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Somewhere out there is a young nerd at a crossroads:

A life of Scheme, LISP, drugs, insanity, and freedom.

A life of corporate enslavement, scooping out their brains a little more every day for a steady paycheck.


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In the world I see, you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center.
You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life.
You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Towers.
And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.
—Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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One problem of doing any is I get used to bytes and kilobytes again, and then when I see modern junk need megabytes or gigabytes, I flip my shit and scream "what the fuck do you need 325,000 Atari 800s for just to draw a screen?!"

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I wrote this as a ha-ha-but-seriously-yes:

You should only use software you wrote for yourself, never let anyone else touch it. Other Peoples' Code is the work of the devil.

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I really do worry about the mental health of GNU/Linux users. They're like FOX "News" viewers, so much completely anti-reality shit fed to them it starts backing out of their mouths.

"We're the only free people! The UN/New World Order/Apple/Communists/Fluoridators are going to make you wear masks/use their app store/bottled water and take away mah guns/compilers/precious bodily fluids!"

Dude. Chill the fuck out, it's not like that.


Oh, Donny. When you say your compound is "under siege by the FBI", I get my hopes up for a repeat of Branch Davidian. And sadly they seem to just be giving you the normal FBI biz. Burning out the Republican infestation with tear gas is too much to hope for.

MineTest skins

So I hate the default adventurer skins, even if it's usually covered by armor and I use first-person camera. I have my own skin. But MineTest has no built-in config for skins! Mods to the rescue.

On your world select, hit Select Mods, Find More Mods, and search for skinsdb, and smart inventory, install both.

Back to menu, select each of those and Enable. Save.

Now in terminal:


I had to read this a couple times to realize:

They don't have trailing comments. You can only have single-line comments, like the simplest BASICs without :
10 PRINT n$:REM can't do this in Carbon!

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Idly looking at Carbon (lang), more for laughs than anything else.

Errors are values: No exception throwing, because call/cc etc is too hard for C++ nerds to understand.

Info accum: Single-pass compiler with cheats to get around static typing. Self-inflicted problems.

Low context: Can't shadow, can't have convenience import * from x. Programmer-hostile shit.

Safety: Imitates the most newfangled, unreliable borrow-checker ideas from Rust, instead of 60-year-old GC.

Radio: "Jerry called, he's in IT and needs some Black Sabbath this Monday."

I feel ya, Jerry.

There are SIX Lake Placid movies:

Lake Placid (1999)
Lake Placid 2 (2007)
Lake Placid 3 (2010)
Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (2012)
Lake Placid vs. Anaconda (2015)
Lake Placid: Legacy (2018)

No return of Betty White, but Robert Englund was in 2 of 'em.

What I'm Playing: MineTest, MineClone2

So, ever since Microsoft bought Mojang, they've been boiling the frog, and finally with the "Xbox accounts" and 1.19.2 the Java edition has reached surveillance state nightmare (however ludicrous that sounds for a game… it's still a game we play) parity with Xbox Live Arcade (aka "NAMBLA") and the inferior mobile/"Bedrock" edition, and it's r

Apparently coming to Godziban next season (late this month)

… Gigan's parents:

She has boobs and a second chainsaw where?

Really excellent, long, sometimes contrary review of Slaying the Dragon, about TSR's latter years.

As someone who was almost fully out of D&D post-Dragonlance (went to Palladium, RoleMaster, Champions, Ars Magica), all I ever saw from TSR at this time was Ravenloft, 2E core books for playing in a friend's game, and a couple Historical booklets. I knew Lorraine was incompetent, but this is just a trainwreck. So I may need to read this!

> Welcome to the Saga Society! We are a community of traditional Christians who strive to create Christian culture through tabletop gaming. Take a look around and consider joining our community!


History of Computing, abbreviated:
1958: LISP!
1980: We can program anything in BASIC, and it runs with minor changes on every computer!
1985: We rewrite everything in ASM or C for every computer, so now IBM wins because we're so fucking tired after shipping once.
1995: We could write once, run anywhere in JAVA!
Microsoft: OH FUCK NO.
2010: We can write once, run anywhere in Javascript!
2020: Global warming reaches unsurvivable levels, NOT coincidentally.
2030: Post-apoc savages discover BASIC.

Also there is a
but AFAICT there's no posts about the Bean RPG:

It's OK, it's lightly based on Tunnels & Trolls but d2 (coins, beans, etc.) instead. First book is kind of generic, you can take it as "they drew generic characters as bean people ha ha", later books are fully "these are bean people not Humans".


Actually a parody by "truewagner", but you really can't tell. It's impossible to be weirder than Psalty.

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