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From: Amavect <amavect@gmail.com>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] rip mycroftiv
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 23:35:02 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGOW0YNsXu6hYwxO00DADGhafdxfAW-L1AzVjoreBh=D4K0khQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <FFF28F06-B213-4AB6-9590-6F0AE8A02D5E@stanleylieber.com>

I have only just learned of this... to say that his passing hurts is
an understatement.
My general absence for the past year only dulls it a bit.

I stumbled into the 9grid chat in late 2018 and found community there,
so I spent the next 3 years there.
I was introduced to what Plan 9 could do, and what it could be.
A remote disk, plumber, and pipe as a chatroom, all hacked together in harmony.

mycroftiv was the only person I knew who could chat with me about math
on a deeply technical and philosophical level, and I to him as well.
Our conversations revolved around the hierarchy of infinity, the
hypercubic topology of binary, and what math means in reality.

Purplechess, the puzzle game of binary traversal on a chess board,
grew from our chats and my work on various UI tools and bytebeat
He had said that umbraticus and I laid the groundwork, but it was he
who saw how they fit together.
A move only changes 1 bit at a time, so one could imagine walking from
corner-to-corner on an 8-dimensional hypercube.
He didn't just imagine, he experienced it.

My favorite idea of his is metaphysical namespace binding.
A book would bind the story to present reality in a very real way.
A song would bind the presence of the first performance to now, the
performers, composers, and listeners.
And he has bound himself to my world.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-07-26  4:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-07-19 20:12 Stanley Lieber
2022-07-19 21:16 ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-07-19 22:44   ` Mack Wallace
2022-07-19 23:18 ` Jacob Moody
2022-07-19 23:56   ` V.M. Haas
2022-07-20  2:59     ` william
2022-07-22 16:37   ` Jacob Moody
2022-07-20  9:07 ` Tom Schwindl
2022-07-20 15:09 ` Sigrid Solveig Haflínudóttir
2022-07-26  4:11 ` Amavect
2022-08-25 11:49   ` umbraticus
2022-08-25 19:02     ` qwx
2022-08-26  1:53     ` Amavect
2022-08-26  2:57     ` Thaddeus Woskowiak
2022-07-26  4:35 ` Amavect [this message]
2022-07-26  4:51   ` william

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