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Hi! I’m Eli or Oat. I live and work in Maine with my family, and some animals. I’m reluctantly a software developer for work, I like to noodle around with , and bike whenever I can. I cook, clean, and read as many books as I can inbetween it all. Sometimes I blog a little, eli.li

In the early/mid 2000s, like 2003 - 5 I remember playing a very colorful game online. It was all browser based, cartoony graphics style set on a tropical island…I feel like the developers behind the game were French or Québécois, maybe. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the game. Does anyone have any ideas. As far as I can remember it wasn’t an MMO. Just you pointing a clicking a character around an island interacting with some inhabitants.

In the history of all of social media has there ever been a post like “I’m looking for an expert/professional opinion on X niche thing” where the very first response doesn’t start with “I’m no expert but…”

Do you use Slack? Did you know that you can add titles and captions to images that you post!?

From desktop:

Step 1 -- add image to compose box
Step 2 -- click on the image
Step 3 -- select the link, "Edit file details" near the upper-left of the window
Step 4 -- fill out the form fields for title and description
Step 5 -- save, send and celebrate!

From mobile:

Step 1 -- add image to compose box
Step 2 -- select image
Step 3 -- tap icon of 3 dots at lower right
Step 4 -- "add description"

What are your fav solo rpg/journaling games? I want your recs!

Before she was Mon Mothma was she Mon Caterpillma?

A company that I briefly contracted with is currently looking for a social media manager and a senior Ruby on Rails dev.

Libro is a fun place. Audio books, great team, not wicked stressful, seems mostly removed from typical VC churn.

blog.libro.fm/hiring/

A weird change of pace in content on my blog: not birds, not forth, not gardening or kids...but about how maybe Buffy the Vampire Slayer maybe a little bit saved my life?

eli.li/2022/05/22/that-one-tim

Yo! A friend of mine from soilspace, @hyphae, recently joined Mastodon -- where are the fellow and folks at for them (and me) to follow!?

I wrote a quick little post this morning that roughly traces my history with various programming languages

eli.li/2022/05/13/my-programmi

(re-posting as unlisted this time because some folks have asked to share it and I have an awful habit of posting everything as followers-only)

2 ideas I wanna put out into the universe because I don’t really have the chops to do them myself—

1. An inform7 compiler for mobile
2. A Forth dev environment for mobile

I know a lot of folks, especially kids, who wanna make stuff but only have real access to a phone. Many dev tools for mobile have terrible ergonomics, and seem to expect you to use a block interface or have a keyboard. Both inform and forth are unique because they aren’t heaps different from typing a text or email.

A quote I found in that journal a while ago:

"Live a life of 'whoopsies' instead of living a life of regrets."

So many new people! 👋

I’m honestly not sure if I wanna be seen, but some stuff I think is rad that isn’t in my intro or profile:







Does anyone know of good resources, print or digital, for a 6 - 10 year old interested in learning Japanese?

It’s been a while, so, I figured I could do a new

Hi! I’m Eli or Oat. I live and work in Maine with my family, and some animals. I’m reluctantly a software developer for work, I like to noodle around with , and bike whenever I can. I cook, clean, and read as many books as I can inbetween it all. Sometimes I blog a little, eli.li

I sorta accidentally made a an esoteric programming language. It is toy for exploring concatenative programming and the DOM and comes with its own weird little editor.

eli.li/2021/12/19/introducing-

Meta thoughts on fedi and collapse thinking 

There is a group here on fedi that I find myself in orbit of, and interested in, but also wary of. They’re concerned with climate collapse but lean heavily in the direction of “longtermism.” At its face this modality of thought seems important, but it also seems to silently support accelerationism since much of longtermism traces the outline, even if it doesn’t say it out loud, of an argument about current people not mattering.

'Frog,' said Toad, 'let us eat one very last cookie, and then we will stop.'

Carmen Sandiego stands at the edge of the building, the sun setting behind her shoulders. The wind gently picking through her hair.

Across the roof, standing in silhouette, lit only by the setting sun at his face and the neon billboard behind, Tuxedo Mask shouts: “it seems we’re at a stalemate.”

Carmen laughs. She knows where Waldo is.

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