🏛 Stoas near [[@agora/2023 02 21]]
📚 Node [[2023-02-21]]
↳ 📓 Resource [[@agora/2023 02 21]]
21 means Building Bridges in the #Flancia Pattern Language.
- It took me a while to realize that Flancia is a Pattern Language, but there it is. 17
Work ~ Google
- Maybe my last Wednesday at Google if I get fired as part of the layoffs; I estimate the earliest they could happen is 27 February, with 3 March being most likely based on my current knowledge.
I want to work on:
- Try elsewhere, a button that in anagora.org would send the user to the same node on agor.ai (which is the more modern containerized Agora, and is slated to actually be an Agora Network: it will serve/redirect to services including different Agoras in its subdomains.)
Autopush, as evidenced by the optimistic structure of the Agora Protocol section above.
- This also means (only due to polysemy) autopushing bot activity to git, which I also want to do.
Executable Subnodes, which IIRC are close to ship (with an allowlist).
- Which should yield features like primes/ and site navigation maybe? I've been thinking 'previous' and 'next' could be done as executable subnodes for the fun of it?
- But maybe I should not fool around so much and navigation should just go in, say, providers.py, as we need a regex determining which script to run for dates.
- Then again executable subnodes would be cool for artsy stuff, like generating text (e.g. generative poems) or images ('use js to write to a canvas straight in your garden').
- Various bug fixes I've been meaning to do for a while, like the Mastodon bot writing links/text in a format that reads a bit better and preserves wikilinks (!) and not autopulling the stoa as it's unfortunately too distracting given the focus-grabbing (could this be fixed instead?).
12:22 operating system tracking app
- track everything that you do locally
- sync to cool analytics server where you can see how you live your life
- various levels of fidelity depending on task; ideally on par with web observability tools like sentry, datadog, etc, but for your entire operating system and focused on productivity
- connect with tools that track how well you interact with real life
- FOSS Linux-first model, built into window manager(?); charge for the hosted service, but make alternate FOSS servers easy to host and configure, and local data easy to access
- high fidelity, modernist, 70s aesthetic; like you're reading a NASA performance report of your data.
13:25 film vs hypertext
hypertext can react. film can't. youtube videos can't age, but websites can (and do, and will, forever). something beautiful about the ability to record something once and keep it forever. sure, you can edit and crop videos, but not with the ease and fidelity that text based platforms allow. every docs platform, every presentation software, every blog posting medium allows anyone to edit their words at any time. their previous traces are lost. a youtube video will be recompressedn and restreamed, but will never be worn out, not really, and will stay okay forever. i trust it more than any writing.
13:27 why bionicle won
- new product ip owned natively
- simple pitch and story:
i wrote a bit on twitter about this. design language went nuts too. i loved how those things looked and felt to use and play with. so many possibilities! and they lived in their own world but the best pieces could be hacked back onto robots - which was beautiful. loved using bionicle parts with lego mindstorms. technic mechanical movements are all brilliantly designed.
13:29 i respond too fast
to everything. people take advantage of my time with stupid questions that set me off track. maybe i should make my imformation more transparent, or set up some chatbot in my place, so that i don't have to answer questions for others of things i've documented already. some poeple require payment for dms, or contact info, or emotional labor, or anything of the sort that consumes time; i can't do that. charging for communication is unfair. i just want some of my time back.
16:46 stepping back to not be a fan
trying to have a more casual relationship with everything in my life. i consume too much, i think too much, i read too much; my ratio of input to output is extremely high. i need to learn to back down, do stop caring so much about the 'metagame' or theory or anthropocene and the most important people in it and just focus on doing good work with the people I care about.