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online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-02 18:53 [#02622918]
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offline kei9 from Argentina on 2022-12-02 18:53 [#02622919]
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yeah i remember how hard it was to get porn, but all that
changed when i became the visitor number 1000000 of a random
page i clicked. i am the pornstar now, i even have my own
geocities website


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-03 15:28 [#02622945]
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i should begin to keep track of the things i've been right
about here, because it is starting to pile up


first post where it first dawned on me ~ it keeps
going, but this was the start.

then things like i'm always talking about the weasels
running things so my mind can be elsewhere, and that is
really about physical movement in the end


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-04 01:05 [#02623728]
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my typing, yes. freshman year of high school, the state is
doing some study on "can students in this state type, and if
so, how fast?" and so the class has been hoarded into a
computer lab and a program asks you to type this or that.
obviously, i thought this was an incredible deal to get out
of sitting through english class. i think everyone did

then someone says: "let's see how far up EpicMegatrax can
make it go" and suddenly people have crowded around me and
this amused me.

the software let you cheat, really. that you could see what
you were supposed to type before you typed it. i didn't want
to let everyone down, so i found myself... going off into my
head and, like, pre-typing it. queuing up the motions in
advance... so when the buzzer went off to type a little
blurb -- like two sentences without difficult words -- i
promptly clocked something physically impossible like over
200 WPM. then i'm like: there guys, i rinsed it, are you
happy? there were.

i realized: you know what, i already have been doing that...
finger planning... thing already, just planning what to type
next while the computer's thinking because i'm just
waiting... and let's keep going on this; seems cool

pre-visualizing motions in my head, then queuing them up for
when the buzzer drops. and now when i record music it's
pretty minutes of that queued up in advance. it can take me
hours to get that far built up.

it's not even exactly visualizing... is more like a control
script of what patterns to move my fingers in... or
everything, if i'm whipping around running 8 synths

but it's a good story about my typing. even at 16 i was a
ferocious beast


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-06 18:43 [#02623850]
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so i've worked out that, it was like

thinking about the part of my post where "
drive is better for folders though" [mental screenshot of
google drive rectangles, i can only pick out a few names
then i'm thinking about and then kim dotdom,
driving on a golf course then i'm thinking of a p. good
article on some nutty dutch guy who loved living and
building sketchy data centers in underground bunkers. his
sister says, "my brother was just always... too much. too
much of everything." and i'm still pondering this. it
doesn't sound like the 12-stepper "always want more" thing,
it sounds more like... how the dutch always give things
gigantic model numbers like Toaster 10000 and maybe this is
a separate thing and

shit how did i get here

i'm in a yoga posture across the room from where this
started, and i stack trace back as far as this. but i cannot
suss out what made me think of [that bit of that post in
that thread].

in the sense that it will help -- just a feeling -- i go
back to the room and place myself where the train of thought
started. then, yes, i recrossed my feet the other way a bit
before that; i do so again. samsonite, right, i think,
looking at a suitcase -- another train of thought from that
comes back, but it's a few links in the chain before i
before i thought if [that bit of that post in that thread]

i could have kept fussing with it and gotten more bits back;
perhaps actually sorted what the transition was, there. but
it's really not that important. once i'd done the decided
amount of yoga i gave up mulling it and here we are.


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-06 18:59 [#02623852]
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no, fuck me, that wasn't the dutch. that was belgium
i think.

off to argue with myself, if arguing with myself about
arguing with myself about whether or not arguing with myself
whether or not it the belch or the dutchians, is a waste of

big thx ever so much for that tag tip


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 08:11 [#02623919]
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online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 08:13 [#02623920]
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but then you're not actually providing a chart with
what the things look like. it doesn't matter. i'm not going
to use most of these anyways.


