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Here's "It's all about the curry", my Monkigras 2018 talk on software craft:

Delivered a lot of talks over the years, but I gotta say this has been one of my favorites so far.


so on the eve of the #tumblr shutdown, Tumblr IP-blocked the Internet Archive.

Just to be EXTRA dicks.

In software? You should watch Theo Schlossnagle's sensational Monkigras talk "Ethics in Computing":

I've probably linked to it before, but there isn't a more important topic for the industry right now. Most of the issues that we see with companies like Facebook are just a result of either a complete ethical breakdown or a lack of an ethical foundation in the first place.

... With messaging systems like , the approach will be slightly different: your user interface will claim you’re in a one-on-one conversation, but behind the scenes, the company will be required to silently switch you into a group chat. Two of the people in the group chat will be you and your friend. The other will be invisible, and will be operated by the government.

This is how it (should) work: In the case of Apple’s , would be compelled to silently add new devices to the list apps think you own: when someone sends you a message, it will no longer just go to, say, your , your , and your – it will go to those devices, and a new addition, a spying device owned by the government...

public authorities "can secretly compel tech companies and individual technologists, including network administrators, sysadmins, and open source developers – to re-engineer software and hardware under their control, so that it can be used to spy on their users. Engineers can be penalized for refusing to comply with fines and prison"... sounds like a nightmare but it is reality in the and

Somebody at Spotify thought it would be a good idea — in the year of Cambridge Analytica — to make a campaign using what appears to be actual user-generated playlist titles and songs.

Feature request for @tootapp : make it easier to find and answer direct messages I've received.

Currently the only way is to scroll through the notifications, being able to see them separately would help.

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So I wrote a thread on birdsite on the #Six4Three Facebook files confiscated and released by UK Parliament. Enjoy + feel free to RT the crap out of it:

#SurveillanceCapitalism #Facebook

Here's the video for "The Arrival of a Train":

(In case you're more into viewing than reading)

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