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@technomancy today I learned that narthex (the entrance to a church, inside the walls but not part of the "church" proper), is derived from the greek word for giant fennel. seems like a good project name.

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"During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters, in particular a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction. Most of his works remain untranslated into English. Until recently, his novel Venus in Furs was his only book commonly available in English, but an English translation by William Holmes of Die Gottesmutter was released in 2015 as The Mother of God."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_

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the love conspiracy only scares you for your own good

think fsf meets merzbow meets pure liberation and the joy of ideas

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project plug: contact me if you want to be part of a free software conversationalist anti-hierarchic no secrets coding club

no secret agenda, no drama, just public joy in the free, the surreal, and weird scary art that comes from love not fear

I just thought of it and I think it would be fun, I do it now and would enjoy having enough structure to make a collaboration last, let's decide what that looks like?

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is there a project that offers cross platform gui, which is easy to migrate existing web apps to, without the complexity of making a document markup define an app?

OK, it feels good to resolve this, but the fact that this was ever an issue makes me wonder if I ever knew what I was doing. Added Makefile and README and TODO for the next time...

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oh fun, seems like I'm not the only one using these latex classes whose resume latex broke under newer debian versions - maybe I should start with a vanilla usage that works today and move my customization in...

resume bitrot, SMH

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resuscitating the git repo where I kept the latex for my resume, and trying to relearn just enough latex to make this stupid thing compile again

looking for a name for a process pattern:

if something has been significantly neglected (overgrown / too much tech debt / etc.), trying to fix things in a single pass will be destructive, and is effectively starting from scratch, while multiple passes, each having a very specific scope and goal, can get a better result, faster, without a full reimplementation

if there's no name, I suggest calling it the hairdresser pattern

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Werner Herzog praising the that I composed for with E. Elias Merhige and David Wexler was not on my 2020 bingo card. I think I am going to go and scream into the sky now. My dearly departed friend Mike would have loved this news.

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This is among the most important media files I have saved on my computer.

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Hey fediverse has anyone out there got any experience with fires and/or burning? My kitchen is currently engulfed in flames and from everything I've read that's generally a pretty bad thing. I really need some help or advice about this. I've been trying to inhale all the smoke myself to stop it ruining my furniture but there's just too much and it's actually pretty hot.
Boosts would be appreciated, this might be a long shot but I'm sure someone else out there has had this problem too.

yeah I was going to change windows in tmux but accidentally had the browser focused

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theory:

In a web browser, visiting a modern web page, control-a shouldn't select all the text in a page. That's only done by mistake and isn't useful.

Similarly, the select-all context item that pops up for long press is not usually useful and takes up space that a more useful menu item could be using.

so I've established I can hunt and peck arm64 assembly with gnu calling conventions into nvim on my smart phone

maybe the important thing is that I could do hello world from memory, which is progress

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$ cat hello.s
.global _start
_start:
mov x0, #1
ldr x1, =message
ldr x2, =end_message
sub x2, x2, x1
mov x8, #64
svc 0

// mov x0, #0 // actually, let's return what
// write returned
mov x8, #93
svc 0

.data
message: .ascii "hello, android device\n"
end_message:
$ ./hello
hello, android device
$ echo $?
22

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$ cat hi.s
.global _start
_start:
mov x0, #0
mov x8, #93
svc 0
$

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