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Episode Info: Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! Lords this week: Craig was Jim's collaborator on Glittermitten Grove. @craigtimpany on Twitter. Shannon does a lot of different stuff! @plentyofalcoves on Twitter. Strucci Movies. Hbomberguy. Struggle Sessions. Critical Bits. Topics: 2:51 What are the best attributes for a collaborator to have? The worst? 10:45 Craig's favourite language, Tok Pisin of Papua New Guinea. 18:17 TempleOS TempleOS games. 31:28 Quill asks: "What's your first memory being exposed to a computer?" 35:30 Why faking one's non-existence might not be a great career move. 41:32 Re: media consumption- "there are no guilty pleasures"- do you agree? 49:26 Did you know that daytime soaps air a new episode every weekday? How is this possible? Every episode of Passions, on YouTube. Microtopics: Getting some emails in six weeks. Tweeting about a book about olives and getting in touch with the author and starting a podcast about olives. A dumb joke that you are taking very seriously. Creating one podcast episode per olive cultivar. Deciding that you'd rather work with people you like than talented people. The hypothetical coworker who is sufficiently good at their job that you put up with the death of everyone who enters the room with them. The origin of the 10x programmer myth. Never having met a 10x programmer, but having met a 10x QA tester. The 10x singer who sings at 10x the pitch of regular singers. Noodling vs. deliberate, thoughtful creation. Whether having rock stars in your rock band is worth all the trashed hotel rooms. A language derived from Australian sailor slang. Mouth grass. Trying to express a technical idea without using technical vocabulary. The correspondence between the simplicity of vocabulary and the speed of spoken language. Leaving space for audience participation. A language that isn't a big compost heap like English. English 2, where every single word is a swear word. Making an operating system because God told you to. Making a new operating system to talk to God because you don't trust MS-DOS. Whether talking to God has more or less stringent security requirements than a voting machine. Which mental illnesses make you a better programmer. Implementing Minesweeper in your new OS in case you get bored talking to God. The TempleOS indie game scene. The music video generator Jim is never going to make. Reconciling how you feel about a mentally ill asshole. Being very online and really into the N-word. Ev...

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