Moonchild's recent activity

  1. Comment on I had an idea for an app and I'd like to talk about it in ~comp

    Moonchild
    Link Parent
    You don't need an app to share a password with someone. If you don't trust someone, you shouldn't be willing to give them access to your accounts, whether you're living or not.

    You don't need an app to share a password with someone.

    If you don't trust someone, you shouldn't be willing to give them access to your accounts, whether you're living or not.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on I had an idea for an app and I'd like to talk about it in ~comp

    Moonchild
    Link Parent
    This problem has a known solution. It's not key sharding, or a dead man's switch, but trust. You find someone you trust and give them the password, and if either person is incapacitated the other...

    This problem has a known solution. It's not key sharding, or a dead man's switch, but trust. You find someone you trust and give them the password, and if either person is incapacitated the other one will be capable of handling it.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

    Moonchild
    Link
    I am attempting to do a 64-bit port of cyclone, which was doing safety before it was cool. I've managed to build a copy of the compiler under 32-bit, which was no small feat. Unfortunately, I'm...

    I am attempting to do a 64-bit port of cyclone, which was doing safety before it was cool.

    I've managed to build a copy of the compiler under 32-bit, which was no small feat. Unfortunately, I'm having difficulty bootstrapping, and have already had to make some manual modifications to the autogenerated c code. The main problem is, the automatic c binding generator seems to be unable to parse stdio.h (and a couple of others, but that's the main one). There are stubs for the minimal interface that the compiler needs, but the parser generator wants more.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Looking for a domain name registrar and a hosting provider for Intergrid in ~tech

    Moonchild
    Link
    I used to really like google domains, but the ui sucks now. Plus, standard risk of google projects going under. Namecheap is good, as other people have mentioned. Gandi is also quite reputable. If...

    I used to really like google domains, but the ui sucks now. Plus, standard risk of google projects going under. Namecheap is good, as other people have mentioned. Gandi is also quite reputable. If you're willing to host your own dns servers, aws route53 is afaik cheaper than all the other options.

  5. Comment on What do you want to do/be when you grow up? in ~talk

    Moonchild
    Link
    I don't know. I'm somewhat fortunate in that I have a fallback: if all else fails, I can get a dead-end job making a ridiculous amount of money at a shitty programming job, because I already know...

    I don't know.

    I'm somewhat fortunate in that I have a fallback: if all else fails, I can get a dead-end job making a ridiculous amount of money at a shitty programming job, because I already know how to do it and am good at it.

    This also gives me a certain level of flexibility: I won't have to worry about where my food comes from, so I'll have an opportunity to pause, look around, and think about what I want.

    Now, you can say the same thing about a mcdonald's job, but it's obviously not a fair comparison. The mcdonald's job may not even be that easy to get, shift hours are not consistent, and the pay is garbage. The pay is probably the most important aspect: just having money gets you opportunities. Classes, hobbies, connections, decent standard of life.

    I still recognize a certain amount of time-pressure, though. I graduate high school in june. Will probably work for a year or two after that to help pay for college. Then I get, at most, two years more before I have to choose a major. Going after another one isn't a big deal, but since it can have an influence on what kind of job I can get, I'd prefer to get it right the first time and not lose 4 years and a stupid amount of money.

    While I haven't watched that video, I do resonate with the idea of being a 'multipotentialite'. I can do quite a lot of things. I probably can't be a dancer or classical musician, since I didn't start training for those when I was 5—which I do regret slightly, but it is what it is—nor, necessarily, an art-type job—since success in those areas is so strongly dependent on luck—but aside from that my horizons are open in terms of what I'm capable of. And that's terrible. What should I do? I'm interested in pretty much every thing under the sun, at least in principle. I'm sure I would enjoy linguistics, philosophy, mathematics, computer science, psychology, what-have-you. I'm equally sure I would enjoy at least moderate success in any of those fields. There is no clear reason to choose any one over any other. But I have to. Because if I don't, then I won't end up doing any of them. I'll end up doing a shitty programming job I hate because I never chose something better to do.

    All in due time, of course, and I'm sure that it will. I just have to make it happen. And right here, that's terrifying.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Add link with `C-k` on selected text in ~tildes

    Moonchild
    Link Parent
    I suspect they're using the reddit redesign; I don't use it myself, but from what I hear it has a rich text editor.

    I suspect they're using the reddit redesign; I don't use it myself, but from what I hear it has a rich text editor.

    1 vote
  7. Proposal: show link metadata on the post's page itself

    If you look at a given ~--say, ~misc--you'll see wordcount next to article links, and runtime next to video links. But if you go to a specific post--like this one, that information is gone....

    If you look at a given ~--say, ~misc--you'll see wordcount next to article links, and runtime next to video links. But if you go to a specific post--like this one, that information is gone. Generally, the way I use tildes or other link aggregators is to click on a bunch of links and then cycle through them; by the time I got to that particular post, the index page I got it from was long gone and I'd forgotten how long it was. Can we show those metadata on the post itself?

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Untitled poem in ~creative

    Moonchild
    Link Parent
    I wrote it a while ago. Have had ups and downs since then, currently in a bit of a slump but I think I'm on my way up! :)

    I wrote it a while ago. Have had ups and downs since then, currently in a bit of a slump but I think I'm on my way up! :)

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Untitled poem in ~creative

    Moonchild
    Link Parent
    No idea. I can't remember where I got it from (or I might have created it).

    No idea. I can't remember where I got it from (or I might have created it).

    3 votes
  10. Untitled poem

    hi I'm here right here I'm on the edge of something big I'm on the edge of something new edge of a cliff--should I step forward? edge of my bed--should I step forward? which side? I'm on the edge...
    hi
    I'm here
        right here
    I'm on the edge of something big
    I'm on the edge of something new
    
               edge of a cliff--should I step forward?
               edge of my bed--should I step forward?
                               which side?
    
    I'm on the edge of my seat
    I'm edgy
        lost my feet
        they went down the cliff
        can't walk
    it's like I'm paralyzed
    the words, they swim before my eyes
    my eyes are swimming
        I can't swim
                stuck
                stuck here
          can't move
          at least I can't step off a cliff
          but what does it matter
          if I can't step out of bed
    
    12 votes
  11. Comment on Do Nazis deserve electricity? in ~talk

    Moonchild
    Link Parent
    Not the parent, but: yes, internet service. The internet should be a free and open platform. Any given service or website is free to deny them access to that specific service or website. If they...

    Not the parent, but: yes, internet service. The internet should be a free and open platform. Any given service or website is free to deny them access to that specific service or website.

    If they use their internet for illegal things, then a given internet service provider who is affected by that is free to deny them service.

    But no one should be denied access to basic human services based on their own personal beliefs.

    EDIT: and being blocked from a given service should comprise solely not being able to put content on that service. If a social media website is available for everyone to read (something like tildes or reddit), then perhaps nazis will be banned from posting there, but they should still be allowed to read it.

    EDIT 2: it would not be moral for a website to ban a user just for being a nazi; they should only ban them for expressing nazist (or whatever) views on the site. However, I still recognize the right of a website to ban a user for any reason.

    8 votes