Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-)
Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.
I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.
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)
Google may terminate your account if you're not profitable
"Non profitable" users:
- Adblock users
- Anonymous users
- Low-traffic videos
I want to host a "family social network" so we can get rid of iCloud and share photos of the children growing up without giving our data to the GMAFIA. This led me to lay an eye on #hubzilla, #zap and the #zot protocol
One of Mastodon's strengths was to offer a modern design, appealing to curious users
7 Steps To A Far Less Intrusive And More Mindful Internet Experience
We have a great deal of personal power and authority to choose more human-friendly services as our tools of choice. Here are some options.
I just thought of a cake in the shape of a Hilbert curve to optimize for the best part of the cake: the edges, then I discovered someone already made it! I'm glad that there are brains out there that think about the same stuff as me.
Instant stone (just add water!)
> This basic technology has been known since prehistoric times: the kilning of limestone is older than pottery, much older than metalworking, and possibly older than agriculture. But over the millenia, better formulas for cement have been created, with superior mixtures of ingredients and improved processes.
Plus a follow up: https://rootsofprogress.org/cement-redux
Made a little demo, "Images from Wikidata", where you can enter a term in one of six languages, and it tries to get an image for it, via the Wikidata API.
Examples: try "granite" or "Obama" in English, "ordinateur" in French, "Traurigkeit" in German, etc. http://www.kmjn.org/notes/images_from_wikidata.html
It is because of our shared history and our commitment to elevating the very best qualities of the open source movement that we choose to make this statement:
I’ve always been interested in drawing digitally but never have. And now, a 10 year old is demonstrating how she creates digital characters using open source @Krita_Painting@twitter.com and it’s MAGICAL ✨🧙♀️
Thank you #SeaGL2019
If it were Lou's Evil Infosec Conf, I would consider flying out on my private jet with my cat.
#seagl2019 Mako at the helm. "Strategic openness is strategic closedness"
Updated Debian 10: 10.2 released https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20191116
Ok procrastinators, it's your moment to shine! The #CopyleftConf CFP is open until the end of today (November 17th) anywhere on earth, so get those last minute proposals in. https://2020.copyleftconf.org/program/call-for-proposals
@email@example.com @KimKardashian@twitter.com Eigenlijk had ik moeten zeggen dat wanneer zelfs extreemrechtse rijke Amerikanen een probleem zien in #ZwartePiet, het wel heeeeeeel erg moet zijn! ,,,
If I can't [fork|federate] it's not my [r]evolution.
"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