It's crazy to think about the time that we're currently living in. Things are happening now that many of us never imagined could actually happen in the world. A lot of these things look pretty dark and shocking on the surface.

But it occurred to me tonight... If these kinds of dark things are possible, then so are all of the amazing, bright things that exist deep inside of you.

If there ever were a time to reach for those loving, bright things inside you, now is the time.

Boosts appreciated.

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When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create.

— Why the Lucky Stiff

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Everyone talks about scale in software development. Why not arpeggio?

"Michael9 and the Timeline Vanguard"

Definitely bit off a much more ambitious episode this time. But I'm making good progress... it's good that this one is longer, it means I've got more time to really get into the details and build something I can really be proud of.

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@cypnk Yeah, but generally referring to things on the internet as "content" might colour your thinking about this matter.

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Alan Kay: "Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible."

The Go Language Designers: "To reverse a string, you'll need 20 lines of dense, unreadable copypasta from Stack Overflow, which breaks horribly if the string is any encoding other than UTF-8. hell no we won't put it in stdlib"

Improvised a really tasty solo guitar piece... doing my best Sunn O))) and David Torn combination:

Another horrible customer experience. Yet another horrible customer service experience.

Why aren't we as a species starting to have conversations about decentralized supply chain replacements? Something more . Social media is great and all, but when the supply chain breaks, we're in trouble.

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Create your own programming languages, stay ahead of the AI.

Vintage. From the literal first days when we were trying to figure out what LOLcats wanted to be, and icanhascheeseburger wasn't even a thing yet.

Working on migrating some storage over to a new NAS, and realized that I have literally the most epic, vintage collection of LOLcats on the planet.

Boost it if you love LOLcats.

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Worked on getting my HDRI pipeline back up and running today. While I had the fisheye lens on the camera, I popped a few shots to play with... I like this one.

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"We’ve worked at companies like YouTube, Amazon, Facebook, DigitalOcean, and GitHub, always focused on solving the same problem — database scaling."

Sigh. Nothing should "planet scale". Helping companies grow into huge internet behemoths is the polar opposite of what we need. This is just gross.

#smalltech #decentralization

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