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The big surprise of the Web is that hypertext became *decoupled* from Object Oriented Programming.

In the 80s both Hypertext and OOP were the two emerging new paradigms, and so you look at these systems like HAM and they all assume that hypertext is gonna be OOP-shaped, that it will all be links between objects.

So does Microsoft, even up to 1995, with OLE/COM and Compound Documents.

The Web overturned that and took us back to 1970s-style raw text documents. (Then put Javascript over top).

@dansup not really my thing, I'll leave it for the young 'uns but cool technology

@smallsees Its video only, and is a follower-only post. It gets deleted in 24h automatically.

@dansup how's it work? Publish a photo of a cat and then an hour or whatever later the server sends out the delete notification?

fuck Alex Jones, there is no requirement for platforms owned by private parties to carry his trash
@smallsees your deletes are signed in an LDS world. but people shouldn't use LDS.

Take me down to the paradox city where the grass is green and the grass isn’t green

@kaniini how do you stop someone spoofing deletes?

Say if you posted a photo of a bunny I didn't like, what stops me from sending a "forwarded" delete message? Or does the message have to come from the original source?

Bit like faking an email with no DKIM or SPF

@KitRedgrave asynchronous code is hard to do right. I see lot of code doing it the wrong way. It is, of course, so much easier to see it go wrong than to code it correctly.

trying to do anything that touches the outside world really just sends a request out there, and you get back ... another event to handle, which may or may not have what you asked for.

this totally seems to me like some sort of state machine pattern would be a lot more sensible than the callback pyramids we get

At the @KWLUG meeting listening to @Hubert's talk on his Life As A !Debian Developer

@smallsees My point is that Posix is nearly frozen, and its development seems to have been dominated by commarcial interests. Free software Unices would, I feel, have a better chance of defending the interests of end-users and developers.

@hhardy01 @TheGibson what would be a 7 then?

You going to a fight with Q, who do you bring with you?

@smallsees @thegibson

tvtropes, the great fan argument settler...

Super weight: Star Trek Q continuum, type 6 (of -1 to 7). That's right up there, though Q (John Delancie) varies from type 1 (when depowered) to a high 5 or a 6 when in good graces with the continuum.

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