Question for others w/multiple fediverse accounts
Other than specific roles (like a dedicated admin account), how do you balance them? Heck, how do you label them?
I've got 4 masto accounts: 1 for "good" photos, 1 for book discussion. I keep changing my mind abt how to handle the other 2, what to post where, who to follow on which account & so on.
There's value in separating social contexts, but there's a practical limit too.
How many accounts do you balance? How do you keep track of them?
When we talk about the right to fork we shouldn't make it a theoretical right, but a practical one that we support with effort, documentation, interop standards, and a way to make connections between people who need technical support to get their communities what they need and those who can provide it.
Again, this is something even big projects often get spectacularly wrong. Stuff is hard. But we should all do better.
“A platform engineer's dirty secret: deleting users is hard”
I'm going to start posting books & comics commentary at @KelsonReads, for those who might be interested...
"A cartoon intro to DNS over HTTPS" by Lin Clark https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/05/a-cartoon-intro-to-dns-over-https/
We're so lucky to have Mozilla in the browser ecosystem. They're doing some of the most innovative privacy work right now. (And Lin Clark is great at explaining this stuff!)
Imagine a dangerous road curve. Do you blame the drivers & call it a day? After all, not *everyone* crashes over the edge or into oncoming traffic.
Or do you bank the turn, calculate a safe speed limit & add a railing?
It won't stop *all* crashes, but it'll reduce them.
Re-engineering the road doesn't ignore the driver's decisions. But it acknowledges that they don't happen in isolation. Change the circumstances, and you change how many drivers crash and burn.
When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,
"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes
I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."
In which I train a neural network classifier to answer the question: Metal band or My Little Pony?
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: New tech leads to an economic boom, but politics and greed conspire to ignore warnings from a scientist about the long-term dangers of this man-made climate change until disaster strikes.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: A tech company without ethics is run by a nerd who grew up to become the bully he despised. He ruthlessly exploits a fragile ecosystem for profit, regardless of the damage done to endangered species or what remains of the island's society.
I love how Windows 10 brings the uncertainty of "when is my device going to get the latest OS? *Is* it going to get the latest OS?" from Android to the desktop.
My Windows box is no longer listed as compatible, making me wonder whether I was going to have to jump through hoops, or if it was even going to be blocked. I couldn't find much info in the subject. Finally I just forgot about it for 2 weeks, and it finally showed up.
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