This is awesome. NPR gave me a legitimate choice to accept their cookies and have a fancy experience or get the raw content I wanted with their text-only site.
Any other US academics taking Amtrak long distances outside the NE corridor to get to conferences? I took Texas Eagle last week from Chicago to Austin as I begin experimenting with reducing my professional carbon footprint. It was a heck of an experience!
and I cannot emphasize this next part enough...
Salt circle as road marking (double line all the way around it) to trap an autonomous car... I’ve never seen anything more beautiful.
After having read Artificial Unintelligence by Meredith Broussard this weekend, I’m fascinated by this idea ...
[en] #Diffu is a Free Software allowing authors to publish all kinds of texts or articles and to aggregate the reactions they generate on social networks, especially through #ActivityPub such as #Mastodon, #PeerTube, #Pleroma, #PixelFed, #Funkwhale, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial ...
Diffu is a kind of free and federated alternative to #Medium or other applications that are not always easy to install.
To develop it, we launch a crowdfunding campaign
ReToot are welcome 😉 !
Annnnnd now I'm pondering how hard it would be to write up a rust annotator for @sir sr.ht...
*facebook is down*
*instagram is down*
*whatsapp is down*
me: excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about decentralization?
Tired: learning Dvorak to improve typing efficiency
Wired: Creating a conlang with a letter distribution that makes QWERTY the most efficient layout
hey guys? guys? you think maybe creating this single program that has to do literally everything from implementing a filesystem to 3 different virtual machines to parsers for god knows how many file formats may have been an inherently bad idea that would inevitably concentrate power within the like 3 organizations on the planet that can actually afford to maintain this kind of clusterfuck?
For anyone who fancied the #Librem Five but are fed up with the developers politics, or found the price to be way too high, here is something that might be interesting for you: https://liliputing.com/2019/06/pinephone-149-linux-smartphone-could-support-ubuntu-sailfish-maemo-luneos-and-more.html #PinePhone #Pine64
The stated rationale for Google's disabling ad blockers in Chrome is exactly why humans will not solve climate change: people are incapable of accepting any perceived diminishing of their quality of life.
Strikes and protests are inconvenient and loud and costly and a bit of an imposition on the rest of us
This is on purpose
It's *supposed* to be this way
If you are inconvenienced, it's working
Support the workers anyway
Man, I missed some fedidrama last night! I can only barely parse out what happened from the backscroll on my feed!
So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
What might a future without the big #platforms look like? How can we combine cheap computing like @Raspberry_Pi with new protocols like @dat_project, @IPFSbot, ActivityPub, and Secure Scuttlebutt to build #decentralized portable servers?
Check out my thoughts: https://rbs.io/2019/05/a-revolution-in-your-pocket/
Pushed some major updates to the #Spritely Crystal docs: https://gitlab.com/spritely/crystal/blob/master/crystal/scribblings/intro.org
- Our characters learn how different crystal registries can be synced to have the same revisions
- Our characters discover all the "fun" that is version conflicts.
Coming up soon:
- We discover how the problems described in this document are very general
- In fact, the existing fediverse already has them!
- We'll learn more about the CAP theorem and the tradeoffs we can make
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