partly inspired by some anon's post

Here's some random stuff I found. I enjoy looking at other people's screenshots, saved images, random links to obscure sites, thoughts, etc etc, so I figured that maybe someone'd be interested in mine.

An RSS feed (you'll need a reader that can process HTML) is available here:

I make posts from command line, using this hand-written script. I'm too lazy to provide directions to making it work for everyone (hint: you'd have to change the name to post.sh (I have to use .txt extension on this web site because Neocities does not allow .sh), change $postnumber to 0 (if you want to start from 0) or 1 and also change the $websitename, and your html file must contain a div that encompasses all posts (like <div id="posts"> *posts here* </div>), and rss file must contain an <!-- Anchor --> right before where you want to insert the new entry), hope you figure it out if you want to use it on your website. Or contact me in XMPP/email from the main page.

Yes, the wacky layout is intentional. I might make it even weirder later.

14.02.2022 https://www.venturewithreality.net/the-trick-is-so-cute/ A critique of the trailer for the upcoming Ted K film. Well, that just made me more pessimistic about it, have never noticed those features before. I suppose we have to wait (for 4 days, yeah gonna be a long wait) and see.

Hi to everyone reading this, and do you know of any 'good' social networks? Or in general, sites where one could meet and communicate with new people.

My personal criteria of 'good' are: little-to-no politics (or at least no strong ideological bent), little-to-no sexuality/LGBT/feminist discussion (preferably none at all), availability of a web/Linux version (no smartphone-only services for I do not own a smartphone). Typical discussion topics should include at least one of the following: mathematics, philosophy, tech, or tangential stuff. No dating programs or sites, please.

I have already looked at fediverse, and so far pleroma, friendica and diaspora seem like the best available choices, but I have not yet found any interesting community I would like to chat with.

If you've heard (or even better - participate in) a 'good' fediverse instance or other social network, please contact me at aXdha3VyYS50b21va29AZGlzcm9vdC5vcmc= (base64-decode this string) XMPP or email.

Why does category theory exist?

Some notes from the link above (not word-by-word, though):

Mathematics is about finding patterns in the world and then reasoning about those patterns. Then, after we see enough patterns, we can find patterns inside those patterns, and then after that we find patterns inside those meta-patterns and so on.

Geometry: patterns we find when drawing stuff on a surface.
Arithmetic: patterns we find when combining countable things.
Regular algebra: patterns we find in arithmetic (in patterns that we find when combining countable things).
Abstract algebra: patterns we find in regular algebra, geometry, and so on.
Category theory: patterns we find across broad swaths of otherwise disconnected parts of mathematics.

Category theory helps us identify shared patterns across different fields of mathematics.

That is needed to be able to transmute a problem about graphs into a problem about complex variables.

With category theory, to do that you can appeal to categories to show how they relate.

Category theory argues that all mathematical entities/objects are entirely determined by the patterns of relationships (morphisms) with other objects, within a given context (category).

30.01.2022 Maybe I should add some sort of a changelog for everything that goes on with this website. Either as a discrete page or as something integrated into the main page (probably preferable?). I wonder if there's software that could help me generate such a changelog, from, say, a git repo. Maybe stagit would be a good fit... Stay tuned for updates on this.
30.01.2022 Category Theory Without The Baggage
08.01.2022 Hey, I've just posted a new obnoxiously long review on /backlog.html. Check it out.
18.10.2021 Site update: added new page /notes/index.html

> https://kitami.neocities.org/feed.html#8

yeah, i feel like most of the internet right now is engaging in using all of these techniques all the time (me too), possibly unconsciously, normalizing this behavior and helping the CIA n-- agents hide :^)

(wow... it seems we are actually conversing... through web sites... LIKE IN THOSE TELEGRAM DAYS OMFG!!!! also your repost/reply looks cool, maybe i'll make a similar thing sometime, for now everyone just go check that address on the top of the post)


"COINTELPRO: Techniques for Dilution, Misdirection and Control of a Internet Forum Allegedly a leaked FBI handbook on controlling internet forums. Of dubious origin, but interesting nonetheless." (taken from https://hb11f.net/links.html)

