I wish I could climb out my window, but the next best thing is walking out my door.
(My window is very far off of the ground. I totally would if I could, trust me.)
10:06 p.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Promises are so fricking opinionated. I can't. Javascript is so un-opinionated and then, Promises
9:49 p.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Standing on the shoulders of giants is enslaving yourself.
Do we have a choice?
11:34 a.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Oh, Skypack is a thing. Add it to the list…
11:08 a.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

The last days of childhood
12:48 a.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Just found out that "nickelodeon" was a slang term for a jukebox, from *GEB*. I feel like I've aged 10 years.
12:35 a.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Thinking about moving to Tildegit and deno to escape Microsoft. I can't leave Javascript.
12:21 a.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Still can't believe Microsoft just bought all of the Javascript code.
12:21 a.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

There's just so much code to write!!
12:20 a.m. Oct 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

But I can live like this.
9:35 p.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I love the smell of the air
9:34 p.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I don't like fuzzy finds or command palettes or quick switchers or etc. But I don't know why, because I like the idea and I will use them...
9:14 p.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Hofstadter is venturing pretty fricking close to insanity
8:08 p.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

It's a miracle any code works.
We are constructing a tower of Babel and God can allow it to stand because it will fall to our own hubris. This is about the codebase that is shared between my Gemini server and my website.
5:42 p.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

There are hundreds of things I could do in this moment and I don't know which ones are important or which ones I want to do.
4:41 p.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I get all my music recommendations from Hypixel Bedwars montage Youtube videos.
4:24 p.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I really want to put like a dumb CRT-effect overlay over this website but GPU (or lack thereof) cannot handle it.
12:09 a.m. Oct 17, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I love compiling code.
8:23 p.m. Oct 16, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Some follow-up, I found "The Last Person in America Not Online"
I posted May 15th [here](https://thoughts.learnerpages.com/?show=cf045c64-f54f-423f-b682-52b99c7294d2), “You May Be Looking At The Last Person In America Not Online.” And then on May 30th, [here](https://thoughts.learnerpages.com/?show=4ade4aea-3914-4605-bb6d-40dbfba63b77), I commented that I didn't remember where that had come from. Well, I searched for it again, and this time Google gave me this reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/mac/comments/nd1cbl/just_a_bit_of_dust/, (an image of an AOL disk with a reflective surface under the words.) Just a bit of closure.
7:57 p.m. Oct 16, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

"For those craving real, human interaction, there is also an IRC channel"
7:40 p.m. Oct 16, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I’ve decided mixing wet and dry ingredients separately is a superstition invented by people with surplus mixing bowls.
6:20 p.m. Oct 16, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

1:00 a.m. Oct 16, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

The thing about *Thinking Fast and Slow* that makes it so interesting, is that’s not a list of ways that humans are illogical and tips on
how to be more logical—although it certainly appears to be at times. But what it ends up doing is thoroughly tearing down the myth that humans are rational at all.
7:52 p.m. Oct 15, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

My Twitter data log has every time I've logged into Twitter and the IP address. Edit: Not accesses, logins, I think
12:52 a.m. Oct 15, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Re-upholstered my chair.
In like 5 minutes with a T-shirt and duct tape.
11:38 p.m. Oct 14, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

In addition to people, I also hate objects.
8:20 p.m. Oct 14, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Some have said that society is an illusion. But it is more precise to say that society is a series of illusions stacked on top of each other
4:28 p.m. Oct 14, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

This is pleasure, this is pain.
4:26 p.m. Oct 14, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Removed markdown from this website. Adding features without removing them is…
1:02 p.m. Oct 14, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

AAAAAaaahhhhhahhahahaaahhhhhhaaaaaahahhhhhahahahahahaaaahhhhhhhh
10:51 a.m. Oct 14, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

'Woah the Matlab `plot` syntax is *exactly* like Matplotlib!' Where do you think the "mat" in "matplotlib" comes from, exactly??
10:36 a.m. Oct 14, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I believe I once promised someone, if only myself, that this website would concentrate my insanity and allow me to be more sane elsewhere.
That was a falsehood.
11:30 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I would rather do the wrong things than do nothing.
11:29 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

