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Brandon Hall ✝Φ πŸ’πŸ @bthall@mastodon.social

An analogy of what just happened for me:

Me: The sky is blue

Them: Oh then the ground is blue, and so is my house, andandand

Me: No, I just said that the sky is blue

Them: How dare you give me a blue house only to take it away from me!

@ghost @vagnes If you receive a reward then the payment isn't really a donation. The essence of a donation is that the recipient doesn't give anything specific to the donor in return.

There is a widespread misconception that Liberapay and Patreon are both donation platforms. In reality Liberapay is a donation platform, while Patreon is a paywall service.

@starbreaker Okay, here we share a concern and your argument is extremely valid, possibly more valid than you know...

The Third Party Doctrine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-pa

Holds that information voluntarily given to a third party requires no warrant to be obtained by the State. This logic is ill suited for the information age.

This is why I'm for peer-to-peer end-to-end encryption without third party escrow of private keys. This is a hard problem.

🌈 my pharmacy finally notifies me when my prescriptions are available for pickup 🌈

🌈 some faith in my techo-lords is restored 🌈

πŸŒͺ️ time to go see if the notification was just a misfire πŸŒͺ️

Are any of you familiar with private hosting services, such that I could make a personal podcast that's available to be listened to only by those users that I specify?

Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.

@JordiGH I see. By accident and playing around. You can see my digital journey documented on my deviantArt page, starting with this artwork, made on
March 27, 2013: sylviaritter.deviantart.com/ar. Click on all and you get a good overview.

Final grades for my courses have yet to be posted. If I end up with a B in the classes that I was worried about, I might cry tears of joy.

Hey #gamedev people:

My youngest (11) wants to develop games. He hasn’t had experience with this yet but he has played around a little with Scratch and Python and he has his own Ubuntu machine.

Does anyone have any recommendations for something he could get into?

@bob We are simultaneously our own greatest hope and our own most severe weakness. Β Nepotistic systems exist ultimately because a critical mass of people support them, without that, they would not have the capital, guns, or other resources to lord over others.

Maybe it's the case that if you're in an environment in which everything always makes sense and is at least supposedly easy and suddenly something isn't quite making sense or isn't quite as easy as you think it should be, that's a lot more marginally nerve-wrecking than if you're in an environment where things only kinda-sorta make sense and everyone's bloodbrothers because their daily grind involves a lot less wheels on pavement than wheels on black ice.

Call me crazy but the fact that Jesus said that believers are set apart from the world is plenty sufficient in terms of establishing denominations based on faith.

Shit! Which exact shade of red is my favorite again??

#funny #ui #ux #design

: a let's play-style show called Documentation Crawler (riff on Dungeon Crawlers) in which programming newbies trying to do something sorta straightforward battle through documentation that Just Worksβ„’ [sarcasm]

Skateboarding with the big, longboard wheels while the wind is at your back is speedy, exhilarating, and tempting to get you feeling too cocky

To encourage intellectual engagement with works, I would appreciate having the opportunity to charge a relatively high initial price for one of my works but have the ability to reimburse purchasers some percentages of the price upon receiving signs that they truly engaged with it.

Je tenais Γ  porter ceci Γ  votre connaissance.