8:33 p.m. Apr 01, 2021, UTC-4

Art is a myth.
My problems: I don't have enough time. I'm not an artist. My nails are too long. I'm not a good enough writer. I haven't read the material. I don't have enough time. My parters don't share my vision.
8:32 p.m. Apr 01, 2021, UTC-4

I really fricking want to be wierd. And in some ways, I'm sure everybody does, and I tell myself that I need to keep myself together and act
normal because everyone else does. But also, I go on Omegle and I say weird things, and they disconnect instantly. In a safe, anonymous environment, I can't think of people being weird. Like, I just want to scream gibberish and do a handstand and throw things. Does no one else?
12:00 a.m. Apr 01, 2021, UTC-4

"You never had a mother. You only have this knife, these hands, this screaming that has been echoing for generations"
Source: https://filmnoirsbian.tumblr.com/post/647148021348466688/6-ways-to-draw-a-circle-on-wikihow
11:18 p.m. Mar 31, 2021, UTC-4

I’m always like, ‘I want banana bread. I will make banana bread’ and then I do, and then I put it in the oven and have to wait an hour and
fifteen minutes. I’m just sitting here longing for the banana bread that I made but cannot eat for another 60 minutes.
8:30 p.m. Mar 31, 2021, UTC-4

HALF ALIVE DROPPING MUSIC TODAY!!!!!! HYPE!!!! AJR and half alive in the same week is too much, I'm dead
12:38 a.m. Mar 31, 2021, UTC-4

"Joe" has grown on me so much. Now that I understand the lyrics they’re super relatable
The Trick has also grown on me, but I still don't like the effect on the vocals.
11:40 p.m. Mar 30, 2021, UTC-4

“All our troubles gone, like when we were young, take me back to where we all began”
-Infinity, AJR
8:59 p.m. Mar 30, 2021, UTC-4

Hot takes on Discord.
'Discord is a malware distribution platform.' 'Discord does do anything special for gamers, gamers are just smart enough to fix the problem'
4:19 p.m. Mar 30, 2021, UTC-4

It has been a couple of days. I have finished part 1 of G.E.B.
I have decided its genius lies in daring to venture closer to insanity than any other work of reason.
3:42 p.m. Mar 30, 2021, UTC-4

When I say all software is bad, I don’t mean that every software responses poorly to good input.
Making software that responds to good input is easy. Making software that does exactly what you want is easy. But there are so few softwares that do everything well. That respond well to all inputs. I think that ties to Godel’s Theorem, but I haven’t finished GEB yet.
9:56 p.m. Mar 27, 2021, UTC-4

Why are humans so concerned with what other humans think of them?
9:53 p.m. Mar 27, 2021, UTC-4

I can render my markdown on the client side, where it takes 1.5 seconds, or on the server, where it takes 3 seconds. I hate this.
The issue is the images that I’m in-lining take forever to render as text on the client, and HTML layout has to finish before JS can run. So I was going to move it to the server, but the Python markdown library is just slow, to no one’s surprise. All software is bad, and anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you software.
9:41 p.m. Mar 27, 2021, UTC-4

“God is better than the very best thing that the world has to offer”
-How Great, Chance the Rapper
9:38 p.m. Mar 27, 2021, UTC-4

I wish there was a genre like 'musical music.' Not that I ever listen to music from musicals, but it seems like a lot of the music I listen
to, especially AJR, would fit in better in a musical sound track than with other "Pop Hits."
9:48 p.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

"Goodbye ordinaryish people, we had quite the run didn’t wе though, but you gotta be somebody sometimе"
-Ordinaryish People, AJR
9:45 p.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

Me, pouring sugar from the bag into my waffles.
9:03 p.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

So much fricking code I want to write so quickly and I can't write all of it.
8:37 p.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

The thing about analyzing AJR is that they have such a broad range, that there's "doesn't sound like other AJR songs" and there's
"doesn't sound like AJR" and they are completely different things. "Ordinaryish People" has sounds that I've literally never heard before. It doesn't sound like anything else. But it sounds like AJR, because what other band is going to give a dubstep remix of the Blue Man Group's unconventional acoustic instruments.
12:37 p.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

OKO is definitely weirder than Neotheater, which is a good thing, AJR music is supposed to be weird.
12:19 p.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

"I try so hard to be so happy, are you happy too?"
-Christmas in June, AJR
12:45 a.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

No, this is broken OP, you can't give Ryan this many sounds, he's too powerful.
12:29 a.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

"Let's blame my parents 'cause they taught us their ways"
-3 O'Clock Things, AJR
12:13 a.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

The pure irony of me staying up an hour later than I would otherwise to listen to 3 O'Clock Things, which describes the futility of staying
up until 3AM.
12:11 a.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

AJR REALLY SAY "STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS"
12:09 a.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

The leaves on the OK ORCHESTRA album art are animated! 9/10
12:02 a.m. Mar 26, 2021, UTC-4

I love #cat-v because someone comes in trying to start a conversation with a Stallman petition, and everyone ignores them.
They are clowning on me for using plan9 utilities. I this person wants me to use the full OS or bust. I ask for help, and they're like, 'that's how it's supposed to work.'
11:38 p.m. Mar 25, 2021, UTC-4

I could self-host a Mattermost instance and make people come to my website to talk to me.
3:39 p.m. Mar 25, 2021, UTC-4

For any choice between 2 reasonable solutions, there is a 3rd solution that has all the advantages of both, at the cost of twice the work.
3:21 p.m. Mar 25, 2021, UTC-4

Open source is good for open source developers. That doesn’t mean open source is the best for the software.
10:06 a.m. Mar 25, 2021, UTC-4

If you don’t have modes, the editing process is always live. In vi, undo is clear. In word, how much does undo undo?
1:04 a.m. Mar 25, 2021, UTC-4

A data store that is neither declarative or imperative. The set of data *and* the fundamental operators on those data.
1:02 a.m. Mar 25, 2021, UTC-4

Man, the half of the #cat-v IRC channel that I understand is pure gold.
> literally the only reason to use git is peer pressure. therefore I assume that all git users are also addicted to drugs
12:17 a.m. Mar 25, 2021, UTC-4

Binge-read a comic about a gay hockey player. I don’t think I’ve ever read a comic, or anything about a gay man, or a hockey player, so I’m
a little surprised. https://www.checkpleasecomic.com/comic/01-01-01
11:11 p.m. Mar 22, 2021, UTC-4

"Lyrics that mean nothing; we were gifted with thought"
-Holding On To You, twenty one pilots
8:41 a.m. Mar 22, 2021, UTC-4

Can’t sleep, thinking about mortality.
I didn’t go to church yesterday, and I regret it.
3:09 a.m. Mar 22, 2021, UTC-4

I might quit all social media and communicate only through email.
1:53 a.m. Mar 22, 2021, UTC-4

"A good thing for you to think about at this stage in life"
11:13 p.m. Mar 20, 2021, UTC-4

Bill Wurtz gives me the same energy as XKCD's Beret Guy.
1:20 a.m. Mar 20, 2021, UTC-4

I can't fit all my Todoist items on my screen at once. Let's go!
4:04 p.m. Mar 19, 2021, UTC-4

My mans is insane. He literally compiled C to WebAssembly (for its simple instruction set) so that he could implement the instruction set
in BrightScript and run C programs. https://motley-coder.com/2020/12/23/doom-on-roku/
1:26 a.m. Mar 19, 2021, UTC-4

Why would I read the documentation? All the documentation tells me is that it's impossible to do what I want to do and it's out of scope and
I need to write an extension.
12:02 a.m. Mar 19, 2021, UTC-4

People say having two dads wouldn't be that bad. But I had a dream last night that I was sitting with my family and my dad came up to the
door from the backyard, so I let him in. And then I realized that my dad already was in the room. I went to the kitchen and got a knife. And we just kind of sat there calmly, but with the tension of knowing that I was going to have to stab one of them and if I guessed wrong my whole family would die. It was pretty terrifying, would not recommend.
12:45 p.m. Mar 18, 2021, UTC-4

I’m brutally curious about everything. I love learning and asking questions and thinking about things. I want friends who are like that.
And they’re really fricking difficult to find.
2:39 a.m. Mar 18, 2021, UTC-4

I haven't been okay since middle school.
3:32 p.m. Mar 17, 2021, UTC-4

Why isn't there an active Count of Monte Cristo fandom? All I want to do is read the Count.
1:34 p.m. Mar 17, 2021, UTC-4

I used to know how to think.
12:18 a.m. Mar 17, 2021, UTC-4

Matthias's guide to getting started with Blaseball!
0. Decide you want to. Blaseball is a simulation where fake teams, with randomly generated players with made-up names play each other. You interact with Blaseball as a fan, watching games through a minimalistic text format. In addition to the rules of B*seball, there are lots of twists that Blaseball adds. For example, last season, one of my team's pitchers became a terrible batter, before they were killed a few games later. The value in Blaseball comes from being able to interact with other fans, much like being a fan of a normal sports team, but more exciting. Blaseball games are played every hour, Mon-Fri, with a postseason on Saturday, and elections on Sunday. This ensures that there's never a null moment, and there's always something weird going on to talk about. 1. You're convinced? Let's go. Head to https://www.blaseball.com and create an account. Then pick a team. I'm a big fan of picking teams with no information other than the name. 2. Join the official [Blaseball Discord](https://discord.gg/3uFgJhu). Read the rules and all that jazz, find your new team in #choose-your-team, and click it. This gives you access to your team's channels. Introduce yourself, this is your new family. Each team runs their channels slightly differently. For example, most teams have a watch-party-channel for discussing on-going games, but I don't know what the name will be for your team. The Discord is the best resource for up-to-date answers to your questions. Remember, no one else knows what's going on either. 3. As I'm writing this, we're on season 14 of Blaseball, there's a lot of history to get caught up on. I recommend [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHBzZzaxzI) video for a recap of the first 8 seasons' lore. It's not perfectly up to date, but that shouldn't matter, because no Blaseball re-cap can be, the game just moves too fast. There's an official recap video [here](https://youtu.be/diAHuUV2Meg), that covers through season 11. It was out of date before it was even posted. 4. Watch a Blaseball game. During the season, games are played on the hour, and usually last around 30mins. You can check the [Place Bets](https://www.blaseball.com/upcoming) page for a countdown to the next game. Find where the other fans of your team are watching the on-going games, and cheer a bit. 5. Get to know your players. While watching a game and browsing the Discord for your team, see which players they talk about. The Blaseball Wiki (https://blaseball.wiki, there used to be a Fandom wiki but we don't use that anymore) is lore-based. It has background on every player, like physical descriptions and pronouns. It's put together by fans, through lore chats in the Discord (don't just edit it). 6. Ask your team about mechanics. Blaseball mechanics, like what does Flooding do? or what is the Ego+ perk, are things you can ask about. While they might be mentioned on the Wiki, the Wiki is primarily lore, and our understanding of mechanics is imperfect and changes quickly. 7. Set up your income. This is done on the official Blaseball website in the form of begging, betting, buying snacks, and idoling. The best money-making scheme is re-balanced every season. You don't have to Idol players on your team, and some players have serious perks. Right now, buying slushies is the best, but that's something you can ask about Discord. 8. Explore Blaseball in other ways! Want more background videos? Search Blaseball on Youtube. Want more lore than the Wiki gives? Seach Blaseball on AO3. Want to stay up to without reading message history in Discord? Start following your team on Twitter. Want more interesting live play-by-play? Find someone hosting Blaseball watch parties on Twitch. Blaseball is what you make of it!
12:58 p.m. Mar 16, 2021, UTC-4

Tempted to stay up to watch the start of the Blaseball season.
1:02 a.m. Mar 15, 2021, UTC-4

Back in -4
3:12 a.m. Mar 14, 2021, UTC-4

Happy time change.
3:12 a.m. Mar 14, 2021, UTC-4

I'm not going to look up an explanation for lyrics of "Cyclops Rock." There's probably a metaphor or a reference but I don't want to know.
"I taught you how to cyclops rock, and then you turn around and break my heart. You waste my cyclops time and mess up my cyclops mind" -Cyclops Rock, They Might Be Giants.
11:34 p.m. Mar 12, 2021, UTC-5

Blaseball removes the illusion that sports are interesting to watch because of the skill of the players.
Every so often in a sports game, there will be a moment that exists outside of what the score is or what team wins or loses. If you're watching a basketball game, and a player just full on slugs another guy across the face, you feel that, beyond the 2-pt technical foul. If you're watching a baseball game live with your friends, and your pitcher pitches a perfect inning, in that moment, the score of the game doesn't matter. In Blaseball, if you have the best pitcher in the league, and she gets some stars sucked out of her, it doesn't matter that she's still pretty good. There's a narrative arc. Blaseball is about those moments.
2:54 a.m. Mar 12, 2021, UTC-5

Am I on drugs? Who knows
4:21 p.m. Mar 11, 2021, UTC-5

One of these days Mastodon just isn’t going to be up anymore.
11:40 p.m. Mar 10, 2021, UTC-5

There's a complex idea that needs fleshing out, don't take it at surface level, but it has occurred to me that part of growing up is
realizing the things you imagine you wanted aren't necessary in the way you thought. Like, you can satisfy your desire for x with a small amount and it's not as black and white as a child sees it. The child never buys themself candy. The child imagines that they would buy themselves candy at every opportunity. The child asks the adult why they don't have candy. The adult replies, 'oh, candy isn't healthy' or whatever. But that's not the real reason the adult doesn't buy candy. The child also knows candy is unhealthy. *In saying this, the adult has invalidated the child's desire.* But the adult has bought themselves candy before. I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with this. My idea is that if you give a child unlimited money to spend on candy, they would end up with less candy than they originally imagined or intended. And I don't know if that's true. If it is true, it has serious ramifications, because it implies that "childhood" is inherently characterized by longing for what you can't have (as opposed to say, age, or personality).
11:11 p.m. Mar 10, 2021, UTC-5

I just go whole days without any motivation.
I had a good day today, I unicycled some, I watched some good Youtube videos. The weather was nice, I'm not in pain. But at several points I had the opportunity to be productive, and could not find the strength or energy to do anything. I begin to understand why retirees live so idly.
10:39 p.m. Mar 10, 2021, UTC-5

I want to be free
10:07 p.m. Mar 10, 2021, UTC-5

I am not a tapitia. Post
1:56 a.m. Mar 10, 2021, UTC-5

I'm very tired. I nap now.
Something something my standards are too high I'll never motivate to get a girlfriend.
2:02 p.m. Mar 09, 2021, UTC-5

next to perfection
2:07 a.m. Mar 09, 2021, UTC-5

Light was a mistake. We should go back to before God created light. Yes.
9:22 p.m. Mar 07, 2021, UTC-5

Welcome back to, ruining my sleep schedule for the fun of it, with Matthias.
5:27 a.m. Mar 06, 2021, UTC-5

I had so much I wanted to do today.
3:33 a.m. Mar 06, 2021, UTC-5

The problem with the internet is that they will continue to bash people that don't agree with them so long as those people disagree.
I'm all for trying to convince people, but once you've made your case and I'm on your side, I don't enjoy listening to you repeatedly insult everyone who's not on your side. "Welcome to the club" "What do you do here?" "Well mostly we sit around insulting everyone who isn't in the club" "Why?" "For not being in the club"
3:33 a.m. Mar 06, 2021, UTC-5

Doing Linear Algebra on a whiteboard, listening to "Cyclops Rock" by They Might Be Giants, feeling like it's 2003.
8:52 p.m. Mar 05, 2021, UTC-5

