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@prologic @johanbove@johanbove.info (#nntdibq) we just don’t program in ways that work well for human minds. i reckon we have to throw out the majority of all software that was ever written to get to a sane place. assuming we come up with adequate tools that act as more effective force multipliers than the bullshit we use today. i have some thoughts on this, but as it usually goes its something of a research problem. i think APL is an important precursor. gemini://xj-ix.luxe/posts/2019-10-17-programming-for-the-next-billion/


#rh6ppsa

it also remains to be seen how a greenarray-based uxn runtime would work in the first place, but my back-of-envelop calculation is that a uxn instance would use 8-12 F18A machines (18bit 64 word ram per machine) + one 256k FRAM module. additional machines would be used to handle IO to peripherals, but these can be shared between instances so it’ll be a fixed overhead.


#3tm6fna

i keep debating this in my head. i reckon the comrade’s display device should be modular anyway, the display buffer is just that. doesn’t matter if there’s a TFT or an e(ink|paper) display on the other side. multiplexing uxn displays would be cool, but that would mean adding a display buffer cache for every instance and i don’t know if i want to have that much memory dedicated to swapping displays. i’m on board with using uxn as a common runtime, but FRAM modules have six pins and top out at 256k (afaik). i only have 88 pins to work with so i’ll have to place some hard limits on how many display devices the runtime allows.


#7iogqba

now that the doom is apparent, i’ve noticed that’s all people can talk about. its a good thing in some respects, i was never able to light a fire under anyone to mobilize a preemptive strategy. the question now is whether i can channel this energy into something productive in time to be effective. a lot rests on my shoulders, but i’ll take it if that’s what it takes to protecc my family.


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