physical illness (---)
Update: antibiotics started working, so it looks like I'm in the clear for this.
Bilbo is the kind of badass that will spend his whole life living in bucolic suburbia, blowing smoke rings and entertaining petty gentry, but when he overhears some asshole who just ate the last of his biscuits saying that he doesn't think Bilbo's really a burglar he bursts in saying "Fuck you I'll burgle anything let's do this"
I've really burned bridges on this issue. Maybe the problem is me?
Seems like all the pieces were there for #ActivityPub to write a solid core backend which communicated with any number of web and mobile frontends for different purposes. Worth thinking about or should we be focusing on the Next Thing?
@scalzi got an Onyx Boox Note 2 as well, and has scooped me on the blog entry. https://whatever.scalzi.com/2020/08/18/todays-tech-acquisition-onyx-boox-nova-2/
The end of the American era and the passing of the torch to Asia is no occasion for celebration, no time to gloat.
I doubt this is wrong.
this article is crushingly depressing for anyone who's been involved in FOSS but also undisputably correct
> the free software movement died long ago... [what] died with mozilla is the idea that the open source movement could have any other principles than corporate exploitation. i wouldn’t say that the open source movement died per se. it was undead from the moment it began; it won, and with its victory it has stopped pretending to be anything other than a lich.
In comparison, many self-hosted/bootstrapped languages encourage users to engage in compiler hacking, which further encourages simplicity in design
This looks useful for those new to the Fediverse (and anyone looking to find people to follow on a given subject)
“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems.
I was wrong.
The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation.
And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”
- Gus Speth, Author and Top U.S. Advisor on Climate Change
It strikes me, watching some of the great kid's shows with my young kids, is that they are masterfully designed to also educate parents. They demonstrate strategies for teaching, conflict resolution, modeling what a good relationship even looks like. For parents that came from unhealthy families themselves, this is incredibly valuable and hard to obtain info.
@feonixrift I got a Boox Note 2 after reading your thoughts on it, and it is very much my cup of jam. Thank you!
Mikel Evins explains eloquently how the design
of old-style Lisp and Smalltalk systems create an extremely fun sort of programming: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23811382
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