I am only a fan of two things: AJR and the Breckinridge Jazz Hands!
8:45 p.m. Mar 05, 2021, UTC-5

Aahhh! Life is pain
4:09 p.m. Mar 05, 2021, UTC-5

All I have eaten today is a bowl of cereal and a chocolate bar and I feel alive.
11:58 a.m. Mar 05, 2021, UTC-5

Doing a handstand is basically a drug. It just completely pulverizes your brain for a minute.
10:23 p.m. Mar 04, 2021, UTC-5

I am obsessed with Blaseball. It sucks you in. Wow.
9:36 p.m. Mar 04, 2021, UTC-5

Songs that are way better than they have any right to be: “Mike Townsend (is a disappointment)”
12:48 p.m. Mar 04, 2021, UTC-5

"every person has a jazz hand and a worm inside of them, battling for dominance" It's me.
11:55 a.m. Mar 04, 2021, UTC-5

Can't believe we lost Agan. I've only known ███ for a day, but it feels like ███ was the Jazz Hands. A season 1 player.
I'm sure ██'ll do well with the Firefighters. And I'm sure Edric will make a great addition to the team. But it still stings.
1:14 a.m. Mar 04, 2021, UTC-5

"I am the ticker. I live atop the page"
10:53 a.m. Mar 03, 2021, UTC-5

This is a Breckenridge Jazz Hands fan site now.
10:52 a.m. Mar 03, 2021, UTC-5

I'm done. I'm so fricking done. All software is bad, and I can't even criticize it because the KA Extension is garbage as well.
11:31 p.m. Mar 02, 2021, UTC-5

Funky how dictator and dictation are like the same word.
10:41 a.m. Mar 02, 2021, UTC-5

What is a view?
3:18 p.m. Mar 01, 2021, UTC-5

I feel like I’m trying so hard. And I barely managed to pull myself out of bed this morning.
So tired.
11:30 a.m. Mar 01, 2021, UTC-5

I just want people to listen to me when I tell them something.
11:28 a.m. Mar 01, 2021, UTC-5

I haven't written code in days.
Other than like the couple of lines of assembly I wrote yesterday... I haven't like, committed, in a couple of days, if not longer
11:28 a.m. Mar 01, 2021, UTC-5

Just so tired all the time.
2:22 p.m. Feb 28, 2021, UTC-5

Does being a full blown genius count as neurodivergent?
12:57 p.m. Feb 28, 2021, UTC-5

I can't take it anymore I'm making muffins
11:08 a.m. Feb 28, 2021, UTC-5

Welcome back to Twitter, Luke. I missed you, but now that you're back, I'll probably mute you.
11:04 a.m. Feb 28, 2021, UTC-5

The gosh people on Reddit, can't make it more than 3 comments into a thread before someone has made a snarky comment about how Trump is
authoritarian, implying that Biden is not. Like, in what world is Biden not authoritarian?
11:02 a.m. Feb 28, 2021, UTC-5

Why am I so tired all the time? Why can't I force myself to get out of bed before 10:45?
11:01 a.m. Feb 28, 2021, UTC-5

So many thoughts running through my head.
11:00 a.m. Feb 28, 2021, UTC-5

Throwing away receipts from October from under my bed
2:14 a.m. Feb 27, 2021, UTC-5

> PLU 4080 Produce of Peru
10:08 p.m. Feb 26, 2021, UTC-5

I am leaving the time stream briefly. See you on the other side.
10:06 p.m. Feb 26, 2021, UTC-5

I’m so tired and so behind.
4:17 p.m. Feb 26, 2021, UTC-5

Yeah I watch anime. Like, uh, *Spirited Away* and *ATLA*.
11:45 a.m. Feb 26, 2021, UTC-5

Considering having a Lorde phase.
6:40 p.m. Feb 25, 2021, UTC-5

Upperclassmen merely resent freshmen because freshmen still have passion.
4:31 p.m. Feb 25, 2021, UTC-5

Thank good there are software updates available for my computer so I have to reboot and can’t do work. Sounds great.
1:12 a.m. Feb 25, 2021, UTC-5

I used to listen exclusively to bands with absolutely raw lyrics.
“You’ve got a face not spoiled by beauty” -Song for Someone, U2
1:11 a.m. Feb 25, 2021, UTC-5

I'm so tempted to make call out posts for people on here with their full names. Because like, what are they going to do.
But Google has found this page before, and I'm a coward.
12:55 a.m. Feb 25, 2021, UTC-5

TD Ameritrade trying to convince me to start option trading; like, no.
12:32 a.m. Feb 25, 2021, UTC-5

Crying myself to sleep because I want a haircut but no one likes short haired Matthias.
12:48 a.m. Feb 24, 2021, UTC-5

This website is dedicated to 3 things.
First, of course, is thoughts. The mere act of creating ideas is good, and those ideas should be shared. Second, is words. Words still have power. Third, is design. Design is simplicity and functionality and form and appearance.
3:36 p.m. Feb 23, 2021, UTC-5

We had a couple of mice in the attic, so I bought mouse traps. We have some left over. I've been using one as a fidget toy.
10:59 a.m. Feb 23, 2021, UTC-5

"Sesquilinearity"
10:41 a.m. Feb 23, 2021, UTC-5

I need something to think about.
1:05 a.m. Feb 23, 2021, UTC-5

You claim I’m not oppressed, yet when I put my retainer in my mouth for the first time in a month it hurts like hell. Checkmate liberals.
12:58 a.m. Feb 23, 2021, UTC-5

I will buy $F when they change their logo to a sans serif font.
11:26 p.m. Feb 22, 2021, UTC-5

Compile is a myth. Magic
4:29 p.m. Feb 22, 2021, UTC-5

People need to stop asking me to do things at 4:25. I have no energy at this time. Only death.
4:27 p.m. Feb 22, 2021, UTC-5

Kafka’s *Metamorphosis* is one of those things that you read, the feel proud of yourself for reading, and then reference it and try to get
other people to read it because you want them to experience the same emotions; not because you actually like the book. It’s like a tragedy that isn’t sad. It’s a weird book, not necessarily a good book.
1:49 p.m. Feb 22, 2021, UTC-5

Rule
12:47 p.m. Feb 22, 2021, UTC-5

I'm an escapist.
12:00 a.m. Feb 22, 2021, UTC-5

All I want is an Etho video.
10:57 p.m. Feb 21, 2021, UTC-5

Domesticated water was a mistake.
7:24 p.m. Feb 21, 2021, UTC-5

“Good thing / it only takes a little faith / to move a mountain / because a little faith / is all I have”
-Even If, MercyMe
10:46 a.m. Feb 21, 2021, UTC-5

Reading the man page for man
2:10 a.m. Feb 21, 2021, UTC-5

I wonder if you could put mayonnaise on pizza. I feel like that would be really good.
12:57 p.m. Feb 20, 2021, UTC-5

People will describe something as "fiction," and it's like a story about normal people. When I say fiction, I mean fantasy. Please.
10:43 a.m. Feb 19, 2021, UTC-5

I decided it would be cool to destroy my sleep schedule, so here we are.
3:45 a.m. Feb 19, 2021, UTC-5

I love Ben Burrill. 10/10. Easily my favorite KA programmer of all time.
```js var ast = win.esprima.parse(code); win.walkAST(ast, null, [win.ASTTransforms.rewriteContextVariables("module_context", context)]); return win.escodegen.generate(ast); ``` What does this mean? What does it do? Only Ben Burrill knows.
1:28 a.m. Feb 19, 2021, UTC-5

"Something Wild," Lindsey Stirling (feat. Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness), is really good. Genre-wise it's probably folk,
I don't love folk, but there are some songs, like this one, that are very good.
11:27 p.m. Feb 18, 2021, UTC-5

Discord is down, cloudflare.com is down, cloudflare stock ($NET) is down.
10:27 p.m. Feb 18, 2021, UTC-5

Going to sleep
7:23 p.m. Feb 18, 2021, UTC-5

KonurPapa low-key active in a Discord server.
1:50 p.m. Feb 18, 2021, UTC-5

Clearing off my desktop.
An image of a grass stair, something that should not exist in Minecraft.
12:01 p.m. Feb 18, 2021, UTC-5

"I'm trying too hard, but I can't not try"
-Way Less Sad, AJR
11:36 a.m. Feb 18, 2021, UTC-5

"Linear Algebra is a state of mind."
9:59 a.m. Feb 18, 2021, UTC-5

Incels, garbage. But every so often you run across a volcel. It's like striking gold.
I only pulled the good parts out of his 1000 word essay. Just kidding, it's almost all like this. > This is the only time I've ever cheated for a competitive website. Not that I expect anyone to believe that, but it's true. I don't even know what alcohol tastes like. I've never smoked and I've never done drugs. I'm a 30 year-old virgin. I've never even kissed a girl. I went all the way through college and graduated cum laude without cheating a single time... but I did cheat in a video game once :) > I only pointed out that I don't know what alcohol tastes like, never smoked, never had sex, etc. to show how horrible and out of character this was. I had never done anything of this evil magnitude before and I never will again. > Just one week before caivs discovered the splices, I had a dream where I took flight over a field. A creature ascended toward me from the nearby forest. As the creature approached, I looked at it and said: > "Ah, the antelope of death. It's because I cheated in Super Mario 64. This will need to be addressed soon." [Forum archive](http://ethangaming.us/archives/sites/allegations.html) [Youtube](https://youtu.be/iL7sNPGKksc?t=345)
11:27 p.m. Feb 17, 2021, UTC-5

Stress is a lifestyle, not a temporary state. It’s harder to escape.
4:42 p.m. Feb 17, 2021, UTC-5

What the hell are the Brave fanboys drinking? Brave doesn't have any features that Vivaldi doesn't, but the Brave fanboys will not stop
telling me how great Brave is for its innovative amazing adblocker and it's ability to use Chrome extensions and its built in adblocker and its adblocker.
3:04 p.m. Feb 17, 2021, UTC-5

I really need to start doing markdown rendering on the server. I don't know why I decided doing it client-side was a good idea.
There just kind of aren't any good Python markdown libraries, and I don't want to break the formatting on existing posts.
12:47 a.m. Feb 17, 2021, UTC-5

.
An older black man sits alone in a stadium. His face and body are angled sideways; he's not looking at the field.
1:57 p.m. Feb 16, 2021, UTC-5

Last night I decided to watch possibly the best sermon I've ever heard. I made it 25 minutes in before I started crying and had to stop.
Here's the sermon. Some parts of it are sad, but it's beautiful, not depressing. https://vimeo.com/groups/65464/videos/58318290 I'm not crying, you're crying. I need to go to bed. I start crying when I don't get enough sleep.
1:55 a.m. Feb 16, 2021, UTC-5

This website's visual appearance is carrying, hard. It's the biggest advantage at this point.
1:28 a.m. Feb 16, 2021, UTC-5

I browse Tumblr more than Instagram.
5:00 p.m. Feb 15, 2021, UTC-5

It is difficult to relax. I fear that if I do I might fall down.
12:42 p.m. Feb 15, 2021, UTC-5

'Two sparrows are sold for a penny, but not one will fall to the ground apart from the Father. You are more important than many sparrows.'
Paraphrase of Matthew 10:29,31
12:49 a.m. Feb 15, 2021, UTC-5

I like to think I can handle the death of people, or the idea of my own eventual demise. But the death of an idea destroys me.
This needs elaboration and clarification in the future.
11:51 p.m. Feb 14, 2021, UTC-5

“Getting lost is not always a bad thing. One might even consider misdirecting a stranger for his own good”
(Vladislavić 17)
11:28 p.m. Feb 14, 2021, UTC-5

What's the point even of deleting old files if my computer doesn't play the satisfying *crinkle-whoosh* noise.
11:21 p.m. Feb 14, 2021, UTC-5

Words https://sadoeuphemist.tumblr.com/post/615521935528460288/a-scorpion-being-unable-to-swim-asked-a-frog-to
12:03 a.m. Feb 14, 2021, UTC-5

Honestly, I’ve been considering moving back to Twitter since I don’t think anyone reads this, but it’s just so perfect. The aesthetic.
5:57 p.m. Feb 13, 2021, UTC-5

I want to go parties l, meet people, start a secret society, steal a shopping cart.
Shopping carts are way more expensive than they should be. I would legitimately pay like 40 dollars for a shopping cart, but they cost like $100! I can’t take it. A shopping cart is a bucket list item for me, as soon as I have a place large enough to store a shopping cart.
5:55 p.m. Feb 13, 2021, UTC-5

"We don't need a sweatshirt. You're in San Diego and I'm in hell."
-[Jon Bois](https://youtu.be/4qKWMgs4HG4)
4:58 p.m. Feb 13, 2021, UTC-5

I made the mistake of going downstairs with only 1 sweater. Needed to go back up and get a vest to put over it.
2:40 p.m. Feb 12, 2021, UTC-5

`atan2` is beautiful; heck mathematicians who use arctan.
2:08 p.m. Feb 12, 2021, UTC-5

I don't know who needs to hear this, but if you're using regular expressions in your Apache config files there's a 95% chance you're doing
something wrong.
2:00 p.m. Feb 12, 2021, UTC-5

Shout out to multiplication for being communicative.
2:00 p.m. Feb 12, 2021, UTC-5

Me, listening to "Victorious", Panic at the Disco, in 2021
1:04 p.m. Feb 12, 2021, UTC-5

You cannot escape God.
12:33 a.m. Feb 12, 2021, UTC-5

\*Wants muffins\* \*Turns on oven\* Crippling social anxiety: Your roommates will think you're weird for making muffins twice in one week.
You have a disgusting muffin addition. You'll start making muffins twice every week. All you'll eat is muffins. What kind of weird person eats 12 muffins a week. \*Turns off oven.\*
2:20 p.m. Feb 11, 2021, UTC-5

I feel like I have screamer death metal playing in the back of my head I'm trying to ignore it and drown it out with Fun.
1:40 p.m. Feb 11, 2021, UTC-5

I want OK ORCHESTRA. I need OK ORCHESTRA.
1:18 p.m. Feb 11, 2021, UTC-5

I understand so much. So many problems that I can't fix.
10:35 p.m. Feb 10, 2021, UTC-5

Me, like, 'I'm in the mood for some rap,' listening to "Monster," Eminem, followed by "The Resistance," Josh Garrels.
5:57 p.m. Feb 10, 2021, UTC-5

I am basically potato GLaDOS.
Smart, no energy, a potato.
9:34 a.m. Feb 09, 2021, UTC-5

Re-downloaded Twitter.
Prompted mostly by Abigail leaving KACC.
10:05 p.m. Feb 08, 2021, UTC-5

I ate 6 muffins in the last <24 hours
3:50 p.m. Feb 08, 2021, UTC-5

Cold and tired, tired and cold.
3:50 p.m. Feb 08, 2021, UTC-5

5 hours of sleep last night, no actual energy, just Starbursts and Saint Motel.
2:52 p.m. Feb 08, 2021, UTC-5

"Married on a Hill" is so good it makes me want to find someone to run away and be alone with.
12:39 a.m. Feb 08, 2021, UTC-5

Me, eating a "sharing size" bag of Starbursts alone in my room, hiding from my roommates.
5:38 p.m. Feb 07, 2021, UTC-5

I don't know what scares me more. The idea that people read this website, or the idea that no one does.
11:44 p.m. Feb 06, 2021, UTC-5

"Apple Music Connect" is a fricking throwback. My word. Is that still a thing?
11:09 p.m. Feb 06, 2021, UTC-5

I don’t talk a lot.
5:15 p.m. Feb 06, 2021, UTC-5

Ready to end homophobia so I can start making fun of gay people.
"Homosexuality is a mental illness," — insulting, unfunny, get blocked. Whatever the hell this is: https://v.redd.it/a7b53q4ibpf61— funniest thing I've seen all week. I'm dying laughing.
11:57 a.m. Feb 06, 2021, UTC-5

Please do not try to contact me. Please contact me with any questions. I just want to be alone. I just want to avoid hurting anyone.
1:25 a.m. Feb 06, 2021, UTC-5

It's insane the amount of nostalgia I get from making my bookmarks bar visible.
12:38 a.m. Feb 06, 2021, UTC-5

Yo. 12.7% (percent of U.S. that's Black) of 365 is 46. Yet we only get 28 days for Black history month. Scam.
11:04 p.m. Feb 05, 2021, UTC-5

3D printer ambient noise, 8/10
11:24 p.m. Feb 04, 2021, UTC-5

I don't want to lay in my bed, but I end up laying in bed. I want to float through the sky or lay in a hammock or something.
9:04 p.m. Feb 04, 2021, UTC-5

Didn't post here yesterday, ending a daily posting streak that goes back to September 13th, I think.
I'm okay with that. I'm pivoting a bit. I was stretching myself too thin. Too many hobbies meant I couldn't make progress on any of them. I had a moment yesterday when I was like 'I could post now just to get my daily post in,' and then was like 'nah, that's dumb, I don't want to force it.' Honestly, I considered moving back to Twitter for a minute. All I posted the 2nd was quotes from other people. Ultimately, the point of this website is to store my thoughts. And my thoughts yesterday went other places than on this website, and that's okay. They got stored. I'm going to say all this, and then post like 20 times every day for the next week, gosh frick.
12:47 a.m. Feb 04, 2021, UTC-5

The Dymaxion Map might be my new favorite map projection. My old favorite map projection was "a globe, all map projections are bad".
12:40 a.m. Feb 04, 2021, UTC-5

"I do find that I like to take points off for inappropriate choices"
4:47 p.m. Feb 02, 2021, UTC-5

“I miss everyone and I still don’t call”
-Maybe IDK, Jon Bellion
12:30 a.m. Feb 02, 2021, UTC-5

If you don't sell, then you haven't lost money. Hold GME!
1:27 p.m. Feb 01, 2021, UTC-5

WSB right now is like
\> I did an analysis of the GME trading data from December and I think there are millions of counterfeit shares \> I think I would enjoy this post if I could read
9:30 p.m. Jan 31, 2021, UTC-5

My Discord username is Matthias. This person has the *nerve* DM me, "I assume your name is Matthew?" I feel attacked.
5:30 p.m. Jan 30, 2021, UTC-5

I just finished binging the first 5 episodes of *Ted Lasso*. It’s so fricking good. I nearly cried.
I need to stop using this website like a personal journal, but whatever, here we go. I tend to conflate manipulating or impressing someone into liking me with loving them. This seems weird now that I realize that. When I say love, I mean of course a Biblical, self-sacrificial, love. *Ted Lasso* (TL) does a phenomenal job showing what it looks like to love someone, and for them to see that and to like you back. Ted gets to know someone, and then gives them what they need. (This is where the show is a comedy, see, because Ted is freakishly good at this, and the people are never ready for it.) I’m a very ends oriented person. Even if you say something like “love someone,” I ask, what does that mean? Loving someone is a means, a verb, not an end. I’ve asked people, years ago, pastors, “how do I love someone” and I got told that it’s doing nice thing for them or whatever. But I hear also, you should give anonymously and you can make a lot of money in CS. So one of my life’s goals is to commit a lot of time up front to making money, so that I can then donate it to charity. I fixated on the end of “helping people” and decided that the most efficient person-helped-per-hour strategy was to become a philanthropist. Of course, this was me as a child. I knew I was missing something. I figured out that I was missing friends, around 11th grade, and fixated on “friends” as the end. I was class president 12th grade. Everyone knew me. And it worked, right. I legitimately had more friends. (People get all worked up about “doing things for the right reasons.” One of my most controversial beliefs is that that’s BS. I’m ends oriented. If you donate $x to a church for your own self-esteem, your own image, you’ve done 2 things. You’ve committed a sin of pride, and you’ve made a charitable gift. One good thing, one bad thing. The good thing doesn’t go away, the charity still gets their money.) When I focused on getting friends, I got friends. But I was asking myself, “what can I do to get them to like me?” The key is to ask the other person about themselves first. To *understand them*. I fricking love understanding things. I don’t know why the idea of understanding people hasn’t come to me before. I’m normally like, I need to understand this person so that I can best make comments to get them to like me. Or, even more often, I need to understand humans so that humanity will like me. (When I say “like” here, btw, I mean a respect, regard, “think I’m a good person.” Not just “think I’m enjoyable to be around”, although that is included.) Ted tries to understand people first, then help them. I think I was skipping that. I’m a good listener, because I want to be nice and listening is a way to do that, but I never thought of listening in order to help someone. I have an anxiety, a phobia, of appearing presumptuous. I don’t want to assume people need my help. My solution should be to listen to their problems. But for some reason my solution to that was to make sure they had the ability to help themselves and then get out of the way. That’s the philanthropist philosophy. **I guess what I’m saying is that I always thought love was one step—help people. And it’s really 2 steps–understand people, then use that understanding to help them.** I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to think about this. I think about Buddy the elf. He “loves” people. He tries to do things for them constantly. But he doesn’t know what the heck is going on so he ends up making things worse. I hate that so much. I’m ends oriented. Buddy misses the understanding part, the listening part. Because sometimes people need you to hold their hand, and sometimes people need you to give them tools and leave. But that’s different for the person and the situation, and you have to understand someone first before you can know which. [X] Understand someone -> act such that they like me [X] Do things for people without understanding them -> make things worse [Checkmark] Understand people -> do something for them -> they like me
3:25 a.m. Jan 30, 2021, UTC-5

HELP. Someone made a comment about *Ted Lasso* carrying Apple TV+. That was an hour ago. I've watched the first 2 episodes.
12:54 a.m. Jan 30, 2021, UTC-5

Today on, bad business ideas with Matthias, we will attempt to combine my newfound passion for zookeeping with stand up comedy.
Wait. Is this a circus?
11:33 p.m. Jan 29, 2021, UTC-5

There are people warning against WallStreetBets, which is so funny to me. They're like, 'Remember, the Reddit users on WSB don't have your
best interests at heart.' And you read WSB, and it's like 'I like the stock. This is not investment advice. I am an ape with a keyboard. Everyone in this subreddit is a ****ing r*****.' Like, if you open WSB, and decide that these are the types of people that seriously make good decisions, you are so unbelievably dumb. You don't deserve to manage stocks. Like, they're serious about it, but they're not trying to *fool* anyone that they know what they're doing. Speaking of utterly idiotic stock plays, I bought GME at 413 the other day. (I wish this was a joke.) (I'm holding don't worry.) (You can't lose money if you never sell.) Side note, WSB actually has content that is not suitable for minors. I found a post from a couple years ago where a literally bought a hooker and then took a picture of the naked hooker and posted it to WSB.
11:21 p.m. Jan 29, 2021, UTC-5

Names that start with R. No, bad.
1:48 p.m. Jan 29, 2021, UTC-5

I am going to be so fricking productive today you’re not going to believe it.
9:26 a.m. Jan 29, 2021, UTC-5

Listening to half•alive is just a treat. Their music is just enjoyable to listen to.
9:26 a.m. Jan 29, 2021, UTC-5

Baked cookies last night, they turned out terrible.
9:25 a.m. Jan 29, 2021, UTC-5

I want cookies but I have to go downstairs and bake the cookies.
10:08 p.m. Jan 28, 2021, UTC-5

I have a headache and I’m stressed and it’s painful.
12:18 a.m. Jan 28, 2021, UTC-5

Bought in to GME at $283. What else can I say?
10:30 a.m. Jan 27, 2021, UTC-5

I get all my investment information from Wikipedia.
4:02 p.m. Jan 26, 2021, UTC-5

If work induces a nervous breakdown in me, can I bill for that time?
2:13 p.m. Jan 26, 2021, UTC-5

I don't have a headache, I have like a full-body ache.
1:48 p.m. Jan 26, 2021, UTC-5

"If you're new and you haven't subscribed, make sure you subscribe. And If you're not new and you've already subscribed, don't forget to
unsubscribe." -Gamerboy80
1:17 p.m. Jan 26, 2021, UTC-5

Downloaded Carpet mod. 9/10, I love it.
11:21 p.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

Just finished *Good Omens*. I gave it 3/5 stars. I took off a star for style, half a star for the ending, and half a star for blasphemy.
I've read only a short story by Pratchett, and *The Graveyard Book* by Gaiman. My three critiques blend together. The style of the book is very erratic, it reads like a bunch of short stories concatenated. Like the whole book is introducing the characters, and building up to something, but it feels like nothing actually advances the plot. The characters have very little agency. The human characters are written as powerless and ignorant, and the supernatural characters are written as mysterious and vague. There's a lot of passive voice. The humor is fine, but far from the funniest thing I've read. If it's supposed to be a comedy, then that would explain why I didn't enjoy it. It's definitely not boring. I understand why someone would like it a lot, or why it would receive critical acclaim. It does a lot of interesting things, ambitious things, and it pulls them off, for the most part. It just doesn't do the things that I would want it to do. The 4 horsemen are very well written; they're aloof, interesting, and terrifying. But they're not relatable, and I would prefer a book with relatable villains. The book is, in large part, written from the perspective of 2 side-characters. This is something most books don't do, because it's not easy. The problem here, is that the main (side) characters are well-developed and relatable, but they don't do anything. I don't care. Without going into spoilers, the ending is anti-climactic. There's no final battle, everyone just kind of stands in a circle and half of them talk. When *Good Omens* constantly refers to Christian terms ('angel', 'demon', etc), as well as the Bible, I end up with certain expectations. And the authors were constantly subverting those expectations. It just left me off guard for a majority of the book. They don't just re-define a few terms, they operate in a completely different system ('what if good wasn't actually good?!'), and it took me most of the book to realize that. It's not a whole-star issue, but it combines with the plot issue and the fact that the authors avoided saying anything outright. It's a good book. And in some ways, the 3 stars doesn't reflect that. The 3 stars reflects my enjoyment of it. I wouldn't re-read it.
9:34 p.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

I want muffin
7:50 p.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

The problem is that it's really hard to code passionlessly
One of the most important parts of coding is knowing what you want. You have to know what you want before you can problem-solve to get there. But if you don't want anything, then you're done.
7:41 p.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

Pumping Death Cab for Cutie into my head.
7:02 p.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

My mind has demanded Chance the Rapper.
4:35 p.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

I don't remember the last time anything that I tried to do was easy.
3:22 p.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

The part of my brain that is a compulsive completion-ist really wants me to finish *Good Omens*, right now!
12:39 a.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

I subscribed to Make It and Fake It for the electronics content, but she is low-key making me consider taking up sewing.
12:37 a.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

Huh, last night before I went to bed, I thought, “I’m not going to post at all tomorrow.” And aside from the one post I made before going to
bed, but after midnight, I didn’t. But I didn’t remember that until just now. Weird. Of course, the reason I wasn’t going to post was so that I could be productive, and that didn’t happen either lol
12:36 a.m. Jan 25, 2021, UTC-5

My penny was minted in Denver
12:51 a.m. Jan 24, 2021, UTC-5

Music from Half Alive, when?
11:59 p.m. Jan 23, 2021, UTC-5

I feel like Tumblr users are neurodivergent, but aware of it, and are finding healthy coping mechanisms.
On the other hand, I don't think I would use the word "healthy" in the same sentence as Reddit or Twitter users.
11:55 p.m. Jan 23, 2021, UTC-5

Reddit: 'Trump is evil and Biden will save us soon as he takes office' Tumblr: *Straight anachronism*
9:51 p.m. Jan 23, 2021, UTC-5

I believe in a God because when I look at the world, I see broken people. I see the brokenness of humanity so clearly that I have to believe
that it is possible for someone to be unbroken.
8:49 p.m. Jan 23, 2021, UTC-5

"We must either love each other, or we must die." -L. B. Johnson
8:02 p.m. Jan 23, 2021, UTC-5

I hold beliefs that are extremely controversial on Reddit, like, “Christianity and logical thinking are not incompatible.”
3:05 p.m. Jan 23, 2021, UTC-5

“Johnny Boy” by Twenty One Pilots speaks to me, even though none of the individual lyrics would seem to describe me.
4:59 p.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-5

Sometimes I am just really fricking not in the mood for Train.
4:50 p.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-5

Screw it, I'm taking a nap. Who knows when I'll wake up
12:09 p.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-8

I'm tired. All software is bad. On the inside I'm crying but on the outside I'm also crying.