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 08:15 [#02623921]
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online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 08:16 [#02623922]
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divide by double-o error


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 08:22 [#02623923]
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<dead_circumflex> <U01B1> : "Ʊ̂" # LATIN
<dead_caron> <U01B1> : "Ʊ̌" # LATIN CAPITAL
<dead_macron> <U01B1> : "Ʊ̄" # LATIN CAPITAL
<dead_acute> <dead_tilde> <a> : "ã́" #
<dead_grave> <dead_tilde> <a> : "ã̀" #

i think "dead grave" is a meta-key in some african country?
charmingly batshit. this is at the end under "XCOMM
Diacritics used in African languages"

i've no idea what XCOMM stands for, nor what the heck
diacritics are. but i like the word


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 08:44 [#02623924]
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at first, i was all, "how do i get the windows ALT codes
going here" because i actually know a good number of them.

very quickly, though, ALT codes and FUCK OFF this is much
more coherent. that all the currency is like
meta+equals+thingy and e is going to be euro let's try €
see there it is. and it's not fucking numbers, ¥ou k...
fuck, none of the kroners have a currency symbol? there's no
currency k? learning things already

and this is why i am stoked about this. it's not that i'll
do anything particularly grand with it tonight, but it's all
patterns, and this encourages shower thoughts of... i wonder
what... that would come out as... and you get some of this
with picking numbers, but, now you're directing the chaos

fucking hell, that order even matters. i don't know what
language these characters belong to but already it was
pretty casual to just paint a helix around the last four
letters of the last paragraph. sicwquidetc


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 09:08 [#02623927]
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so then i thought: how's mac on this? out of curiosity. and

Option + 3 = £ (British pound)

this fired off a cluster of neurons entrained on me
repeatedly doing this by accident on a class mac (LC 550),
and, no, i wanted octot#orpe this keyboard is weird where is
the the dos prompt

and, i could be wrong, here, but... lol? that OSX still uses
the fucking "special" character keybindings that date back
to, like, the Apple Lisa perhaps? that they're perfectly
solid but you're left with a few dozen to my few thousand to
explore, with only having to learn simple combos until i
feel content to try more. on a mac, you're just stuck
with... "click and hold to select the character from a menu
with a mouse"

i do need to use macs as well. if there's something this
expressive in OSX, i'll gladly trade lol for knowing how to
get to it. meanwhile: lol. this is an area where OSX is not
only worse than linux, but it's worse than windows



online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 09:17 [#02623928]
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apple's official shit is all: "hold down the key and a menu
will pop up, maybe." and then "you can add an icon for the
character to your desktop to click it anytime!" and this is
where an OS starts to feel like it's trying to make
wednesday adams watch a disney movie.



online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 10:34 [#02623933]
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i do have a deep nostalgic fondness for those mac keyboards
-- you know, the ones right up until they went iFruit. lab
full of them, we called it "the flavor lab" sarcastically,
they ran quake III, no complaints except THE MOUSE AND

and i suppose this worked alright back when all mac was
actually worth the money for was running aldus pagebaker.

that i want to know, and -- okay, it's back to the 90's, the
current mac keyboard layout is from mac system 7.

The Option key can also provide access to dead key
functionality. For example, holding down ⌥ Option while
pressing ` will create a highlighted grave accent which will
be added to the next letter if possible – so if an e is
then pressed, the resultant character is è. If an r is
pressed instead, the two characters are not compatible so
the result is `r.

that okay, this is part of what i wanted to know how/if macs
did. that i clicked on dead key and that also answers some
of my question from earlier [XCOMM perhaps best left
unexplained for now].

you can remap the mac keyboard, so let is drop the labels
and just refer to option as "meta". if you give a shit, i've
mapped it to the right alt key, which i never fucking use

so macs will accent to meta+` but i have, like... meta+`
meta+~ meta+ _ metā + = meta + cǫmma

and honestly i'm just trying this shit. i barely know what
any of it is. it feels very similar to getting a new bit of

can macs "just work" like that


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 10:55 [#02623934]
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i gave up and actually fired up the macbook right next to

answer is: lol, solidly in the lol camp. but not as abysmal
as i was first lol'n@. that, fuck me, i actually have a very
crisp answer

indeed, option+` gives me... shit, i can just do it now! it
gives me è. but how do i get ẽ? ę? é? on the mac? and
the answer is: you can use the the menu, maybe! you can add
an icon to your desktop

it is because -- i haven't looked this up; pure feel here --
this layout was designed by some hippie on speed and
amphetamines to be "the last keyboard layout ever needed."
that it was going to do all languages from one thing
forever, no one will ever need another, and it was all
compulsively done up while tripping balls, or at least the
broadstrokes. then let's go in like a mad squirrel and stuff
every character we can in any corners we didn't full in with
the general grand plan to cover french, spanish, german,

that, really, for 30 years, that was solid. it was. but
something something johnny depp; the things that were cute
when he was young are just kind of scary and dysfunctional
now that he's older than 30.

