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Philip Monk @pcmonk Bay Area, CA

Software Engineer. ~wicdev-wisryt @urbit

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Joined Twitter 1/12/12


@jillruthcarlson Basically another instance of the most important phenomenon of recent decades: markets are getting… https://t.co/dbNFLCse0p @jillruthcarlson They supply an endless source of whatever you like, so you're less incentivized to find something… https://t.co/hUYkujITFHThis is not an incidental feature of Urbit, it's the main reason Urbit is open-source and you personally own your i… https://t.co/hBKorsRMqn
1/27
2020
Most misunderstanding of Clay is because we call it a filesystem, Gall because we call them apps, and Arvo because… https://t.co/Z03kgfk563Those new to Urbit constantly stumble over the Martian terms we've used to replace Earth terms. Those who know Urb… https://t.co/NCGiBeVnFZ
1/22
2020
@robkroese I was surprised this didn't work with the normal lock rotation. Supposedly there's an option to turn the… https://t.co/zcLuxq4dEP
1/14
2020
@matildepark_ This makes a lot of sense. Making a narrative game with recursion is really hard. I guess that's what… https://t.co/nijNEPxfFP
1/12
2020
"Those who cannot read and write code must spend all of their time convincing other people of their ideas, and are… https://t.co/LpSYyPaV8o
1/8
2020
@MorlockP Efficient markets are unpleasant UI, who knew? @MorlockP This is part of why all-you-can-eat buffets are popular among lower classes and itemized prices aren't sh… https://t.co/lqR8Zl9brU
1/7
2020
@xanderai @juliankoh https://t.co/jhaVErkDHL
1/6
2020
yes yes yes https://t.co/IcPgCXl7R7If you're working on A, and A depends on B depends on ... depends on Z, you can probably write A and Z. The one you… https://t.co/JqAX6wdIHW
1/5
2020
@callumflack This is good if it's used for communication. It's not helpful if they're just surrounding themselves w… https://t.co/sh2nkmSS3x- My bulletin board notebook passed 100 active subscribers, even though the only way to find it is for someone to m… https://t.co/7dZsBrWs7K- Users have data we want to keep around between breaches (notebooks) - Have Urbit meetups in several cities. Pers… https://t.co/5bCMxvKCi0- Have multiple active chat rooms hosted by not-Tlon - Have more chat rooms than I subscribe to because there's too… https://t.co/rJnRiwF98NWe did a ton in 2019, but I'm most proud of the new milestones @urbit passed. Thread: - Launched on chain: Identit… https://t.co/HRPxWfutPI
1/4
2020
@wolftivy @rovnys @jasoncrawford If it's anything like it is now, it'll be full-featured, since any command that ca… https://t.co/oR4CPte3x3 @rovnys @wolftivy @jasoncrawford Notably, I don't think "a gui is a thin layer over a text interface" is quite righ… https://t.co/46EQGIGRkL @wolftivy @jasoncrawford Of course, even if the designers decide they don't like that being front-and-center, the o… https://t.co/qjYJSZ3oXt @wolftivy @jasoncrawford I remember seeing that a while back, but I haven't been following the design discussions the last few months @wolftivy @jasoncrawford Oh I see your other comment. I don't know if we specifically plan to do the "gui is just c… https://t.co/9p2wZwz4ey @wolftivy @jasoncrawford Not sure what you mean by "autocad approach", but definitely the plan is for your data to… https://t.co/35QF0LtCtT @wolftivy Agree in general, but fyi you can search "size:5mb" to find emails >5MB in size. @kennyrowe @mdfang you're one of those people that waited until 2001 to fix y2k bugs aren't you
1/3
2020
@LukeDashjr @JusticeUnchaind @alpacasw @jratcliff @gavinandresen @CryptoKitties @PoolTogether_ Can you sync a new B… https://t.co/8cqh5ZoRl5 @LukeDashjr @JusticeUnchaind @alpacasw @jratcliff @gavinandresen @CryptoKitties @PoolTogether_ Ah, so you mean it d… https://t.co/JZVd3Yz7z0Software is eating the world. Jank is eating software. https://t.co/aZqArZjbJB
