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@TechnicolorRainbow Time to vote on the next book!

We had a fun discussion at the last meeting and everyone was enthusiastic about the book, so it's time for a new one.

Pick what you'd like to read, or you want somone else to read and talk about. (Reading the book is not a prerequisite to participating!)

I admit to being mystified by entire projects to define your shell prompt.

@TechnicolorRainbow And since the voting was a tie, we'll be discussing Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson on Thursday, July 1 at 20:00 EDT.

This is only 3 weeks after the other book, but since there's lot of advance warning and many people have already read it, I think this enough time.

We'll meet on Jitsi. Reminders will be sent out occasionally.

meet.jit.si/TechnicolorRainbow

@TechnicolorRainbow We'll discuss Afterwar, by @lilithsaintcrow on Thursday, June 10 at 20:00 EDT. Note that reading the book is not required for participation, but if you don't read it and join the discussion, there's a spoiler alert in effect.

Here's the site for the book. And yes, the author is on the fedi!

lilithsaintcrow.com/the-books/

We'll meet on Jitsi, as usual. Periodic reminders will be sent out.

meet.jit.si/TechnicolorRainbow

Worthwhile read about risk.

If you do some math, if another 6.8 million people who might have gotten J&J went unvaccinated altogether, some 11,564 of them might die of COVID— to stop one one possible death.

scientificamerican.com/article

Might as well get that 64GB of RAM since ECC is no longer an option.

Hands up if you just grab a couple of socks to wear, not caring if they match.

someone's turned the PIC32MX170 into a little home computer, with VGA output... only instead of BASIC like the Maximite family, or Forth like the Fignition and noPC, its top level language is C.

that's interpreted C. from source. not even compiled to bytecode first or anything.

ello.cc/

i'm not sure whether this is a stroke of genius or a fool's errand, but all praise to KnivD for doing it!

@TechnicolorRainbow Since there's no official procedure in the event of a tie, I'm going to go with this.

We'll read Afterwar, by Lilith Saintcrow for the next meeting, and Snow Crash for the one after that.

Details forthcoming.

Bad Day. Send Funny Pictures of Your Pets. 

Just what it says on the CW.

Boost this. It's been a long weekend or cringing and family drama and I could use some silly right now.

Other people probably could too.

Uh oh. I just had an idea for a useful change to my website.

This will be a dangerous time sink.

I'd rather be working on my extensions for Compiler Explorer, but instead I am writing a review for the most disappointing book I've ever read.

I am officially pissed off at enthusist and open source code right now, so I'm going to be brief and say Emacs is crashing way too much these days.

@TechnicolorRainbow Time to vote on the next book!

We had a fun discussion at the last meeting and everyone was enthusiastic about the book, so it's time for a new one.

Pick what you'd like to read, or you want somone else to read and talk about. (Reading the book is not a prerequisite to participating!)

3+ days tracking down what appears to be a GCC bug.

Time for pizza and a beer.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.