Opening for the legendary Vibrators tonight with my band, pretty stocked! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VamjepYkpns
I have been completely removed from Facebook for a full year. It has been the best year in recent memory. OBSERVATIONS:
1) I'm still "connected" to current events. I'm just not bombarded with a thousand "rage-bait" rants about it.
2) I'm still connected with everyone that matters. We've shared the responsibility of staying in touch. Sometimes it's on me to reach out, sometimes it's on them. The people who haven't kept up with me, were just a relationship of ceremony and convenience.
3) I'm substantially less depressed. Surprising no one, I guess. It didn't cure depression, but it alleviated that which it brought: A lot.
4) I'm still super social online. I have community here and a few other places. We do things together, and don't just try to whip ourselves into a fury.
5) I've gained a meaningful perspective: *MY* perspective. Getting away from the manipulative pieces of those social media sites has given me enough clarity to be, well... "me."
I know a lot of you have been worried about Facebook privacy issues so I created a simple guide to help you manage your privacy settings:
1. Click the disclosure arrow at the top right of any Facebook page.
2. Click Settings.
3. Click Your Facebook Information in the left column.
4. Click Delete Your Account and Information, then click Delete My Account.
5. Enter your password, click Continue and then click Delete Account.
pun, politics (tech, general) Show more
If we tell the right that with free software everyone can own the libs, can we justify that as good praxis?
We like to talk about the seedy underbelly of the internet being dark net sales of cheap meth and fake assassination sites, but the real seedy behavior is by large companies that prey on the lives of our children, creating shadow profiles for even the youngest of them. Everything from their apps to photos posted with parental love, data mined by AI for sinister ends -- How to trap our children in the unyielding web of dopamine slavery, clicking links in a proverbial field of advertising.
Or maybe it's just me.
I have no idea who these guys are, but ROCK AND ROLL MUST NEVER DIE!!!
STEM, capitalism, hot take Show more
If your mantra is "move fast and break things" you have _no_ right to call what you're doing "engineering". None.
That is the territory of people who make sure airplanes don't fall apart with you inside.
Purveyor of low end fuzz.
Tester of software.
Favorite game console is a table and chairs.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko