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It's not going to be a flashy apocalypse.

It will be a slow decline into the Internet of ISP gatekeeping, and you probably won't even know what neat services and helpful resources you're missing.

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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.

Remember

Not everyone can self host software systems.

Not everyone wants to self host software systems.

Not everyone gives a shit about tech

Most people just want to go online, do their thing and move on with their day

If there is a mass exodus from GitHub / GitLab or others we people hosting our own infra need to be good about discovery, community building, community engagement and more.

We also need to figure out how to federate authn/authz. I'll skip over submitting small things if it means yet another account on yet another server run by yet another random.

Centralization isn't great but it does facilitate discovery, community and engagement.

We need to keep this at the back of our mind.

Question about a story element from an in-universe perspective.

Answer in terms of TV production practicalities.

Someone missed the point of the question.

Some sort of purple flowers on the unmaintained greenbelt beneath a set of transmission lines. A lot of it is more of a brown belt this time of year, but I think this section gets water seeping over from neighboring yards.

#flowers #photography

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 hacks.mozilla.org/2018/05/a-ca

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.

Protip:

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."

Yahoo's new privacy agreement: "It takes teamwork to bring you the best experiences with our brands. We may provide information to our trusted partners..."

Cue EIGHT pages of "trusted partners"! 🙄

It's interesting to me that "emoticon" and "emoji" look so similar but are etymologically unrelated.

"emoticon" - "emotion" + "icon"

"emoji" - 絵 ("e", meaning "picture" or "art") + 文字 ("moji", meaning "(written) character" or "kana")

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.

Welcome to impostor club. We have a few rules.

The first rule of impostor club is: You do not deserve to be here.

The second rule of impostor club is: YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE HERE.

Explained to the 7YO that https only tells you whether the road is safe, not whether the place you're going is.

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