I'm playing with Nomad as an alternative to Kubernetes. It seems really nice so far.

#Mozilla #CommonVoice wishes to gain 500000 new contributions by July 20th. Sounds huge to me, but maybe it can happen!
Common Voice is a really cool project attempting to collect recordings from people of all ages, genders, dialects, etc. so that future speech recognition can become more reliable, and so that we do not need to depend on things like Google's captioning service. If you care about #accessibility, #privacy or just like reading out or listening to random sentences, please optionally make an account (to help make the data more easily searchable) and contribute.
commonvoice.mozilla.org/en
This absolutely does not go just for English speakers, BTW. English is doing just fine. If you speak any other languages, please help add, record and sort sentences in it, instead. For example, the Slovenian database is growing, slowly but surely!
Edit: Fixing typos. Sorry!

QUIC makes me a little sad. It seems like userspace competition to SCTP. And I was really excited about SCTP.

Most minimalists seem to be "extremist minimalists" (extreminimalists?).

But #minimalism is not about owning less than X things, it is about not taking part in excessive consumption just for the sake of consumption! Its about getting _real_ value out of things rather than having lots of things with little value.

"npm audit: Broken by Design" by Dan Abramov overreacted.io/npm-audit-broke

I'm so glad someone finally said this. The current situation is a huge mess.

FWIW I think Mastodon has some of the same addictive aspects as Twitter, but personally I consider it a nicotine patch for my social media addiction. It's a smaller community, I feel less anxious to keep up with the discourse, and there are more tools to manage its impact on your brain. (E.g. I don't use push notifications, and I mute many notification types.)

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I turned 25 today. If subjective time continues accelerating, my 20s are almost gone.

Amazon has learned they can put ads on their boxes.

Please someone make an app that helps you avoid gas stations that have those pumps that play obnoxious ads.

I'm not a mad scientist. I'm just a disappointed scientist.

blockchain, economic musings 

That said, I have no idea what I'm talking about. Maybe I'm missing something obvious and blockchains will do just fine. But from where I'm standing, I just don't see how blockchains that offer coin assets can be successful or competitive in the long term.

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blockchain, economic musings 

Some countries have scheduled inflation on their currencies to discourage hoarders and keep money moving (I think the USD has planned inflation of ~2% per year?) but I haven't heard blockchains talking about this. Which surprises me considering just how much money is already saturating/sabotaging the market.

Treating coins like assets seemingly undermines the usefulness of any service-based crypto.

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