bitbucket, Mercurial 

I know our theme here is restore the future past, and I'm down with that. I'm also gonna hella diverge here. The cyberpunk mythos era wasn't it for me; at least not solely.

My future past was one phrase: "Wir mussen wissen, wir wollen wissen." - the mathematician Hilbert, on multiple occasions, including his epitaph.

The implicit faith behind that... we must know; we will know we can know. That faith is the future lost I seek to restore. A rejection of the idea that seeking understanding is fruitless. An axis of glorifying that peculiar human trait, of seeking to understand.

Why do I chase a Diophantine equation; why do I pursue it through the depths of unit groups in dungeons of number fields? Because it is vital that the alternative, of claiming it can be neither trapped nor proven untrappable, be unthinkable.

after 4.69 years of uptime and over 16 years of continuous service our very last 64 bit DEC Alpha retired itself early this morning. @netbsd #bsd #rip #thankyou #goodbye

MetaArray IV "Side B" has arrived .. ssh to help build it.

#announcement its official! thanks to storage upgrades that have occurred this week is now #open to content #creators - send a note to membership for an #invite and start a #peertube #vlog

Colo upgrade for, plus future

Matthew Dillon posted an extensive writeup about the hardware changes for; price to performance ratio has been improving so much for multiprocessor machines that we can jump forward both for hosting hardware and for a testbed.

He also mentions his immediate thoughts on what to tackle next, since SMP has been so relentless improved in DragonFly.  It resulted in a

Expired: Laptops with one USB port
Inspired: Cell phones with GPIO pins

consumer electronics hot take 

My spouse and I have an aggressive "throw out all business cards the moment we get home" policy but Stephen Wolfram's is so pretty that we don't have the heart to chuck it.

The center of St. Nicholas church in Leipzig is

Looking for people who also use the Type Setting program "LaTeX".. searching that on Mastodon is a bad idea.

Well I just finished getting my profile here on SDF's Mastodon server all happy and just like I like it.

Greetings everyone! #Introductions #tallship #cheezburgerz #sdf

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