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Hi, I'm Brit. 31, cis/het white male, born into more privilege than even that descriptor signifies.

I write code for money but miss teaching.

Too much is important to me and I still don't know how to best honor myself.

I delight in looking at trees, watching dogs run, reading Milosz and Neruda.

I can soak in headphones for hours seeking beautiful sounds.

I instinctively distrust many social structures but I love people madly.

I'm anxious about change and always changing. <3

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“I believe that one ought to have only as much market efficiency as one needs, because everything that we value in human life is within the realm of inefficiency – love, family, attachment, community, culture, old habits, comfortable old shoes.” - Edward Luttwak

LOL my house's HVAC system has given up the ghost good thing it's raining the next few days and there are large trees 😅

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All software vendors, 2018:

So then all the customer's data, every tiny detail of their lives, is uploaded into the giant central computer hub located in another country. And your life gets much better! It only costs you $1000 a day. Any questions?


Uh. um. What, like, stops bad, uh, bad people, all that power in one place

Vendor (laughing):

We knew you'd ask! So we only allow a tiny insular self-selected, rich, social elite to run the giant central computer.

CEO (nods):

Very wise.

Sorry I've been away mastodonians, I had a root canal and work was crazy and I went on a vacation and I bought an engagement ring and thought about synths a lot and dear Lord I've started hacking lisp again (quietly) and why is it so unbelievably hard to make things that are just _good_?

Also hi hi, nice to see y'all. <3

Also, have some composed techno: /

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Zuckerberg said something like "There is no number of people I could hire which would be enough to review Facebook content".

So for him it's AI or bust. Either he makes automated moderation work somehow, or Facebook goes under or has to change in some major way.

I think it will turn out that people moderating their own communities is really the only solution.
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lmao - love masto, always open-source
omg - our mod @Gargron
wtf - welcome to fediverse
imho - instance moderation & hosting opportunities
smfh - so many furries here
idgaf - I decentralized; gotta avoid facebook

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"Programming is Forgetting: Towards a new Hacker Ethic" by @aparrish (Open Hardware Summit 2016 Keynote)

As an early-'80s kid who was enamored by the "Jargon File" and reverent descriptions of Hacker Culture, now too often disappointed by what grew out of it, this talk resonated with me so much. Highly recommended.

Thank you @catonano for the link

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@joeyh has an interesting postt about "The Futures of Linux Distributions": and which references another good one by @liw

IMO one reason we've seen such a gulf between language package managers and distro package managers is that many traditional distros haven't had a "local development environment" option. So you have to turn to you language's tooling for that.

Guix and Nix have development environment modes, but maybe it's too late?

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I'm very glad that @Chocobozzz is working on PeerTube, a federated video hosting platform. I think there is a lot of, if I may put it, thirst, for a photo sharing platform too. With those superficial differences between how Mastodon works and how Instagram works.

And I mean, you could just fork Mastodon and modify the UI. Or you could build on top of ActivityPub from scratch, like PeerTube does. The possibilities are fascinating. All within one network.

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Via @wingo, whom I will just quote from teh birdside:

> neat, SpectrePrime: like Spectre AFAIU but where the dependent operation is a write, not a read, and the cache effect is eviction, not pollution:

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only web 1.0 kids remember Show more

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hackers 2, but crash override lives on a remote island in a hut and a young up-and-coming hacker tries to convince him to come out of retirement, but he believes the idolizing the past will cause more harm than good and refuses to come with her to help the resistance

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You are worth more than your surplus value

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bookface, birdsite, Joel Spoksly Show more

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Give us an official Mega Man game where you play as Roll fighting femme Robot Masters and all her powerups are cute new outfits