Been enjoying following along with some of these readings: https://github.com/datatogether/reading_datatogether
"we decided to build a low-tech, self-hosted, and solar-powered version of Low-tech Magazine"
I respect a website that's prepared to go offline when it gets too cloudy.
Excited to see some initial thoughts about Git service federation: https://github.com/git-federation/gitpub
If you use Chrome, Google can use a network protocol for tracking and ad delivery that can't be seen or blocked by extensions. TL;DR: You really shouldn't use a web browser made by an ad company.
"AdBlock Plus, uBlock Origin, and other extensions cannot block QUIC requests. Recommended best practice is to disable QUIC from the chrome://flags/ URL."
I wish more of the web looked like this http://motherfuckingwebsite.com
"(...) text-based websites should not exceed in size the major works of Russian literature": an interesting (and entertaining) post about websites getting bigger and bigger.
It was written by Maciej Cegłowski, the creator of Pinboard. I wish he was here on Mastodon - has anyone seen him?
Glad to see initiatives like http://opensourceecology.org/gvcs/ try and combat this
Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/why-american-farmers-are-hacking-their-tractors-with-ukrainian-firmware
About the (so-called) "#sharingeconomy":
"Much activity is hidden away from view, but preliminary evidence suggests that sharing economy firms may already be leveraging their access to information about users and their control over the user experience to mislead, coerce, or otherwise disadvantage sharing economy participants."
The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, and Power
Hello, I’m Scott. I live in #ithaca (New York) and I write #code (mostly #ruby #clojure #postgresql) for a living both #freelance and with a #coop of other technologists. I’m very much into #diy learning, making, fixing, etc. Here’s some of my assorted #interests:
reading a bunch of comments about Mastodon on tech news sites about how it "will never succeed" or will go extinct. Problem is, that defines Mastodon's success in the metrics of Silicon Valley VC. The point of Mastodon does not appear to be a growth -> exit -> brand vehicle strategy that Twitter has been struggling with.
I'm having a good time here. Isn't that success enough?
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