Finally gave my website a bit of an update, including the last game that I worked on: atoft.dev/

I wrote an article about the history of the HTTP status code and what I think it tells us about designing specifications and APIs:

increment.com/apis/land-before

If you liked my @365-rfcs project, this is a direct outgrowth of that work.

Trying out procedural volume textures to get seamless texturing across a terrain. Landed directly in the early nineties.

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Reinstalling Windows 10 on a family PC for the last 5+ hours, makes me wonder what it can possibly be doing for so long...

free software politics 

I guess I'm still thinking about this so I'll talk about it: significant free software projects that could (and did, and do!) actively improve people's lives are routinely shut down by large corporations and while there are genuine problems with the priorities and attitudes of the free software community it's really disingenuous to blame those failures on those issues

I think it's no coincidence that someone like me, who has worked with computers for over a decade, prefers to own a dumb TV, a blender with mechanical knobs instead of a touchscreen, no "smart home" stuff, etc. I know how computers work, and for that reason I am terrified of them

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After much frustration with wrapping everything in Rc and RefCell I did manage to get something kind of working

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Finally spending some more time messing around with and . No prizes for guessing what it does 😛

Commercial software using closed protocols is the reason we have to juggle a bunch of different apps like Discord, Slack, Hangouts and so on. Closed platforms fundamentally undermine the very spirit of how the internet is meant to work.

PinePhone stuff 

For example, it was as easy as on desktop to add the Syncthing repository and get my files syncing across

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PinePhone stuff 

is closer to what I want from "Linux on mobile". The UI is a bit choppy compared to Ubuntu Touch, but having full access to ARM Debian packages is great

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LGBTQ+ rights are hardly universal and people are still struggling for thier basic rights.

Do any of the big music streaming services provide an API that's not deprecated or totally broken? I'll drop Spotify in a second if I can get support for open source clients.

PinePhone stuff 

Not had too much time to try it so far, but UBPorts is pretty nice. The UI and the web browser are impressive. It's a bit locked down out of the box though, I'd like to be able to install normal packages without jumping through hoops.

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