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if you have ever overthought an image description i recommend this piece on "alt text as poetry" eyebeam.org/alt-text-as-poetry

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Reminder to use PeerTube or at the very least YouTube Vanced cause Google is horrible and deserves nothing

There are two kinds of people in this world and in every story. Most are cautious and do not press random buttons.

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zkm.de/en/open-call-on-the-fly open #livecode residency call. I’m sure there are plenty of people in here that would find this interesting!

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." solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020

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I dunno about you but I feel like "companies should follow the law" should not be a controversial opinion

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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: joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/good

My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: 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!)

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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.

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apenwarr.ca/log/?m=201908

<< 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. ..

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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.

lareviewofbooks.org/article/me

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Websites are like "in order to deliver the best experience blah blah blah blah"

I don't want you to deliver an experience, I want you to deliver some HTML
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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".

youtu.be/qQVj1Bepnow?list=PLi8

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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!

qemu-advent-calendar.org/

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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:

chaos.social/@chaosradio/10531

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"Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better"

Edsger W. Dijkstra

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I have builds for Orca, Noton, Dotgrid, Nasu & Moogle in a folder, they're all the tools I use to do audio/visual works at the moment, and altogether they are 98kb.

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"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

thecreativeindependent.com/peo

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