"Be strong and courageous for the LORD your God goes with you."
-Deuteronomy 31:6, paraphrased
11:22 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Has anyone done Programming Language Critic? The show that gets facts wrong about your favorite programming language?
Looks like there are a couple of surprisingly high quality Youtube channels doing esolang reviews. But that's surprisingly high quality given their low popularity, not like, actually good and definitely not at the level of jan Misali.
11:21 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Okay back to the seasons, I'm not vibing with them. It feels really disorienting and doesn't really give you a sense of scale. Like, how far
back is this? Is this from 10 years ago or yesterday? I wonder if that's just because I made the site? Because when I'm looking back on Hacker News, for example, it feels almost creepy, like walking through a ghost town or archives, reading comments from years ago. I don't get that same feeling here. On the other hand, that's probably fine. The functionality of this site was obviously inspired by Twitter, but a lot of the feel and aesthetic of the this site was inspired by bill wurtz's "questions". https://billwurtz.com/questions/questions.html I just opened "questions" again, and started reading, and was struck by how timeless everything was. I looked at the timestamps, but like I'm tired and I don't want to try to figure out how long ago any of them were posted. And it doesn't matter. So in that sense, I wouldn't be unhappy if everything here was timeless and you could jump into the middle. (Like you can with XKCD for example.) Now, I don't want this site to be confusing to navigate, like billwurtz.com. I do want you to be able to come to this site and immediately get a feel for "oh he's posted several times a day for a year…" Maybe numbered pages? e.g. 1-500, 500-1000, etc? I think that works well for XKCD.
11:02 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

There are a lot of reasons that I don't always want to allow comments on posts here, but one of them is that I extensively use "help" and
rhetorical questions, that I don't mean as genuine. See for example the last post. I'm transcribing the questions that are running through my own head, not asking you these questions.
10:50 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I can't.
Okay so you need context probably. I have fancy textboxes on the post page here that get taller when you type in them. Well, the trigger for them expanding is dependent on whether or not I have a mouse plugged in. I don't want to get into all of it, something something, macOS displays scrollbars, etc. Is this a web problem? Can I blame this on the W3? Or this is a problem with software in general? Should I fix this? Can I fix this? Help.
10:47 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I'm trying to post here more often after I did the per-quarter breakdown and realized how much I posted the first season of this site.
10:37 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I still haven't solved formatting/markdown. I'm doing client side markdown ! I've been thinking about it for months.
10:36 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I'm so glad I left Twitter. I've heard Twitter doesn't let you Tweet the exact same thing twice and it's stressful for me to wonder
"have I posted this before?"
10:36 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I don't remember the last time I made a good decision.
10:32 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Do you feel it yet?
7:51 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

There's a bit of Marxist theory that one of the pains of capitalism is that it separates the laborer from the product of their labor.
The concrete example is the assembly line worker that feels no passion for their job, and Marx attributes this to them not being able to take responsibility for the product that rolls off of the assembly line. I think this is only one symptom of a larger phenomena of corporate capitalism. Corporations are, in a sense, magical things because they are more than the sum of their parts. This shows up in other places, but in this example, no one at the corporation is passionate about making whatever product they are making. And yet, the corporation as a whole appears to have motives, which don't align with the motives of any of its members. This can be a good thing, sometimes. The communist commune model of "everyone does what they're passionate about" doesn't work in practice or at scale. But it's interesting to think about.
7:51 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Javascript is extremely flexible and I know it very well. It doesn't make much sense for me to do anything but double down on using it.
7:24 p.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I want to do amazing things.
10:29 a.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

All people want is an enemy.
10:29 a.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

