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because it seems i'm actually doing a thing with it, i've moved beebem for unix to

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I've been in and around tech since the early 1980s thanks to Input magazine and a BBC B. I'm not a language zealot and love learning new languages or about new problems to solve.

I took a detour through Theoretical Physics and am currently working towards a Master's in Philosophy.

I'm a Software Eng Manager at a well-known tech company as a day job, I maintain Google Benchmark, and I create and fail to finish too many software projects.

nice to meet you all!

going to start on the REST API bit of hachyserve soon. Actix seems like it is the framework du jour but also negates a lot of the serialization/deserialization work already in place in rustypub.

if it does I'm both thrilled (because that is gnarly) and horrified (because it took so long to get right).

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the theoretical least amount of possible pandemonium for a given scenario is the 'pandeminimum', while the largest amount is the 'pandemaximum', or, more informally, 'pandemostium'

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Bisexual folks do not owe you their dating history. Bisexuality is attraction to 2+ more genders. It's non-binary. Not all who identify as Biromantic are Bisexual. Bisexual folks are Bisexual no matter who they're dating. Bisexuality is not a phase or denial with being gay. Bisexuality is a spectrumm. Not a 50/50 split.

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no I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do with it either, except maybe find it how closely mastodon implements the spec.

because it seems i'm actually doing a thing with it, i've moved beebem for unix to

and just like that... builds and installs.

and as a neat side-effect, it runs on OSX (yes, even M1)!

i need some more testing to check all the options, and i'd appreciate help, but yaaaay.

sometimes cmake is the most amazing thing ever.

and then other times...

for anyone following along with my beebem (on unix) adventures. there's a cmake branch on which is a WIP.

patches welcome.. currently fighting with `configuration_file`.

just pushed the latest update to

compiling clean with warnings as errors, and a load of include fixups. all the same features, just compiling cleaner :)

why yes, i did just get permission from David Eggleston to host beebem for UNIX on my github.

i plan to do some work on it, mostly to support retropie builds (!) but also any other improvements i can think of. contributions welcome!

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Good time to remind everyone how stupidly close we are to Kessler syndrome: a runaway chain of collsions in orbit. This real-time plot, using real data, really hits it home:

How many close encounters do you see less than 1km in the next few minutes? 1km might not sound close, but remember, everything in orbit is travelling at several km per SECOND. That is terrifyingly close. Every few minutes.

But sure, keep launching Starlinks.

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Ok, I now have permission to talk about this project in full and in public. I'm working with Alan Kay to build six replicas* of a Xerox PARC Alto display for use in a museum exhibit**. Visitors will see a real Alto and then walk over to one of the replicas to futz with Smalltalk '78***.
Here's a nice writeup of a different project that rejuvenated an actual Alto.

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Fuck apps i hate apps nobody wants apps they want to do a certain task

You don't want Waze you want to be able to navigate, let's have one maps thing where Waze can be a provider of directions y'know!!

You don't want Spotify you want to play your music so maybe Spotify can be one of the streaming providers for your music

Maybe signal and discord and matrix and sms and fuckin whatever else can all be message providers and you'd only have to go to one place for each activity

Bring back scopes motherfuckers!!!!!!

me: mentions I'm running a new service
security researcher: favourites the post
me: ...
me: disables the service, removes the DNS A record, burns the server.

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I now have a shiny new Matrix instance (well, Dendrite because golang) running at

mostly surprised the domain was available, tbh.

registration currently disabled while i poke around the service and see what it's all about.

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