From: Amavect <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [9front] rip mycroftiv
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 23:11:39 -0500 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGOW0YNyUS+Q2ae_sF-2RCrQB5NT_ayDkc+8xvVUSL6PJhO=_A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
I have only just learned of this... to say that his passing hurts is
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.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-07-26 4:16 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 [this message]
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
2022-07-26 4:51 ` william
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