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~ Hi Everyone ~

I'm glad this space exists and looking forward to spending some time here. Some things about me:

- web developer for money
- slow burning music projects on the side
- politics/philosophy/psychology buff
- ribbonfarm afficionado

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in the spirit of further , some random things that preoccupy me:

- maintaining a generous sphere of personal freedom while being embedded in society in a fulfilling way
- dreams of next-gen composition tools for virtual modular synthesizers
- thinking about how to make North American cities beautiful and functional in spite of decades of car culture
- recognizing and grappling with spooky psychological antipatterns: mine and others'

due to my appearance and personality, i code as “obviously nonthreatening”, and then people are surprised that i have interests that may be at odds with theirs. i need to do some image management around this

24 hour time is an objectively better notation and anglo north america should definitely switch to it

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boomers: don't be homeless

also boomers: keep my central, sparsely populated neighborhood exactly as it is -- no poors or subways please

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Heard joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he is two vast and trunkless legs of stone standing in the desert. Says visage is half sunk and shattered. Says nothing beside remains. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Ozymandias, King of Kings, is in town tonight. Go and see him. Look on his Works, ye Mighty, and despair." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Ozymandias, King of Kings."

I have a feeling that the rise of Sci Hub and slow crumbling of Elsevier is a big deal. People have an innnate intuition that in a realm of abundance, artificial scarcity is abhorrent. Now to extend this intuition to other domains

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My favourite fact about Canada is that in the 70's a radio show had a competition for a national simile along the lines of "as american as apple pie" and the winning entry was "as canadian as possible under the circumstances"

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Nothing to boost your instinctual misanthropy like trying to transfer your lease on Kijiji

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Adblocking, old man yells at cloud 

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I NEED to know the source of these two delightful images, allegedly 1987.

"To Be Young And Online: Youth Explore Databases, Find Friends In Forums"

I especially want to know what happened to Kawasaki Boy. Radical haircut and image makeover once he started surfing Compuserve, or did he just get... traded in for a new one? And the bike actually belongs to Tennis PC Girl but she doesn't like to drive?

twitter.com/waxpancake/status/

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Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

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