I'm looking for anyone who'd be willing to be interviewed or have a chat about their experiences of using technology in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s as part of a #DigiPres project to document the growth and change in that time.
Please drop me a reply or DM if you're interested.
Who am I looking for? Software people, gamers, enthusiasts, fellow nerds... anyone who used and/or loved technology around the start of the PC boom and birth of the WWW around the world.
@cwebber the idea is import the sun inside a controlled environment to have a micro-climate that isn't possible in the local location. so yeah there is silly overhead to get the sun inside a warehouse, but then you get to grow tropical fruits in a snowy season, and less energy in transport and global shipping lanes. also there is a possibility to optimize the micro climate to make things super efficient and grow faster than traditional agriculture
@cwebber I think this looks at the problem the wrong way, and I'm not a proponent of vertical farms.
But they aren't built to replace the sun. They're built to prevent weather-caused losses. Their ability to prevent such losses is argued to outweigh their other inefficiencies
Mature language and blurred sex acts
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(3/2) Ok, bonus post.
I mostly think of myself as "gender awkward"; you can't really use the wrong pronouns on me, so you're not likely to mess up. (That's not true for everyone.) But I would *appreciate it* if you tried.
In the meanwhile, it's probably *easiest* to use they/them, because that's been very successful and isn't an uphill fight!
My asking people to explore Spivak is partly because I'm asking people to consider: why do we use language this way? What effects does it have?
Legend has it that Mithridates the Great (135–63 BC) was so paranoid of being poisoned that he took small doses throughout his life to build up an immunity.
When he was eventually captured by the Romans, he tried to kill himself with poison, but failed due to to his immunity.
if my part of the fediverse missed it, Terry Cavanagh published the source code for VVVVVV: http://distractionware.com/blog/2020/01/vvvvvv-is-now-open-source/ and with the existing subset of the assets for level creation being freely distributed, you have yourself a nice fun set of things to play with and port to ATMs: http://distractionware.com/blog/category/vvvvvv-make-and-play/
♻️ story: a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes
In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.
A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.
Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.
Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.
They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."
"Someone like me?"
"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."
"What year is it now?"
"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"
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