Why was it so psychologically hard to delete my Facebook account? I didn't use it all that much. It's like I gave it an abstract importance.
Doing it made me feel like I got some of my identity back, like i regained some privacy. Has this happened to anyone else?
While looking for photos I found this and thought of you https://dev.glitch.social/media/ofwCstHIjXtJAn80sBw
A friend posted this on Bookface. It's a quote from the book 'Momo' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momo_(novel)). I like it because this is how I approach my mandalas. People have commented on the patience I must have drawing such big, intricate things - that's something I had to learn as much as I had to learn drawing the mandalas in the first place. It's a mental exercise, focusing on the 'now' and enjoying the journey instead of being distracted by the goal of the destination. https://mastodon.social/media/C2ZamMlM-2jmMTeccY4
@Keltoi yep. it's a little bit more like old-school irc than birdsite has felt in a long time.
i think it's partly a function of scale and out-of-the-wayness, but maybe if things go well we can hang on to relative smallness by spreading out across a bunch of instances and slightly fragmented implementations. i think everybody's obsession with making their service bigger is a lot of what's done the damage we see now on the wider internet.
@Keltoi oh yeah - 90s irc often had this kind of roleplayed physicality to it. sometimes we'd write terrible scripts to augment. a channel i frequented was on a server with super-constrained op functions, so you couldn't ban anybody, but you could kick them repeatedly. it had this thing where if you'd been given powers, you could lock somebody inside a "dynamite" shack" and then if anybody said "boom", they'd get kicked with accompanying narration.
now that i think about it, this was weird.
Using #emacs has been hurting my wife's hands, and she has trouble remembering #vi commands that aren't :w and :q, so I suggested she try #joe. There's no GUI version, but she doesn't mind running it in a terminal.
She loves it. I've become rather fond of it for writing text myself.
Still the best use of one of these picture frames
Starting to use 'corp' as an insult. Feels pretty cyberpunk.
Hello! https://inventaire.io is a #libre social network to do the inventory of yours books, and share them with your friends and communities! It is developed by @maxlath and @jums and with the help of many contributors! Since last week, our authors pages link to #mastodon! (ex: https://inventaire.io/entity/wd:Q24939418 ) #Libre projects should support each others, right? :)
While it would be fun to actually look up and know why freelancers are called such, I chose to envision days of yore when mounted jousters would roam the land, freely, offering their skills at lancing to entertain and earn coin.
Can I get a beta listener or two for an early and fairly unpolished episode of the podcast Ryan and I are working on?
Sometimes I wonder if I live in a VC-backed fantasy land where the solution to any Out of Memory problems is just "add more memory" and the solution to any latency problem is just "scale out to more nodes".
I can count on one hand the number of times I've had to profile real-world production applications at work. I wonder about my ability to adapt to the real world where efficiency is an actual concern, and of course that of an entire generation of programmers raised on VC excess.
Today I learned about an app called Architecture of Radio. It’s paid, though inexpensive (support your fellow coders ✊🏻). You aim it anywhere except the ground, I learned this the hard way, and it shows you Wi-Fi networks, cell towers, and even satellites. I aimed it at a cluster of buildings by my bus stop. Making the invisible world around us visible is awe-inspiring.