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  • Unreason and neogods

    I respect but ultimately reject the rationalists. … Are you unaware of the rationalists? I better explain then, the rationalists are a group of ai researchers who spread propaganda thru harry potter fanfiction; and effectively at that, if you’ve heard of ai safety at all it likely had their hand at play, you can find them at lesswrong and the founding text is “harry potter and the methods of rationality” by Eliezer Yudkowsky.

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  • alchemy games

    So I’m making a crafting game, and I have opinions. The standard triple A crafting system is just a many-currency system, nothing that necessarily provides value. Not that I’ve played many such games, but just hearing that criticism when I’m not excited by say the terraria’s system which has you fighting specific bosses multiple times to get specific currency with 18 will get you shoes 19 will get you pants and 25 will get you a gun.

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  • Reclaim mod keys

    So you learned bash, and you set up a hotkey deamon of some sort and your ready to edit your dotfiles like a good /g/ fren to have a “productive” system. But, all your programs use all the easy to remember hotkeys. You only have ctrl and alt and 36 keys.

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  • What I want from metaprogramming

    Let me just list some quick opinions on meta programing to lay some groundwork, these could be separate rants on their own: Inheritance is annoying to maintain, ducktyping is great and 90% of the time will just be correct and comfy. Fuzzy human standards are better than formal standards, I and everyone else expect addition to be associative, even if most people don’t know what associative means.

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  • tiling DE part 3 The problem

    So if tiling is so great why isn’t everyone using it. Everyone is in the habit of being wrong. Just generally. Historical inertia. Most software that has been written to be in the standard floating environment. Composing workflows means composing applications. Which are spotty in the general user space.

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  • I want a tiling de part 2 your workflow

    Here’s the thing, you use janky tiling as is. It’s frankly rare to find someone engaging with their window manager. I expect you to do a very small subset of actions with your computer: You full screen a web browser, always, no exception. You use a software suite that requires fullscreen and if it’s a complex task it’s built-in and has its own rolled tiling system.

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  • use my code

    So I’ve written some public code during my time with D but no one is using it, use my code(listed is rough order of quality) Range-match Range match, is a partial implementation of pattern matching. Focused on cleanly allowing complex “stuctured” programming. The main detail is that its requires the logic to be written using ranges such as 1<=x<=3.

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  • I want a tiling DE part 1

    I want a tiling desktop environment. … let me explain: So you normal computer user, everything you’ve known was based on the “desktop metaphor”, your an office worker in the black and white days, and your work gets a doohicky that confuses you. You don’t have time to learn anything, you need to work on the documents and fax them to management.

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  • brown folded eggs

    Sooo.. I like soft eggs, but traditionally the soft egg styles are reserved for fancy shit, french omelets, quite frankly I will not be beating eggs for 5 minutes for half a meal, listening for butter “singing”, or damaging a pan for a daily breakfest. Or tornado/dressed rice, also fantastic, but I don’t think I can twist my fingers to do that shit daily, and I don’t always have leftover rice.

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  • how should standard libs be managed

    So, an under appreciated feature of a lang is the std. Honestly at this point I think it could make or break a lang. Having a good std means its easy to write acceptable code from the gate. C-style langs historically require immense effort to render hello world, I believe this is the singular reason webshit is winning, because the js can draw things “easily” with the js os known as chromium.

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