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.
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.
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.
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).
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)
>He’d not made one phone call or driven in a car or spent any money. He had never in his life sent an e-mail or even seen the Internet.
>He engaged in zero communication with the outside world. He never snapped a photo. He did not keep a journal. His camp was undisclosed to everyone.
><...> he slept in the woods for a quarter century straight <...>
>True hermits, according to Chris, do not write books, do not have friends, and do not answer questions.
"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)