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Behold! Spider-Dog-Worm Theory! Thanks to my comrade and colleague @NormalPopsicle for assistance making it, and the original idea in the first place.
Today I became an iOS developer, by which I mean, I set up my dad's old iMac as a dev machine, and managed to get our react native app to run in xcode, despite some pod difficulties
Learned a lot along the way, did you know for example, that it's possible for npm install to leave out a bunch of folders from the package repo? As in, perhaps just not including the entire iOS folder?
I tried to improve the depth separation part of the code a bit.
Imagine if the US democratic party primary worked like this -> 3 months of campaigning, then all registered democrats vote on the same day using ranked choice STV.
I think it would have been Warren, and I think she could probably have stood against Trump and won. I know people don't love her like they love Bernie but I can imagine a platform that most people could live with and campaign for coming out of that. The state by state battle royale is nuts in comparison.
I'm hitting publish on my paper.
Kartik Agaram, "Bicycles for the mind have to be see-through", Convivial Computing Salon, 2020.
http://akkartik.name/akkartik-convivial-20200315.pdf [pdf; 25 pages]
Get it? When I look over at my bicycle I can see right through its frame. I can take in at a glance how the mechanism works, how the pedals connect up with the wheels, and how the wheels connect up with the brakes. And yet, when we try to build bicycles for the mind, we resort to “hiding” and “abstraction”.
While we're all focused on the Corona crisis the US government is quietly pushing an internet #surveillance bill that is aimed at abolishing message encryption:
We should probably pay attention to this and spread awareness even if we are not American: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online
"Take Jordan Peterson to sickbay, his ideas are very important!"
Round 2, Match 7 of the 2nd Programming Language World Championships! #plwc2020
Trying not to go full Ayn Rand Objectivist "All government men are parasites on the true individual" after the local transit authority eliminated our coop from their so-called "innovation challenge" because our idea was too innovative
I fucking hate them, I want them to die, I hate this region, I hate this country, and if I could press a button to slit everyone's throats I would
But other than that it's been a pretty good afternoon
Cooperative technologist, Code-Operative.co.uk, Wobbly.app
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