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From: william@thinktankworkspaces.com
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] rip mycroftiv
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 21:51:02 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <EB8A65FCDEB1481CF6A6A158083FAA72@thinktankworkspaces.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAGOW0YNsXu6hYwxO00DADGhafdxfAW-L1AzVjoreBh=D4K0khQ@mail.gmail.com>

I see all three messages you sent

Quoth Amavect <amavect@gmail.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
> music.
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Amavect

      reply	other threads:[~2022-07-26  4:52 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
2022-07-26  4:51   ` william [this message]

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