“Facebook is more than willing to sell visibility into people’s lives, unless it’s to tell people about how their data is being used. Being transparent about how ads use people’s data is apparently enough to get banned”


Climate Change / Twitter 

My weekend project: twitter.com/ClimateClockBot

Counts down to when the world is projected to surpass the +1.5°C carbon budget at current rates. Data from the IPCC and climateclock.world/

Haven't looked into Mastodon bots yet but I can port it over if there's interest!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the start of Goblinization! Plan your shadow runs accordingly.


#HackThePlanet (Literally)

Hit the Gold Dagger in Devil Daggers—only after ~12h over 5 years.

In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:


@darius @jomc, will the talk be archived (😏) so we can watch it later?

Today I learnt that the US flag code does not explicitly specify the arrangement of the stars in the blue part. Just the number. These are all valid flags.

Sadly I would need about five more states before I can arrange the stars to unequivocably read TRANS RIGHTS.

Internal EA document states "FUT is the cornerstone and we are doing everything we can to drive players there," but EA says that's taken out of context


Mass Effect: Andromeda 

@max, that “first contact” bit is such a mess already; breezing through and dressing down might make it easier to look past.

"America produces more waste per capita than any other country in the world. And recycling, which was once considered the solution to that problem, isn’t really working anymore."


Ubisoft's multimedia announcements this week were designed to expand the Assassin's Creed audience - but that shouldn't include targeting children


“In a sense we all already know What Is To Be Done, and the real problem is navigating the grief and fear and selfishness that prevents us from ever actually putting what we all know to be true into practice.”

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“What if political violence has a role to play in saving the future?

“What if you actually can’t beat the bastards playing by their rules in the institutions they buy and sell?”

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