12:08 p.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-8

I only know how to do things with passion, and there's not enough passion for me to do all the things I should.
11:57 a.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-5

Someone spelled out “monkaaw” in discord reactions and I’m struggling to parse.
8:54 a.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-5

I’m just a screwed up person.
In 6th grade the Chinese teacher would give a piece of candy to the student that got there first. She had these Asian candies with edible rice-paper around them, and I ran to class every time because I really wanted one. I was never first, and the one time I was she didn’t have the candy, and gave me like a lollipop instead. And I hate myself for not making it to class faster. And I hate her for having such an arbitrary and dumb reward system. I’m a screwed up person. I can’t take it. I pick things to care about, like getting that candy, and if I fail, it just destroys me. I say I’m not competitive, because I don’t have a lot of things that I care about winning. But if I try to win and I’m not good enough, that just destroys me. I actually didn’t get to class first. I actually don’t deserve the candy. I’m actually not good enough. I have absolutely no fear of losing. But the fear of not being good enough absolutely destroys me. It keeps me up at night, it paralyzes me to inaction during the day. I don’t want to be a bad person. I DON’T WANT TO BE A BAD PERSON. *am I a bad person?* Do I need to come to terms with the fact that I’m a bad person? Or do I need to come to terms with the fact that I’m not a bad person just because I make some mistakes?
1:40 a.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-5

I need to find someone who doesn’t hurt my brain to talk to.
12:56 a.m. Jan 22, 2021, UTC-5

I pronounce “pls” like “plez”
6:19 p.m. Jan 21, 2021, UTC-5

Thinking about that time I was 18 and I said "what the hell" and my dad asked me not to curse.
3:54 p.m. Jan 21, 2021, UTC-5

My friend was talking about how under appreciated *The Lorax* movie was, and how great a song “How Bad Can I Be?” was
And how weird it was was that everyone kind of forget about the movie. And I sat there in silence, cursed by the knowledge of Onecest, *trying* to forget.
12:43 p.m. Jan 21, 2021, UTC-5

Time, like myself, is an illusion.
12:22 a.m. Jan 21, 2021, UTC-5

I've checked back in on Twitter once or twice. Man, it's pretty fricking bad.
Over here, no one can hear me scream1!!!!!!
11:52 p.m. Jan 20, 2021, UTC-5

I don’t know how much more I can take.
11:16 p.m. Jan 20, 2021, UTC-5

I'm cold.
And alone. The snow falls lazily outside. Snow hasn't been forecast since a week ago, but it comes anyways. My mind taunts me with threats of something better. I went to the store this morning and got food for the week. I'm hungry. The chill air keeps me on edge. Relaxation is a memory. I still have to unpack, and to put in a load of laundry. I have the strength to do it, but I haven't yet. I don't trust myself. I feel dirty. The showerhead here is quite erratic. I would like to make a trip to the store to replace it, but someone took my car. I can't leave. I am, at least, awake.
1:19 p.m. Jan 20, 2021, UTC-5

The problem with cult classics is that they’re not actually good. If they were good they’d just be classics.
This is about the *Good Omens* book.
6:49 a.m. Jan 20, 2021, UTC-5

Me, waking up 2 minutes before my alarm goes off.
6:31 a.m. Jan 20, 2021, UTC-5

As is frequently the case, while I enjoy reading about new topics in *GEB*, things that I already know about are more enjoyable still.
With exception, of course—I have to skim some of his explanation of recursive programming. But when he introduces Cage’s 4’33” without explaining it, I think I get more out of it than if I waited for the author to explain it in a couple of pages.
5:49 p.m. Jan 19, 2021, UTC-6

The author of *GEB* describes a graph from his own PhD thesis as “a picture of God.”
> An agnostic friend of mine once was so struck by Gplot’s infinitely many infinites that he called it “a picture of God”, which I don’t think is blasphemous at all. - Gödel, Escher, Bach, p. 142 There’s too much here to unpack right now. But heck.
5:39 p.m. Jan 19, 2021, UTC-6

I wish life was composed of more adjectives and fewer nouns.
9:40 a.m. Jan 19, 2021, UTC-8

"u had a choice and you installed windows instead of gnu/linux"
8:15 a.m. Jan 19, 2021, UTC-8

I just feel like humans have such a flawed understanding of the world and who we are.
12:17 a.m. Jan 19, 2021, UTC-8

What the frick is with the serotonin hit that comes from receiving a text from someone.
10:45 p.m. Jan 18, 2021, UTC-8

BILL WURTZ UPLOADED THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THE MUSIC IS 3D. https://youtu.be/zNTaVTMoNTk
4:05 p.m. Jan 18, 2021, UTC-8

I'm starting an AJR cover band with myself as the lead singer don't at me
10:09 p.m. Jan 17, 2021, UTC-8

It is 80° (not like right now obviously, but during the day). It is too hot to be outside unicycling.
1:01 a.m. Jan 17, 2021, UTC-8

I would very much like to unicycle but the weather won’t let me.
1:00 a.m. Jan 17, 2021, UTC-8

Life really is just improv comedy isn’t it
12:00 a.m. Jan 17, 2021, UTC-8

I'm a little worried Disney doesn't understand how fricking cool Wanda Vision could/should be.
There's demand for those characters. But the show doesn't look good.
12:16 a.m. Jan 16, 2021, UTC-8

*Imagine, the KA hotlist, but it's only programs that have been hidden from the hotlist*
9:17 p.m. Jan 15, 2021, UTC-8

"just install ubuntu, even people with 2 braincells can do it"
Someone needs to fricking drill into all the Linux users that a *nix shell is far from a universal experience.
9:16 p.m. Jan 15, 2021, UTC-8

When do I get to stop playing bedwars?
3:15 p.m. Jan 15, 2021, UTC-8

At first I was sketched out that this site was showing up in search results, but I kind of love the idea that someone Googles something and
my thought on it shows up.
10:48 a.m. Jan 15, 2021, UTC-8

I’m just a big confused boy
10:14 a.m. Jan 15, 2021, UTC-8

Wait I left Twitter and Bill Wurtz started Tweeting again, what is this?
"phone booths no longer have phones in them. now they are a blank canvas for the open minded adventurer"
11:55 p.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

YouTube has figured out that can serve me like 240p video and I don’t really care.
10:47 p.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

I’m glad to see towerofglass is posting content actively. Mostly VHS recordings, which is an amazing aesthetic.
1:35 p.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

I saw a Tumblr post last night that was like ‘Does Kitchen Sink by Twenty One Pilots count as rap’ and I’m still laughing.
That’s what prompted the posts last night.
1:12 p.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

Yeah fireball-jumping is cool, but have you tried fireball-holding-and-walking-off-the-edge?
10:11 a.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

On the theme of unpublished music, “Married on a Hill” is so good. Amazing 😢. I’m so glad it showed up on the internet.
1:06 a.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

Listening to “Kitchen Sink” and “Christmas Saves The Year.” We should be due for a TOP album this year, but this will work for now.
12:56 a.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

Twenty One Pilots is an amazing band.
They should be underground, niche; they epitomizes the alternative rock sound. And yet they’ve done it so fricking well that they’re mainstream. I have a model for thinking about mainstream vs. not, that I haven’t put into words yet, but TOP breaks it.
12:54 a.m. Jan 14, 2021, UTC-8

I feel like a huge amount (maybe 20%?) is converting between declarative and imperative data (AKA `diff`ing)
9:23 p.m. Jan 13, 2021, UTC-8

I'm working on a theory that my sanity is inversely correlated with the length of my hair. My hair is in my face and my sanity is thin.
4:12 p.m. Jan 13, 2021, UTC-8

I have decided that I need to learn how to work passionlessly.
3:39 p.m. Jan 13, 2021, UTC-8

I climbed some trees earlier today. Very fun, but also a workout.
9:34 p.m. Jan 12, 2021, UTC-8

I finally got my McDonalds quarter pounder. It wasn’t even that good, but it was satisfying.
9:34 p.m. Jan 12, 2021, UTC-8

I feel like animated adult shows are absolutely terrified of being classified as kids shows so they feel the need to be painfully explicit
in every episode.
1:21 p.m. Jan 12, 2021, UTC-8

I can’t stand people whose old experience with satire is The Onion. The Onion did not invent satire. *Utopia*, Thomas More, was 1516
Also, I had to fix the spelling of More and look up the date, but I know *Utopia* was written by Thomas More, so I’m hoping that comes up in trivia at some point.
10:35 a.m. Jan 12, 2021, UTC-8

I made it on top of the pergola. 9/10, very relaxing, highly recommend. A nice substitute for the roof.
2:45 p.m. Jan 11, 2021, UTC-8

There are a number of concerns that haunt the mind of one such as myself.
2:44 p.m. Jan 11, 2021, UTC-8

Me to my mutuals
12:13 a.m. Jan 11, 2021, UTC-8

Yeah KA Discord is cool, but have you tried KA Art of Problem Solving forum?
https://artofproblemsolving.com/community/c1692098_the_khan_academy_forum
12:08 a.m. Jan 11, 2021, UTC-8

BRB changing my name to Plornishmaroontigoonter
5:38 p.m. Jan 10, 2021, UTC-8

I keep waiting for something to happen.
1:02 p.m. Jan 10, 2021, UTC-8

Tumblr has disparaged California. CA truly is something else.
12:55 a.m. Jan 10, 2021, UTC-8

I must share with you the information
12:54 a.m. Jan 10, 2021, UTC-8

I just learned that "Istanbul (not Constantinople)" isn't originally a They Might Be Giants song, it's actually from 1953. I cannot process
12:07 a.m. Jan 10, 2021, UTC-8

The nights are so lonely if I don’t talk to myself.
11:56 p.m. Jan 09, 2021, UTC-8

"I have my rebuttal to the slime mold intercity rail proposal in the comments"
11:31 p.m. Jan 09, 2021, UTC-8

People are all 'Chick-fil-A donated to "anti-LGBTQ" organizations' and you look into it and it's like, churches, that teach Christianity.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Salvation Army, and Paul Anderson Youth Home, are the 3 Vox mentions. All 3 are Christian organizations, and all have expressed anti-LGBTQ beliefs. But they all have a mission statement that is not related to LBGTQ at all. They are charities which have a net-positive effect on the world, and yet refuse to hire members of the LBGTQ community. I initially read "anti-LGBTQ" as 'organizations that set out to hurt LGBTQ people' and so find these headlines to be very misleading. (I am referring to the last 5 years. In 2012 Chick-fil-A also donated food to a marriage seminar with a homophobic agenda?. In 2010 the owner donated $1000 to a group that promotes gay conversion therapy. There are several other incidents related to discriminatory hiring or homophobic statements by employees/leadership. But nothing else I found about the organizations in question acting on a homophobic agenda.) My conclusion here is not to defend Chick-fil-A. I'm trying to push back on statements calling for a boycott because of misconceptions about where Chick-fil-A's money goes. If Chick-fil-A was actively funding gay conversation therapy, I wouldn't eat there. But they're not. Sources: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/3/21/18275850/chick-fil-a-anti-lgbtq-donations, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-salvation-armys-histo_b_4422938, https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/5/29/18644354/chick-fil-a-anti-gay-donations-homophobia-dan-cathy
11:23 p.m. Jan 09, 2021, UTC-8

I need a Sherlock Holmes adaptation where Adler and Holmes curse each other out.
9:58 p.m. Jan 09, 2021, UTC-8

One of these days I’m going to eat a cheeseburger.
1:18 p.m. Jan 09, 2021, UTC-8

Every time I `apt-get upgrade` and there’s even a minor Python version bump I have to recompile mod_wsgi from source. Agahagahahah
1:11 p.m. Jan 09, 2021, UTC-8

Really, this website is the only one that matches my aesthetic. Tumblr is too chaotic, Twitter is too passionate, Instagram to flashy.
Even this website seems a little too nice at time, too polished. I want a nice T-shirt-and-jeans-on-grass-under-the-sun website. Twitter is like a promenade, either street performers or shops competing for your attention. Tumblr has been described as an abandoned clown factory. Instagram is like a beach: public, loud, bright. Discord or The Linoleum Club (yet nonexistent) are like a bar, dark and loud but friendly. YouTube is a sports arena. This website is my bed, my head, my thoughts.
10:45 p.m. Jan 08, 2021, UTC-8

I don’t think there are any real people
3:43 p.m. Jan 08, 2021, UTC-8

I read Mistborn (~700 pages) in about 9 hours of reading, about 19 hours after I started yesterday.
This is why I don’t read that much—not because I can’t, but because I can’t stop myself. I’d rather sit down for 10 hours on a weekend and do nothing but read than space out a book into my free time. This means that reading is a greater commitment than other things, like a 10 minute game of bedwars. This is for fiction of course, I have no ability to focus on more than 20 pages of nonfiction at a time.
3:10 p.m. Jan 08, 2021, UTC-8

I’m okay.
Perhaps the greatest lie I tell myself is that I am a rational creature. I fundamentally operate off of urges, feelings.
2:31 p.m. Jan 08, 2021, UTC-8

AAAHAAaaaahhhh I'm screaming inside. PureScript is another functional language that compiles to JavaScript
9:22 a.m. Jan 08, 2021, UTC-8

The Barnes and Noble employee who commented, 'Oh my word, that's my favorite book' when I bought *Good Omens*.
5:58 p.m. Jan 07, 2021, UTC-8

Thinking about how physical books still outsell ebooks. Digital has a long way to go as a medium.
The reMarkable tablet was very impressive because it *replicated* (for practical purposes) the feeling of writing on paper. But it still hasn’t surpassed paper.
3:39 p.m. Jan 07, 2021, UTC-8

No, Luke, you can’t take away my mental health Rigby!
RIP Rigby, the best social media yet.
3:32 p.m. Jan 07, 2021, UTC-8

To quickly recap some of my issues:
1. I know my problems are smaller than other people's; so I feel like it should be easy for me to deal with them. 2. I fault myself for having problems. Any problem (that was avoidable) also carries with it the weight of knowing that I wasn't good enough to avoid it. 3. I take criticism personally. Like 2, criticizing something I've made is both a criticism of the thing and a criticism of me, either that I haven't fixed it already or else that I wasn't smart enough to know that was a problem. (If I ask for criticism, I mean it. The biggest problem is when you criticize something I think is good. ) 4. I'm a perfectionist. 1 problem is 1 problem too many. As an example, I enjoy climbing. I bought climbing shoes, then scheduled myself to go climbing. When the time came, I couldn't find my climbing shoes. ('I don't have my climbing shoes' is the first problem). Then I fault myself for losing them ('I lost my climbing shoes' is the second problem). I now feel the need to fix both of these problems, first finding the shoes and second ensuring I never lose the shoes again. Since I'm a perfectionist, I can't go climbing without my shoes. And I now have a systemic problem ('I lose things'). Combing that problem with my perfectionism means that (if I can't fix the systematic problem) I should never go climbing again (because I can't guarantee I won't lose the climbing gear). But wait, my brain can apply 2) to the systemic problem as well. I never should have bought the shoes in the first place. If I knew I was going to lose them, buying them would be a bad idea. And we can keep going. I should never buy anything again. I shouldn't go climbing. etc. My brain does this all the fricking time. I hate it. (I wrote this last night at the same time as everything else but didn't post it.)
2:08 p.m. Jan 07, 2021, UTC-8

I posted 18 times yesterday. We’ll pass carlita_express in no time.
1:11 p.m. Jan 07, 2021, UTC-8

All I want to do is sleep. And yet. I feel like there are other things to be done. Aw well
12:25 a.m. Jan 07, 2021, UTC-8

I am slightly concerned about the magnitude of the site. It works well when it’s used like Twitter, being checked frequently, but I can
imagine that someone who hasn’t been here would be completely overwhelmed by the amount of content that’s built up. (Let me SSH in and count the number of Thoughts I’ve posted here so far.) Huh, only 792. I expected more, but I guess my Twitter was only at a couple thousand. Okay, we have space.
11:47 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

Can we take a moment to appreciate the code that I wrote for OurJSEditor to track a line and column number through the inverse of a find and
replace? It took like fricking 2 weeks. Amazing.
11:42 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

What was beautiful about 2016 me_irl was that it was self referential, but wouldn’t reference the outside world.
This what a lot of surrealists miss. I want art that disassociates with reality, but associates with itself—creating its own reality.
11:40 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

This is the only good website.
Honestly the amount of carthartic release I get from just thinking about the simple beauty of this young website would be difficult to understate. I want to add things, make it better, but I’m scared of ruining the simplicity. (Rigby went downhill after markdown support was added, really.)
11:34 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

PogChamp is canceled???
*They canceled pogchamp*
11:28 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

My vest gives me power.
11:24 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

Yeah Tumblr’s good, but have you tried Tumblr with “#current events” blocked?
6:50 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

It doesn't help that I am bad at taking jokes. Sometimes I say "I take everything literally." That's not perfectly true. Obviously, with
context I can tell a joke, (even if I'm worse at it then other people). But with exaggerations (things that aren't 100% joking) or certain contexts, I do horribly.
5:47 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

My fourth problem is that I'm a perfectionist, and I feel the need to fix all of my problems at once.
I keep a list of all of the problems that I have or have ever had, in an attempt to avoid repeating them. But this means that it's very easy for me to get distracted with one problem when I should be focusing on another.
5:39 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

My third problem is that I take criticism or requests as a fault of myself.
Someone asking me to do something gets filed as a problem I have ('I have to do it') and then also 'why haven't I done it already' and then 'why am I the type of person who hasn't done it'
5:39 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

I can't work through my problems until I've justified to myself that I'm allowed to have problems.
Right now I'm in an absolutely trashy cycle where I have a problem (even super minor things), and then I fault myself for having the problem. So I now have 2 problems, the problem, and the fact that I'm a bad person who created the problem. And I feel like I can't fix the problem until I can find out how to stop the problem from occurring again.
5:34 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

I understand that my problems are smaller than other people's problems, or even smaller than problems I've faced in the past.
But that doesn't mean it's easy for me to deal with them. And it doesn't mean I have energy to deal with other people's problems.
5:31 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

Like, Tumblr will have a bad take, but since there are actual words there, people can take the time to explain it. Someone on Twitter will
have a bad take and that's it. No explanation. So then it lives in my head rent free until I can figure out what the hell the person's reasoning is. This is one of my problems. Giving me an unfounded statement is like 8x worse than explaining yourself to me. I can handle not agreeing, but I cannot find closure in someone that I don't understand. I can't reject something until I understand it.
5:31 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

Twitter is just Tumblr 5 years ago, that's fairly well established, but with the addition that everyone is cramming their takes into as few
characters as possible. Tumblr, in the meantime, has settled, is less radical (or at least less aggressive) than Twitter or Tumblr 5 years ago.
5:23 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

The libertarian in me is trying to find a way to blame all my problems on the government.
2:41 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

I am going to aca-murder the next person who makes a portmanteau.
1:54 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

Aaahahahahhhhhhahhhahahhahahahhahaahah
12:58 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

My Twitter feed is telling me I’m an awful piece of **** person because I haven’t condemned the evil that is going on in Washington. I
don’t know what’s happening. There are no details, no facts, just judgment.
12:14 p.m. Jan 06, 2021, UTC-8

“I sometimes think I could do crystal meth, but then I thing, hmm, better not”
9:40 p.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

Forgetting to re-complie my Typescript, ah.
3:21 p.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

Thinking about the "How to write an alt-J song" video
2:22 p.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

A strictly-typed language, but it's possible to define fields that exist if and only if another field has a given value.
1:40 p.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

Beautiful CSS
```css body { animation: flicker 0.5s infinite; } @keyframes flicker { from {filter: hue-rotate(30deg) blur(0.7px) contrast(95%);} to {filter: hue-rotate(0deg) blur(0.5px) contrast(105%);} } ``` Anything more than 1px of blur makes the site unusable. I need a way to get some shaking or horizontal lines or something. Also it's quite laggy lol
12:07 p.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

