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I called my mother this morning. We had a bonding moment laughing at the queen's death.

Me: Já vai tarde... (Gonne too late)
Mom: A rainha morreu. Antes ela do que eu! (The queen is dead. Better she than me!)
Both: LOL

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The fact that there was more energy on the internet to stop Ajit Pai than there is to alleviate (or even discuss) the worst climate disaster in recent history has really made me realize that brown people will never have an equal voice in this "global community", and that I should drastically deprioritize the importance of this space to me.

There is no point in keeping up with The Internet at large. For folks like me, it's just a parasocial relationship with the US and its culture.

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currently dreaming of a space that recycles plastic into 3d printed filament and has 3d printers open for people to use.
people could drop off plastic bottles, failed prints or other plastics.
There'd be all the tools on site to recycle it. (clean it, sort it, break it down to size, dry it, extrude it and wind it)
maybe a compost site out back to gather garden scraps. or ideally, although idk how realistic it is, a mycology space in the back where people can train and use mushrooms to breakdown plastics that are no longer recyclable.

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the more you learn about colonisation the worse it gets 

things I knew:

- my home area was taken from Guarani and Jê folk (Kaingang and Laklãnõ)
- forest folk had sophisticated agroforestry technology that the coloniser failed to even see, let alone understand
- many "agricultural" staples where domesticated by Amazonian folk that the coloniser called "hunter-gatherers" "without agriculture", including potato, yam, cocoa, manioc, chilli, peanut, tobacco, and a whole lot of fruit and nut trees
- that technology supported large, federated populations with roads and river "cities", that early colonisers reported on, later Christian historians dismissed as myth, and archeologists up until recently failed to spot. LIDAR technology, new evidence gathered after rampant deforestation, and a small softening of colonial prejudices has now proved the old stories right.
- we only ever got any reasonable documentation of indigenous folk after they were deep into postapocalyptic conditions, after 1500. most ethnobotanical knowledge is lost.
- my native biome, the Atlantic forest, was a product of human engineering, like the Amazon forest; from the soil to the selection of trees, everything was stewearded by human residents
- in the long night of 500 years, the native population has been genocided upwards of 97%
- in the long night of 500 years, the distinctive araucaria pine, along with the Araucaria Atlantic forest it supports, has been ecocided upwards of 97%.

things I didn't know:
- human-useful trees like açaí, cocoa and Brazil nut are "hyperdominant" in the Amazon, several orders of magnitude more frequent than what they'd be without human management (227 tree species, or 1.7% of total known, make up more than half of it; açaí is the single most frequent tree.)
- Amazonian people hunted little, and their agroforestry focused on tree crops more than grain or tubers. They fished often.
- by contrast with coloniser agriculture, indigenous cultures seemed to have a knack for diversity and experimentation within the ecosystem. the Caiapó developed 56 varieties of sweet potato; the famously polyamorous Canela, 52 broadbeans; the Baniwa 78 chili cultivars, etc. etc.
- in the Atlantic area, the Jê were nomadic and cycled through food sources through the year
- for the autumn period when the araucaria produces that staple of my childhood, the pinhão nut, they would hang around araucaria sources as their primary source
- the onset of Kaingang-style underground houses happened circa 1000 years ago
- the araucaria pine population starts exploding in the fossil record ca. 1000 years ago
- the conflicts between Kaingang, Laklãnõ and colonisers were about araucaria trees.

so if I'm getting this correctly,

- ca. 1000 years ago, the Proto-Jê arrive. In the space of 500 years they turn the Atlantic Forest into the Araucaria landscapes we know.
- ca. 500 years ago, the coloniser arrive. in the same time period, they all but extinguish this whole high-biodiversity biome. for wood.

And in the rain that is going on in Pakistan. Happiness sometimes is a challenging feeling.

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Today rained again, which made me think of mushrooms and fresh samples.

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You would think this is solarpunk but it's just a building in the richest area of the town.

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I had the lispiest dream this night and dreamed that everything was woven out of an elegant web of s-expressions

"there was a revolting patriarch
who was for embrace of lust
they were feeling cautious,
thinking of enemy
they treat you in bewilderment

you are a reputable hermit
who is for complete of hardship
feeling withdrawn,
thinking of knowledge
you treat them in dislike"

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I'm trying to write a piece of software that can generate background stories and interesting plots. It's based on Mythic Game Master Emulator and it's starting to take shape even though in broken English, which I honestly don't care so much about.

"they are a corrupt rogue
who are for oppress of the poor
they were feeling helpful,
thinking of relics
they treat you in obscurity

you are a coarse villager
who is for guard of harmony
feeling guarded,
thinking of enemy
you treat them in whispers"

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A computer history exercise for gaining insight to the future:

* You are a computer designer in the year 1990 (or any other past year depending on your preference).

* Your task: design a computer that will remain useful or otherwise relevant for as long as possible (even without later expansions/upgrades).

* You don't have any specific knowledge about any future technology, but otherwise you may use your present understanding. Be visionary, avoid the design mistakes of the real historical computers.

* After the imagination exercise, return to the present and apply the gained insight to today's world. What kind of design will be likely to last?


"Porque longe das cercas
Que separam quintais
No cume calmo
Do meu olho que vê
Assenta a sombra sonora
De um disco voador"

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Ben Cooper's photography is mostly of abandoned places which have their own kind of beauty, but I've been enjoying the buttons and panels of various control interfaces in particular.

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f(x,y) = ((((-y) & (~x)) * (-(12 | x))) % (((y / 6) | (15 ^ y)) * (~(y & 8)))) % 11

Extent: 256x256 (scaled x2)

"Onebit" colouring scheme.

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.