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server broke

so something happened during an update to my server infrastructure for stream.void.garden, the system rebooted while it was doing something, and it left the server in an irreparable state
for the foreseeable future, there will no longer be a stream.void.garden instance, and i can't see myself going to all the trouble of running a mastodon instance again
i don't have the experience, time, energy or resources to adequately maintain such a, well, mastodon of a software system, especially one so fiddly and difficult to set back up after a server crash
all of my other services, games and websites are simple enough to be put back online with just a few commands and some config files, but that's not the case for mastodon

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nonbinary identities in French? please boost

How do you and your Francophone loved ones manage grammatical gender in French? I have a nonbinary friend who's a native English speaker and is learning French. They're trying to figure it out for themself. They're aware of «iel», and I'm planning to tell them about e.g. «amusant·e·s».

Please boost.

I'm much more interested in direct experiences from nonbinary Francophones and their loved ones than theory. Thank you <3

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comp.sci, funny, long

i'm still unreasonably proud of "oust sort", a pessimal sorting algorithm i designed a couple years ago
you can see it in action here: https://silly-sorts.glitch.me/
the algorithm is super simple:
- look for the first out-of-order pair of elements in the array
- send the first element of that pair to the end of the array
- repeat until the array is sorted

it's called "oust sort", although i sometimes also call it "yeet sort", because the idea is to find an element that isn't in the right place, and just get rid of it (for now)
if you watch it play out, at first it just looks a bit silly, lobbing element out of the way with great abandon, but after a while, a hilarious property emerges: the "unsorted" part of the array ends up being sorted too, but in reverse order
this is doubly absurd in that when this property emerges, it leads to the algorithm infuriatingly tossing away the next element it needs each time a new element is sorted into place
it's not the most pessimal algorithm, but these little absurdities, along with its simplicity, is something that i find oddly beautiful

comp.sci, funny, long

i'm still unreasonably proud of "oust sort", a pessimal sorting algorithm i designed a couple years ago
you can see it in action here: https://silly-sorts.glitch.me/
the algorithm is super simple:
- look for the first out-of-order pair of elements in the array
- send the first element of that pair to the end of the array
- repeat until the array is sorted

it's called "oust sort", although i sometimes also call it "yeet sort", because the idea is to find an element that isn't in the right place, and just get rid of it (for now)
if you watch it play out, at first it just looks a bit silly, lobbing element out of the way with great abandon, but after a while, a hilarious property emerges: the "unsorted" part of the array ends up being sorted too, but in reverse order
this is doubly absurd in that when this property emerges, it leads to the algorithm infuriatingly tossing away the next element it needs each time a new element is sorted into place
it's not the most pessimal algorithm, but these little absurdities, along with its simplicity, is something that i find oddly beautiful

i wish it were possible and standard practise to package/virtualise/dockerise development environments
i spend so much time figuring out how to set up my vscode and dev environment each time i join a project or grab something from a git repo to tinker with and like, i can't be the only one who spends hours trying to figure out why vscode isn't resolving vue.js paths properly or whatever absurd configuration quirk is causing my editor to throw a bunch of errors even though the code is valid and compiles properly

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Honestly, the CHAZ is a surreal experience. It's like...a vision of arcadia, but it's actually fucking real.

Kindness and support between everyone pretty much at all times, an abundance of food and drink, a public square dedicated to listening and learning from black activists

Like...damn. If you told me I'd see this four years ago I'd call you a liar

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self reply

politics (general)

my brain is too fried for proper political thinking these days, and maybe i'm missing some subtleties somewhere, but this all seems so weird to me anyway
like, money isn't real?
food is real, a roof is real, getting pills for our broken bodies and brains is real, being with people we love is real, making art is real, monuments and gardens and all the things that actually matter to peole are real
money is just a wrapper we came up with to help us deal with all of these real things, but it's so obviously not working

i'm having trouble formulating these thoughts, apologies for the drivel

i see people working their butts off for no money, preparing food for the needy, helping homeless people find a place to sleep, making facemasks for caretakers; and even in things that are less obviously charitable work, we help each other move homes, for instance
all of that has real world, tangible value, but none of it is paid

people don't actually care about money, and people tend to pitch in and help when given the chance
and besides, as long as there are enough people in the world willing to help things keep going, who cares if some people prefer not to do any work?

there's a part of me hoping the "economy" collapses really fucking hard, but we just keep going on, business as usual
doctors still seeing patients
farmers still growing food
truckers still supplying shops
bakers still making bread
and everyone still doing whatever it was they were doing before
unless they figure what they were doing wasn't helpful, and so they'd rather just chill at home, or take care of a relative, or go help clean up a street or something

i really think we can do this, but first we have to forget what money is

politics (general)

ubi sort of worries me, as a concept
the reason necessities cost what they do is because that's how much the owners can charge for them, if people are given extra money, it seems to me like the costs would just go up, right?
instead of giving money, we need to be given access to basic necessities
if everyone was provided with a studio flat, basic groceries, healthcare and education, for free, we get a bunch of extra beneficial effects
first, it ensures people actually have access to the things they need
second, it tracks with the market and inflation, so if basic necessities suddenly cost more, it ensures that access isn't hampered
and finally, it drives costs down, owners can't charge exhorbitant amounts for sub-par housing and food if people's needs are provided for

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