obsolete.computer/

Microblog

This is my own private microblog where I post one- or two-sentence thoughts, spur of the moment, with no context. Think Twitter, but instead of the whole internet's poison concentrated in one place, it's just my own. Proceed with caution.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 04:46:22 PM (EDT)

Probably the most terrifying possibility of them all is finding out I was right.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:58:55 AM (EDT)

Is it harder to burn a physical book or a digital one?

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:45:14 AM (EDT)

Oh man, I just discovered that this web site looks way better if you resize your browser to a 4:3 aspect ratio. I should have guessed.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:24:42 AM (EDT)

New rule: given John Oliver's take on any subject, either the exact opposite is true, or there is a third, unexplored option.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 09:34:41 AM (EDT)

My goal for this site is to make it so easy to publish content that I actually do it sometimes.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 08:45:01 AM (EDT)

It's odd how something as simple as different tires can make a vehicle seem new again. It's also odd how something as simple as a broken windshield wiper blade can make a vehicle seem like a piece of junk.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:21:28 AM (EDT)

Not sure why I use hash tags on this page. I guess it's an attempt at some sort of ironic jab at the social media world.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:17:33 AM (EDT)

I can't believe I actually logged into my Twitter account today. I was thinking about using it to follow some liberty-minded folks and free software nerds (with some notable overlaps between those categories) whose insights I appreciate. But I just couldn't do it. I immediately felt the poison of social media creeping into my mind. #DeleteYourAccount

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 09:33:48 AM (EDT)

If a church told you that you had to wear clown shoes and a polka dot bow tie to attend your grandmother's funeral, would you do it?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 01:30:59 PM (EDT)

People are starting to get it. A central bank is the only ingredient needed to achieve socialism. There is a virtually endless multitude of ways that fake money can be used to alter society... it just takes time. #EndTheFed

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10:13:39 AM (EDT)

Avid indoorsman

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10:12:38 AM (EDT)

Master of singletasking

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10:11:44 AM (EDT)

Addicted to melatonin

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 05:31:07 PM (EDT)

Instagram wants to track me sooo bad that they want me to log in if I view their site over a VPN connection.

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:25:52 AM (EDT)

The more offensive theft than taxation is the time it takes you to calculate how much they're going to steal from you. Stealing money is bad enough... but there is always more money to be made by being more clever. Once they've stolen your time, though, you can't innovate more into existence.

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:55:18 AM (EDT)

Socialism and atheism have one curious thing in common: it's not possible to act in a manner that is consistent with believing either of them are valid. I.e., whether you say your are a socialist or an atheist, you will still not act like either one.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 04:13:09 PM (EDT)

I need to spend more time wallowing in the joy of not knowing something.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 03:44:39 PM (EDT)

One nice thing about being a pessimist is that reality is always either reaffirming or pleasantly surprising

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 01:02:52 PM (EDT)

There are no "alpha" or "beta" males. There are only those who tell the truth and those who lie.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:48:25 AM (EDT)

In case you were wondering, this microblog is for me, not for you, dear reader.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:47:45 AM (EDT)

Always tell the Truth. Truth is a man.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 07:48:19 PM (EDT)

Actually, you can yell fire in a crowded theater... if there is a fire.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 04:08:41 PM (EDT)

Me on a software keyboard (i.e., my phone): 10 seconds of typing a message, followed by 60 seconds worth of corrections

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 04:02:18 PM (EDT)

Okay, turns out having a different color scheme for each category was just too jarring. Forget I ever suggested it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 02:38:02 PM (EDT)

Neat animated JBP video.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 01:42:22 PM (EDT)

If the CDC told you that wearing clown shoes and a polka dot bow tie to the grocery store would help slow the spread of a virus, would you do it?

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:12:29 AM (EDT)

Updated the color scheme here to be a bit more C64 like. Also, I can now easily apply the color scheme from different Commodore machines. Perhaps I'll give each category its own scheme? (though some of them are pretty ugly)

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 09:33:22 AM (EDT)

This is my aesthetic.

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:21:37 PM (EDT)

Just made a site update from my phone by SSHing into my PC, and now I'm microblogging in bed. Try that with Wordpress.

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 10:26:00 PM (EDT)

I think I'm finally satisfied with the file structure around here. Categories now have their own folder and index.html file.

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 09:09:30 AM (EDT)

You might be addicted to coffee when you start thinking about your second cup before even finishing your first

Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 09:53:41 AM (EDT)

Every particle in the universe is built on a tower of infinite height.

Friday, April 09, 2021 at 03:28:09 PM (EDT)

I sure do overuse the phrase 'as God intended'. I actually have no idea what He intends

Friday, April 09, 2021 at 03:02:30 PM (EDT)

I wish it was as easy to get addicted to creating stuff as it is to get addicted to novelty (i.e. other people creating stuff).

Friday, April 09, 2021 at 10:03:52 AM (EDT)

I'm a proponent of putting soybean oil in our diesel trucks, and grass-fed tallow in our deep fryers, as the good Lord intended.

