Stab 'Em Into Place
- Adina is @FeyTechnologist on Twitter.
- Alex is @ThemsAllTook on Twitter.
- Anarcho-communism for basic bitches
- How I overcame my inability to stick with a project for the long haul
- Simulating the fluidity of natural group conversations in voice chat
- Stephen asks: "The Damascus steel of maze generation algorithms"
- The hidden worlds of each person's living space
- Learning every craft to become the ultimate craft wizard
- Fabric and circus arts.
- Getting private trampoline lessons at the largest nonprofit circus in Seattle.
- Being happy with an audience size that doesn't require you to moderate very much.
- Forming smaller communities to take care of the people left behind by large governmental systems.
- Empowering smaller communities to take care of each other.
- Knowing your neighbors and caring more about them than people you don't know.
- Cultivating a neighborhood to make sure you live near people you want to know.
- The long term viability of the nuclear family.
- A commune of queer people funded by a couple of tech jobs.
- Motorizing two wooden planks and hooking them up to the internet to get hugs online.
- Getting a whole lot done when you don't have internet access but now there's internet access everywhere.
- Adding a physical ritual to a mental activity to make it feel real.
- Putting the tomato on a different shelf to indicate that you are done with it.
- An accountability mailing list where people might hypothetically judge you for what you haven't gotten done.
- Fake accountability that feels real.
- Trying to replicate a warehouse full of indie game devs on Discord.
- Asking you for friends' lunch table to be enlarged so you can fit.
- Writing a Discord bot that replicates the chat of every voice channel in every other voice channel.
- Solving a social problem with social change rather than software.
- How many clicks it takes to switch chat rooms.
- Running through a procedurally generated maze.
- Doing floating point math by aliasing the bytes to an integer and subtracting it from a weird magic number.
- Code that is so self contained and stable that it's not really a problem that nobody understands it.
- Old programmers retiring and their knowledge leaving with them because they didn't document anything.
- Writing a megabyte long brain dump of everything you know about a project before it leaves your head.
- The talk Jim didn't give describing the shaving cream technology in Glittermitten Grove.
- Being too tired from your shaving cream rendering R&D project to do a good job on your beard rendering R&D project.
- Wario Ware except with relaxing minigames rather than stressful ones.
- Porting your game from modern systems to MS-DOS so you can sell it on a floppy disk.
- How scratch and sniff failed where a Smell-O-Vision video gaming peripheral will succeed.
- A swear filter but for smells.
- The Femicom museum.
- Going for walks around your neighborhood and seeing the outside of someone's house.
- The hidden interior of a stranger's home as an allegory for their unknowable mind.
- Peeking into your neighbor's window whenever you get the chance.
- Which service jobs let you go into people's houses and see how they live.
- How it's okay to let the cleaning service employees see your secrets because you don't consider the working poor to be real people.
- Whether house cleaners get a small amount of joy in knowing the weird secrets of rich people.
- The guy who comes in every few months for repairs because your computer is completely full of porn.
- Seeing someone's deepest darkest secrets and being like "it was aight"
- Wanting a nicely interior-designed house but not wanting to put in any effort.
- Wanting to paint your house and painting one wall and thinking "I'm good."
- Getting the kind of paint that seems like a normal wall color but changes to a garish color after it dries, to fool your wife.
- Being ready to learn all the new hobbies as lockdown starts but someone already bought all the sewing machines and felting needles.
- How many more ways you can fuck up a sewing project vs. a knitting project.
- Pulling out all the stitches in a pleated skirt for the third time and deciding you want a different hobby.
- Taking natural animal fibers and stabbing them into place.
- A sewing project having to hang on someone's body in a particular way.
- Learning every game development skill so you can make games without ever talking to anyone.
- Smearing goo on a white surface and it becoming a picture somehow.
- The hobbies we'd have if we had infinite time.
- Looking at a painting and seeing which parts the painter messed up by looking for the parts that are thickest.
- The "warmest greetings" coffee cup.
- The animated gif where they poke a hole in the coffee cup and coffee spurts out.
- Making a d-pad feel like a fresh control scheme by attaching a jetski to it.
- Inventing a solution while also entertaining your audience.
- Co-op TIS-100, where each player gets their own CPU cell.
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