I'm watching a Murder She Wrote episode where Jessica Fletcher is gonna learn how to computer!!
Oh. My. God.
They want her to endorse their new space game so they can maybe sell another 50,000 units??
ALSO they're installing a computer at her desk and I'm like -- what's the scammmmm??
I don't know anything about 1993 keyloggers or whatever.
"The 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work."
With delight I announce that the #delightful project has its first delightful list.
The first entry of - hopefully - many to come is 'Databases' and was started by @yarmo
The repository README is updated, and a bunch of sub-pages with proper explanation were added, so please check it out :)
Now, let's collect those gems 💎
For any grumpy hipsters like me who are still on the birdsite, I made a firefox extension that hides any tweet with more than 1000 likes or retweets.
Behold as all those annoying rehashed memes disappear from your timeline.
You can learn more and install Twitter for Hipster from here: https://bonkerfield.org/2020/05/twitter-for-hipster/
“Influencers are producing free content for a commercial platform that is making money off them. The platform is extracting the value of their labor”
I wish more influencers understood this and built a platform they own alongside their social profiles.
I just watched a fascinating profile of Valldaura Self-Sufficient Labs outside Barcelona.
They are working on
-nature inspired design
-and rehabbing an abandoned vineyard
If we can't go to the pub, then I shall bring the pub to you. Join me at the top of the hour (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific) for new and classic Celtic folk, and maybe you bring along a pint of something you like.
I'll be coming to you live from O'Morain's Pub! See you in about 30!
Today Bandcamp is waiving their 15% cut on digital items.
One of my main goals as a music-maker is to give back to the commons, to publish my work in a way that is as accessible as possible, since only that kind of access in turn made and educated me as a creator. So all my music is free/NYP and under Creative Commons
BREAKING: ICANN has voted to REJECT the sale of the .ORG registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. This is a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .ORG their home online. #SaveDotOrg https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-board-withholds-consent-for-a-change-of-control-of-the-public-interest-registry-pir https://t.co/sFLcwZqU1B
This was just me taking the advice to make a public pledge for my behavior. I will try to live by these standards here, call me out if you see me breaking them. And please, make a personal pledge that speaks to you!
Personal Pledge to Keep Mastodon Not Shitty.
1. Post no distractions. Our time is so short, and so much to do. Each thing I write should aim to make others better off.
2. Ignore shock and flash. Support quiet voices of value. Don't reward outrageous, it breeds more outrage.
3. Reply for the better. Don't pander. Don't doggie-pile on dissenters.
4. Assume humanity, prepare for trolls. I might not see the harm I do. Others don't see how they are perceived. Remain aware of others' intentions.
Come to think of it, I want #mastodon to be better than #twitter. And therefore, so should the apps. What if @Tusky and @email@example.com had anti-addictive behavior features like optional pagination: people could turn it on, decide to read one or two pages and then go to sleep for example. Endless scrolling makes this difficult and fuels addiction.
Microplastics disrupt hermit crabs' ability to choose shell, study suggests
i fancy myself a scientist, but really i just do math. but really i just program computers. but really i just type on a keyboard. but really i just wiggle my fingers.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.