Retweeted by Philip Monk @LukeDashjr @JusticeUnchaind @alpacasw @jratcliff @gavinandresen @CryptoKitties @PoolTogether_ Indeed, the meme tha… https://t.co/twgz6iAtV2 @http410gone @rovnys I continually have to remind myself that when I say "what we have now is bad" people hear "we… https://t.co/su29VBm1eY @http410gone @rovnys https://t.co/IvQ9CPk1HZ @http410gone @rovnys This is one of the things Urbit is trying to do. Distributed apps means no central servers to… https://t.co/5eA1fWMMEq @http410gone @rovnys This is all necessary but generic. Ideally building something should be 90% trying out specifi… https://t.co/8vdKeP8fDI @http410gone @rovnys The biggest non-essential costs for generic saas startups are (1) wrangling the stack to build… https://t.co/t6MkykmJ30
1/2
2020
Most startups should be weekend projects. They can't now because they have to be SaaS. https://t.co/rpIiuIQ8z1Some 🔥 from Paul Graham. https://t.co/KFqUtPVxqx https://t.co/EkxCIUXOEG https://t.co/fJUN9GYu3N
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1/1
2019
@somecaveman Indeed. I guess what I'm specifically reacting to is the idea that you can separate those aesthetics f… https://t.co/fRT1SJHu1HThis is why hipster coffee houses with barrels and ropes and flannel don't feel anything like Montana.Come on guys, aesthetics aren't real. You can't take them without taking the underlying thing. Aesthetics aren't tr… https://t.co/pxd2yjW7U4
12/30
2019
Never forget https://t.co/CuSCJu3ihB by @Jonathan_Blow https://t.co/C3VsrB5knD
Retweeted by Philip Monk @AeornFlippout @Jonathan_Blow Don't know why, but here's what it looks like for me https://t.co/2NaipSIrFK
12/29
2019
When I say something is a false god, too many of you think I’m saying it’s evil or without value. Beauty is godly… https://t.co/T8Ls4v1Dcp
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12/28
2019
This should be a continual game where every time another question comes up we split the group again.I would like to fill in my answers to these questions in a legible manner so I can get in a private group chat with… https://t.co/wRj1auBRL2
12/27
2019
@sonyasupposedly I'm super happy that I can now usually increase my output simply by increasing my input hours. Whe… https://t.co/9gSRDxmMQj @sonyasupposedly For me, that meant years of improving myself to the point that I was getting a lot more done in th… https://t.co/ShP141jK9J @sonyasupposedly They say once you're working on what you consider important, you should optimize for getting more… https://t.co/25S8hwRUy1 @sonyasupposedly I've never seen anyone on the "work hard -> work long" side argue anything like the labor theory o… https://t.co/xdZuXW3f8C
12/26
2019
Whoah, of the top 100 most popular domains, only 2 are in the EU and neither porn sites nor subsidiaries of US comp… https://t.co/uimwwvCu90
Retweeted by Philip MonkNvm checked his timeline; he goneThere should be an option for marking an account as "on probation" when they say something that makes you want to m… https://t.co/4RHWztcLR0
12/24
2019
@bronzejaguar I slept from 6pm Sunday to 8am Monday and it was glorious.
12/18
2019
We just posted a new, easy to understand intro to Urbit on our blog! “What is Urbit? An Introduction.” - an easy t… https://t.co/xizIZCA9Jh
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12/17
2019
@izqui9 This is stressful to readWho? You What? Urbit meetup When? January 13, 2020 Where? Tempe Public Library Why? Meet with others interested in… https://t.co/VKcyWyETwE
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12/16
2019
The frequency with which this happens has gone up dramatically in the last five years. This used to be the hardest… https://t.co/kfD26JWNrx
12/15
2019
@sonyasupposedly @MorlockP @random_eddie Do we have a sense of how many people are eligible for USAA? Like, my gra… https://t.co/7vB97hO0FF @nhprm well I think it's always going to be (x2-x1)/x1. They're saying to fix x1 to a particular number, and then… https://t.co/STwJj3utgd @nhprm Is that like using "2007 dollars"? You choose a particular timeframe as your baseline, then you can say "we… https://t.co/L5cFMB5UEp @ClintEhrlich Knock on the door in a suit, "have you accepted Urbit as your personal server?"
Retweeted by Philip Monk @kennyrowe @nhprm I like having to dig deep in the settings. Temptation begone!
