Pulled off the street into Radio Bristol to see the Indigo Girls! Live on air, and I was ten feet from the stage. I've been a fan for 19 years so this was super.
Running gpg --gen-key and about ready to call in the entropy delivery drones.
pay checks and type checks
Buckets used today: Water bucket, token bucket
Proofs of work used today: hash based, physical vault containing heavy books with locks based
(I should bake bread too, then I could say.. Blooms used today: Yeast bloom, bloom filters)
Can mosty coast down from my house to the river. Return trip not too bad except the last half mile walk up the driveway. Biking along the river road, past fresh-cut hay fields is a delight, looking forward to fall.
Made it all the way to my favorite swimming hole. Thanks for the bike, dad!
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My reasoning on living forever has long been that there are exactly two possibilities:
- At some point your mind stops changing at all, or are stuck in some form of loop forever.
- Your mind keeps changing forever, and so must eventually completely diverge from the person you started out as.
Both are existentally terrifying, so I'm glad it's only a thought experient. Apparenlty this is called Apeirophobia and afflicts the reliigous more viscerally.
I'd happily take a thousand years to think it over some more. ;)Show all 6 replies
Egan has a great discussion of this toward the end of Schild's Ladder:
“How do you carry something from here to there, and keep it the same? You move it step by step, keeping it parallel in the only way that makes sense. You climb Schild's ladder.”
Tchicaya didn't ask if the prescription could be extended beyond physics; as an answer to his fears, it was only a metaphor. But it was a metaphor filled with hope. Even as he changed, he could watch himself closely, and judge whether he was skewing the arrow of his self.
Maybe. Small errors add up. But also, I never said it wasn't a phobia. ;)
Christopher Allan Webber likes this.@email@example.com there's also the possibility that your core self remains somewhat static while your experiential memories change
facebook walled-garden-pretending-to-be-internet.org rocket crashes on launch
Hope this is not a big setback. For SpaceX anyway.
Fixed a bug yesterday where laziness made my code 16 times as fast as it was supposed to be.
Learned Servant, and implemented my http API using it in the time it took to run "stack install servant". (Granted, over a slow modem.)
That's a full server implementation, and a full client side implementation. And it's fully type safe. 66 lines of code.
40 minutes, 30 shooting stars
Sleeping bag and podcast in the yard, after 40 minutes I've seen 30 shooting stars. Including one with a doube tail.
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almost too soon
Super surprised to see an article on my still under-design keysafe project in Linux Weekly News.
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beyond lazy haskell
I'm idly wondering to myself if there's an easy way to AES encrypt data, keeping the data locked in memory at all times. (cuz the data is a gpg secret key..)
And then the same day, someone posts a haskell library that elegantly implements that. http://cse.iitk.ac.in/users/ppk/posts/2016-08-02-Handling-Secure-Memory-in-Raaz.html
Very interesting reading to me. I have been trying to keep up with increasingly dire developments in Brazil, but had missed what happened after the president was impeached. Including the elimination of Brazil's ministry of culture, the protests over that, and its reinstatement.
That same ministry of culture brought me down there once, I had a trip through Brazilia's crazy architecture to the coast, and hung out with a lot of activists and farmers and craftspeople and educators and libre software fans and musicians, including a guy who I later learned was a designated national treasure. And I have seen pretty much the full scope of Brazil, from reasonably well off to the crushing poverty.
It's the country I most wish manages to reach its potential. Which is enormous.