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Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-) Show more

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@gc @kdsch

In the coop model, though, participants broker their own attention, instead of monetizing it?

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"I've already told you my name, and it meant nothing to you. Or rather, it meant the wrong thing.

Names are tricky that way. The best way to know someone is to have a conversation with them."

--Enoch Root to Randy Waterhouse in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon.

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The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)

@NYbill @mnw C'mon Bill, I'm going up Sat, home Sunday, no days off.

Over the years, people have asked when #FreedomBox would be ready.

We're about to answer them.

We're announcing big news in our session at #LibrePlanet hosted by @fsf

Watch "Saving democracy with the Web's infrastructure" on March 24, 16:20-17:05 EDT.


Here's another free #opensource #3d model of a luminaire. It's an upright lamp that is sold from KMart in #Australia

Every day, I'm releasing more and more models in the world's first #radiance 3d model repository, where models contain physically measured material properties for light simulation.

Modeled with #blender

#mastoart #art #creativetoots

me: working from home gives me the opportunity to focus on tasks free from the the distractions of a noisy office!









me: cool never mind

A lot of cool work has gotten done by customers in my shop. I've seen people working on new construction technology, new medical technology, several books have been written here over the years, &c.

tfw the music of your youth becomes background/elevator music

When Adam delved and Eve compiled / Who was then the nerd, my child?

I'm looking for literature (articles, blog posts, books) that covers "succession planning" for IT/sysadmin in activist groups. Like, for a volunteer group, what happens if your IT person just leaves? What are best practices so that the group isn't locked out of their web hosting etc (simply through lack of information rather than malice on the previous IT person's fault)

After 12 years, I'm getting back into OS development with #Retro #Forth.

Using my standard VM and image, with a few new words to allow access to physical RAM and I/O ports, I now have a functional system with text display, serial, cmos rtc, & ATA drivers in Forth. The keyboard driver is in assembly, the MISC VM is in C. Boots to the listener, also has a block editor.

It's now as functional as the last x86-assembly version (Retro9, 2007), but with most things actually in Forth this time.

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Great blogpost by @brainwane about how the conveniences of our modern day systems end up paradoxically resulting in growing anxieties that aren't your fault

it occurs to me that what in IT we call "security" in most other engineering disciplines would be called "basic safety engineering", or even, "material science"

@Shamar @lunaterra Computer literacy should be taught, but not in terms of how to use Microsoft products. It should be taught like mathematics and children should understand the basics of how the internet works. Things like what is a protocol and what are the main protocols. How to make the simplest web page. How to write a hello world program or a very simple game. What is the difference between fixed storage and ram? What is the von Neumann architecture and a Turing machine. Things like that.

Like learning maths, not every child will go on to be a mathematician or programmer, but having the background knowledge gives the potential to make better decisions and be less susceptible to fallacies and marketing scams as an adult.

Missing features:

- Hide this post (without blocking or muting or reporting the poster)
- Always hide media from this poster behind NSFW tags and sensitive content warnings

a friend and i just found out our campaign to keep amazon alexas from being deployed in public spaces on campus was successful 😎 Fuck Bezos Fuck Surveillance Capitalism Digital Socialism Forever 😎

Jenn Schiffer, director of community at Glitch, called Glitch a friendly community in order to scare off people who don't like being friendly

Words ruin her day. What's the problem with words? They spread hate, thwart other speech, distract people

Glitch lets you publish a lot of words, in a programming language or otherwise; but also it assigns random words to your projects when you haven't named them yourself yet

How to keep these friendly?


"Many geeks can tell you stories of how they and a few like-minded companions formed a small community that achieved something great, only to have it taken over by popular loudmouths who considered that greatness theirs by right of social station and kicked the geeks out by enforcing weirdo-hostile social norms. (Consider how many hackerspaces retain their original founders.) Having a community they built wrested away from them at the first signs of success is by now a signaling characteristic of weirdohood. We wouldn’t keep mentioning it if it didn’t keep happening."

Gentle reminder to not mock people for being excited about trying something new just because it’s well inside your comfort zone. There are so many valid reasons someone might just be discovering it—it’s never too late. Be excited for them!

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Mastodon @ SDF

"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