I'm a software developer. I believe in Libre software #FOSS, decentralisation, encryption by default, and also functional programming.
Unordered set of stuff I like:
- Goa Trance
- Uplifting Trance
- Electro Swing
Someday I hope all of our chips were fabbed by a hardware hacker down the street
#ShowerThoughts: one simple way to reduce the flood of #eWaste would be to say to vendors, you can't sell new computers (including anything that runs an OS) in our country without a 10 year full replacement guarantee, or more. That way hardware companies would have an incentive to make devices that last, and provide at least 10 years of software updates.
#ShowerThought Engraving pieces of furniture with a 3D mesh representation of them (in QR format and in an open format).
Imagine just scanning your furniture then being able to virtually rearrange it so you can try different layouts for your rooms without actually moving things around.
How to fuck up software releases
These Deep Fakes are getting alarmingly good. This one is just for fun, but I worry about the time they're being used for more nefarious purposes.
"A Deeper Look Into The Life of An Impressionist - Youtube"
What do we mean when we say Jami doesn’t require a server to relay data between users? We explain it here: https://jami.net/why-is-jami-truly-distributed/
With Windows Virtual Desktop, the bad old days are coming back | Computerworld
Ken Thompson's Unix password
"Microsoft is one of the biggest contributors to open source project on GitHub (platform now owned by Microsoft). But if you look at their projects, you’ll notice that almost all of the Microsoft’s open source products are aimed at programmers and software developers.
This is not love, Microsoft and Linux. This is merely a relationship of convenience."
Money is an abstraction to represent value. It's not a good abstraction, but it persists because the global economy is in a local minimum because the disadvantages of sharing information outweigh the advantages. An economy with sufficient incentives for economic agents to communicate their values directly without the abstraction layer would be more efficient, assuming the existence of an agreeable language for that communication
I could tag someone to provide details about valueflows, which is a grammar for that language, but that's probably more information than you want. The important thing to know is that the benefits of collectives aren't just for adversarial situations where we interface with capitalism. We have a basis for building economic networks that are competitive with capitalist business units comparable in size while being just to labor, community, and the environment
The issue is bringing trust-based networks up to scale with multinational corporations. This can happen, but folks are still working on the software support
My interest is in using games to replace discourse an evidence-based approach to economic, social, and political theory
For the unintiated:
Toots may contain traces of irony or cynicism.
Current admin of @homeworldsdl.
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