Not only is this timeline way different than the one predicted by the books I read as a child, but I can't find any reference to said books anywhere

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the only thing bitcoin will ever do is create an economy run completely on code, which prevents people from participating in the economy without the ability to access computers and the internet, further entrenching the class divide and making it harder for poor people to access necessities when they can't afford the things required by bitcoin to participate in the economy

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If you're a developer, there are lots of #Fediverse platforms which you can help out on:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)
github.com/mouse-reeve/bookwyr

Funkwhale (Music, Podcasts and Audio)
dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale

Lemmy (Reddit alternative)
github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)
github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)
github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed

Write Freely (Medium alternative)
github.com/writefreely/writefr

#Dev

Dramatic re-enactment of my day at the beach (colors are accurate)

I might have underestimated my capacity to read during the pandemic/lockdown

Yes, I also have the original CDs for BeOS and GoBe Productive 🙈

I have been waiting years for the opportunity to reply with "omae wa mou shindeiru" on any social network and still haven't been able to find the perfect moment... it's coming, I know it...

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Some answer every question with "blockchain".
Others answer every question with "AI".
My answer: "Chocolate"

How did I manage to get so many followers on Twitter all those years ago? I'm way more interesting now...

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"Some opinionated thoughts on SQL databases" by Nelson Elhage blog.nelhage.com/post/some-opi

Great post, found a lot in here I agree with. It is kind of bizarre that "SQL databases" combine a lot of unrelated concepts: storage engine, query language, query planner, schema/migration system.

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Combining #AprilFools and #minecraft. The web site is ready. We will launch at 00:00 GMT on 1 April 2021. If you or your kids are into minecraft, my teenage son and I built this. It's funny and fun. Check back on the web site for details.
nickhope.world/aprilfools/

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