Today I Will Launch My Infant Son Into Orbit


Everything Under Heaven is in Utter Chaos; the Situation is Excellent

The tech bubble collapse has begun, with aggressive layoffs across everyone's least favorite large capitalists, from Amazon to Microsoft. The usual fascist scum are crowing about how this will weaken workers, end diversity programs, get them dates and any other Nazi fever dream you care to name, most especially halting the advance of organized labor.

The best time to organize was years ago; the second best time is now.

Layoffs come because companies have decided to shrink their business operations or because they think they can make the existing workers do all the work the previous staffing levels did. That means that anyone not laid off is even more critical than they were before the layoffs. Either you are in a more critical role than the folks who got shitcanned, or they've just made you more critical because you are now carrying the workload of whoever you're picking up the slack for, plus your previous load.

There is never a bad time to organize! Don't "consider yourself lucky", understand that the company needs you, now more than ever! Remember this: They just showed you that they are not your friends. They can and will thrust anyone they don't absolutely need to keep lining their pockets to the wolves. Remember that. The company is the enemy, but they need us. They need us, but we don't need them, and the union makes us stronger than they can ever hope to be!

Posted by decay on Saturday, January 21st 2023 at 12:08 am PST


Okay so so far Kandria is awesome

Saying it's "kinda like Hollow Knight but not really?" is a really stupid description but it's the only thing I can think of. In some respects it feels like Prince of Persia but with a technical combat system and lots more schmoovement, some medium Celeste-style aerial platforming, so far a really interesting world that's on one hand bleak but on the other feels like it's actually populated with people and not just people-shaped signposts and vending machines, and it just plays really nicely in general. There's some busywork type quests of the "collect ten bear asses" variety but they serve to guide you places and once that's done the fetch quests seem to be just things to do while you're following main paths and plot threads (kinda SMTIV-like in that respect?). Besides all that, it's absolutely beautiful and the soundtrack is fantastic too, I could just chill and listen to it all day

So far, at least, it's extremely fucking good. I haven't played a new game that grabbed me like this in a while. Go check it out and give Shirakumo some love.

Posted by decay on Thursday, January 19th 2023 at 11:42 pm PST
Last updated by decay on Thursday, January 19th 2023 at 11:44 pm PST


Advent of Code 2022

So this year I'm doing Advent of Code and I'm putting up all my solutions on a git repo here. So far up to day five!

Posted by decay on Monday, December 5th 2022 at 8:07 pm PST


It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep

Because this post is bursting at the seams


Posted by decay on Monday, November 28th 2022 at 8:51 pm PST


Common Lisp client library for Cohost

I posted about this Cohost already but I've got an initial implementation of a client library for the current (unstable, unofficial) Cohost API up in a local Git repo. Enjoy! Or don't. I'm not your parents.

Posted by decay on Friday, November 25th 2022 at 11:25 pm PST


Linux on an Ann Arbor Ambassador 60

"Sometimes people ask me why my web sites use those colors. This is a thing that people sometimes ask."

jwz's kind of weird and cranky but so am I and this video is a mood from another time period.

Posted by decay on Monday, September 5th 2022 at 8:49 pm PDT


Burner Anyway

Posted by decay on Tuesday, July 19th 2022 at 8:38 pm PDT


Web browsers were a mistake

Not really, but the security patch deathrace is partly caused by the extreme complexity of modern browsers. They're basically full operating systems complete with, at this point, a fairly complete hardware virtualization layer and a managed-code VM (fuck you Brendan Eich) for running software on said operating system. The result is that it is basically impossible for anyone with less resources than a state actor or a Fortune 500 company to create and maintain a usable browser, and so in practice about two and a half companies have absolute control of the client-side (ie the side that drives all development) technological infrastructure of the web. That's absolutely horrific!

Posted by decay on Wednesday, July 13th 2022 at 7:34 pm PDT



So Cohost is cool as fuck. Here's hoping it really takes off!

Posted by decay on Tuesday, July 12th 2022 at 11:00 pm PDT


Vain Glory Opera

Posted by decay on Thursday, May 26th 2022 at 10:20 pm PDT