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I don't quite understand what folded means in this context, is it that the molecular crystal structure is deformed without breaking?
That went fast! Without disclosing too much details, it was interesting enough that I read it in one breath.
I've finished too.
Since no one announced that they started reading, I'll start the spoilery discussion.
"The universe began as an enormous breath being held." delighted me. The story is about entropy, or, if you will, about the ultimate end, but it still manages to put some hope and poetry into that situation, rather than sliding into pointlessness and looking for external validation (although it kind of does the latter by invoking aliens).
There was much less focus on that, but the observation "where is my body?" is quite salient. People tend to think that there's a border between "me" and "not me", whether it's the border of meat/nonmeat, or soul/body. But this seems all arbitrary, and I think it's fluid. If a prosthetic can be "me", then why not a wheelchair, and if a wheelchair, why not my glasses, or my bed, or family?
Sometimes I think we individualized ourselves too much and forgot that alone, we're worth very little. How often do you hear "I've earned all of this alone"? We're ants, and an anthill is a superorganism.
This was an enjoyable read, thank you for sharing it. Some random stuff that I thought about while reading the story:
Impressive. I like this collection of snippets: https://mlochbaum.github.io/bqncrate/ (/u/eris might like it)
I like that definition! It is very much relevant and still going strong: https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/macos/extensions/services/
What an interesting concept. It's sort of like an application IPC for GUIs- marvelous! I can see it being relevant in a today's integrated desktop environment.
To be honest I didn't even notice it but anyway it has been published using GitHub pages so source is also available here and also in its raw form.
Needs js to display static content... Thankfully the plain text cache works
Personally, I'm in a format=flowed camp, and the inability to author such emails through Gmail's web interface, as is the case with many others, is really unfortunate.
An even better idea is a combination of markdown and format=flowed like MailMate does: https://blog.freron.com/2011/thoughts-on-writing-emails-using-markdown/
Having authored an email client, I have to agree with the article's points; Use either:
Gotcha's all the way down! Thanks for posting!
Found it also under their personal space at canonical.org server: http://canonical.org/~kragen/sw/peg-bootstrap/
Yeah, I wonder what choices their made for their kernel, userspace, etc. Really interested to see how they solved the various challenges and problems that rise up in osdev.
It's a completely new operating system, written from scratch!
I'm interested in the technical details; what makes this different except for the UI theme? Really excited to see it!
Thanks for sharing, glad you liked it!