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the fall 2021 tape is out now! apologies this one took so long, life is busy & life with a newborn baby is triple-busy.

as mentioned in the liner notes, cover art has been added to all the mp3 files so, if that's your thing, snag the files again or grab the archives!

gemini://konpeito.media

please be well. 💕

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#gemini #geminiprotocol #KONPEITO #lofi #mixtape

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I've been using my own text-editor for a couple of weeks(months?) now, and I'd never believe that I could even stick to it when I started off, it took me 3 solid attempts before I had something that clicked.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you've tried making your own and failed, try again.

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So, I officially have released my game #Starscan under GPLv2 today! Feel free to check it out, if you're interested! It's my first time releasing in this way, so I'm still getting everything squared away.

https://github.com/stuarttempleton/starscan

#Godot #GodotEngine #GameDev #IndieDev

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Honestly I think our biggest tipping point in tech was when corporations started realizing they made more money not giving users any option but recurring subscriptions and never letting anyone own anything permanently.
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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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My first #uxn project! A moon phase tracker (more novelty than accurate).

I wrote a little script to get your large indexed images out of GIMP and into uxn: gemini://gemini.sensorstation.co/computing.uxn.utils.indexed-to-chr.gmi

Special thanks to @brendan and @alderwick for the math help!

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LB: Projects like the @mntmn MNT RKX7 contributes significantly towards why I closed the Kestrel Computer Project, for it is now redundant.

The MNT Reform + RKX7 = a computer every bit as open as the Kestrel platform, but way, way, way, way more powerful than anything I could have produced.

For those interested in what the KCP originally sought to do, it will be worth your time to look into MNT's projects.

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I just read through https://ambrevar.xyz/lisp-repl-shell/ and I'm excited to move further in that direction myself. The shell is a fine thing, but after seeing an application like magit completely change how I interacted with CLI git, and plenty of other examples, I have been hesitant to go deeper with shell use. REPL as computer interface is a beautiful thing. Emacs is basically a fancy repl. Anyway... Just feels nice to see someone blazing a trail and sharing the journey :) #lisp #repl #shell #emacs

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@gabek

"I'll do it... but on one condition."
"What? Anything! The fate of the Free World is at stake!"
"We do it *my* way. 100% C++, no libraries, -j 1... we go in clean and come out hard. And if I see ONE goddamn line of #PHP or #Javascript, this whole deal's OFF!"
"You're a madman!"
"Maybe I am... but I'm the madman who can save the Presidents life, so... what's it gunna be?"
"This is crazy, I tell you. Crazy!... But dammit... fine."
"Oh and I use #Arch by the way."

#Microfiction(?)

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@woozong Quintus stared out over the sea as it began to darken. It was as if mighty Neptune himself was glaring down at him from behind a veil of storm clouds and man-high waves. Yet, go he must. This, he knew.

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got "new" deck and trucks from and old mate, finally back to skating :D

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Going to try and record some special city wildlife species the coming days. Depending on where you live in or even some people enjoy having car or motorbike engines make as much noise as possible. The newest trend is trying to make your engine sound like an automatic weapon/mitraillette. I programmed the to record sound only above a certain /amplitude threshold. It will be a matter of tweaking to get it right.
What will this become? An art project? An activist tool? Sound data for promoting in the city? Who knows...

I also really would like to know what's so fun about it, having people state at you in horror.

I completely hope it will become a phenomenon of the past, like what Gent tries to do. Let's declare this species extinct.
theguardian.com/world/2021/aug

Medium post :oh_no_bubble:

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@crazypedia I have a theory that there is a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of knowledge work in most tech organizations that has the systemic function of either preventing tribal knowledge (I prefer to call this "enacted knowledge" for a variety of reasons) from being turned into recorded knowledge, or forces the act of recording this knowledge into a private activity that is done in secret and outside of the public social space of the organization.

The misunderstanding is to perceive the output of the labor of "software engineering" as being "software" which is a product to be sold. The reality is that the output of all knowledge work is *shared understanding*, i.e. collectively agreed upon definitions and models, which can then be reified in software.

When the labor of software engineering is treated as a function of producing software, instead of performing collective knowledge work, the recording of knowledge is seen as a non-productive activity whose opportunity cost is directly contrasted with the production of more software.

This creates a few different second and third-order dynamics, including all of the reasons you stated above: 1. Resistance to change, because recording knowledge by necessity involves reifying collective understanding which changes the way production is accomplished. 2. Too much extra work, which is obvious vis a vis the opportunity cost mentioned above. 3. Job security, which occurs because the recording of knowledge (which is the true work output of knowledge work) is forced out of the public sphere into a private activity where it is treated as private property which, naturally, enables its "owner" to produce software more effectively.

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WE ARE ON AIR NOW!
4 hours of techno by DJ June and our trippy visuals live. Join our #Livestreaming at

https://live.autistici.org/#daddiesonacid

Check our profile for details, warnings, disclaimers :chick_costume_unicorn:

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I bet you that _large_ dollar amount that money-laundering drug-lords (or so-called above board corporations) shift multiple orders of magnitude bigger amounts of money around without those transactions being flagged as fraudulous..

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f#ck this shiite (pardon my rant)
buy something on crowdsupply, got my credit card blocked
"sorry sir, a large US dollar transaction might be flagged as fraudulous"
Let's see how my next pledge on kickstarter goes.. it's in HKD.
The drone answering the phone said he can't guarantuee my card won't be blocked again....
F#ck this shiite

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