@vgr I rediscovered this again today and momentarily wondered if "cosy" game design would be considered an artifact of domestic cosy, or one of its proto-worlds: projecthorseshoe.com/reports/f

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Alb is a programming language created entirely in arabic, built to "[highlight] cultural biases of computer science and [challenge] the assumptions we make about programming."

it is a tree-walking interpreter in JavaScript. you can watch its creator talk about the language in the vid below


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did not see the Huawei blackout causing google to drop their Android license, there-by getting dropped from the store. wow that's went from a weird united states quirk to a global mess really quick.

A drive towards simplicity and clarity, to turn down the noise, if you will.

What would the psychological equivalent of diplomacy look like? Is that what CBT does? What if instead of weakening personas we don't like, we figure out which ones we need and tactically *grow them more* instead, and let psychological selection do its work and hopefully overthrow the incumbent personas and turn them into domedticated vassal states? A mental Sengoku ...

Thinking on refactorcamp.org/@aRandomCat/1 and I'm having difficulty finishing the transcripts of interviews with YNH because distracting related thoughts keep popping up.

Such as this one: even with the current awareness that we are not one persona/consciousness but many, the focus of "mindfulness" and digital retrograde seems to be to kill off/dominate some of these neuron-chains, feudalism-style, by depriving them of neuronal transmissions that sttengthen them.

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decentralization experts: do you know of any successful "user brings their own backend" type apps (that implement the app logic/ui but not storage mechanism/account management), particularly ones that are not trapped within the Google ecosystem?

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Just finished Conspiracy, the book about Thiel’s secret plan to take down Gawker, and came away rather disappointed and underwhelmed.

I guess the disappointment mostly came from the overrated insight porn that the author thought readers would appreciate, but it was underwhelming because so much bluster and meandering was generated over what seemed to me like a pretty straightforward issue. I want to get to the sea, but I don't necessarily want to follow every little twist and turn of the river.

I wasn't brought up like this, but I remember subconsciously playing a similar game with myself. It's a simple game with only one rule: you get upset, you lose.


"Russia is really the best adversary," [...] "We’ve engaged with them on investigations, discovering and combatting them, and this breakout time is a real proxy for how good they are. It really captures that operational tempo... they're just incredibly fast, almost eight times as fast as the next adversary."


The narrative that things can't go to hell because truth will always prevail is crumbling. The weirding is happening.

Thinking on some cultural norms: specifically, stupid questions.

What are stupid questions? To me, it goes beyond the knowability of the answer; often it seems like the mood of the questioned determines the stupidity of the question rather than the other way round. Why do people do that?

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me writing programming tools: we need to make it easier to code! liberate the code! make it accessible to all!

me debugging someone else's code: you should need to train for 10 years before you can even touch a text editor, and we need a central guild body that randomly audits members, and if your code quality is bad enough you are immediately executed

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I live in Houston, moved to the US a year and half back. I remember reading @vgr Breaking Smart season 1 and thinking “ I want to be among the Prometheans stealing fire” 😆. I work as a marketer for a small bootstrap start up in Texas. I write half baked things thoughts on bicameral.me . New year resolution is to use more of Mastodon and less Twitter 🤔

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Hey, Mastodon: is there a way to always "Show More" without breaking out Greasemonkey or the like?

The past 6 months for me have been an emotional oscillation between "this normie life might not be so bad after all" and "what am I doing I have no idea I am clearly unqualified to be normie".

Not sure if I should be hoping/striving for convergence in 2019.

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