and meeg heard it, and thought: that's pretty good!


Slightly Cursed: Running Catgirl (The IRC Client) in Docker


catgirl (the IRC client) is great.


2022-01-03 TODO in the terminal with git for synchronization


Absolutely love scli

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I replayed an old game of mine. It's more fun than I remembered. I sometimes feel like I went downhill over time, in terms of game development. I think I'd like to remake it (using Godot?), but I can't honestly put aside the time without neglecting the things I actually have to do.


Since it got rejected, I put my book online!

It's not very good, but it isn't terrible either!


I kind of want to f@ with a VPS. But what for?


Absolutely in love with METAROOM


gemini.meegleeto.com :^)

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My book was rejected for publication today, too

That's OK, I don't think I should publish the first thing I write, and it wasn't that good either

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no love for no beamer; I get it though, it's a very niche thing


Unreasonably proud of nobeamer

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Here's an example of why it's fun: which one is correct?



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reading the texbook, it's a lot of fun


I've written a fairly depressing post, as a result of the advice in a substack article. To be fair, it works, but I imagine it's not a lot of fun for the other end.

If you have writer's block, maybe you should stop lying to yourself


Nielsen & Chuang not having answers to their book makes it a f#ing useless book


supermatist modular synth music


itchi.city is on HN news, I hope they don't die..


I kind of... want to make a game again?

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I wonder what a supermatist book would look like?


It would also make a fantastic card game, but I'm 90% sure that the author knows that

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I've been watching world of horror playthroughs by Vinny lately. It's the first game that has me interested in a while!


holy s@ today I learned about vim's ci<symbol>


I am slightly envious of the Gemini people who have things to say and can write long blog posts. I don't think I have anything much to say about anything (and, more often, am ill-informed)


Ok so ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ you're not going to sound like Bach you say, but the thing you need to understand about chorale writing is that it is ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† rule bound, mathematical almost

but then this motherfucker goes and makes it sound g o o d

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Ok, so I listen to Bach chorales and then I write a chorale and-oh my god why does this sound so bad


Alex starred fleet, cool

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I mean really, if you are going to be upset at the level of talent of someone, you could do worse than Bach

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Incidentally, f@ you Bach, you talented f@

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It has come to my attention that it is hard to write a decent sounding 8-bar chorale

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It would be fun to write and sing 8 bars of chorale every day


I am severely against a standardized format for microblogs in geminispace

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Considering Mandarin lessons

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I've cared about

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I've fulfilled my goal of publicly displaying an art piece, so the next goal, i think, is to play a concert of modular synth

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a suicide note saying "lmao"


Squid Game is cheap gore-horror and y'all should treat it for what it is~


Hm, not all of my old fleets were recovered....

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I should get another mechnical keyboard.


St Germain had other aliases, apparently

such as Deepside

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Hey you remember how I was over the vim thing?

I lied


Uno mas

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Found a bug in fleet. Testing it now. Let's hope my journal isn't obliterated again :) (Lol guess what)

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St. Germain is so insanely good and i cannot cope with it

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Terminal tool for reading arXivvvvvvvvvvvvvv


So "Central Park West" is Giant Steps in a trenchcoat sipping wine, yeah?


Made my own spotify mobile with youtube-dl + MusicBrainz Picard + Subtracks + Navidrome + Tailscale.

Great experience, will have to write it up some time.

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I'm about to make an extremely niche commentary that makes sense strictly if you saw an article on HN the other day ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ if you've been struggling with quantum computing. That is, if you're me.


Quantum amplification is like a burrito, and if I'd known that from the start I'd have had a much better time.

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Youtube-dl + MusicBrainz Picard


I've been into fonts as of late.

There are a lot of really cool fonts, it's too bad that they're prohibitively expensive to buy.

Anyway, this website is pretty great.


I mean, basically I want to be a sophisticated mf drinking on an urban rooftop at sunset or in a warm summer night, is that too much to ask?

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If UKG is not an option I would be satisfied with Detroit dance.

speaking of which

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Welcome to Miguel's gemlogs, where consciousness is streaming and the facts don't matter

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Speaking of UKG, what the hell happened to electronic music post-199X? The pre-millennium sound is so much cooler (and sophisticated?)

Ok, "sophisticated" is a complicated word, because it was definitely more minimalist (and maybe that's why it gels better with me), and I can see how you'd make a case against those transposed chords back and forth. But that still beats a more produced track that goes I IV vi V I (as a ton of them do now)

Plus those chord transpositions make it non-functional, hah!

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If clubs played more UK Garage I would spend more time at clubs

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Is there an urban techno album yet called "Tasteful Concrete"?


I have become physically unable to hear "these" without thinking "nuts"



Past my temporary vim craze. I remember a tweet by Megan Fox (no, not that one, the game developer one): โ€œjust click on thingsโ€

vim is great for what it's for which is editing things in a terminal when you don't have access to something better

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Did the certificates thing also mess with rustup update? :|





I used an unsafe{ } successfully! Great success.


(My aesthetic sense was not, in fact, gone, and I may have been being a teensy bit melodramatic. I was just, it seems, a little rusty.)

