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I live in Helsinki, Finland, and I really like computers and writing software. I also love to read, take photos, and tinker with this website!

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    slow loris, an endangered and beautiful creature
Taylor Thompson taylor@teukka.tech https://teukka.tech eternally curious person

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Using the idea of Leary’s “Quantum Universe”, where all matter can be reduced to a digital 1/0 representation, I wonder what the compression ratio for memories in our brains is, and what (lossy) algorithm is used to achieve it.

Nov 13, 2021 21:03 UTC

All software essentially deals in simulation. Even that which supposedly interacts with β€œreal” things, like an inventory system, is actually a simulation of the inventory system designed to be more easily manipulated by the software operator.

Therefore all software engineers are simluationists, or creators of an alternate reality whose ties and influences to the physical reality which they inhabit vary in strength.

Nov 13, 2021 09:53 UTC

Blog Post

Neovim Tip, Smarter Path

Easily set your vim path per project and get only the files you want.

Nov 11, 2021

Indieweb is the type of federated web3 I want to see rather than the introduction of artificial scarcity and an ecologically ruinous accounting system that encompasses current blockchain tech.

Nov 9, 2021 06:53 UTC

Computers are excellent tools for inducing altered states of consciousness. Unfortunately, these states are most likely to be fed by feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, or insecurity, with a distinctive outward focus, rather than looking inward and trying to augment more enlightened parts of ourselves like with more traditional spiritual tools.

Oct 10, 2021 15:43 UTC

Creating a crappy version of something is the first step to creating a better version of something. It also helps you know what you don’t know :)

Oct 8, 2021 12:27 UTC

Pictures I took while picking mushrooms

General Finland appreciation album :)

Mushrooms that I found interesting.

Beautiful summit photos from hikes