I had a proposal accepted to #emacsconf where I hope to communicate in 10 minutes how I experience Emacs as a learning environment through my years as a Montessori guide.
#emacs users out there, if you have particular questions about the topic, please let me know! I'm likely to try and keep it anecdotal, vs getting into the abstract philosophy. But I'm interested in the pedagogical aspects of free software, and Emacs (thus Lisp) in particular, I'd love to hear some thoughts from the community
Don't get me wrong, computers can absolutely help us regain our environmental efficiency. They just *aren't*.
Not as long as we're:
* constantly syncing everything to the cloud,
* expecting same-hour delivery,
* funding our clickbait via surveillance advertising,
* buying a new phone every year,
* using AIs because they're cool rather than useful,
* running bloated software & webpages,
* buying into "big data"
Computing is environmentally cheap, but it rapidly adds up!
"And even when the election that was won turns out to have been lost, and the bomb detonates and/or fails to detonate, the common perseveres as if a kind of elsewhere, here, around, on the ground, surrounding hallucinogenic facts. Meanwhile, politics soldiers on, claiming to defend what it has not enclosed, enclosing what it cannot defend but only endanger."
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, p18
Mail (the email client for Windows 10), has a loading bar for pasting text.
Someone saw that pasting text takes a long time, and instead of thinking 'OMG, we pasted text in the 80's without a problem', they decided to write a loading animation in, so that people would understand the paste is coming.
This is beyond parody.
@bhaugen @organizingInFedi My conclusion from what groups I use (I sometimes mention the gup.pe groups plants, switzerland, trains, and insects) is this: good for getting occasional topic updates when you don't want to follow more people. My thoughts on using Mastodon specifically for groups like a forum: the lack of search makes this an absolute no-go. Updates yes. Organisation no. How would we ever go back? Nothing beats a forum for the mix of documentation (wiki) and discussion (microblogs).
We undermine our own advocacy by not leading by example when we can. @mako's seminal essay https://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html makes the great point at we cannot allow ourselves to be at the whim of the companies whose tooling we do not control.
By ceding control to proprietary platforms, we set ourselves up for failure when they inevitably fall down or ask for more.
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So I just, after writing a couple of posts on my blog in which I "coined" the pun Fauxnads, conducted a quick DDG search brought up some some of your prior art on your blog!
I just read your post from 2015 (http://dustycloud.org/blog/fauxnads/) and thought I'd mention mine from this week (https://hyperthings.garden/posts/2021-10-01/monads-and-fauxnads-:-part-2.html).
Not really expecting any back and forth on it, I'd just seen you "here" and thought I'd connect over our mutual taste in puns.
Happy October all.
It landed stealthily, earlier than expected, but it’s upon us: #Guix Home!
It allows you to declare and deploy your 🏠 “home environment”: config files, services, etc.
It’s very much subject to change but you can already give it a spin.
👍🏽 @abcdw, yoctocell, wigust, and everyone who’s helping!
the delicious irony: creators of industrial language models are now worried about no longer being able to use the web as their "commons" (i.e. other people's labor that they appropriate and commercialize) because their own outputs are "polluting" it (via https://mailchi.mp/jack-clark/import-ai-266-deepmind-looks-at-toxic-language-models-how-translation-systems-can-pollute-the-internet-why-ai-can-make-local-councils-better)
“What’s in a package” 📦
If I unfollow you it is likely because you post too frequently for me, rather than because of the content of your posts. 💖
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