12/12
2019
@UrbitPHX @urbit Ah, I'm going to be leaving on the 6th. I'll tell some friends about it though. @ManOfHisWord3 Almost all colleges in the USA accept standardized tests (SAT/ACT) from homeschoolers. They didn't b… https://t.co/os1IKpN1r6 @UrbitPHX @urbit Hey, I'm going to be in Phoenix over the holidays, are you guys planning any meetups then?Finally somebody who's speaking my language https://t.co/tQ8Bx5gcAv
12/8
2019
In conclusion, thanks Mom.Of course, I don't know how to scale this to more traditional schools. It's a great feature of individualized educa… https://t.co/x5hOvACP4zI thought this was totally normal. At university I started to think a little more like @paulg talks about, but you… https://t.co/SXj5sX1qzMThe mindset wasn't "we're going to cover this stuff in this time and learn as much as we can". It was "we're going… https://t.co/hMryiUhoZ8I was homeschooled until college, and we never thought about grades. We had tests, of course, but they didn't deter… https://t.co/Ezddc8sG2h
12/7
2019
@dpc_pw What if postgres had PID 1 @dpc_pw On Earth, processes drive a database. On Mars, the database is running the asylum.No, I'm not going to explain it here. Maybe a blog post some day.Hoon's closest competitor is SQLYeah ETA was 4 minutes but actual pickup time was like ten minutes average plus you charged me when I spent 20 minu… https://t.co/twW5oINPyW
12/6
2019
By this point I hope you understand the way most of the West views religion. If it didn't work for you, it's likel… https://t.co/MDeQwEWLHq
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12/3
2019
@wolftivy But yeah, being a deterministic single-level store eliminates a ton of problems. It allows you to avoid… https://t.co/Hc1lYU9J3b @wolftivy I would like to write a series of blog posts exploring examples of applying this, maybe I'll get around t… https://t.co/2FiWaq1keN @dpc_pw @bronzejaguar I basically agree with this. For most of us on the engineering side, there's higher yield fro… https://t.co/heJnsFWhVr @JRstract Oh, absolutely. One of my favorite parts of working on Urbit is that I get to have great discussions abou… https://t.co/joht2xDBsS @djinnius Even if you give lisp a type system and make it purely functional, it still explodes in complexity largel… https://t.co/1WECceLZgl @wolftivy Indeed, and that's the right framing for the technical discussion to begin. This is what our old tagline… https://t.co/n0h9gD01mr @Karunamon @mwilcox It's always interesting that people attribute it to intentional obfuscation. I joined the compa… https://t.co/l2zWzkWKfQ @mwilcox Yeah, and our OS is not the function but the function combined with an event log. This is what gives it I… https://t.co/4fgyOA3Jgj @mwilcox We've used this term before as well, and it's at least accurate which is nice. But the next question is a… https://t.co/ApLLACkBor @mwilcox What we're talking about is not the literal hardware, we're talking about where the computation that you i… https://t.co/gOcsbI6vOJ @mlmabie @bronzejaguar For example, network disconnection is subsumed by the concept of "unusually long latency".… https://t.co/SUi3vIL1jI @mlmabie @bronzejaguar Simpler, yes. If "more universal" means something like "can do things the same way as the o… https://t.co/7KT4Zgtc5r @mwilcox Chrome is your current computer, where did you buy that? People don't like when we make up words like "op… https://t.co/AsOT8HJ3z3 @mwilcox "if you're technically inclined or generally intrepid, feel free to try it out. It's a good place to explo… https://t.co/umQHYrB6cg @mlmabie @bronzejaguar Of course, I hope that we end up with more languages on Urbit, but they can't compromise on that. @mlmabie @bronzejaguar Nearly all other languages introduce potential for explosions of complexity. Even if code w… https://t.co/W0C7xH601z @mwilcox I agree, I think that's been empirically proven. I just don't think the object-level "what it is" is the hard part. @pcmonk I actually genuinely think that because people are accustomed to abstracting the stack as a skyscraper that… https://t.co/8xjPzhWFTP
Retweeted by Philip MonkIs Urbit actually massive in scope? Well, sort of. It's a massively different way of thinking about the problem, bu… https://t.co/o47KVI4nqtAnd of course, when you're rebuilding everything, there's a thousand little decisions, each of which can easily be… https://t.co/GKXTDM5pdR- peer-to-peer apps are hard to build - people don't want to manage a Unix server - explosions of complexity are re… https://t.co/BdUoRhGqocThat's really it. The thing that makes this hard to understand is that people don't agree with one or more of:Urbit says: no, we think it's possible to build software that doesn't lead to explosions of complexity. But nothin… https://t.co/ILL0HYsWCl
12/2
2019

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