Say what you want about blockchain, but I think giving a few billion dollars to random fans of cryptography / free software / decentralization was generally a good idea.
Blockchaining everything isn't a smart business move, but by convincing people that it is, we have a potential future where things are actually decentralized/federated/private.
Been using lightning network for all Tech / Restaurant / Misc purchases for the last 4 months now. Slightly less convenient than Android/Apple Pay, significantly more convenient than a credit card.
Sometimes I wake up and I just have $10 more or less in my account. It’s fun that way too.
10/10 would use again
Download links, though these aren’t particularly useful if you don’t go to these high schools.
No user accounts required + no PII collected, though there is Google Analytics. I want to replace that asap but I can’t find a good and robust replacement to track usage.
I’m building a tool to help make computer science education (esp. at the high school level) better.
Students at participating schools will be able to participate in building an app used by their peers, including the entire software development experience with normal tools that people actually use.
It’s been trialed for a year at our first school and we’re expanding to more now! Ideas and/or help finding interested schools would be appreciated.
Let's make bingo boards to predict what will happen at area 51 tomorrow!
- 5x5 grid
- middle is a free space
- Either post your bingo board itself or an image hash (if you want to keep it secret) within the next 6 hours. Use #area51bingo.
- Winners get a sense of pride and accomplishment.
alternative Mastodon front-ends
Okay, this is next-level stuff right here. Pinafore has a "Wellness" section in its settings which allows you to disable the addictive/toxic social media features: follower, boost and favorite counts as well as the unread notification count. Somebody put a lot of thought into trying to make social media more wholesome. Whether it is at all possible remains to be seen, but wow.
I continue with the North America nebula for three hours last night. Here's the end result.
The image was taken with a narrowband filter that only passes light emitted by hydrogen glowing at a certain wavelength when exposed to the harsh ultraviolet radiation from nearby stars.
With narrowband filters it is possible to separate different elements from each other, and also - maybe more importantly - get rid of most of light pollution.
Student, Developer, Decentralized Technology Enthusiast
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