So, I've decided to give a try. Thankfully, I am comfortable with my ugly handwriting and poor artistic skills so I won't fall in the trap of trying to make it pretty. Hopefully this will give me some control back in my life, though.

@epilanthanomai I've never had to take it to those lengths, but one reason I'm grateful for my bluetooth headsets is that I have once in a while, had my phone thrown from my pocket/bag while on my bike and the disconnect sound let me know it'd happened.

@epilanthanomai I think I'm getting possible follower spam from mstdn.jp but I'm on a road trip and can't investigate. Do you have a few minutes to help?

@carbontwelve I dunno...it's very typical for me to handle new situations by being quiet and observing the situation so I learn the landscape and figure out how to speak without being out-of-turn or seen as stupid. But if I'm super engaged, I'll often mistake brief pauses for people having finished and I'll accidentally cut them off, often because I'm trying to avoid being talked over. I often do my best thinking when conversing, but easily test as an introvert (specifically an ISTP)....

@carbontwelve I really feel the time for the ASCII MMO has come. And, no, not a MUD, but a roguelike (at least in UI) as you say.

Me reading the book... "Oh my word! THEY FIXED THAT, TOO!"

@epilanthanomai You ended up going with a Bolt, right? Those things feel like some sort of Starfleet shuttlecraft with wheels, so no surprise you'd be having new toy happy.

Hey ! I'd like to give a quick introduction to @tangent, a new member of the instance. He's a dear friend and colleague of mine with a passion for an open, private, and decentralized Internet. I'm sure he'll be a great add to the instance.

The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".

@carbontwelve Must suck to improve. Conclusion: get used to sucking if you don't want to suck.

@darius This is really lovely. You've been doing some great historical digging!

@carbontwelve I'd love to see. I'm digesting as much Go as possible these days.

@carbontwelve You putting that golang roguelike on github by any chance?

@epilanthanomai I will also say that I'm barely into it yet but I already am in complete love with cargo.

@epilanthanomai I'm not 100% sure how much serious-serious time I will get to devote to it, but I believe it to be the future of systems languages, and I also discovered that Redox OS is a thing, so I can learn by doing the classic practice of running an incomplete OS and, whenever it doesn't satisfy, writing software for it.

After 5 years of waiting or not making time for it, I'm learning Rust.

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

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