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
“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 😅
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
We knew you'd ask! So we only allow a tiny insular self-selected, rich, social elite to run the giant central computer.
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
"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
periodic reminder that the only reason CSV exists is that someone didn't read the ASCII spec
@joeyh has an interesting postt about "The Futures of Linux Distributions": https://joeyh.name/blog/entry/futures_of_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?
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.
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
bookface, birdsite, Joel Spoksly Show more
Joel Spolsky talks about why he's stopped reading Facebook and Twitter, and digs deeper into how algorithms and addiction are shaping a terrible future: