Some brilliant insights that, overall, are not far from my way of intending technology. Recommendations for some healthy tech minimalism and de-growth. A shift of paradigm where technology objectives get profoundly redefined. http://viznut.fi/texts-en/permacomputing.html
UX and over-simplified interfaces can make our technology more opaque. This complexity-hiding operation can ultimately hinder our understanding of technology and the politics/ethics behind it. "We need to know things better if we want to be better." https://ralphammer.com/make-me-think/
#TIL Sankey diagrams are named after a mechanical engineer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Henry_Phineas_Riall_Sankey
The attached image (from Wikipedia) is the first Sankey diagram, as published in "The Thermal Efficiency Of Steam Engines" (1898).
We're here quibbling over intricate libre drama and Google are literally installing their own undersea cables:
Hahahaha amazing photo. New York police guarding the bull statue on Wall Street is the perfect symbol for the true role that cops play in capitalist society: protecting private property
They are the violence that the capitalist state uses to shield the rich elite from the masses
NYPD out here protecting the Wall Street bull.
Design systems, LaTeX
Just to be clear, it doesn't have to be a LaTeX template.
LaTeX would be great, as that's what I'd be using ultimately, but I'm perfectly fine with a general set of guidelines or design system.
Design systems, LaTeX
Dear Lazy Fediverse,
Anyone knows of a design system  that is meant for text-based printed materials (eg a report) as opposed to websites, mobile apps, etc?
The ideal system should:
- work for printed reports that are mostly text-based
- come with a series of example templates
I suppose I'm looking for something along the lines of a Tufte  design guide?
I ordered my MNT Reform. I am SO EXCITED! https://www.crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform
Where other computing choices are heading in the direction of being locked-down-planned-obselesence--black-boxes, the MNT Reform provides a repairable, tinkerable breath of fresh air.
For all #Emacs users and all lispers in the room, but also for everyone interested in 30 years of CS history and programming language design, here's  a good long read on the evolution of Emacs #Lisp.
It must have been circulated widely already, but just in case you've missed it...
Are you a student with a flair for design, looking for a paid #internship in #Berlin? We're hiring a #design intern to help with our (highly visible) print materials and public-facing websites. The deadline for applications is 18th March. More details: https://tacticaltech.org/#/news/design-internship
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