All these people reflecting on The Crown, thinking they somehow know how the royal family really works - le sigh. Gimme season 5 of #TheExpanse. Discussing ancient stuff just isn't my thing. The past is the past. We need to move forward.
After several months, @mobilizon is out!
It seems to be a very good fit in these times of protests when people need to self-organize to fight for their rights, away from large companies which can and have already censored them!
Have a look at the guided tour @Framasoft offers in their blog, it’s full of great ideas.
Congrats to them, I’m happy to support you financially, and it was well worth the wait 🎉
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
Boost if I'm right.
For those who want to read Cory Doctorow's recent book about surveillance capitalism and don't want to put up with Medium's BS, I created a Wallabag public link.
"I am an AI skeptic. I am baffled by anyone who isn’t.
I don’t see any path from continuous improvements to the (admittedly impressive) ”machine learning” field that leads to a general AI any more than I can see a path from continuous improvements in horse-breeding that leads to an internal combustion engine.
Not only am I an AI skeptic, I’m an automation-employment-crisis skeptic." We have *plenty* of work to do responding to climate breakdown.
Great introduction there too, can't agree more!
"Keynes once proposed that we could jump-start an economy by paying half the unemployed people to dig holes and the other half to fill them in.
"No one’s really tried that experiment, but we did just spend 150 years subsidizing our ancestors to dig hydrocarbons out of the ground. Now we’ll spend 200-300 years subsidizing our descendants to put them back in there."
Very good article!
If you don't already have a copy, _Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers_ is on sale for $0.99 right now. I don't have a story in it or anything; I just thought it was a good antho.
@tty One of my dreams/medium-term plans is setting up a server to host a bunch of simple services for my friends and family.
The kind of thing that they can't/won't do for themselves, and would be just big enough to share but not enough as to be unmanageable.
I'm funding a small, independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to fix problems that were born at my company on my watch, that I've allowed to fester uninterrupted for a decade as I flapped about ineffectually and am now refusing to take responsibility for or acknowledge anyone else’s efforts to improve, something something scale.
I wrote today in Hackernoon about what to look for when choosing your messenger service.
Teacher and Student. Master of None.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!