If you have social privilege and live a relatively comfortable life, never forget that meritocracy is a lie and you have succeeded because of interlocking systems that exist to ensure people like you succeed, often at the expense of others who are at least as talented and hardworking as you. Never forget the debt you owe those who were exploited and torn apart so you can have it good. This debt is not metaphorical but material and moral.
“So what next?"
"The first step is to tone down the prophecies of doom and switch from panic mode to bewilderment. Panic is a form of hubris. It comes from the smug feeling that one knows exactly where the world is heading: down. Bewilderment is more humble & therefore more clearsighted. Do you feel like running down the street crying "The apocalypse is upon us"? Try tellng yourself, "No, it's not that. Truth is, I just don't understand what’s going on in the world.”
21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018)
"We're like a startup! You know, that thing that fails 95% of the time!"
actually spicy take
discord manages to be laggy on a flagship i7 skylake laptop
slack sometimes needs shift-f5 or it glitches out
but WHOA key management is confusing in riot whoops it's unusable let's go use stuff that literally just doesn't work at all
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"ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry"
"It quickly emerged [Ethos Capital] had been secretly created by a former CEO of ICANN, and he had registered the company one day after ICANN made clear it was going to lift price caps..."
KDE.org gets a facelift! Check out how KDE's landing page changed through the ages and what the brand new page has to offer today.
Carl Schwan, the architect behind KDE.org's modernized look, explains the process and the rationale that drove the new design.