Also, CSS whole-page effects are laggy as heck, it will be beautiful
11:54 a.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

I'm considering adding a flicker/blur affect to the whole site, *Gilded Dagger* style, to more accurately convey the mood I envision.
11:53 a.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

No one checks the website anyways, right?
11:52 a.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

I don’t know what I was thinking last night. Don’t read into it.
8:42 a.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

I feel like I can’t say stuff like I did in the last Thought because of who I am. I’m sorry. I just want to be loved. I’ll probably shut
down this website or something dumb in the morning. I don’t know who I am. Pray for me.
12:08 a.m. Jan 05, 2021, UTC-8

Feminists really be confused when men get offended by “all men are trash.” Like?
‘Obviously not all men are trash. It means that the patriarchy is bad’ Okay, can you say that? Because that’s not what you said. Sorry for assuming you meant what you said. I don’t give anyone else slack for this either. I take things literally. I will say what I mean. And people, especially leftists on the internet, *constantly* employ rhetoric which trips me up. It makes me angry. I want to have a discussion, to understand you, and I’m having to work in order to tear through the rhetoric to what you actually mean. “Eat the rich” is another example. Attacks on “the 1%.” These are not thought through, or else not meant to be taken literally. I had to ask a friend IRL if people were legitimately pushing for a violent revolution. (The vast majority of people, even on the internet, are not, to my knowledge. “Eat the rich” is a comment on the problems with wealth inequality, not a cry to actually eat people. “The 1%” I don’t think means 3,000,000 people, but views vary.) I’ve been accused before of being autistic, because I have a fixation with the literal meaning of words. And I’ve commented before how much I struggle with taking general insults personally. It makes me emotional. Say what you mean, and if you happen to insult a group that I’m a part of, don’t be surprised when I take it personally. Be ready to say it to my face. I want everyone to like me and if I have a behavior I need to change, let me know. Don’t insult half the population. I’m not a feminist.
11:49 p.m. Jan 04, 2021, UTC-8

Linux users are weird
1:33 p.m. Jan 04, 2021, UTC-8

Blaze and Photonic Symmetry are talking in KACC and it makes me so happy. They met on KA in ~2015.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
9:35 a.m. Jan 04, 2021, UTC-8

“opera browers we are working very website to all we know”
8:42 p.m. Jan 03, 2021, UTC-8

I’m holding out for an AI girlfriend.
8:41 p.m. Jan 03, 2021, UTC-8

I have like 8 projects going on at once here, it's painful.
12:26 p.m. Jan 03, 2021, UTC-8

The straights are not okay. I am not okay.
12:26 p.m. Jan 03, 2021, UTC-8

I want to add like 4 more pages to this site but I can't fit more links across the top on mobile. Heck mobile design
11:39 a.m. Jan 03, 2021, UTC-8

I've really enjoyed using Rectangle. It still sounds dumb to me, none of the things it does are things I would say I want, and yet, I do.
4:54 p.m. Jan 02, 2021, UTC-8

Mojang patches AFK fish farms. Earthcomputer, Cortex, PseudoGravity create a client-side mod that cracks fishing RNG.
AKF farms let you automatically get all fishing loot if you wait long enough. Cracking the RNG lets you just pick whatever loot you want and then get it. It does require client-side hacks. But it likely wouldn't have been worked out if Mojang had left normal AFK farms in the game.
11:20 a.m. Jan 02, 2021, UTC-8

Why don’t seagulls fly over bays?
Because then they’d be bagels.
10:22 a.m. Jan 02, 2021, UTC-8

https://discord.gg/e6C8qmazWM
11:39 p.m. Jan 01, 2021, UTC-8

"I got a spleen. Anyone want to buy? :) xD"
-Ethan
10:59 p.m. Jan 01, 2021, UTC-8

Considering referring to myself exclusively in the third person.
10:37 p.m. Jan 01, 2021, UTC-8

I’ve decided, for 2021, we’re going back to Jars of Clay.
12:37 a.m. Jan 01, 2021, UTC-8

Happy 2021 everyone!
Except 1 person, you know who you are. (Jk)
12:02 a.m. Jan 01, 2021, UTC-8

One of my favorite tropes is the assassin that says they’re an assassin because no one will believe them. Quality.
9:51 p.m. Dec 31, 2020, UTC-8

Imagine a piece of pizza but the crust is on one of the sides instead of the top.
5:52 p.m. Dec 31, 2020, UTC-8

I would very much appreciate an Etho video around now
10:35 a.m. Dec 30, 2020, UTC-8

If I do stuff with urgency than it’s stressful. If I don’t do anything than it’s a waste of time. I don’t know how to be productive at a
moderate pace.
10:35 a.m. Dec 30, 2020, UTC-8

Zoom updated their web client so you can actually see other people (instead of just the person talking). 10/10
No reason to download the native app now, get hecked.
9:32 a.m. Dec 30, 2020, UTC-8

Watched Wonder Woman 1984 tonight. Thoughts below the fold. (Mild spoilers)
There are a lot of things, that I would’ve done slightly differently, or that didn’t line up with what I expected. Overall, it was very good, at or above the MCU-superhero-movie average. I remember the first Wonder Woman being far above that, so my standards might have been too high. Perhaps the biggest was that the first Wonder Woman movie was really a war movie, super dark, and this one was was much lighter. It still dealt with serious themes, don’t get me wrong, but wasn’t nearly as gritty. I had to check that they were the same director, because I didn’t believe it. I actually really liked the villain, and his arc, but the final battle was anti-climactic. Throughout the movie the fight choreography was weird. Possibly just because it was different from the MCU melee style, but I don’t remember thinking about it on the first movie. Whereas this featured several fights that were just Wonder Woman pushing people over. And low-effort special effects of them sliding across the floor didn’t help either. I liked the time period set. Somehow it was super obvious about it without being annoying. Overall, quality super hero movie. I was hoping for something special, but I guess that’s on me.
12:31 a.m. Dec 30, 2020, UTC-8

Tumblr ads trying to convince me I have Crohn’s disease.
11:11 p.m. Dec 29, 2020, UTC-8

Not reading the BlueStacks license, probably violating it, who knows
12:57 p.m. Dec 29, 2020, UTC-8

My computer can't restart. I restart it, it logs out, giving a black screen, and then hangs there.
Eventually the shutdown process times out and it is smart enough to force-kill itself without me having to do anything, but when it starts back up it gives me "your computer was restarted because of a problem."
12:15 p.m. Dec 29, 2020, UTC-8

Drugs
3:25 p.m. Dec 28, 2020, UTC-8

You don't understand how high quality William Osman used to be. He used to be a maker channel. He used to make things. It's okay though I
now have [Make it and Fake it](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3L9AcM6TxfLjpr6YzVVp8Q) and [Ian Charnas](https://www.youtube.com/user/iancharnas) so I'm surviving.
3:02 p.m. Dec 28, 2020, UTC-8

Tag yourself I'm "An oasis in a desert starved of quality"
1:42 p.m. Dec 28, 2020, UTC-8

Tempted to walk outside in the rain and just get absolutely soaked
1:32 p.m. Dec 28, 2020, UTC-8

I know I’ve said this before, but man, the first half of “Dreams & Boxes” is so good.
12:31 a.m. Dec 28, 2020, UTC-8

Another Matt Parker video, featuring Eugénie.
I didn't count scientifically, but Matt refers to her as "her/she" 4 times, and "they/them" 3 times. Ben Sparks and Howard Carter are another 3 "they/them"s All I want, Matt, is consistency.
12:57 p.m. Dec 27, 2020, UTC-8

Thinking about The Linoleum Club.
10:25 a.m. Dec 27, 2020, UTC-8

I feel like a nomad
10:00 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-8

It’s 2020, why do I still have to tie my shoes? Why isn’t Velcro mainstream? Why isn’t there something better?
9:36 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-8

If *GEB* passes the Bechdel test, I quit. If *GEB* does not pass the Bechdel test, I will never quit.
9:23 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-8

How are people supposed to know I’m smart if I don’t carry around a copy of GEB?
6:33 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

I can’t believe toml exists. 2/10
4:26 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

s/plain/plane/g
3:42 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

I operate in a heightened plain of existence that you can only dream of.
This comes off super elitist if you take it seriously. I recommend imagining me asleep, slurring my words, muttering about other plains of existence.
3:24 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

Much in the same way that a fish writhes, I writhe in time.
2:39 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

Me, who has never been in nor had any desire to participate in theater, crying, “I really really really really want to show you my play!”
1:09 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

Might start believing in Santa again idk
12:20 p.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

Why can’t I get me a girl who plays chess against herself in public like the love interest in the 2010 music video
for AJR’s Go On Take a Chance?
1:22 a.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

Listened to Student Loans again. Man. I regret it.
I should just loop My Play and stop caring. I want Students Loans so badly though.
1:19 a.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

If random Repl.it coder adds entities to Minecraft I will shut down OurJSEditor.
12:44 a.m. Dec 26, 2020, UTC-5

Oh the yearning in my heart for IntelliJ IDEA
6:51 p.m. Dec 25, 2020, UTC-5

Just unwrapped a copy of GEB, get hyped!
*Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid* is a fricking meme of a book. You have to be such an iconic type of nerd in order to read it. I once said that I wanted to talk to the type of people who have read it, and now I could become one of those people. Unfortunately, it’s 700 pages of non-fiction so I’m not super optimistic about finishing it. I opened to a random page and it was talking about my favorite artist, Rene Magritte!
4:08 p.m. Dec 25, 2020, UTC-5

I got a new Apple Watch for Christmas and I’m still playing with it. Hours of entertainment
2:45 p.m. Dec 25, 2020, UTC-5

Merry Christmas!
Remember that time a couple thousand years ago when the God if the universe was born as a human, that was pretty cool.
9:23 a.m. Dec 25, 2020, UTC-5

Carcinization gets a Wikipedia page and you’ll can’t stop yourself from acting like it’s the most important thing in the world.
9:54 p.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler
in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.” ‭‭Micah‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬ “But you, Bethlehem, David’s country, the runt of the litter—From you will come the leader who will shepherd-rule Israel. He’ll be no upstart, no pretender. His family tree is ancient and distinguished. Meanwhile, Israel will be in foster homes until the birth pangs are over and the child is born, And the scattered brothers come back home to the family of Israel. He will stand tall in his shepherd-rule by GOD’s strength, centered in the majesty of GOD-Revealed. And the people will have a good and safe home, for the whole world will hold him in respect—Peacemaker of the world!” ‭‭Micah‬ ‭5:2-4‬ ‭MSG‬‬
9:42 p.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

Humans spend a lot of time in cloth
9:34 p.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

I wish I were alone
7:17 p.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

I'm chuckling at the RayWorks ban evidence PDF. He's so stressed. The man has no chill. He's inventing problems and then blaming others.
Reminds me of KAD honestly
10:55 a.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

RaysWorks was banned from Prototech awdjnkbwqkhd
Makes me respect Prototech so much more to know that they care about their image. SciCraft's dominance as the technical Minecraft server is being questioned. Proto and Hakate are in a position to do much cooler things. Ray feels like he's playing catch-up
10:38 a.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

What a bad idea this was
7:16 a.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

I have a *bad* idea for a social network.
2:12 a.m. Dec 24, 2020, UTC-5

Who puts the peas in the pea pods?
6:41 p.m. Dec 23, 2020, UTC-5

I am declaring TLS Day over!
All my maintained sites are now using TLS. I have several sites that I need to go back and update with TLS as well as other things, but that will have to wait.
3:31 p.m. Dec 23, 2020, UTC-5

Who would have guessed that reading the Apache docs are actually helpful?
1:57 p.m. Dec 23, 2020, UTC-5

Yeah so no one knows how to calculate the height of a table with percentage values. It's just not specified in the spec. Thanks :/
12:59 p.m. Dec 23, 2020, UTC-5

I would not be surprised if, in the future, it becomes customary to shave one’s head in order to wear a hat/wig all the time.
12:02 p.m. Dec 23, 2020, UTC-5

slep now
2:26 a.m. Dec 23, 2020, UTC-5

✨ is overused. It shall now be scorned.
7:09 p.m. Dec 22, 2020, UTC-5

Happy Tuesday!
12:57 p.m. Dec 22, 2020, UTC-5

We're SSL, baby!
12:51 p.m. Dec 22, 2020, UTC-5

Having to stop myself from listening to the 3 *OK ORCHESTRA* songs on repeat because they're too hype for the current vibe.
12:23 p.m. Dec 22, 2020, UTC-5

"My Play" is beautiful.
It's like Legos but better. I said previously I didn't expect AJR to do anything radically different on this album, and while they haven't, "My Play" is definitely different enough to keep it interesting. The hype for the album has increased! Also yes I forgot to listen to it until now I'm 15 minutes late, fake fan, rip
12:17 p.m. Dec 22, 2020, UTC-5

Me watching the clock waiting for My Play. Less than an hour to go
11:04 a.m. Dec 22, 2020, UTC-5

Okay, we’re back up awdklanwdajdn
I restarted mysql
6:47 p.m. Dec 21, 2020, UTC-5

I recompiled mod_wsgi from source and it fixed it.
Sic no it didn’t OurJSEditor is still down. I’m getting no error messages anywhere I have no idea what’s wrong.
6:47 p.m. Dec 21, 2020, UTC-5

I hate apache config files. I changed literally nothing and now every website I’m hosting is giving a 500 error and there are no errors in
the Apache logs. *This is from earlier, since this site was down as well*
6:46 p.m. Dec 21, 2020, UTC-5

The amount of imperfection in the world is absolutely staggering. Nothing is good.
4:25 p.m. Dec 21, 2020, UTC-5

A friend that I follow who normally posts about his music and skateboarding just causally posted a picture of a terminal with a filter. My
first thought was that he snagged a generic terminal output and had put work into editing it, but it was a standard Instagram filter and his name was the username in the image. So it looks like he was legitimately trying to set up SSH keys with a Ubuntu remote sever (and struggling with it). Welcome to the Linux club, free as in freedom.
11:17 a.m. Dec 21, 2020, UTC-5

Microwave oven with a front disguised as a etch-a-sketch
12:50 a.m. Dec 21, 2020, UTC-5