One of the biggest lies I tell myself is that I enjoy empty spaces.
10:28 a.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Is it really code golf, if you don't have an `eval`?
1:03 a.m. Oct 13, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Here's a Thought from last year that talks about pagination => https://thoughts.learnerpages.com/?show=b3b9020f-edbd-412d-9787-6874b21622d1
1:11 p.m. Oct 12, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I'm experimenting with pagination. Right now I'm grouping Thoughts by meteorological month. Each page is still absurdly long (good), while
dropping the amount of text transferred to ~1/10 (good). The (bad) is that I now have a row of buttons and multiple pages. Which adds a significant amount of mental complexity. I'm at 1,842 Thoughts, broken down as ```py [('Fall 2021', 156), ('Summer 2021', 375), ('Spring 2021', 317), ('Winter 2020', 410), ('Fall 2020', 584)] ``` I think the 300-500 thoughts/page range is about where I want to be, but it looks like I'm still seeing flashes of unformatted content due to JS markdown. Which I was hoping this would fix. I really need to move to server-side rendering. The other bad, of course, is that when we roll over to winter in a month, the front page will drop to 0 posts at some point. Which is not exactly the aesthetic that I'm going for. Also added a permalink button so you can find thoughts buried in the archives, but I'm not super happy with it. It will probably change.
1:11 p.m. Oct 12, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Since when does Servo support JS?
12:20 p.m. Oct 12, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Gosh fricking heck dates were a problem and a mistake. Timezone issues with this site, again!
1:07 a.m. Oct 12, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I once said "I don't have trouble focusing, focusing just feels weird" [1]. I certainly find it a lot easier to switch between tasks every 5
minutes that it is to work on one task for too long. => /?show=65a832f0-c86e-4595-89af-6dd25eb8f67d [1]
12:19 a.m. Oct 12, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I think it's interesting to keep in mind that any project can be acquired by big corporate at any time. Keybase, NPM, Audacity, etc.
9:45 p.m. Oct 11, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

So I started this website because I got addicted to the dopamine hit associated with someone liking my Tweets, right.
Well, the lack of exposure hasn't made me any better at handling it. I started a one-off Instagram account, and I just got 2 followers, and my heart is racing.
9:35 p.m. Oct 11, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I want to make this website weirder, but one of things that makes this website so weird right now is its simplicity. If I added some gimmic,
I could lose simplicity, resulting in a net zero change in weirdness and a net negative in website quality.
10:25 a.m. Oct 11, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

"Your generosity so far also matches exactly an adversaries likely plan to entrap me."
(Spoiler, it was actually an adversary entrapping him. Too late.) Another example of things that actually happened, but would never be believable in fiction.
9:23 p.m. Oct 10, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

You gotta give credit to ElyBeatmaker. He is really good at what he does.
8:53 p.m. Oct 10, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Absolute musical insanity => https://youtu.be/4upKGjDNBX0 RemixMyRemix3 TOP 10
8:53 p.m. Oct 10, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

At some point the Black Lives Matter organization took down their What We Believe page.
4:35 p.m. Oct 10, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Why are stand mixers $200 when I could buy a bowl and a hand mixer for $40?
4:03 p.m. Oct 10, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Hello. I am Matthias. I have social anxiety
8:03 p.m. Oct 09, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

The thing that frustrates me about Jekyll is that it forces content into the _data and _posts directories. So if you try to group all of
your content together, then all of your content, everything you regularly change, is in sub-directories with names that start with `_`. But like, you don't have to do that. Jekyll will also post-process files in a `./posts` directory. And this is the type of thing that gets me about every static site generator (or least Hugo and Jekyll and eleventy). They have these conventions and assumptions about where to put their files, but it's unclear which of them are defaults and which of them are enforced. And how easy it is to overwrite any given default.
2:40 p.m. Oct 09, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

/r/AnarchyChess is sustaining me while Blaseball is on Siesta.
A picture of the Anarchy chess board (card pyramid, legos, Czech flag, etc), on the !wave flag pole.
1:57 p.m. Oct 09, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I focus on listening a lot. But if you're looking for information, asking a good question can be as important of a skill as listening.
7:22 p.m. Oct 08, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

=> https://drewdevault.com/2020/03/18/Reckless-limitless-scope.html The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers
I don't like Drew DeVault. But he recognizes the issues with the web that many people do not.
7:21 p.m. Oct 08, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

What am I running from?
2:24 p.m. Oct 08, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I love /r/legaladvice: "No, according to OP, the person who committed fraud said that."
8:49 a.m. Oct 08, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

In the past two days, Facebook has gone down, all of Twitch's source was leaked, and all `.club` domains went down. This is anarchy.
4:21 p.m. Oct 07, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

=> https://xkcd.com/267/ XKCD 267
11:08 p.m. Oct 06, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

We had a good run
10:07 p.m. Oct 06, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Figured out you can move the address bar back to the top of the screen in iOS 15
From the aA, Show Top Tab Bar
8:15 p.m. Oct 06, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Myyy haaannndsss [voice crack] huuurrrrrttt
6:46 p.m. Oct 06, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

"owning a computer to survive/participate in society is a consequence of capitalism"
Should I stop posting bad socialist takes here? This one is so out there I can't even provide commentary.
9:17 p.m. Oct 05, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