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 03:02:23 PM (EDT)

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity, especially Twitter profiles
-Solomon, probably

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at 11:48:16 AM (EDT)

We should stop calling it Easter and instead call it what it is: Resurrection Day. Happy belated Resurrection Day. (I was too busy on Sunday to think of this then.)

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at 11:07:40 AM (EDT)

A neat find: this website is a community of folks who sample weird old instruments and release the samples for free. As you'd expect the results are all over the place but there are some real gems. (Funny the stuff you get tipped on by lurking the linux audio mailing list) https://www.pianobook.co.uk/

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at 08:50:38 AM (EDT)

Yet I still manage to forget to clock in on time

Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at 08:04:57 AM (EDT)

Some days I'm so bored in the morning that I end up going to work on time.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 at 09:30:15 AM (EDT)

Every time I start a project in a different programming language I have to relearn its syntax because they all jumble together in my head. #OldProgrammerProblems

Monday, April 05, 2021 at 01:54:33 PM (EDT)

If P == NP, then people are computers. If P != NP, they might still be computers, but it is at least possible that they are something more.

Monday, April 05, 2021 at 01:18:40 PM (EDT)

Remember: if you don't own the hardware, you don't own the software or the data on it. The Cloud is really just Someone Else's Computers.

Monday, April 05, 2021 at 01:15:07 PM (EDT)

Social media companies are the ultimate end result of IP law. Keep your software free, and you'll be free too.

Friday, April 02, 2021 at 08:31:06 AM (EDT)

Unsure of the best compressor settings to use for a 12 gauge shotgun recorded in mid/side.

Thursday, April 01, 2021 at 11:36:01 PM (EDT)

mixing kick drums is hard. scratch that... mixing is hard.

Thursday, April 01, 2021 at 11:53:07 AM (EDT)

I wonder how many sentences I've typed into a chat/comment window and then deleted either before posting or shortly after. Probably more than the ones I actually went through with.

Thursday, April 01, 2021 at 09:08:04 AM (EDT)

Abolish the ([A-Z]{3}).

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 01:56:35 PM (EDT)

A better metaphor than fingerprints of the designer would be echoes of the designer's voice. God might not actually have fingers, but He definitely has a voice. We are all living, breathing Fourier transforms.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12:01:02 PM (EDT)

Think about our ablity to play music. Then think about 10 (11? 12?) dimensional superstring theory, which -- if true -- is basically God playing music. That's how far separated we are from Him in every other way, also.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 10:12:47 AM (EDT)

Wow, it's pretty exciting to see a game I wrote 18 years ago compile and run on Linux. Kudos to QB64!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 04:44:19 PM (EDT)

Seems odd to me that in 2021 you can't set the background color of the audio player in the major browsers using just CSS. I had to give in and write two lines of JavaScript to make the player blend in with the C64 theme. One nice side effect is that it looks better in no-style mode, also.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 01:47:48 PM (EDT)

Of course the universe is a simulation. This is exactly what theists have been saying for centuries, they just didn't have the language of computers to express the idea at the time. We're in a limited reality, embedded within a larger one. The larger reality is outside the scope of the scientific method, so we can't do experiments to test its nature. But, the Designer has left his fingerprints in this reality, if we're willing to see them.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:08:33 PM (EDT)

Do
line
breaks
work?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:06:23 PM (EDT)

I guess I should eventually add pagination to this page's template.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:04:47 PM (EDT)

I am going to port The Maze to QB64. I guess it's not really a port, since it already is a QB program, but what I mean is I will use QB64 to build some modern binaries and keep developing it. I always wanted to fix the controls and add some custom graphics.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:56:48 AM (EDT)

ASCII tables make me happy.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 11:22:50 AM (EDT)

Sundays are better than others. #MisheardSayings

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 09:07:21 AM (EDT)

The whole cryptocurrency space is in danger due to overreach of the SEC. Help LBRY Save Crypto. #TheGovernmentIsTheVirus

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 01:59:54 PM (EDT)

I guess if you can convince yourself that the best diet for a carnivore is artificially manufactured food clumps that are 60% pasta, then it's ok to listen to your vet's nutritional advice.

Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 10:21:57 PM (EDT)

I really enjoy wiring things. Spent all of last weekend wiring new light switches and outlets at the brewery retail building, and today wired the electronic valve for our new fermenter.

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:11:51 PM (EDT)

Sattelite internet is pretty bad. Let's hope Starlink is all it's cracked up to be.

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 05:06:20 PM (EDT)

Time to go can up a bunch of beer.

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:35:54 AM (EDT)

Publish and upload works, now I can start using this for real. Thanks to HexDSL for the idea. (Also this will be my first hyperlink attempt.)

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:29:42 AM (EDT)

Time to try a real publish and upload.

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:35:40 AM (EDT)

Seems to be working now. Let's try publishing next

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:34:55 AM (EDT)

Another test

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:33:46 AM (EDT)

This is a test