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I have been using a dumb phone and keeping my smartphone in the bag. This has given me thoughts regarding what I wish my relationship with smartphones was, which I hope to put into writing some time.

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I'll be presenting an art piece (I guess?) tomorrow.

Heck, I can't convince myself I'm not a fraud, let alone an audience.

-actually, that's not true, I ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ a pretty good bullshitter.

But for a thing that everyone tells me is quite celebrated in art, having to explain where I stole things from does not make me comfortable.


It's, erm, "hilarious" how I stopped making games and my aesthetic sense is just ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ. It really is lack of practice, but it's annoying how I notice I'm doing things I was very much against before in, e.g., PowerPoint presentations, and can't do better

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I love SciHub.

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Added reddit.com

to my hosts file. Can recommend.


(Rust's) nom documentation is absolutely miserable


Forcing myself to work in silence. It's not a very popular opinion, but I've found that if I'm listening to music while working I'm not concentrating very much.


i am so bored i'm starting to wish i had twitter right now

otoh it's not that I'm bored because I have nothing to do, it's because I'm staring at the work that I have to do and just ๐Ÿ‘do ๐Ÿ‘not ๐Ÿ‘want ๐Ÿ‘to


Did 427 CPM (85 WPM) :^) personal record


Invidious and Nitter are great, but there's no way they're ethical, and it's always silly to me whenever someone defends they are because Ads


I've published the script I use to write to Flounder!

I *am* painfully aware of the clichรฉ that it is posting from vim ๐Ÿ‘€ but hey, I like the script.


I'm fairly sure I broke flounder. Crap. Sorry alex..

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Test post, coming through! (I'm modifying my "tweeting" app to write longer stuff to a gemlog.)

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I'd like to write something a bit more long form about how scientific computing really is about the asymptotic behaviour; you don't have time to push the hardware to the limit (be a programmer, in a sense) and also be innovative (be a scientist). Things are too hard.

In the end, if you write slow Python code that falls back on the well established primitives of Numpy or Scipy or Tensorflow or whatever you'll have a much better time than dropping down to C and finding out that each thing you're trying to do fast (because you're a ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ) has a whole scientific field around it.

I should know, I've fallen into this trap about twice now.

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I find myself wishing for a different kind of experience on the computer. Mostly prompted by some article I read some time ago:

Why We Need to Rethink the Computer โ€˜Desktopโ€™ as a Concept

I don't know; I'm not really one to fall in love with opinion pieces, but yes, I do wish I could just turn on and off my computer and not lose work, and that these 20 tabs I have open for the purposes of the work that I'm doing right now were more meaningfully organized, and that my computer helped me partition the stuff I'm doing and my focus.

Then again, maybe I'm just falling into what was, a few years ago, obviously to me a trap: that it's the computer's fault that I can't focus, and wishing for a tech solution to a real world problem.


I was in the beach the other day when something occurred to me.

In middle school, when no-one had a coin handy and you needed to do some coin-toss decision, people would ยซthrow Even Oddยป. The protocol is as follows: two parties (usually not collaborating) pick "Even" or "Odd". Then, on the count of three, the two parties will "throw" a number (rock-paper-scissors style), the winner being whoever guessed the parity of the sum correctly.

(A moment to parse that last sentence.)

It's pretty intuitive* that no matter how you play you don't have much control over the outcome, unless you know exactly how the other player will act. As long as the two players are adversarial, it might as well be random.

So what if you were missing a die, rather than a coin? Could you use a similar protocol to throw some number, rather than a binary yes or no?

As far as I can tell, yes, by having two players throwing a number (between 0 and N --- say, 0 to 4), and taking the sum modulo N.

For one, the distribution of the possible sums (modulo N) is always balanced. Or, according to this Python script, this holds for N in 2...100, and that's a lot of fingers. So you're not more likely to get some outcomes, overall.

On the other hand, I don't think any of the players has a way to bias the outcome; this to me is clearer if you think of the game as one of the players picking the value and the other one offsetting it (with wrap-around). Whatever one player picks, the other one can offset the value to wherever they want.

Likewise, if one of the player has a particular bias, the other player can shift that bias wherever; of course the first player can then shift *their* bias and so on, and so the game doesn't have an equilibrium.

Of course, psychological factors might come into play; I'd bet that people wanting a low value would intuitively throw a low number as well.

I'd like to see how a formal proof of this goes; if you know game theory and are so inclined, shoot me an email! (You can find my email on the home page.)


Watched Evangelion. I have some spicy opinions (e.g., the movie is deterrant to the series except where it clarifies lore), but overall quite liked it

Excellent world building


Alright, I had my fun with AVR, but I'm going back to Arduino, or I'll never get this done.

I learned to set up avrdude/flash/some low level C, I'm good

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Status: writing python to write C for me


Oh hey now the LED fades in and *then* out (and then in and then out etc.)

I have slightly more control over this now, and can bask in the knowledge that I saved a byte by encoding the increment direction in the LSB of the duty cycle value.

this is, of course, completely extranuous right now, as I'm using about 2% of the ATTiny's memory.

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I have a LED fading out(?), which is good news, but I don't exactly have a lot of control over this yet.