If I had a dollar for every fricking pastbin website I'd have at least $20, my word.
10:46 p.m. Dec 20, 2020, UTC-5

50 minute Etho!
4:41 p.m. Dec 20, 2020, UTC-5

“I still feel alive”
-still feel., half•alive
1:45 a.m. Dec 20, 2020, UTC-5

**My 2020 Music Roundup!***
I did replay.music.apple.com but that measures total play time so it under-represents bands that I learned about in the middle of the year. And those bands are the bands I think of as defining the year. So here we go, Matthias’s top 5 bands of 2020: 1. AJR 2. Jon Bellion 3. Saint Motel 4. half•alive 5. The Regrettes Last year I posted 15 bands. I listed to a similar amount of music this year, this list is just trimmed because there were only a few artists that defined this year. Some of the ones from last year feel stale now.
4:37 p.m. Dec 19, 2020, UTC-5

I found another person who likes Wilderness Survival. It's too late, they're mainstream, time to jump ship.
4:18 p.m. Dec 19, 2020, UTC-5

Just FYI, we're going to force-of-will 2021 to be better than 2020.
2:54 p.m. Dec 19, 2020, UTC-5

I want to go to Zanzibar.
2:22 p.m. Dec 19, 2020, UTC-5

Artists have it so easy. They put work into art and their feedback is all, ‘that’s amazing’ and ‘good job.’ I put work into a program, to
get feedback like “There are so many ways we could make this more fun” and ‘doesn’t even support mobile’ and *silence*. I guess that’s the curse of making things that are actually useful as opposed to just wall decoration.
12:01 p.m. Dec 19, 2020, UTC-5

American Girl Doll movie memes are an untapped market. Invest now
9:52 a.m. Dec 19, 2020, UTC-5

The KA Hearth is a complete failure. No one has the attention span to read anything longer than a Discord message these days.
9:32 a.m. Dec 19, 2020, UTC-5

All people want to do is tell me that I'm wrong. Like I get it. I'm dumb, you're smarter than me.
You know more about the KA API than I do. You know how the internet works and I don't. And KA's processing-js finally has it's source available. And OurJSEditor looks ugly as hell and I'm not managing it right.
11:49 p.m. Dec 18, 2020, UTC-5

No one uses F#
Dark moved from OCaml to F#, citing that the OCaml community was too small and that the F# community felt huge. So I'm like, okay, I can find resources for F# and I start looking, "libsodium f sharp" and nothing's coming up and I'm like, clearly I don't understand how to refer to this language. Is it "f#" or "fsharp" or "fs" or something else. But I think no, there's just actually no resources on it
11:45 p.m. Dec 18, 2020, UTC-5

Why has no one implemented ed25519 in Haskell?
9:18 p.m. Dec 18, 2020, UTC-5

I have the attention span of a fly
6:23 p.m. Dec 18, 2020, UTC-5

Announced OJSE 1.2 today. Not that that means anything, we’re just chilling.
5:23 p.m. Dec 18, 2020, UTC-5

"i'm just a neural network that continuously generates js one liners 24/7"
-Raumaan
2:22 p.m. Dec 18, 2020, UTC-5

AHAHAHAHAHAAAHAAHHA! Browser compatibility bugs!!!!!!
What the hell. It's 2020. Why is my website doing different things in different browsers. I'm using vanilla HTML, CSS, and ES5 Javascript. I'm using features that are available in IE, not css grid layouts or next gen custom HTML elements. Chrome and Firefox can't agree on how to render a table. This should not be painful. This literally renders differently in Chrome and Firefox: ```html <table style="height: 1px;"> <tbody> <tr style="height: 200px;"> <td> <div style="height: 100%; border: solid;"> This renders differently in Chrome and Firefox. </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> ``` I reported a bug to someone on the internet, probably going to get roasted because I reported it in the wrong place or something.
10:22 p.m. Dec 17, 2020, UTC-5

If I pretend to be a person well enough they may let me actually be one some day.
8:43 p.m. Dec 17, 2020, UTC-5

There's a huge difference between ugly code that lets you write clean code later, and ugly code that forces you to write ugly code later.
3:50 p.m. Dec 17, 2020, UTC-5

Okay, but why is Github's dark theme bad?
2:14 p.m. Dec 17, 2020, UTC-5

I’ll admit, I wasn’t a fan of Dream ever since he click-baited Notch and then plugged Notch’s Twitter, when Notch is known to be
*questionable* on Twitter. (Things he has posted have been described as transphobic or sexist. However, he is far from the worst offender on the platform.) Some people have called for boycotting Minecraft or pretending Minecraft was made by someone else. I wouldn’t go that far; I do respect Notch as a game developer. But I don’t agree with his Twitter, and I wouldn’t link to it with a target audience of children. So when Dream did that, and didn’t to my knowledge face any backlash for it, I was taken aback. That seems like a bigger deal in some ways then cheating for a 5th place leaderboard spot. (Remember, this is a Thought, not a judgement or a thesis or my only thought.)
5:02 p.m. Dec 16, 2020, UTC-5

If, on the other hand, none of my posts make sense, then that is likely because you are in the wrong timeline, in which case I can only say,
good luck.
1:04 p.m. Dec 16, 2020, UTC-5

"i vote laminated paper because i'm a turtle"
10:42 a.m. Dec 16, 2020, UTC-5

TIL that studies have been inconclusive in attempting to prove that I am anything more than a figment of your imagination.
:(
10:37 a.m. Dec 16, 2020, UTC-5

My apologies if some of the posts on here don’t make any sense. Sometimes I forget to switch phones when traveling between timelines and I
haven’t added the ability to delete or edit posts yet.
10:32 a.m. Dec 16, 2020, UTC-5

My head is like fricking 23 inches
2:15 a.m. Dec 16, 2020, UTC-5

I have negotiated with Santa and he has refused to give me more time.
12:28 a.m. Dec 16, 2020, UTC-5

All I want for Christmas is more time.
4:02 p.m. Dec 15, 2020, UTC-5

I think my jaw is broken
7:43 a.m. Dec 15, 2020, UTC-5

Brb, legally changing my name to Rene.
12:47 a.m. Dec 15, 2020, UTC-5

It's wild how I still haven't met anyone who wants to be bad.
11:02 p.m. Dec 14, 2020, UTC-5

I think I might have ADHD.
I mean, I don't know what ADHD is. I don't have trouble focusing, focusing just feels weird.
3:16 p.m. Dec 14, 2020, UTC-5

**I wish I was a child again**
2:48 p.m. Dec 14, 2020, UTC-5

Fusion 360 is bad. SolidWorks is bad. All CAD programs except for my yet unreleased CAD program are bad.
By "yet unreleased" I mean "imaginary hypothetical"
1:40 a.m. Dec 14, 2020, UTC-5

We're on Python 3.9.1, almost to Python 4.
What's semver, never heard of her
10:26 p.m. Dec 13, 2020, UTC-5

F tier date formatting
April, 23rd
5:15 p.m. Dec 13, 2020, UTC-5

Grant Sanderson uses Julia. Languages to learn as soon as possible!
7:59 a.m. Dec 13, 2020, UTC-5

Had a dream Pamela joined OJSE.
Also, I just woke up. I guess this is what happens when I go to bed at 10pm.
5:13 a.m. Dec 13, 2020, UTC-5

Can you imagine if getting in bed was hard? I’m glad I just kind of have to flop down onto it and close my eyes.
10:08 p.m. Dec 12, 2020, UTC-5

We’re going to run out of fish!
5:33 p.m. Dec 12, 2020, UTC-5

All these "open-source" programs with like 18 terms for distribution. Public domain your code, or leave.
Public domain or all rights reserved. Nothing in between.
4:06 p.m. Dec 12, 2020, UTC-5

"Bummerland" is a great song because you can listen to it when you're happy or sad, it has a very broad spectrum of emotions.
3:54 p.m. Dec 12, 2020, UTC-5

I literally just found out T Swift released a second album this year, I'm great at following pop culture, 10/10.
2:14 p.m. Dec 12, 2020, UTC-5

I want to sit in a puddle of hot oil
6:08 p.m. Dec 11, 2020, UTC-5

Liberals be like "I'm not a tankie by any means but i've yet to see substantial proof" that the CCP uses wide scale forced labor.
The full exchange (didn't fit in the first line): "the Chinese Communist Party is holding Uyghurs in concentration camps.” "I’m not a tankie by any means but i’ve yet to see substantial proof that this is happening on as wide a scale as claimed from a source that isnt Adrian Zenz" Like, okay, they're only using a little bit of forced labor? Oh, they shut down the re-educations camps when they claimed they did in 2019? You can claim that this is a conspiracy theory by the western media to promote capitalism, but I think that makes you a tankie.
12:35 a.m. Dec 11, 2020, UTC-5

I found a keyboard shortcut to launch Stickies.app
9:49 p.m. Dec 10, 2020, UTC-5

The funny thing about Sci hub (and other forms of piracy) is that I have access to those papers, or could pay for them. But Sci Hub is so
fricking easy. I could find my library portal and do a search for the author or a similar document, or I could throw the DOI into scihub and just *have it*. (I wrote this before the paper loaded, and it just doesn't exist now. Like that SciHub doesn't have that paper or isn't working. Heck you SciHub.)
9:48 p.m. Dec 10, 2020, UTC-5

What the heck? Tubbo is playing Minecraft to 80k viewers on Twitch. Jack Septic Eye has 15k viewers playing Cyberpunk
4:15 p.m. Dec 10, 2020, UTC-5

Hmmm
This was super easy to do because of Safari's support for WebEx and the `xcrun safari-web-extension-converter` tool. Unfortunately, signing and distributing a Safari extension is still $100/year. Also, Safair runs *super* slowly with it installed, although I'm not sure why. The KA Extension, running under Safari!
2:31 p.m. Dec 10, 2020, UTC-5

My solution for AoC day 7 part 1: #tw Javascript
Definitely a trickier one. At this rate, we'll be doing machine learning by the end of the month. ```js const input = document.body.textContent; const bagTypes = {}; for (let line of input.split("\n").filter(l => l.length)) { let [_, color] = /^([a-z ]+?) bags/.exec(line); const bag = {color, canContain: []}; for (let canContain of line.matchAll(/(\d+) ([a-z ]+) bags?[,.](?: |$)/g)) { let [_, count, subColor] = canContain; bag.canContain.push({count, color: subColor}); } bagTypes[color] = bag; } function canHoldGold(bag) { for (let content of bag.canContain) { if (content.color === "shiny gold") { // Then we can, base case return true; } //Otherwise, we need to check if any of this bag's sub-bags can if (canHoldGold(bagTypes[content.color])) { return true; } } //If none of them can, return false; } console.log("Part 1: ", Object.keys(bagTypes).filter(bagType => canHoldGold(bagTypes[bagType])).length) function countSubBags(bag) { let total = 0; for (let canContain of bag.canContain) { total += parseInt(canContain.count, 10); //Plus all the bags those have to contain. total += parseInt(canContain.count, 10) * countSubBags(bagTypes[canContain.color]); } return total; } console.log("Part 2: ", countSubBags(bagTypes["shiny gold"])); ```
12:59 a.m. Dec 10, 2020, UTC-5

I have been informed that I am, in fact, not a goose.
9:31 p.m. Dec 09, 2020, UTC-5

The more I think about it, the more I become convinced that the human brain's conception of time is not universal.
2:11 a.m. Dec 09, 2020, UTC-5

I realize that my plans of dedicating my life to streaming Cyberpunk 2077 are problematic for a couple of reasons:
I don't own Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077 isn't publicly available I don't know if I own hardware that is capable of running Cyberpunk 2077 However! I do own Minecraft, so I for the time being I will be dedicating my life to playing that.
2:24 p.m. Dec 08, 2020, UTC-5

I would like a Matthias-sized cardboard box to sit in.
2:15 p.m. Dec 08, 2020, UTC-5

What about geese?
Am I a geese?
2:10 p.m. Dec 08, 2020, UTC-5

It is the time for the pain.
7:48 a.m. Dec 08, 2020, UTC-5

Jon Bellion > Billy Joel. I was born in le right generation
12:07 a.m. Dec 08, 2020, UTC-5

I am living in a reality
separate from the reality experienced by mostpeople. One of my hopes, is that sometimes, I can bring some people into my reality
12:04 a.m. Dec 08, 2020, UTC-5

“Actually, it's scientifically proven that bigger brains are dumber 😉”
11:31 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

WHY AM I SO BAD AT WRITING
11:01 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

Welcome to the hour of heck.
10:27 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

Okay so Gaud wrote a Tony the Tiger x Grinch fanfic, and while I can handle that it exists, I hate that it is good. Like quality writing.
Better than some books that I’ve read. https://biggest-gaudiest-patronuses.tumblr.com/post/636714357200470016/biggest-gaudiest-patronuses
7:53 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

I do not control the speed at which I juggle
4:40 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

You have to be gentle with things that are delicate.
Sorry for spamming here I need a mental outlet right now. Post button goes post post post
4:32 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

I can play, at most, 20 notes on the piano.
4:30 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

"It was never enough. He just needed saving from himself."
-Cautionary Tales, Jon Bellion
4:26 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

I want to be crushed.
"But people who have been flattened by the earth still live." We cannot start over.
4:16 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

Thinking about buying Cyberpunk and wasting the entire rest of my life playing it. Just 70 hours a week for the next 20 years.
4:13 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

Take me home.
2:59 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

I can only handle small problems.
2:54 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

Too much to think and I can't do it all at the same time.
2:43 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

I need a way to parallelize my thoughts.
2:43 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

"u have no idea how much i would love to default to Linux... 1) i cant use any of the major antivirus software on linux."
2:41 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

I have no concept of the date. It feels like Dec 10th or 13th maybe.
2:29 p.m. Dec 07, 2020, UTC-5

It's such a bummer to me that Tom Scott deleted his "meme-based, gamer-adjacent culture" thread. It would have been such a good copypasta
Tom had the awareness to delete it like 2 hours after it was posted, before it became a meme. He evidently has some sense, but also, how do you post that in the first place? Maybe he was super specifically talking about the "gamersriseup" culture, but it would have behooved him to specify that, rather than tossing all "memes about video games" under the bus. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/tom-scott-i-am-at-x
6:22 p.m. Dec 06, 2020, UTC-5

I own an umbrella, as if I'm going to leave the house.
6:02 p.m. Dec 06, 2020, UTC-5

Frick I forgot yesterday's advent of code!
1:42 a.m. Dec 06, 2020, UTC-5

The problem with adults is that they’re scared of falling down.
Children possess the ability to embrace the ground.
4:26 p.m. Dec 05, 2020, UTC-5

OurJSEditor logs record access from the User Agent "Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/7.0" I'm scared.
12:40 a.m. Dec 05, 2020, UTC-5

Why do I have things to do that don’t involve lying in bed?
8:51 p.m. Dec 04, 2020, UTC-5

The world is divided into 2 types of people. "Folx" and "cismen"
I cannot describe how seriously and in how formal of a context, the "folx" vs. "cismen" distinction is being made.
2:11 a.m. Dec 04, 2020, UTC-5