and this leads us to the crisp part: apple fucking knows
this. but they're stuck with this fucking layout; it's part
of their DNA. and this layout is like: every cool thing i
have, does something lame dating back to 1991. to get é i
use [meta+']. when i go over to the mac and try [meta+'] --
or, directly, [option+'] the mac just types æ into the text
editor, and cool, what was what you wanted, right?

how quaint. this is why apple is going to such huge lengths
to suppress any sort of discussion about it.


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 10:57 [#02623935]
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roger just can't option+' anymore


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-07 11:09 [#02623936]
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and for the record i did spend a good fifteen minutes trying
every esoteric combo i could think of and the mac is just
shitting out a ≤ before i'm trying to glue an additional
key onto the combo. there are no combos. layout was cask of
amontillado'd right good from the start.

i figure you could somehow tell OSX to ignore this and do
what linux does? oh, right, maybe in the terminal or some
shit, but apple is god everywhere else, and option+3 is £
forever. hidden shame as they charge forward crusading
against... headphone jacks... standardized power bricks...
oh, we're so forward; we're all about ditching the past.

no problem with using macs. OSX is fine. but hell, out of
everything, this is like... for once, apple has a worse
legacy problem than windows.



online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-08 21:27 [#02623976]
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so, hi, i'm just here because jhdfgldfg OSX. nothing to do
with the keyboard rant, except OSX, so i thought i'd put it

please look at this bullshit

i'm just trying to pick out a binary in /opt/homebrew/bin
here, dude. and i can't find my way to the root filesystem
because ... ?

it took me a moment to figure i need to "Go" menu at the top
and the "Home" to dodge the drool-proof nonsense. but for
the life of me, i can't get this one.

i am inclined to say: perhaps i need this app from the
command line as root, and perhaps then it will stop dicking
me around in this asinine sandbox. in any case, i thought
i'd just try clion to see if it was any better, and no, this
is pretty stab-worthy so far. back to the other thing that
sort of works.


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-17 01:14 [#02624269]
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I confess that this screed reflects my own experience.
For the past decade, being a finance professor meant being
asked about crypto or about novel valuation methods for
unprofitable companies — and being smiled at (and ignored)
when I would counter with traditional instincts. Every
business problem, I am told, can be solved in radically new
and effective ways by applying artificial intelligence to
ever-increasing amounts of data with a dash of design
Many graduates coming of age in this period of
financial giddiness and widening corporate ambition have
been taught to chase these glittery objects with their human
and financial capital instead of investing in sustainable
paths — a habit that will be harder to instill at later

fist bump ~ for, well, sounding a lot like me.
particularly bold'd part


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-21 07:06 [#02624399]
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have i complained about microsoft in a while? no. i've been
good. i've earned one

i booted up my studio PC just now, and... right before my
very eyes, a "Microsoft Edge" icon appears on my desktop,
out of thin air. shitheads, i think, as i
shift-delete it


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 10:41 [#02624754]
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oh, look. a microsoft edge icon appeared on my desktop
again. this clearly makes me eager to use instead of
upgrading from merely not giving a shit, to wanting to
object rape your web browser with a very dry tree branch


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 11:39 [#02624756]
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that i got suspended -- effectively banned, since my account
was old enough that i'd never had to enter a fone # and
since i'm not giving them one microsoft got me banned -- for
saying, effectively, "i hope whoever made this decision dies
in a fire, slowly" and perhaps "slowly" was pushing it, but
this wasn't a direct threat, this was an angry nerd, ok?

not ok. microsoft reports it as "threatening" or something
and that's last i used twitter, could have been two years
ago almost. me venting at microsoft's horseshit and they
report me like a fucking karen and

dear microsoft: i want to object rape microsoft edge with a
very dry tree branch. if you care at all about the
well-being of its anus, keep it far the fuck away from me.


