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One of the most curious things about White's 1973 post is when it's talking about what happens when hosts on the ARPANET change their name/mnemonic. It is eerily similar to discussion on the fediverse about account migration and/or instance migration!

"It seems to me necessary that a host have the option of changing its host name. [...] I think I understand some of the unpleasant implications [...] but it seems necessary nonetheless."

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There were a TON of arguments about mnemonics for host names in the early ARPANET days. There is a sarcastically titled 1973 post on a forum at Stanford Research Institute called "Gee Host Names and Numbers are Swell" by Jim White. I just transcribed it:

write.as/365-rfcs/gee-host-nam

I learned of this post via a citation in this wonderful paper by Steven Malcic, which talks about how early ARPANET mnemonic tables evolved into our modern DNS system over about 15 years.

policyreview.info/articles/ana

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Going though my Computer History Museum photos and I found the original copy of this 1971 Telnet system diagram from RFC 158. Now you can compare the charming pencil on lined notebook paper to the official scanned version that's been the only one available for decades.

I love this stuff, it reminds me that the internet was invented by humans jotting things down on whatever paper was at hand and not godlike programmers planning everything exquisitely.

write.as/365-rfcs/rfc-158

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“Right to repair” also pairs REALLY nicely with sustainability.

Let us replace batteries so we don’t have to landfill devices! Etc. Etc.

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Besides the simple concreteness of “right to repair” there are some other benefits I see as well:

- MUCH easier to apply to physical systems and products than trying to awkwardly apply software licensing concepts directly
- clear line to political action (e.g. improved consumer protection legislation)
- disentangled from intellectual property concepts we may not need or want to keep around in the long term

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I don’t even know what to say to people who get upset about cyclists, but I don’t really need to care because they’re so easy to ditch? I mean, I’m sorry that you turned into the sort of person who yells out of an SUV at strangers, but I’ve got places to go.

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Bless this man, whose reaction upon seeing a whole entire unexpected mountain lion in his house was to reach forward and casually thwip its tail

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Real quick show of hands (boosts appreciated):

Who here on Mastodon is

(1) trans, nb, or otherwise LGBTQIA;

(2) in tech, or tech-adjacent; and

(3) has been passed over, retaliated against, or fired because of it?

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To all GNU project members past and present. I want to hear from you. Please email me.

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In general, if you have any specific questions about:

1) Cooking, including breadmaking, yogurt and cheesemaking, and fermentation
2) Gardening, especially urban and guerrilla, as well as composting, vermiculture, soil remediation, and apiculture
3) Workplace organization and unionization
4) Emacs or Elisp
5) Protesting or Direct Action

I am probably happy to help answer them!

Please, always feel free to ask. Not just one question, I'll be your tutor in any or all these topics.

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regex crash course! 

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P.S. not joking. If you have a cat that meows and you have hours of cat meowing, please let me slurp that wav

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Hey can you all send me clean high quality audio recordings of your cats meowing? for reasons

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Okay folks, here it is: the New Masterpost of CBC Radio Streaming URLs. nevillepark.ca/2019/09/17/cbc-

Get a playlist with all the stations here: gist.github.com/nevillepark/d8

Thanks to @gnomon! I was a fool who didn't know VLC could handle .m3u8s. (mastodon.social/@gnomon/102775)

#CanCon #CBC #NowPlaying #TootRadio #PouetRadio 🐘

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[Ladies & gentlemen!] The new #Emacs-News is out on this 2019-09-16! By Sacha Chua with more than 50 links to ressources (LISP, #orgmode,...)! sachachua.com/blog/2019/09/201
And special bonus for people in Paris on Tuesday Sept. 17th: the "Emacs Atelier" at 19:00! emacs-doctor.com/emacs-paris-u with @bzg at @Inno_3!

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