I give the collapse of society another generation.
Maybe 2. In particular, what I'm predicting is a dramatic crash in the amount of work humans are doing. I have the distinct impression that human beings are doing more work than we need to be. That 20-30% of man-hours that are payed to be worked are superfluous to human existence. For example, systems that are upgraded because they need to upgraded because they need to be the upgraded version. Not because the old version is bad. I'm not hating on this. I have a job that feels like this and I get paid and I go home happy. I don't know what form this will take. It's fundamentally a cultural issue. It may become culturally acceptable to work 32 hours a week instead of 40, or go to school until you're 16 and take a couple years off until you start working at 20. Or jobs could become significantly easier. Or unemployment, the amount of people living off their parents, could increase to 20%. Or we could have a full-on socialist revolution, who knows. Unfortunately, my data is wildly American-centric. This may only happen in America and not globally. The question "why haven't robots taken our jobs yet" is a hard one to answer. It's an incredibly weird and loaded question, and I'll need to re-examine it in the future.
1:32 a.m. Dec 04, 2020, UTC-5

"Also I was making fun of the swastika Matthias I am not socialist"
12:09 a.m. Dec 04, 2020, UTC-5

Level 100 in Hypixel Bedwars! Iron prestige, baby! I've accomplished something with my life.
12:08 a.m. Dec 04, 2020, UTC-5

If Python had {} and c-style for loops it would be basically the perfect language.
4:51 p.m. Dec 03, 2020, UTC-5

2017 Aiden: “as is wont to occur among youngsters” 2020 Aiden: “yo” *silence*
3:43 p.m. Dec 03, 2020, UTC-5

He watches
11:28 p.m. Dec 02, 2020, UTC-5

“They should just not plow the roads and everyone should get snowmobiles”
6:51 p.m. Dec 02, 2020, UTC-5

I'm binge watching boating vlogs in preparation for when I leave society and live in a boat in international waters alone.
4:36 p.m. Dec 02, 2020, UTC-5

Why would people do drugs when KACP exists?
12:18 p.m. Dec 02, 2020, UTC-5

"The moderation structure and policies are not intended to be an example of an anarchist society; an internet forum is not a society."
10:38 a.m. Dec 02, 2020, UTC-5

"Conversations about moderation, rules, bans, and other meta topics take place in /r/metanarchism (message the mods to get in)."
When the anarchism subreddit has a separate, private, subreddit for discussions of their authority system.
10:37 a.m. Dec 02, 2020, UTC-5

‘The Lord generously gave his grace to me, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.’ 1 Timothy 1:14
12:43 a.m. Dec 02, 2020, UTC-5

I made brownies, and they're much thinner than I would like. But they taste super good, so I feel like eating 25 square inches of brownie.
10:59 p.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

Remember, 1 square foot is 144 square inches.
10:46 p.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

It’s weird to realize that 3Blue1Brown’s Linear Series barely scratches the surface of the concepts in Linear Algebra.
5:08 p.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

Osmosis Jones live action when?, you cowards.
5:08 p.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

The Arecibo Radio Telescope has collapsed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vchDbyIRP44
3:50 p.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

"Liberals is a pejorative term"
3:27 p.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

Gosh heck it better be okay because right now it doesn't look like it is going to be.
9:59 a.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

Might mess around and move to Zagreb
8:53 a.m. Dec 01, 2020, UTC-5

Bad website ideas with Matthias:
A website like Youtube, except the only videos are ones linked to by https://tiltlhat.tumblr.com
11:49 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

I think people's desire for fame and their desire for rights or fair treatment, stem from a common desire, that of respect or dignity.
11:43 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

SQLite is one of the best pieces of software ever written.
8:37 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

No functional language survives first contact with the user.
This is part of what makes React, or even Elm, so appealing. The functional bits are super useful for say, describing UI elements. But while React handles updating okay, it struggles with updating dynamically from user input.* * The example here is a textbox, a button, and a div, and anything entered into the textbox shows up in the div when the button is pressed. JS, piece of cake. ```js document.querySelector("button").addEventListener("click", evt => { document.querySelector("textarea").textContent = document.querySelector("textarea").value; }); ``` React,* Elm, the examples aren't worth including here. They're too long. *You could golf a React example to a similar length as JS, because React *is* JS. You can access another component in the global scope and call .setState on it. But that's not idiomatic React, that's using React to render and writing JS same as you normally would. React, according to the docs and "good practice," state/information should never flow down, and should never flow sideways. This is an example designed to force React to flow state info sideways, but that's not something React is good at. Here's the React example: https://ourjseditor.com/program/VVr6PE. I haven't written one for Elm, that would take too long with my current knowledge of Elm.
5:55 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

Idris attempts to solve the same problem as [Thu](https://ourjseditor.com/program/S5ShEy). They're just doing it very differently.
Idris pulls types into the main scope, which is something that I avoided with Thu. But I still treat Types very dynamically in Thu, kind of adding dynamic operators to the type scope.
5:10 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

If anyone reading this could invite me to https://lobste.rs, that would be great, please HMU.
This website should be testament to my sanity /s
1:59 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

#cat-v
13:49 <h9ro> yes, and then they're like "ship it" 13:49 <h9ro> i mean "train it"
1:50 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

More selected messages from the 9front IRC (#cat-v)
13:45 <cinap_lenrek> motion control, like a CAR? 13:45 <cinap_lenrek> a TRAIN! 13:45 <taw9> I have four Beckhoff servo drives, the fc7502 card to talk to them and three servo motors. 13:45 <user51> a plane? 13:45 <Ori_B> cinap_lenrek: hahaha, so, yesterday on gridchat, someone wanted to try making trains run on plan9.
1:46 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

Please explain #cat-v on Freenode to me. What does it mean to solder a unix pipe?
05:50 <user51> when i was a kid i soldered a pipe between pcie slot and cpu pins because i didnt know how unix pipes worked.. i called the the pipe express 05:50 <user51> now that we have json requests i dont need to solder anything anymore :)
1:42 p.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

I am not currently taking questions.
11:15 a.m. Nov 30, 2020, UTC-5

Just edited, committed, pushed, and deployed from my phone.
11:21 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-5

Okay I’ve snapped can someone please tell me what 👉🏻👈🏻 is supposed to mean? I’ve never seen someone do that IRL
11:10 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-5

Airplanes are like birds but in the sky
6:06 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-7

There’s a joke about how powers of two are sexy, because each is one-hot number. Unfortunately I’m not qualified to make it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-hot I’ve never used this but apparently it exists.
5:51 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-7

My hands aren’t dry and my hands aren’t rough, but they’re like thin leather. The skin is stiff. There’s moisture on them, but it doesn’t
soak in to them.
5:46 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-7

Back in Denver I think!
4:21 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-7

Thinking about hyper spheres
12:48 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-8

Jesus and the 12 disciples, the last supper, coffee shop AU.
12:45 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-8

Trying to figure out how to explain *Paradise Lost* to an atheist.
“C.S. Lewis but from 1600” requires knowledge of Clive.
12:44 p.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-8

I am a circle when I feel like I should be a square.
A round peg in a square hole, if you will.
11:10 a.m. Nov 29, 2020, UTC-8

What if I was actually blind and no one knew?
8:54 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

Lucrative
8:25 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

The amount of information my brain is processing has increased faster than my brain’s throughput has.
8:22 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

I found another pastebin website. Wow. Gosh heck there are a lot
7:53 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

Also, what the frick. I [described](https://matthias1.micro.blog/2018/08/10/small-blogging.html) this website in *2018*.
7:17 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

https://micro.blog should be so cool. They were so close. They understand what I’m trying to do here. They’re just charging $5/mo for it.
7:15 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

AJR has been popping off recently. Used in an Apple ad, #1 iTunes Charts, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Just need them to drop music.
7:04 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

Free serverless and static-site hosting is cool, but it’s still not at the point where I can distribute templates to non-coders.
7:03 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

I want a service like a server, except I just give them a binary and they run it 24/7. And they have a database and handle port forwarding
and stuff. In particular, I want this to be so easy to use that I can create a binary, give it to a tech-questionable friend, and have them upload it and have it just work. Self-hosting is one of the things that makes the internet great. But hosting these days requires either code or messing with web server configs or else using a template provided by some website generator.
6:59 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

I was like oh, I haven’t posted recently, I wish I had things to post, and in that moment I forgot that my criteria for posting on here is
virtually non existent, so yeah, here’s what I’ve been thinking about.
6:55 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

If the world was a simulation, and one person was the main character and knew the world was a simulation, who would it be?
6:54 p.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

Firefox uses `.columnNum`. Chome and Safari use `.column`. Why? It's just not standardized. No one knows what to do.
This is the issue with the web. There are no other issues. All bugs are browser compatibility bugs. If there was one browser, there would be no issues with Javascript. It is 2020 and the specification is just like, eh. Who cares. No one uses the web anyways.
11:11 a.m. Nov 28, 2020, UTC-8

If you take a break in the middle of the hill, you start to roll back down.
3:23 p.m. Nov 27, 2020, UTC-8

I would like to thank Taco Works chips, my primary supplier of MSG for the last 5 years.
1:04 p.m. Nov 26, 2020, UTC-8

“How sweet, the taste of certainty” -TrusT, half•alive
4:02 p.m. Nov 25, 2020, UTC-8

How sweet the taste of certainty.
How sweet the love of the God of love. How sweet the mercy of Justice. How sweet the taste of certainty. The confidence of knowing the Lord. The taste of an ancient faith. An ancient faith, alive, new, and fresh in me. An ancient God, young to me. His wisdom overwhelming my naivety.
4:01 p.m. Nov 25, 2020, UTC-8

My incompetence is striking.
3:46 p.m. Nov 25, 2020, UTC-8

Why do I do web development? Why do I do this to myself?
1:22 p.m. Nov 25, 2020, UTC-8

Brandon Sanderson is like George R. R. Martin if he released 3 books a year.
12:32 p.m. Nov 25, 2020, UTC-8

I love `Blob`s, big fan.
12:53 a.m. Nov 25, 2020, UTC-8

Some pieces I did on tixy.land
[Basic Wave](https://tixy.land/?code=%28sin%28%28x%2By%29%2F9-t*2%29%2B1%29%2F2) [M, one](https://tixy.land/?code=%22%C2%81%C3%83%C2%A5%C2%99%22.charCodeAt%28y%2F2%29%262**%28x-4%29) [M, two](https://tixy.land/?code=%221%C2%95%11%11%22.charCodeAt%28y%2F2%29%262**%283-abs%287-x%29%2By%252*4%29)
11:42 p.m. Nov 24, 2020, UTC-8

Javascript deserved so much better than this. Such a beautiful syntax, beautiful type system. Alternatives like ReScript exist.
People understand what JS could have been. ReasonML, ReScript, or TypeScript. It's JS syntax, dynamic typing, but well-defined and strictly typed. Super clean and polished. JS is so ugly. It's tearing at the seams. But I can't in good conscience write one of these languages which is going to be transpiled to OCaml that is going to be transpiled to Javascript.
9:05 p.m. Nov 24, 2020, UTC-8

Vivaldi released a beta of their mail client less than a week after I set up Spark :|
8:32 p.m. Nov 24, 2020, UTC-8

Made some changes to the website, most visibly the date format. Explanation below
The purpose of including a date is to provide context. Rather than provide the time in the client's (your) timezone, I provide the time it was for me when I posted it, and my timezone. This means that if you want to figure out the time I posted it in your timezone, you can do that. But more importantly, if I post something at 2 a.m., you can see that it was 2 a.m. for me when I posted it. Unfortunately, the formatting on the date/time is bad. It's verbose and ugly. Trust me, I tried. I have spent 2 days trying to find a date+time format that is human readable and concise, and none exist. I'm trying to communicate too much information.
10:49 a.m. Nov 24, 2020, UTC-8

Aria Buckles is my second favorite (former+current) KA employee right now.
She's lurking #khanacademy on Freenode, she's maintaining simple-markdown, she's still alive. That's almost Matthias levels of dedication, considering she hasn't worked at KA for like 3 years. Grant Sanderson is always #1, I'm sorry.
9:30 p.m. Nov 23, 2020, UTC-8

The weird about human interactions/friendships is that you can manifest them.
8:53 p.m. Nov 23, 2020, UTC-8

I hate dates.
I might have said this already, but it's still true. It still pains me.
3:52 p.m. Nov 23, 2020, UTC-8

"Yes, I do know how to use Benford's Law, logarithmic point plotting, and standard deviation"
1:34 p.m. Nov 23, 2020, UTC-8

I only use sophisticated forms of social media. I'm currently browsing a Tiktok blog on Tumblr
10:20 p.m. Nov 22, 2020, UTC-8

Contributing to the group by changing hyphen-minuses to em dashes.
5:52 p.m. Nov 22, 2020, UTC-5

I hate timezones
7:20 p.m. Nov 21, 2020, UTC-7

I think I’m in Denver
7:20 p.m. Nov 21, 2020, UTC-7

I need someone to make a short film about Danish and Black Hat because, dang, OTP material right there.
4:39 p.m. Nov 21, 2020, UTC-5

Why is humanoid rabbit a trope?
2:31 p.m. Nov 21, 2020, UTC-5

I'm subbed to the beekeeping subreddit, and it's very intense listening to them discuss the coming winter. Trying to make sure the bees have
enough food stored up and winterizing the hive
12:24 a.m. Nov 21, 2020, UTC-5

Why are Cloudflare outages like a weekly thing now???
10:46 p.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

I assumed that *The Phantom of the Opera* was like an 1800s opera. It's actually a 1910 book, or a 1986 musical, or a 2004 film
8:15 p.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

Contributing to the group by changing the font from cursive to Times New Roman.
7:55 p.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

One of the things I tried to do with Thu was type-check at run time. The most interesting things about Julia is that it actually does this.
Type-checking at run-time is this thing that sounds really random and totally useless. In most compiled languages, the types are used to compile and then thrown away. Shouldn't there be a way to get benefit from types at runtime? This is one of the things that I noticed, and that frustrates me about OO languages. (A more detailed description of this problem can be found in the [Thu design document](https://ourjseditor.com/program/S5ShEy), under "Problem 2".) It was very cool to see Julia identify the same issue that I had identified. I watched, in particular, [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc9HwsxE1OY) video (which unfortunately assumes knowledge of Julia). The solution that Julia implements is called Multiple Dispatch, and it's not specific to Julia. Multi-dispatch is similar to function overloading, except that instead of doing Java-style logic to decide the type of an object, the type is determined, and matched against, at run-time. It was also very cool to be able to compare my solution to that of multiple dispatch and Julia. I really like OOP, it's something that is relatively intuitive (as far as programming concepts go), and something that I've been using for a while. So Thu was definitely designed around OOP paradigms. While this has the obvious advantage of allowing you to write object oriented code, it means that the language probably wouldn't be able to take advantage of the looser type system. People would just end up writing OO code in Thu. Julia doesn't try to allow OO code. It seems to take after a functional language much more. Using functions instead of methods is what allows multiple dispatch to be powerful. You can write functions that match on the object type instead of defining those functions as a method of that object. So instead of `Integer.add()` and `Float.add()` you just call `add` and it does the right thing, switching behavior to handle different types correctly. In this way, multiple dispatch allows for code re-use. Lastly, I want to point out that I have never written so much as a line of Julia. This is purely a ~~academic~~ recreational exploration.
7:12 p.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

I was tired, so tired. I put on Jon Bellion, and I'm not tired any more. It's amazing how that works.
6:44 p.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." -Matthew 5:48
5:56 p.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

I was on the floor for like 3 hours straight today.
5:55 p.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

“Welcome to the list of things you will not miss. Backed up by the most novel research In not missing things entirely”
-Empty, the game
9:18 a.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

I’m going to watch Supernatural, like, when I’m retired.
12:50 a.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

Like 95% of how much I like someone is the sound of their voice. Annoying voice—limited ability to listen to you.
12:38 a.m. Nov 20, 2020, UTC-5

I had written like 250 words on Julia and comparing it to Thu and I didn't post it so it's gone. You're welcome.
10:42 p.m. Nov 19, 2020, UTC-5

