if you have ever overthought an image description i recommend this piece on "alt text as poetry" https://www.eyebeam.org/alt-text-as-poetry/
There are two kinds of people in this world and in every story. Most are cautious and do not press random buttons.
Not long ago I started using lynx as a browser for gopher holes, now it is starting to take over my web usage:
I see too much tracking going on -> lynx
to many popups -> lynx
background video making my fan spin -> lynx
Cookie banner without opt-out option -> lynx
For most websites the experience is so much friendlier.
"The question is not how we can evolve towards a circular economy, but instead why we continue to evolve away from it." https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/12/how-and-why-i-stopped-buying-new-laptops.html
I dunno about you but I feel like "companies should follow the law" should not be a controversial opinion
Looks like Amazon is retiring the Goodreads API, which just another step towards basically abandoning Goodreads and folding it into some other Amazon service I guess: https://joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/goodreads-retiring-API
My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: https://beta.thestorygraph.com
A black-owned startup finally developing a viable alternative to Goodreads. Fuck yeah!
(Why not LibraryThings? Because, guess what.. it’s also owned by Amazon!)
Any nation whose military is involved in "cyber" warfare should have its members earning their chops by doing regular attempts at hacking various other organizations within the government, and responsibly disclosing any issues. Trained hackers for the national defense AND free pentesting and improved security for various digital facets of the government. Naturally this is improved by the obvious presupposition that all software paid for and operated by the government shall be legally required to be open source.
<< Growing up, I, like many computery people of my generation, was an idealist. I believed that better, faster communication would be an unmitigated improvement to society. "World peace through better communication," I said to an older co-worker, once, as the millenium was coming to an end. "If people could just understand each others' points of view, there would be no reason for them to fight. ..
A Hacker Manifesto (2004), as the “hacker class,” the producers of novelty and the intellectual laborers of the information economy. These programmers, musicians, artists, academics, and other “creatives” are exploited by the “vectoralist class” who, like capitalists in the industrial world, control the distribution of cognitive products.
Julian Oliver speaking about single-use data habits at NODE20.
"One could argue that the criminalisation of BitTorrent is possibly a kind of a carbon crime, or climate crime, in itself".
There's a QEMU advent calendar and it's kind of amazing. Every day is a new bootable VM that does something nifty.
Here's the day 4 entry, bootRogue, which is a roguelike that fits within a 512-byte boot sector. Whoa!
Moderiert und befragt von @monoxyd haben Julia Reda (@Senficon ), Markus Drenger (@reg_nerd ) und ich im @chaosradio über die Neuauflage der sog. #Cryptowars gesprochen, also die verschiedenen Initiativen auf europäischer Ebene, vertrauliche digitale Kommunikation per Messenger unmöglich zu machen:
"There are endless possibilities as to what a #website could be. What kind of room is a website? Or is a website more like a house? A boat? A cloud? A garden? A puddle? Whatever it is, there’s potential for a self-reflexive feedback loop: when you put energy into a website, in turn the website helps form your own identity." - Laurel Schwulst
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