@mermaidindustries That's so cool, congratulations! Awesome to finally get to see what the game looks like, amazing!

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@pants @balrogboogie "free" is a trap word to obscure the flows of power. if you say "water should be free for Nestlé to come and fence it", you are empowering Nestlé to the detriment of people (BSD license). If you say "the rivers in our city should be freely accessible by fascist warships", you are giving resources to fascists (GPL Freedom 0).

The refusal of the free software movement to take a stance against capitalists has empowered capitalists, because Amazon can get a lot more power out of all the "freely" available code than individual workers can, in the same way that Nestlé can get a lot more power out of a spring than you can.

Moreover the very unspoken premise that this is a problem solvable by licenses in a legalist framework pressuposes that laws and courts are good and work for the people, preventing reforms of the real cause of software injustice: private ownership of the means of production. The freedom to see the source code means nothing if the server farms, networks, computer factories etc. are all controlled by a handful of capitalists.

@Macroz Yeah, Clojure is still what I do my day-to-day work in. I've been idly experimenting with Prolog for front-end, but I haven't found something as nice as Clojurescript yet. Certainly not as many libraries, I have to roll my own more with Prolog, but it tends to be surprisingly feasible to do so.

CHR (Constraint Handling Rules) and CLP(FD) (Constraint Logic Programming) libraries in SWI are very powerful in some domains too - I've had fun experimenting with those too

@Macroz I've used it for a server backend, wrote a sort of "recording shell"[1] in it...basically just as a general-purpose language. One of my prouder accomplishments is writing an HTTP/2 client[2] (which I used in the aforementioned server backend to send push notifications to iOS).

Also, a little circular, but I wrote an LSP implementation for Prolog in Prolog: github.com/jamesnvc/lsp_server

[1]: gitlab.com/jamesnvc/shell2scri
[2]: github.com/jamesnvc/http2_clie

@sotolf Indeed! I've been a Lisp-head for years (most of my day-to-day is in Clojure) and used lots of different languages (speaking of Forth, I actually also contributed to Factor years ago), but Prolog really hits a sweet spot for me

@sotolf I just got into Prolog a couple years ago and it's become my favourite language. I highly recommend SWI-Prolog -- open source, good community, very welcoming.

spoiler for “the missing: jj macfield” 

@SuricrasiaOnline Knowing nothing about the game, instantly after the title in “JJ Macfield” when the main character enters, I was like “oh, is she trans?”; something which wasn’t even alluded to until hours in to the game. A credit to SWERY, I guess

wordpress help 

@celia looks like an encoding issue; I’d check if the character coding system settings in the db you imported to match the original (presumably both should be UTF-8)

@jb C-h k <tab> will show the command tab runs; in fundamental mode, it will either insert a tab or try to align; my guess is it’s trying align with the text above (but I never use fundamental-mode, so not sure exactly; I’d use text-mode for just writing stuff)

@algernon amazing, congratulations! I can’t wait to see what you make 😁

@jrballesteros05 as you allude to, native is preferable to electron, but the choice usually isn’t native or electron, it’s electron or nothing.

@celia I learned both languages around 2006 or so, used both a lot until 2013 when Clojure supplanted them. I liked Ruby more when I was younger because it’s so flexible, but I’ve come to prefer Python because it’s so much more consistent, which makes it much easier to read others’ code. I don’t use Ruby anymore, but I’ll still occasionally use Python for little scripts

The subliminal messaging is starting to get more blatant

@aphyr I love the juxtaposition of the exercise and "other" equipment - it's like, "now, we're going to superset tricep extensions and licking my boots"

Food POL 

@urusan there was a book I read years ago called “The Metabolic Typing Diet”; I’m not sure how valid the particulars of it were, but the bit I found compelling was when it pointed out how much internal anatomy differs between people & how it thus stands to reason that people will process foods very differently than one another.

mech / ergo keyboard questions 

@brennen Kinesis Freestyle Edge gaming is the only one I can think of that meets those criteria

@PsychoLlama 👍👍 I got into Revolutions because I was looking for good info about the Haitian Revolution, but after catching up on that I do want to listen History of Rome now too...but I have too many podcasts to listen to now 😆

@PsychoLlama My pleasure! The other one in a similar vein I enjoy is "Revolutions", but that one is better-known, I think

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