"Courtesy of the Library of Nomad. Knowledge is Freedom."
8:35 p.m. Oct 05, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I’m running on borrowed time.
5:13 p.m. Oct 05, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Aaaahhh
2:02 p.m. Oct 05, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Fell off my bike this morning. Can't catch a break
10:54 a.m. Oct 05, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I'm such a perfectionist. I sometimes say, if it's worth doing it's worth doing better than anyone else. But even that isn't enough to
satisfy me. This website is one of the things I'm proud of, that brings my joy to use. But even with this, I have a 25 item to-do list, 3 posts with errors that need editing, and 7 grammar mistakes on the About page. (25 item todo list doesn't sound like a lot, but start thinking about it. How many bugs or missing features can you name for this site? I can name 25.) This is a cry for help.
11:22 p.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

We're going to run out of IPv6 addresses because we're using them to encode data. Facebook's IPv6 address is 2a03:2880:f0fc:c:face:b00c:0:35
"face:b00c"
10:49 p.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

It's really a shame that words are linear, isn't it.
10:22 p.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

If the pandemic isn't over by, say, 2030, I'm going to stop wearing a mask, tetra variant or no.
I once read an interesting excerpt from *Being Alive*, by Tim Ingold (p. 36). In it he points out the degree to which we constrain the role of our feet, and moreover, how this is regarded as a mark of how civilized we are as a society. > Paradoxically, it seems that with the onward march of civilisation, the foot has been progressively *withdrawn* from the sphere of operation of the intellect, that it has regressed to the status of a merely mechanical apparatus, and moreover that this development is a consequence — not a cause — of technical advance in footwear. Boots and shoes, products of the ever more versatile human hand, imprison the foot, constricting its freedom of movement and blunting its sense of touch. At the risk of over-extrapolating, I would not be surprised if, in 8 years, it is socially expected that everyone remain masked when possible. Not out of a particular fear, as today, but out of respect. "Mouth-breather" is already an insult, and chewing with your mouth open is already rude. Is it really that much of a jump to expect people to cover their mouths with cloth as often as possible? This mask-wearing would be used as evidence of the advances of civilization, in the same way that wearing shoes is, but it is unclear whether it would be tangibly beneficial. Eradication of some airborne illness is near the bottom of my goals for human progress, far after eradicating hunger, poverty, space travel etc. Many, however, would take this objection without issue. Why is this a problem? Because wearing a mask drastically reduces our sense of smell. Smell is one of only 4 senses that can really be used to experience the world around us. (The sense of smell is most important outdoors. It's possible, in a projected future, that masking outside is seen as unnecessary. It's also possible that we develop masks that you can smell through, etc.) But the sense of smell, in modern civilization, isn't valued. Moving your nose to better smell something is an extremely undignified act. Dogs smell things, humans don't. (We praise dogs for their sense of smell, but dogs are unashamed to put their noses to the ground. I've tried it, you can smell a lot more with your face in the grass. I was also immediately scoffed.) The sense of smell is often neglected, but it still plays an important role in experiencing the world around us. The nose and mouth are not significantly valued in western culture today. If they were to be blunted or obscured by a mask, most people would not realize the magnitude of what would be lost. It is important to me that I get the fullest possible experience of the world God created, bar of course urgent public-health crises. If mask wearing is still the social norm in 9 years, I think it reasonable to say at that point that this is not a short-term public heath crisis, and is in fact a cultural and value shift. This value shift would be one that I protest.
10:14 p.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

My life is a constant cycle of under and over stimulation.
2:22 p.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Facebook.com is down. 10/10. It is impossible to keep a website online.
1:02 p.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I hate probability. I don't understand it at all.
11:03 a.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I'd pay to see a professional JS/web developer react to code on KA for the first time.
9:45 a.m. Oct 04, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

