That spammer, worries about how the fediverse will manage to respond
Curious about how the fediverse will respond to this one, they keep making new accounts on different instances, which is going to keep mods playing whackamole. I've thought this was a flaw in the federation model since I joined.
Person A: I want to troll a lot of people. *Creates account on largest instance*
*Creates account on second largest instance*
*loop until they are down on the 1565th largest instance*
I wanted to shout out to Erik Davis and his excellent podcast Expanding Minds, to which I have been listening for years. It's an interview podcast dealing with spirituality, psychedelics, and the cultures of consciousness. Hopefully one day he'll join us on the fediverse. 😁 https://techgnosis.com/category/podcast/
A curated list of falsehoods programmers believe in.
@antifuchs Yes! It's the only quick knot I've found that works reliably on round, slippery laces.
@nolan I've gotten pretty used to the feeling of setting up a party and then having no one show up. I've just about given up trying to be a leader in this.
My activation energy to be interested in some new tech thing is pretty low, but I think for most people it's astronomically high. Even most tech people (to my continual surprise and chagrin).
@helloanselm But is it fair and correct to fork such projects, turning them into community assets that compete with the corporate-run original?
What about accepting patches from the official project?
Twitter missed opportunity
A missed opportunity for #Twitter was to become the middlemen between news orgs and users near newsworthy events. Specialized tools could allow the news to pay for content licensing to obtain photos and video, then Twitter could take a cut. News gets content, Twitter gets paid, creators get paid.
IMHO, this would have produced a profoundly better Twitter, leveraging its unique status in the world and avoiding the more-eyeballs-at-any-cost trap of ad revenue.
That Google create a code editing environment and/or graphical tool library for Go called Ogle
Then that Google reimplement all of Google in Go/Ogle
Finally that Google create an extensive brand marketing campaign to distinguish their particular flavour of the language / library combination from the freely available open-source variant:
'Don't Just Go Go/Ogle, Go GOOGLE Go/Ogle'
This is a really sobering piece on building safe islands on the Internet. https://onezero.medium.com/the-dark-forest-theory-of-the-internet-7dc3e68a7cb1
"Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry" by Paul Ford https://www.wired.com/story/why-we-love-tech-defense-difficult-industry/
I consider myself a disillusioned techno-optimist, and this piece does a good job of capturing some of that heartbreak. Paul Ford is a great writer.
My #mastodon instance upgrade script is finally getting to the point where it reliably upgrades without manual intervention. Whew!
@natecull large numbers of huge 32-bit color images, mostly.
harry potter fandom
@feonixrift The treatment was never specified, but maybe it's used as a consumable reagent in a spell?
"A Conspiracy to Kill IE6" by Chris Zacharias http://blog.chriszacharias.com/a-conspiracy-to-kill-ie6
TIL "moral injury". This is way more useful than "burnout"
`The concept of moral injury was introduced [...] as stemming from the "betrayal of 'what's right' in a high-stakes situation by someone who holds power."`
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