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 11:41 [#02624757]
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i feel better. thanks xltronic, for existing. that i can
post that somewhere. it's not that i need everyone to hear
it or anything, just... get a bit pent up if there's nowhere
i can say anything proper and have people hear it


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-01-30 11:42 [#02624758]
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[from twitter]

[...i was actually quite ahead of the curve there]


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-14 23:47 [#02625262]
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personal note: people have been ignoring me in some thread.
i've shitposted my way to the last post on the page; posted
a bit of the OP as the first on the next as a bit of sampler
looping; off for a smoke. then, wait, did i misread the
original premise of the thread in a churning haste? that
might explain it. indeed, i had, lol. now that i read it
properly, i have a very succinct answer. to a very long post
that began by referencing my very long posts. and now that i
review it, there's actually a very nice musical progression
to the texture of this thread, to me interrupting it, then,
yes, hell, here's the central pickle, that's tough to even
say aloud, whoops, sorry i misread the OP the whole first
page. or not really, i think the weasels did it to me
because they knew it would be fortuitous gardening

that if i free-run on, say, "what's the best process for
manually compiling Qt from source on OSX" that could be the
end of me for a week or two, and, no, it's not worth it.
instead, the above. much more bite-sized


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-03-16 03:09 [#02625945]
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that i will just continue 127511#02625942 here

probably one of the more wonderful gifts i could give
anyone would be to say: things weren't always like this, i
noticed it going on by accident one day, then i started
going at it deliberately... then we're at a place where we
know we have something, down the road, but we still don't
know what it is quite yet

that i know some authors write books, where... they just let
things happen... and this is delightful in the same way, in
that, you're along with the audience, somewhat; you're not
sure where it will go yourself, and that makes it exciting.

this is different. this is more like smelling something
delicious and i can't wait to have a bit of that, i just
have to track down where that smell is coming from

...except, have to abandon my metaphor there; tack from
smell to "a feeling like aphasia, but more granular." ohhh,
that word, what is it, it's on the tip of my tongue. except,
i'm sure i have something here, and ohh, what is it, it's on
the tip of my consciousness, what is that


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-03-16 03:18 [#02625946]
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then, finally, i sort it:

in retrospect, you can see it condensing like beads of
water on a toilet: this shit is too much for snoop. it's a
battle. it's a history thing... ..and yes, you can see it,
there's a pattern: all of these are conservative totems,
arguably: vietnam. watergate. finally i get to "gettysburg"
and again, just running my mouth "aaaugh i am so close" that
i still don't have it, i can just... like when you're really
sure someone's staring at you, i'm sure i'm a hair away.

and, of course: custard's last stand. snoop's last stand.
because it knocks him the fuck ova

and the only reason i'm continuing here is to make this
point ~ at the end of the day, it was a pun off of
"custard's last stand" and because it knocks dogg ova, yo.
but what i'm getting is "snoop's vietnam" and no that's just
kind of ugly and then "snoop's watergate" and i genuinely
thought that was just my subconscious goofing off but

the dark cluster of neurons missing from the equation was
custard's last stand. that i could tell something fit,
somewhere over there.. where other neural clusters like
"vietnam" and "watergate" were lighting up and then i get to
"gettysberg" and i am saying "aaaugh i am so close" after
saying "it's historical, it's a battle" and turns out the
one i wanted happened, i dunno, 15-20 years after
gettysberg, definitely closer than vietnam or watergate

but none of that had anything the fuck to do with snoop, or
the stand/knock da fuck ova joke. that was just the answer
to the equation, and what i got was a series of breadcrumbs
leading me up to the thing i know i have, but don't know
what is, like a james cameron movie

recommend developing this as a skill


online EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-03-16 03:21 [#02625947]
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very much like dreams, really. it's a verbal pun based on
"stand" and i have to backhack my way through reams of
conservative nonsense


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