i read an article talking about the three types of programmers (you can read it here and it got me thinking (as a pretty staunch poet tribalist)
/me puts a dollarydoo in the "talking about urbit" jar
were talking about urbit!
the poets system
urbit is the operating system for the poets, its nice, its clean, its
esoteric elegant, and most of all, its
fizzityucking rad as shit
but why so?
actually running your code is just an implementation detail, and thankfully for all us
lazy people bad programmers theory enthusiasts tlon seems to think the same way.
how so? well the entire os is just a lisp enviroment essentially, and everything that isnt nice has been mashed into
a monad a tree thing, with every single part of the system using that tree.
no more million different places to do anything, no more hundred different init systems, no more
conf_init(8)(42)(69)(1337) and bash environment variables meta programming and storage system.
easy to read readable hoon code, throughout everything.
the worst part about operating systems is that you have to do things in them, luckily for us, every part of the urbit system…
if i may interject for a second, what youre referring to as ‘urbit’ is actually ‘arvo/urbit’, or as ive come to call it, ‘arvo+urbit’
yeah yeah whatever, i bet youre gonna go on about getting blockchain out of your system too because you havent
read the docs watched all of brick and mortimer.
the entire system is malleable using the lisp and brainfuck lovechild, hoon.
its incredible, its all the powers of using emacs, with the upside of not having to run emacs.
yeah but what about my shit
oh no i cant live without my openlibframeworkjss of the week, i need all my
look, youre talking to someone whos having a blast with an os that is literally the joke about emacs being a great os that lacks a
decent text editor.
no one actually appreciates an operating system as a, well, system, its all about word size and LDD_LINKER_PROFILE_FLAGs and whatnot.
its all about stuff that doesnt matter like "my system has the native ability to decrement numbers in
its just boring, gimme my fun, poetic system.
in conclusion, urbit is rad, its code is
scary awesome, and i hope it takes off, if not for the privacy, if not for the multipass, but just so that us poets have a fun os to talk about.
beeteedubz theres a crypto also called urbit, its not that and we came first.
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