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I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at . I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.

I know the conlangs and . I write hobby code in and .

I play a bunch of instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.

I started the cantos.social instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

Software is like an onion. If you open up the inner layers you start crying

My new came in yesterday and I've been tinkering with it. I had to open it up to get it started at all, so my expectations were met.

I'd like to report a murder.

(The opening lines of Greta Thunberg's speech at Davos)

[Culture war] is the centrality of beefing — a stylized, theatrical pattern of conflict designed to present a theater of moral righteousness, signal virtues, visibly strive towards a declared utopian condition, and most importantly, resist meaningful resolution. The conflict must be as impossible to terminate as the notional utopias being sought are impossible to actually attain. Beefing ... is ... an excellent way to perpetuate and grow a sustainable [conflict].

ribbonfarm.com/2020/01/16/the-

I am a current member of ISOC German chapter.

I have asked the board of the German ISOC about the .ORG sale, but their answers did not convince me that the sale is any good.

I fear ISOC is lost to the money.

I waited for positive developments around the .ORG sale.

Critical voices coming from ISOC NL and CA.

But it seems neither ISOC Board nor ICANN are listening.

I decided to leave ISOC. That is sad. 🙁

twitter.com/annevclark/status/

<< If anyone has a right to be mad at Harry and Meghan it's the people of Sussex, who have been left leaderless without their Duke and who are now defenseless against incursions from Hampshire and Kent. >>

How strange will it be when we detect alien sentient life somewhere off in space at such a great distance that it takes millions of years for light to travel between us so we just gaze up at their ancenstors and wonder if they are gazing back at our ancestors.

Wow. I sell a house and @CapitalOne@twitter.com freezes my accounts, including existing funds, over Christmas?!? They refuse to even allow access to existing funds - what the hell?

DO NOT BANK WITH CAPITAL ONE. THEY WILL DEFRAUD YOU.

Update: I finally got my parents and in-laws to sign in, and they've been participating. Maybe there's hope yet!

While I will admit that I was put out by the shuttering of Google Reader, I don't find the accusation they killed RSS to be even remotely true. I switched easily to Feedly and then Inoreader and never looked back. RSS, especially in the area of podcasts, has only grown since then. Just some more click-baity nonsense that capitalizes on contemporary anti-Google sentiment.

Dan McKinley :: Google Reader Killed RSS

mcfunley.com/google-reader-kil

McFunley's thought is that Google Reader killed RSS just as it was taking off, by dominating the space and then leaving it to die of neglect for 10 years. It makes sense as a factor in waning commercial investment.

I do think the demise of RSS has been greatly exaggerated, though.

mcfunley.com/google-reader-kil

Don't be put off by the publication - if you want to read a story of a Google employee who wasn't even accused of doing anything wrong but was still marginalized and pushed out for organizing activities, read Claire Stapleton's piece in Elle:

elle.com/culture/tech/a3025935

McFunley's thought is that Google Reader killed RSS just as it was taking off, by dominating the space and then leaving it to die of neglect for 10 years. It makes sense as a factor in waning commercial investment.

I do think the demise of RSS has been greatly exaggerated, though.

mcfunley.com/google-reader-kil

RT @eiais@birdsite.link
I was fired last week by Google for organizing. All I did was make a popup to share the labor notice Google has to share with its workers.

3 hours later mgmt came to my desk, took my phone/laptop, escorted me away. I never got to say goodbye.

My story: medium.com/@ksspiers/google-fi

twitter.com/eiais/status/12069

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