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necopinus.eth@necopinus
5 hours ago

Kind of shocking that it's going to take FOUR DAYS to get an old man's broken bone set, let alone any other treatment.

necopinus.eth@necopinus
19 hours ago

I am going to be soooo paranoid about my physical & mental health after this trip. My folks are in their later years, but this is all so much worse than I realized...

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
2 days ago

Last known sighting...

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
2 days ago

Not long now...

necopinus.eth@necopinus
2 days ago

An unexpected journey...

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
3 days ago

Another +1 for Readwise, particularly Reader. - Good enough RSS reader. - Read-it-later functionality includes not just articles you send (manually or from feeds), but also ePubs & PDFs. - Highlights sync back to Readwise, and from there to Obsidian, Notion, etc. It's basically the center of the Internet for me now.

necopinus.eth@necopinus
4 days ago

There's this weird thing where people say "the internet and smartphones" when they mean "social media and adtech"...

necopinus.eth@necopinus
5 days ago

Woot! Round number! Round number!

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

(Guillermo del Toro is a big name doing weird in more modern film. But the point here is that this is more of an exception now. Also notable that del Toro is not from the US. I suspect that this is somewhat important; that the disconnect with the Weird may be more of a US/European thing than a global phenomenon.)

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

This thread brought to you by Tim Burton and Buffalo Trace.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

(I do wonder how much of this is due to an insistence on vulgar academic thought. Definitions and metrics. When really what's needed is to learn how to ride the waves of probabilities. When the going gets weird, the weird go surfing.)

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

As higher dimensionality has become more critical, we've instead just tightened our grip on our low-dimensional models. Plato Was Right™

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

Perhaps a useful lens to look at the culture wars through: Two different interpretations of "concrete reality". Different projections, really. It's not that "reality" is in between, but rather that its orthogonal on multiple directions.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

It's almost like there's been an inverse relationship between The Great Weirding and media. As the incomprehensible has become more visible through the seams of modernity, human imagination has retreated towards the concrete.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

I don't even think much modern horror gets this. It's too laden with message. The Weird doesn't have a message. It Is. That's what makes it beyond human ken.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

A lot of sci-fi/fantasy movies from the 80s/90s have this sort of Lovecraft-light vibe that's missing from the "realism" of film in the decades since. Not so much "cosmic horror" as "incomprehensibility lies just below the surface of things".

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

Anyways, it reminds me a bit of this Venkat thread. farcaster://casts/0x...78d2406600

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

Wow, you can definitely tell how much I've been drinking by how atrocious my spelling gets, even with autocorrect. "Ben" instead of "been". Lol.

necopinus.eth@necopinus
7 days ago

Ben rewatching a lot of movies and relistening to a lot of albums from the 80s & 90s. I'm not sure how much we appreciate how WEIRD those two decades were w.r.t. the decades that came before or have come since.

necopinus.eth@necopinus
8 days ago

There is an alternate timeline where comic book movies embraced the over-the-top campiness of 1980's Flash Gordon and (to a lesser extent) Tim Burton's Batman, rather than the "realism" of the the current DC films and MCU. I don't know if it's a *better* timeline, but I am sure it's a more *fun* timeline.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
8 days ago

You can make notebook apps play nice with SSGs (see, for example, my websites), but it takes a fair amount of up-front work and planning + you loose some of the affordances of both. There seems to be a bit of cross-over in the Obsidian & Jekyll communities though. Something useful/unified may yet come out of that.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
8 days ago

The shared use of Markdown is probably what creates the relationship between static sites and notebook apps. Unfortunately, both categories tend to extend Markdown in different ways: Notebook apps with things like [[wikilinks]], and SSGs with (IMHO, unnecessarily) opinionated approaches to linking other files.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
8 days ago

I think I'd disagree with SSGs being a more complicated ecosystem than WordPress. The Jamstack list is equivalent to listing out WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, etc. - essentially different ecosystems. A more accurate comparison would be looking at WordPress + plugins + hosts vs. Jekyll + plugins + hosting, for example.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
8 days ago

IMHO, the attraction for me has always been *simplicity*. Got some Markdown documents? Drop them in a directory and go. WordPress, et al. are actually horribly complex beasts. I need to worry about databases, interpreted languages like PHP, multiple login points (server, DB, web app). That's *a lot* of attack surface.

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necopinus.eth@necopinus
10 days ago

We need more bots like this here on Farcaster.