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5-7 books to something something about me? Good Lord. Um...

Okay, "A Wrinkle in Time", that's like a free space.

Thaddeus Golas, "A Lazy Man's Guide To Enlightenment".

Robinson, "A Short, Sharp Shock".

Me, "All Reality" (

Ram Dass, "Be Here Now"

I don't know! Maybe Morick (ed) "Challenges to Empiricism".

Ooh how about Abbott's "Flatland"?

"Principia Discordia" of course.

Darn, that's eight already, and I haven't listed "The Wind in the Willows" yet, which should probably have been first.

And lots more!!

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Bachelor's degree in from Princeton, 1981, which makes me ?good at ?discussion?.

(for the US) , in that I think power should be more fairly distributed than it is now,.

Master's in from Pace, 1985ish; professional for like 40 years, mostly for and now for (all opinions strictly my own, of course, not theirs!), mostly on the side. and anything else really, they're just languages. :)

Greatly enjoy , and I've done a number of novels (working on the dozenth in 2022). Have also greatly enjoyed playing with .

I have no visual skills, but lately I've been producing thousands of images using and a few with other text-to-image tools. The future is wild!

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Apparently one can pin multiple posts? If so, here's the link right into the draft of my 2022 book:

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In a new paper, David Smith, Joseph Myers, Chaim Goodman-Strauss and I prove that a polykite that we call "the hat" is an aperiodic monotile, AKA an einstein. We finally got down to 1! 4/6

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I got back to my Monotype Keyboard project and realized I completely forgot this part.

The key density CHANGES per line.
Most rows are 11-wide, except these two which go up to 14.

Man, it's a good thing I'm not an obsessive perfectionist!

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Mars rovers Curiosity and Perseverance roll past each other.

“It must be rush hour,” comments Dr. Manhattan in a flat monotone.

He’s known for sixty years he’d make this joke. He’s always been saying it.

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This little empty garden by the brownstone door
And in the cracks along the sidewalk nothing grows no more
He must have been a gardener that cared a lot
A gardener like that one no one can replace
- Elton John (about John Lennon


See ❤️ Art Here :

#MastoArt #BuyIntoArt #ArtMatters #AYearForArt #mastodon #ArtBooster #art #artistsonmastodon #artist #abstract #abstractart #fediart #music #lyrics #song

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It's a Tuesday, which apparently means another wild flurry of AI related announcements: Google Bard, Bing Image Creator, Adobe Firefly (an image generation model trained entirely on licensed or public domain art) - here's my blog's archive page for today with notes on everything so far

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One sign that you're not making a technology for the right reasons is when you have to fucking lie about it, or misrepresent others in order to compete. For example, Nostr (the protocol which currently enjoys zero million daily active users) says of Mastodon, "There are no clear incentives to run servers" — proving that this is, indeed, a protocol created by people who have no idea how to make friends.

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Every time I see a post content-warninged with "ph - " I keep assuming I'm going to click and it's going to be like a photo of a vial of hydrochloric acid

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The Trashcan MacPro eBay prices are into the “why not” price range (<= $300). If you ever wanted one might be a good time to pick one up, if nothing else it makes for an attractive piece of tech art on your desk.

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This white peacock was ready for his big debut, Green Meadows Petting Farm, Orlando FL #BirdsOfMastodon #FotoMontag

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Back in 2020, I published Six Centuries of Type & Printing, a concise book – 64 pages – that actually starts centuries before Gutenberg, with Chinese and Korea printing, and then digs into 1450 to 2020 period, covering ~600 years of technological advances. Set in hot-metal type (Monotype Bembo) in North Yorkshire, printed in London, and bound in Germany with a foil-stamped cover & slipcase, I still have copies available for shipping worldwide! (ebook edition available)

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So, here I am on Mastodon. I abandoned #twitter (like many others) when #musk grabbed them. Hoping to find people who engage in more reasoned discussion on here. My specific passions are: photography (street and portrait), software architecture, ethics of tech and addressing the skills gap. Please follow if I seem interesting and I'll follow back.

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2013: clothes arent gendered
2023: if I wear a sweater I'm a man

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#introduction time.

Hey everyone mid thirties guy here. Into tech and software design and cyber security though I have no formal education. I love to tinker and make new programs and the such.

I love tech news and podcasts and web design and making programs.

In my free time I game! I play primarily on Xbox but do play on pc sometimes.

I love to cook and I love my puppies.

So hi everyone!

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It’s the Equinox. Remember to hug your friendly neighborhood Druid and thank them for following the rites so the seasons continue as they should.

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Not satisfied having claimed my work desk, Fishy has decided to conquer my work chair as well.

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