there are a couple of code-related easter eggs also in there:
- a mini testing dsl (super simple and fast)
- a mini CLI argument parse lib
well, after a long time of going back and forth I published Apsil (https://github.com/F-3r/apsil)
That postcript-inspired toy language I've worked on a while ago.
It is currently in a fun-to-play-with proof-of-concept state, nothing near a real language, but good enough to let it be as-is
A Rant About "Technology" - Ursula K. Le Guin: http://ursulakleguinarchive.com/Note-Technology.html
Remember: the word shouldn't exclusively refer to devices as complex as a computer or a bomber.
Google wants to build a "useful" quantum computer by decade's end in order to solve things like world hunger and climate change and lmao fucking hell. We already know exactly how to solve both of those things but no countries with the resources to do either of those things want to actually do them.
Having a functioning quantum computer isn't going to do a fucking thing. fucking tech companies.
Clean Up The Web!
- Italian translation by Alain Mauri (https://github.com/wildeng)
- VSCod(ium) code tour for translators by Tomas Ekeli (https://github.com/TomasEkeli) who also wrote the Norwegian translation
- French translation improvement by goofy-mdn (https://github.com/goofy-mdn)
Thank you all :) 💕
there's a new grid thing on the market which heavily promotes monome compatibility: in effect, freely tapping into our huge pool of resources and culture by implementing a simple protocol we open-sourced from the start.
something is deeply broken with peoples' perception of open-source. it's not an infinite commons. it's not an externality.
it's a community and an ethos. if you're exploiting someone elses' work for profit, you're helping destroy an optimistic vision of humanity.
COBOL - Built to Last
In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.
Two villagers cross the longest-known living-root bridge on a misty morning. The bridge is over 160 feet long and hangs over a 230-foot-deep river valley.
@pants @balrogboogie "free" is a trap word to obscure the flows of power. if you say "water should be free for Nestlé to come and fence it", you are empowering Nestlé to the detriment of people (BSD license). If you say "the rivers in our city should be freely accessible by fascist warships", you are giving resources to fascists (GPL Freedom 0).
The refusal of the free software movement to take a stance against capitalists has empowered capitalists, because Amazon can get a lot more power out of all the "freely" available code than individual workers can, in the same way that Nestlé can get a lot more power out of a spring than you can.
Moreover the very unspoken premise that this is a problem solvable by licenses in a legalist framework pressuposes that laws and courts are good and work for the people, preventing reforms of the real cause of software injustice: private ownership of the means of production. The freedom to see the source code means nothing if the server farms, networks, computer factories etc. are all controlled by a handful of capitalists.
"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