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I've just published a blog post about getting the benefits of corporate algorithms without actually giving your private data to the corporations. jamey.thesharps.us/2018/07/10/

I looked through the DreamWidth source code to see if I could implement full-history syndication feeds for them, but they don't have things like querying for posts oldest-first, so it's more invasive than I feel like tackling right now.

Also it's in Perl which would be the fifth programming language I'd have worked on this stuff in over the last ~2 weeks, and the third one I've had to (re-)learn, and I'm getting kind of tired of switching languages this fast.

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Smalltalk: Everything Is An Object
Lisp: Everything Is A List
Haskell: Everything Is A Function

ASM: Everything Is An Integer
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I saw somebody looking for a Medium alternative and suggested Dreamwidth, I'm happy they seem to like it!

I forget how many people don't know about Dreamwidth. If you want old-school blogging, good accessibility, RSS, no ads, no trackers, no Javascript, and good people if you're looking for community, I really can't recommend it highly enough.

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Has anyone else watched hentai for the plot. I genuinely just watched one and thought if the removed all the sex scenes it would be a really fun, cute, lighthearted story

The jekyll-feed developers are, somewhat understandably, skeptical of supporting full-history feeds if there aren't any feed readers that'll use the extra data. Would somebody please write a full-history feed reader? I can offer lots of advice but UX is not my thing and I just want this to happen already 😭

Now I've implemented this standard in three different programming languages, and for two dynamic sites and one static site.

Hey, I made a Jekyll implementation of RFC5005 full-history RSS feeds! github.com/jekyll/jekyll-feed/

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RT @harleivy@twitter.com: in russia, the act of displaying the LGBT flag in public can get you arrested. so these 6 activists from latin america resorted to creativity: wearing uniforms from their countries' football teams, they turned themselves into the flag and walked around moscow with pride. 🏳️‍🌈

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“I've decided "being in your prime" means being any age that's a prime number. So, about 25% of the time until you're 100: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89 and 97.”

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i have the future written inside a text file called "TODO". it exists mostly for me to get frustrated later when some rich asshole does it but shitty

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Low key evaluating everyone I meet like "are you susceptible to becoming yet another instrument of abuse by uncritically evaluating the ways in which systems meant to protect the abused are levied against the abused to silence, pressure, intimidate, and strip them of resources?"

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i think when i was a kid i knew what was going on. seemed obvious!! simple!!! now i talk to people and the main thing they say -- usually not in these exact words, but im very good at interpreting subtext -- is "i dont know what the fuck is going on!" and then im like jeez!! you too??? i dont know whats going on either! and nobody else seems to!! what happened??????

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I combined the 50d pre-trained GloVe vectors for semantic similarity with my phonetic similarity vectors (just by concatenating them to make 100d vectors) so I could find words that are similar both in meaning and in sound... here's an example in use, replacing each word in _The Road Not Taken_ with its closest sound/meaning equivalent according to this method (original on left)

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I made a thing for generating full-history RSS feeds for sites that have consistent weekly update schedules and predictable URLs:
fh.minilop.net

For example, here's a feed for Doonesbury: fh.minilop.net/f/America+Chica

And one for Schlock Mercenary: fh.minilop.net/f/America+Denve

If your feed reader supports RFC5005, these feeds will show every post ever made, not just the most recent ones. But your feed reader probably doesn't support RFC5005... yet?

I made a thing for generating full-history RSS feeds for sites that have consistent weekly update schedules and predictable URLs:
fh.minilop.net

For example, here's a feed for Doonesbury: fh.minilop.net/f/America+Chica

And one for Schlock Mercenary: fh.minilop.net/f/America+Denve

If your feed reader supports RFC5005, these feeds will show every post ever made, not just the most recent ones. But your feed reader probably doesn't support RFC5005... yet?

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@djsundog @dr1ft Quantum IP is hell, you can either know precisely where to route an address or who it is but not both

TIL the first Tuesday after Unix epoch time 1000000000 was Sept 11, 2001. That was an interesting accident of "randomly" chosen parameters to this program I'm writing...

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