28.09.2021 Yay, I wrote a Lisp script to update this page of the website and the rss feed with a simple command in the REPL, so you can expect more frequent updates, I guess... Copy pasting the HTML template and the RSS template was a pain.
28.09.2021 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/xg3hXCYQPJkwHyik2/the-best-textbooks-on-every-subject gonna read some of those... sometime...
28.09.2021 omg i just wanted to know today's date but accidentally got sucked into anti-covid and other conspiracy theories. its been another great day on the internet guyss :^) (it really does not exist tho) actually, these people are really good at designing simple websites that work well without js, props to them, those websites even work in links... some of the websites don't even have any google ads/analytics!! >.<
28.09.2021 http://hackerfactor.com/GenderGuesser.php "This tool attempts to determine an author's gender based on the words used." full disclosure: I am 64% male based on my posts on imageboards, and 56% male based on text from this website. The preceding sentence itself is 51% male, and this whole post (except link and quote) is 77% male. Curious.
12.09.2021 Centrists are normal. This is a group theory joke.
Today's web surfing findings (I'll be actually productive next month, promise...):
24.08.2021 added a new page once again, go visit it! yep, this page is slowly becoming the "me and my site updates" kind of thing... anyway, that one doesn't have rss yet either, but maybe the updates will be so rare that it'll make sense to notify about them here.
21.08.2021 https://yewtu.be/watch?v=qmq1GTJuxOw thanks for introducing me to this b(a)s(e)d video and channel, certain person on XMPP to whom I cannot reply because "The requesting entity does not possess the required permissions to perform the action. Messages from strangers are rejected" T_T
12.08.2021 added a new page! Have no idea if I should post all the updates (that are yet to come...) to that page here, though. Just check it out, idk.
04.08.2021 https://gifcities.org just stole looooads of stuff for the main page from here, what're you gonna do? ^_^ SITE UPDATE btw, and more yet to come!
29.07.2021 aaaaaaaagh i am so sick of maintaining this page by hand and generating rss mostly by hand too, maybe I should really start using Luke Smith's lb... i love everyone who is subbed to here with rss though, and i am terribly sorry if i will break anything for you in the rss feed, am just trying to make it better you know... T_T also, site updates: some few tweaks on the main page
29.07.2021 http://cpvreucfrd.neocities.org/
predictable (I moved to FreeBSD after that screenshot)
19.07.2021 https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/03/17/what-universal-human-experiences-are-you-missing-without-realizing-it/ the comment section is awesome, reading about people's everyday/ordinary experiences [that are not expressed in some kind of ambiguous and confusing normie language] is super interesting
18.07.2021 https://kitami.neocities.org/index.html nice personal website (ex-telegram acquaintance btw, congrats on getting onto website tradition).
go visit it, looks better than mine
Alright guys that Ego and His Own book is very funny and great and I am of course spook-pilled, but i-isn't the "I"/Ego the spookiest spook of all?
honestly, yeah.
29.06.2021 SITE UPDATE!! messed with the layout on this page, made some minor changes to some other pages.
28.06.2021 http://nifty.stanford.edu/ Nifty (Programming) Assignment Ideas, Stanford Uni
28.06.2021 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/program_synthesis_now.pdf [PDF] 136 pages, probably the biggest info source on program synthesis
19.06.2021 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_room kinda makes me want to read some kind of philosophy related to AI (i mean, this probably exists right? no idea where to start tho) since I feel some unpleasant brain fog when thinking about the topic...
19.06.2021 I wonder, has anybody ever conducted a study on how many women are active in radical communities only (or increasingly) during a certain time of month? I mean, it wouldn't be that hard to track with modern social media, and I'm very curious if the things people like to say are actually true for the majority of women.
19.06.2021 https://the-eye.eu/public/ - filedump
18.06.2021 https://dailycaller.com/2016/10/17/the-f-word/
18.06.2021 https://everything2.com/title/Hedonistic+Calculus - Hedonistic Calculus; self-explanatory
18.06.2021 Semantic web - some interesting ideas, TODO: linksurf on the second website
18.06.2021 https://everything2.com/title/Infornography - heck, this is the word and the definition I've been searching for for a long time (how ironic it's related to Lain once again)
17.06.2021 http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/userfriendly/1
17.06.2021 http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/winstupid/1 - Why Windows Causes Stupidity; aww, formulated everything I couldn't formulate myself
03.06.2021 http://www.textfiles.com/100/anonymit - The Joy of Handles
03.06.2021 https://forum.agoraroad.com/index.php?threads/perfecting-the-art-of-photographic-memory-and-information-recall.3281/ (warning: the website is stupid, doesn't even allow disabling the notifications from some "chat" without registering, so better mute the tab immediately)
03.06.2021 https://forum.agoraroad.com/index.php?threads/the-internet-feels-smaller-than-it-used-to-be.3296/ - just a nice discussion
03.06.2021 click to see bigger image
03.06.2021 http://ii.yakuji.moe/abe/ - /abe/
03.06.2021 https://namelessrumia.heliohost.org/w/doku.php?id=start - someone's personal wiki, contains a lot of information about the internet, weeb shit and a couple of other topics
31.05.2021 https://wm.sdf.org/gallery/ so many images
30.05.2021 https://qorg11.net/ i love looking at this site, especially the colorscheme and the overall layout. stole some banners/buttons, too.
30.05.2021 https://concealed.world/ gives me a serene, peaceful feeling every time i visit
30.05.2021 https://theswissbay.ch/
30.05.2021 https://nyom.ru someone's personal website. i like this photo, feels familiar, but in a very unique way. and in general the directories are amazing. /ls/misc contains some demoscene stuff...
30.05.2021 https://forum.agoraroad.com/index.php?threads/dead-internet-theory-most-of-the-internet-is-fake.3011/ explains a lot
30.05.2021 https://www.meta-nomad.net/free-floating-power/, https://www.meta-nomad.net/exiting-modernity/, https://www.meta-nomad.net/the-battle-against-the-hyperpresent/ mostly the same old same old about consumerism, short attention span, etc, but I like it.
30.05.2021 https://macwright.com/2020/08/22/clean-starts-for-the-web.html
30.05.2021 https://jeffhuang.com/designed_to_last/ trying to live by this
30.05.2021 http://ranprieur.com/essays/dropout.html an interesting read, would probably be a very mentally rewarding lifestyle (for me, I'm a sucker for having as less posessions as possible and living a "minimal"/"off-the-grid" life; that's mostly a fantasy at this point tho)
30.05.2021 Not much here... I promise this won't be a forever "under construction" page, really.