jan Misali just roasts a language for 10 minutes in the most dry tone. It's amazing.
"It's not very computer friendly, which wouldn't be a problem if it were pen and paper friendly, which it isn't." => https://youtu.be/12bT6wGXESc I don't even care about conlangs at all. He's been doing this for 5 years.
7:00 p.m. Oct 03, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I've been using Atom for the past couple weeks. I just opened IntelliJ. It's so painful
The package is called `python-decouple` and is listed in the requirements.txt as such. IntelliJ can't seem to fathom that. A screenshot of an IntelliJ hover-over popup, saying "No package listed in requirements.txt providing decouple" on the line `from decouple import config`.
6:18 p.m. Oct 03, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Made this earlier, inspired by a Reddit comment
(Did you notice this image has `alt` text? Big things are always happening behind the scenes here.) An x-ray of a teddy bear resembling an album cover, titled BEAR, Ted Zepplin.
6:05 p.m. Oct 03, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Fixing bugs. `unsigned int value = -1`
11:44 a.m. Oct 03, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I watched *October Sky* with some friends yesterday to celebrate the start of October. It's a very good movie.
6:31 p.m. Oct 02, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I am mentally moving this project (this website) back into an artistic/creative mode.
6:27 p.m. Oct 02, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Working on a spec for a subset of liquid that can be used as an anti-templating language.
1:56 p.m. Oct 02, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I am very easily overwhelmed.
This will need revisiting.
1:56 p.m. Oct 02, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I want to know what the people who make static site generators are thinking. Because I think about static sites a lot. And none of the
static site generators are intuitive to me. They're all weird.
1:39 p.m. Oct 02, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

"autumn is forever 2012"
4:20 p.m. Oct 01, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I'm tired of popups. If I open the front page of your website, and I get hit with a popup, I'm leaving. I don't care about your cookies or
your newsletter or donating now or anything except the content I came to see. I don't get it. I have voluntarily opened your website because I want to see your content. Do you know how hard that is? I've given you that hard-to-get initial click, and you respond with a full-screen cookie popup? Please.
11:15 a.m. Oct 01, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

There was something else here.
9:55 a.m. Oct 01, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Yeah so a bee stung me on the lip this morning while I was biking. I just biked into it face-first and it stung me.
I kind of can't beelieve it happened. My lip still hurts a bit. I got stung by a bee, right on the lip. I feel like Oscar from VeggieTale's "I Love My Lips." Usta!
9:33 p.m. Sep 30, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

My pain tolerance is so low. I have been completely incapacitated by a bee sting for the last 2 hours.
1:51 p.m. Sep 30, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Cloudflare's R2 seems super exciting because it's super cheap, but like, I don't even know what I would do with unlimited download.
12:10 a.m. Sep 30, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I need Blaseball to Return.
11:46 p.m. Sep 29, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I have done a data crime
1:00 p.m. Sep 29, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

The best is the worst is the first. The last is the pain of the searcher who never finds.
12:31 p.m. Sep 29, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Good morning America.
9:14 a.m. Sep 29, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

I got mail. It’s a handwritten note from the Democratic Party. I can’t read what it says because it’s in cursive. I hate 2021.
12:34 a.m. Sep 29, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Okay emojis in Github are overdone.
8:11 p.m. Sep 28, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Okay the nuclear siren ambient noise actually isn't that bad. => https://neal.fun/ambient-chaos/
3:14 p.m. Sep 28, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Using eggs that have a use-by date of Sep 02.
1:58 p.m. Sep 28, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Good morning. Reddit is so radically left-wing, it’s kind of shocking to me. It’s kind of a cult.
12:21 a.m. Sep 28, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

It's shocking to me how lightweight Debian seems to be, considering that that's not one of the projects stated goals at all.
10:52 a.m. Sep 27, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

A Docker container's lack of persistence really isn't appealing to me, but I do appreciate the super quick start times.
It's really nice to be able to `docker run -it alpine /bin/sh` without having to download or flash Alpine or anything.
10:32 a.m. Sep 27, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

"But the fact is I would not have spent a decade doing this, if I did not believe I was at least tiny bit ridiculously filthy at it"
-Don't Be Nice, Watsky
9:19 p.m. Sep 26, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Will we continue getting exponentially closer to perfection?
7:50 p.m. Sep 26, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

How frequently should a code-base be rewritten in order to be considered healthy and active? Ever?
12:03 p.m. Sep 25, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Addicted to emailing people once and then ghosting them after they reply.
10:50 a.m. Sep 25, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

Mobile apps I've started: 6 Mobile apps I've finished: 2
9:18 a.m. Sep 25, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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

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

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

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

12:46 p.m. Sep 21, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

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

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

Absolutely quality blog post, highly recommend:
5:40 p.m. Sep 20, 2021, UTC-4 Permalink

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

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

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

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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

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

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

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

"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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

"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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

"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 Permalink

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

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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

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

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

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 Permalink

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

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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