Thinking about how the mid 2010s gave us both Eleanor Shellstrop and Rey, who represent a pretty wide spectrum of relatable outcomes that might result from growing up in a shitty desert without decent people in your life.

Happy New Year (GMT), you lovely funny little people in my phone.

@Art @Eric Buijs @Matej Ľach  ✅ @Hiro 🇯🇵  🎉 @gecko @Andrew Roach

I live in Australia. I have created encryption technology which cannot be broken - ever; and social networking software with E2EE where the users control not only the keys, but also the *algorithms*. It's physically impossible for me or anybody else to backdoor your encryption. It's also trivial to provide the same basic ability to other fediverse software.

There is also an Australian law which forbids me from discussing encryption technology with people from other countries (quite stiff penalties).

Anyway this entire body of work is available to anybody in the world right now and it's equally impossible for me to take it back. The only thing that has changed is that I can no longer help you. It's up to you to get smart and I would suggest that you need to do it quickly.

fediverse is short for "fred ivers", who is the guy who reads everyone's posts and has to type them in to everyone else's computer. thanks , fred

A lecturer laughed at my "The more I study linguistics the fewer pedantic I become" t-shirt today so the day hasn't been a total write-off.

So apparently I’m “not a team player” or some shit 🙄

The first rule of linux club is you have to fix something that was working yesterday

If guaranteed minimum income and universal healthcare were a thing, I think so many of my programmer colleagues would immediately take low-income sabbaticals to write high-quality good-ui users-first free and open source software that it would inspire tedious "how was it possible?!?" medium dot com thinkpieces for years and years

for some reason there’s a wiki of fictitious Windows releases and it’s an absolute fever dream

toy story theory, mild psychological horror 

Big shout out to everyone involved in the new Digitiser show. Given the shoe string budget, I reckon this is a cracking start

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