It’s not that I told you so but… no actually I told you so.
We managed to release a podcast episode in the middle of hosting a conference!
This week we talk about the Ethics of Agency: https://fossandcrafts.org/episodes/11-an-ethics-of-agency.html
Now time for the #apconf2020 opening keynote!
spritely logo heavily WIP stuff
It's VERY early, but I'm thinking of taking Spritely's logo in an intentionally very different logo than most social networks. Instead of the standard simple, modern, minimal SVG, something that looks very painted and intentionally like something an art student's videogame logo might look like instead
What do people think of this direction? Obviously a lot needs to be done
@unlofl For now, my recommendation is the latter. In the future, my goal is that people should be able to learn by immersion: if you open up a game and you have the authority to edit a game object, just click on it and write some new NPC code. Learn by doing!
But for now, yeah you gotta learn racket and read the docs and shit ;)
I believe this is satire????
Why obscurity through security (or whatever this may be called) is really really important.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR ALL TIMELORDS
The deadline for petitions for new assignments is rapidly approaching and submissions postmarked after ...
... oh, who am I kidding?
Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:
App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.
If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:
VR can’t follow the trail left by smartphones and IoT— we need strong privacy protections before it’s too late https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/08/if-privacy-dies-vr-it-dies-real-life
"After reading the manual, we think we know why they weren't for sale: *the device bricks itself after 343 uses*--which is slightly longer than the course of treatment her doctor prescribed.
"You can call the company to have it unbricked if your doctor prescribes a longer treatment."
Don't take his word for it. Read the manual.
"Work" is defined as an activity directed towards a goal
I'd say "play" is the opposite of that - any activity that you do for the sake of the activity itself, without aiming towards a "goal"
We have this idea that work is for adults, play is for kids. As we grow up, we turn everything into a goal-directed activity.
We play a sport to win, or to stay healthy. We draw to create something beautiful. We cook to make food. We climb an obstacle to get to the other side. We read a book to finish it. We watch a movie in the evening to relax, and then are confused when we can't.
Capitalism brainwashes you into thinking that you've grown out of playing. It wants you to think that you can't possibly enjoy an activity for its own sake anymore, so you need an "incentive"
Don't fall for it, and play as often as you can
“But safety is only one attraction of in-cabin monitoring. The systems also hold huge potential for harvesting the kind of behavioral data that Google, Facebook, and other surveillance capitalists have exploited to target ads and influence purchasing habits.”
Systems Engineer @ Linode
"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