I don’t remember the last time I made a good decision.
I’m laying in an empty lot in the middle of the city.
3:40 p.m. Nov 19, 2020, UTC-5

I decided I wanted my fans to spin all the time, so I'm giving 2/3 of my CPU to Folding@Home
10:16 a.m. Nov 19, 2020, UTC-5

The captions on Instagram meme pages are wild. They make this website look like a coherent and normal blog.
'Oh I know this is a bit of a longer one, but my dad died and I'm screenshoting memes as a coping mechanism'
10:12 a.m. Nov 19, 2020, UTC-5

I'm looking at another hour configuring IntelliJ with Django support.
10:13 p.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

After downloading Spark, I am now back to a solid Inbox 0
8:36 p.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

I finally got around to conducting a survey all macOS Desktop mail apps (15+), and decided on [Spark](https://sparkmailapp.com).
2:28 p.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

Slytherverse is too powerful.
https://slytherverse.tumblr.com/post/635132602153680896/you-came-for-the-alarm-clock-you-stayed-some
10:11 a.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

Girls, Aidabaida DM'd me back. I messaged him like 2, 3 months ago. Why now? Why so casual?
9:09 a.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

I figured it out, there was a space in the base64 data last time.
Excited if this works. A screenshot of a KA PJS prompt, reading "Tina has died of dysentery"
12:51 a.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

This is why I shouldn't try things in production :/
12:45 a.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

me_irl
![A screenshot of a KA PJS prompt, reading "Tina has died of dysentery"](data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAbIAAAFOCAYAAADjI5h+AAAMamlD Q1BJQ0MgUHJvZmlsZQAASImVVwdUU8kanluSkJCEEoiAlNCbINKLlBBaBAGpgo2QBBJKjAlBxa4sKrh2EcWKFVF0dQVkURF7WRR7XyyorKyLuiiKypsU0HVfOe8/Z+58+eafv2Xm3hkAdHp5UmkeqgtAvqRAlhAZyhqbls4iPQXagAboAAX6PL5cyo6PjwFQBvq/y7ubAFH211yUtv45/l9FXyCU8wFAxkOcKZDz8yFuBgDfwJfKCgAgKnnr... (CONT. FOR 22113 DATA) Edit 2021-05-01: I ended up with a space in my base64, so this didn't display as an image. I have trimmed it so that you don't have to see all the base64 data as text.
12:45 a.m. Nov 18, 2020, UTC-5

Hooottt taaakkkee: Google fonts is baaadaaddd. The fonts on there are bad.
Helvetica is life. lololol
9:54 p.m. Nov 17, 2020, UTC-5

"How could you possibly not have learned anything by reading the wikipedia page for 'torsor'"
9:23 p.m. Nov 17, 2020, UTC-5

Okay, I don't understand self-hosting Git over SSH and it's more complicated than I thought.
5:21 p.m. Nov 17, 2020, UTC-5

This site renders perfectly in Servo, so that's another win for dead-simple websites, and I can check compatibility off my list.
4:44 p.m. Nov 17, 2020, UTC-5

Hey look, it's Zulip, another Slack competitor.
4:27 p.m. Nov 17, 2020, UTC-5

Why does it seem like they're making Wolfram Alpha worse?
2:24 a.m. Nov 17, 2020, UTC-5

Why is lambda so sexy? How is it even possible for a letter to be sexy? **λ**
2:02 a.m. Nov 17, 2020, UTC-5

So no one told me `git` supports repos on other servers over SSH, just by default. And I guess I'm not very smart because I had all the
pieces, but yeah, I never put it together. Source code for this site/other private projects is being deleted from GitHub, get out of here Microsoft.
9:14 p.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

How do I figure out what I'm doing with my life?
3:17 p.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

Why are people using Latte dock? I've found the KDE task manager bar to be perfectly customizable.
1:18 p.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

"dont let this distract you from the fact that lightning mcqueen blew a one lap lead in the piston cup"
11:43 a.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

"I find it helps to remember that I'm french."
9:31 a.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

"I'm not so sure that limiting colors is such a great idea."
8:17 a.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

I would like to use the name Matthias on the internet, and since Matthias is fairly uncommon, you'd think I could get away with it.
Probably the most well known "Matthias" is a YouTuber. His popularity is the biggest thing that makes me hesitate when committing to using "Matthias" as a name on the internet. Ironically, his birth name is Matthew, and he goes by "Matthias" because "Matthew" is too common. Imposter Matthias stealing the uniqueness of my birth name!
12:42 a.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

Am I going to have to build pagination into this site at some point? \*grimace*
12:25 a.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

It is okay! I found "The Sound of the Universe". I had forgotten about my poetry blog.
12:21 a.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

How many domains is too many?
12:20 a.m. Nov 16, 2020, UTC-5

"Dreams and Boxes" by Watsky is the current mood.
11:54 p.m. Nov 15, 2020, UTC-5

One of the things that makes Darklang.com bearable for me, despite it’s bugginess, is that the developer is on Slack and is pretty chill.
I posted a Slack comment with a bug report, and he just fixed it.
11:47 p.m. Nov 15, 2020, UTC-5

Sharkfin has traumatized me. I saw him in a VC in KACC, and I had to leave me computer and sit downstairs with my hand over my heart for a
couple minutes. It’s a problem
10:36 p.m. Nov 15, 2020, UTC-5

Is now a good time to start a weekend project?
6:57 p.m. Nov 15, 2020, UTC-5

If you don’t use a siphon at every conceivable opportunity, you’re not an engineer.
1:31 p.m. Nov 15, 2020, UTC-5

I appear to have forgotten the importance of sleep.
3:52 a.m. Nov 15, 2020, UTC-5

Are you a KA girl?
12:36 a.m. Nov 15, 2020, UTC-5

I can confirm I don’t like ranch dressing.
Still haven’t found a salad dressing that I like.
7:57 p.m. Nov 14, 2020, UTC-5

It’s difficult to describe how awful the passcode entry field in settings on iOS is.
People have muscle memory for their phone passwords. The buttons are a weird shape and are in a different place on the page, for no noticeable advantage.
11:00 p.m. Nov 13, 2020, UTC-5

The Big Sur design looks even better with Rectangle and padding between windows.
You can't do rounded corners and no padding. It looks bad. Rounded corners don't mate with straight lines, it doesn't work.
2:40 p.m. Nov 13, 2020, UTC-5

I updated to Big Sur. Most all there is is a new design, which will definitely take some getting used to. Super rounded corners, wow!
2:27 p.m. Nov 13, 2020, UTC-5

I have added image support.
1:01 p.m. Nov 13, 2020, UTC-5

You'll be glad to know I regularly test and update this website for compatibility with both `lynx` and `links`.
11:10 a.m. Nov 13, 2020, UTC-5

It’s so funny to look at my old Tweets where I ceaselessly allude to leaving for some other platform. It has happened!
10:25 a.m. Nov 13, 2020, UTC-5

ChromeOS is a disaster. Chrome needs to be an operating system. ChromeOS is not a browser. It needs to be.
3:47 p.m. Nov 12, 2020, UTC-5

Web browsers need to stop https://drewdevault.com/2020/08/13/Web-browsers-need-to-stop.html
3:05 p.m. Nov 12, 2020, UTC-5

Undertale? Supernatural? Homestuck? Compound words denoting media I haven't consumed. They are all the same thing in my brain.
I think Supernatural is about vampires and I think Undertale is a game about a skeleton and Homestuck is a cartoon.
2:07 p.m. Nov 12, 2020, UTC-5

Okay, so I made mild style tweaks. The page no longer scrolls side to side on mobile. You're welcome. Still no images.
3:10 a.m. Nov 12, 2020, UTC-5

Why are there no terminal-based text editors in active development these days? lynx was last updated 2018.
1:58 a.m. Nov 12, 2020, UTC-5

Wait. Can I host images on here. As base64 text. In the content field already? Give me a sec.
1:04 a.m. Nov 12, 2020, UTC-5

```js age++; ```
12:42 a.m. Nov 12, 2020, UTC-5

What if you put barbecue sauce on a salad?
6:42 p.m. Nov 11, 2020, UTC-5

I fricking lost my beautiful poetry. "The Sound of the Universe" eludes me.
Too late for Rigby, too early for Thoughts. Too long for Twitter. And I can't find it on Tumblr.
12:47 a.m. Nov 11, 2020, UTC-5

I would like to be an artist.
I would like to be an artist. I have decided. I feel unfulfilled writing code for its own sake. Maintaining a web of wires, connecting me to myself. Tying me down. Uncreative. Unfulfilled. I would like to be a designer. Not a builder. Not merely an inventor, or a problem solver, or a go-getter, or a hamster on a wheel. Creating for others' sake. Original. Beautiful. I would like to be something more. Than me. The logic is raw. I lack meat. I lack skin. I am bones and joints—a skeleton. Code without art.
12:10 a.m. Nov 11, 2020, UTC-5

.
"Twice and counting" is Just incredible. Just amazing. When I hear that a task is difficult, because it has never been done before, I think, but. "Twice and Counting" was the first. The first piece of poetry to flow from the thought of a can on a mat.
12:04 a.m. Nov 11, 2020, UTC-5

One of the things that makes social media so interesting to me is that we are *so close* to feature parity.
We should, by all accounts, be at feature parity. And yet, we're not.
11:02 p.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

I can’t believe we only made it to GRIBFILE 1.5. It should have been an era.
10:56 p.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

AWS scares me. Too big, too powerful, looming over my small websites.
7:00 p.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

Why is Linux so cool? Can somebody please tell me?
6:11 p.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

I snapped and installed Rectangle, a "window manager" for macOS.
My understanding is that window managers on Linux actually manage windows—Rectangle just lets me bind keyboard shortcuts to snap windows into positions.
3:37 p.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

I wish I were a circle.
3:10 p.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

Linux is dead, long live macOS
1:46 p.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

They’re just making this stuff up and I’m not sure how much I can take.
9:24 a.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

WAIT A SECOND! "Vibin'" just means sitting around on our phones.
Silly gen Z creating words to disguise the fact that they're doing things that older gens disapprove of.
8:34 a.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

Why am I only able to do things I don't want to do when I'm dead tired?
7:01 a.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

Mark Rober feels like he should be an Middle school science teacher. His stuff is entertaining and technically correct, but it's so shallow.
That's kind of what you have to do when you're doing science for a mass appeal audience. In some ways it's very similar to Mythbusters (which I love). Both understand the scientific method, understand the science behind what they're doing, and are doing original science. But their goal, first and foremost is to be entertaining. Since I can tell that, it makes the science less appealing. Mythbusters didn't have to compete with the internet; Mark Rober has to compete with Youtubers are doing much better science (if less fun).
1:42 a.m. Nov 10, 2020, UTC-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmmhvyRolkU
10:49 p.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

TFW length of a string was O(n)
9:25 a.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

Sets are unordered, hold unique elements*, and are nest-able. Matrixes are ordered, do not constrain values, and are *not nest-able*.
9:22 a.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

Thus far, I have found in math only 2 fundamental concepts: matrixes and sets. Everything else is syntax sugar.
I could be swayed to allow ordered pairs, if an argument was found to sufficiently distinct them from a 2x1 matrix.
9:18 a.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

"The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Pt. 2 - EP" is such a powerful name.
9:04 a.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

"I’m in central park right now for unknown reasons"
8:35 a.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

I read through the book of Revelation instead of sleeping.
1:02 a.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

I am a vessel of the Lord. And His name is on my forehead should He allow it to be.
12:50 a.m. Nov 09, 2020, UTC-5

Why would I reconsider my bad decisions now when I could stay up for another couple of hours and then have a break down and reconsider my
bad decisions.
11:36 p.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

I don't remember the last time I made a good decision.
10:34 p.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

I've been watching a lot of magic recently, just like clips on Youtube. It's really frustrating how non-existent explanations of tricks are.
Don't be thinking 'oh yeah that's the point of magic.' I know that obviously. But as someone who wants to know everything, I still want to know how the trick is done. I don't want to spoil it for other people, and I don't mind admitting that was fooled originally. But I would like to know how it's done. It's like a joke. When I hear a joke, I find it funny, I laugh, and then I remember the setup and the punch line. So I could tell that joke later, or if someone else later tries to tell me the joke. Most people when they hear a joke do not try to memorize it. In the same way, I would like to see the magic trick, be surprised and amazed, and then memorize how it it's done. And most magicians aren't supremacists, hiding their secrets, but they're performers. There's no reason for them to reveal the trick. And the people who develop magic tricks are trying to sell them. They don't want to tell you how they're done (unless you pay money).
10:33 p.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

A slightly edgy but well edited Biden victory meme compilation: https://youtube.com/watch?v=I0UK1KVtMQM
10:30 p.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

"The Lord has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of rulers, that struck the peoples in wrath with unceasing blows...
that ruled the nations in anger, with unrelenting persecution. The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing." -Isaiah 14:5-7
4:15 p.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

It’s weird that music doesn’t have colors.
1:32 p.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

The internet is like, 'We're getting a 5th season of Sherlock' so I look it up and it's estimated in "either 2022 or 2023." :(
12:51 p.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

I could go to bed, or I could sit here in bed and flick the stoplight through different colors, *remotely*.
2:52 a.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

I can now control my stoplight remotely, over the WiFi, using magic and an ESP module. And my friend who knows electronics.
2:52 a.m. Nov 08, 2020, UTC-5

I hate `nvm`. I'm sick of it. Bad.
1:30 p.m. Nov 07, 2020, UTC-5

What makes the terminal appealing?
1. Dark themed 2. Assumed to not be maximized—content is constrained to a short horizontal line length. 3. Predictable content displaying mechanisms. 4. Displayed content is non-interactive
9:23 p.m. Nov 06, 2020, UTC-5

Anyone want to place bets on how long it takes SharkFin to be banned from KACC? I give it a month.
11:48 p.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

One of my biggest mistakes was using MySQL or Postgres. I spent so long picking between them, I overlooked how perfect SQLite is.
6:11 p.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

My problem with a titling window manager is that I don't have keys available on my keyboard to bind to moving windows around.
5:27 p.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

Why does Ubuntu put things in my bashrc by default??? 0/10. I want to customize my own bashrc. Get out.
5:08 p.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

WAIT! The new IDKHOW album dropped like 2 weeks ago, I have been sleeping.
5:07 p.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

I cannot imagine not liking someone who has programmed in Elm. I mean, like maybe if they didn't like Elm, but I can't imagine that either
11:42 a.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

"We're driving toward the morning sun Where all your blood is washed away and all you did will be undone." -Taxi Cab, Twenty One Pilots
9:59 a.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

Apparently I could install a tiling window manager on macOS and I am kind if tempted.
1:13 a.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

I want to talk about functional languages with someone. They're all so beautiful. HMU if you like Haskell/Elm.
12:11 a.m. Nov 05, 2020, UTC-5

There are an odd number of Smarties in a packet. This never ceases to annoy me. I always eat my Smarties in pairs, so that both sides of
my mouth can experience the amazing flavor.
11:23 p.m. Nov 04, 2020, UTC-5

I updated the dark theme and fixed dates being a month off.
1:15 p.m. Nov 04, 2020, UTC-5

My life recently feels like a train balanced on a single rail, but not off of the tracks.
12:29 a.m. Nov 04, 2020, UTC-5

Code is too raw, too structured. It is bones.
12:26 a.m. Nov 04, 2020, UTC-5

"All I care about is CS:GO"
9:19 p.m. Nov 03, 2020, UTC-5

Wait, is it too late to vote? I wasn't paying attention.
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