For all the hate the federated timeline gets, it's probably the most human. When you're there at the top, someone somewhere is reaching out to anyone anywhere and for a moment, that's you.
You might not understand them and you might not know what they're going through, but you hear them.
For a moment-- across space --you're united with a stranger in time. That's simply unfathomable.
Eyyy, so to introduce myself.
I'm a minimalist and I like keeping simple things simple.
Code itself is technical debt. Less code is less debt.
Hobbies include laying on my couch thinking I should be more productive, writing long winded essays, staring at my always growing pile of books, and trying to find fellow humans online.
Just posted this to Facebook and I'm done.
Don't worry fosstofriends, you're still stuck with me.
I love the BandCamp business model. I listened to an album so much and "was totally going to buy it" but hadn't prioritized it.
The UI is like friendly nudge, that album is blocked, it's time to buy.
Like sure, maybe that's "annoying" to some people, but I'm using BandCamp to try and support artists and if I'm leeching too much, it's probably a good indicator I'm going to be happy with the purchase.
Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:
- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome
I've been working really hard the past couple of weeks building a new stats system for my web game Improbable Island.
It's a text adventure at https://www.improbableisland.com, there's a lively roleplaying community, player-owned places (with a programming engine!), hundreds of pages of story and no ads/tracking/nastystuff. We've had problems getting new players 'cause the places we used to advertise are all going offline, so if y'all could help me out with a boost that'd be much appreciated
Trying git send-email for the first time.
Anyone else experience sent items not appearing in your sent folder? They send still, just curious if I'm missing something.
I hate to ask, but here goes.
I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!
My site is https://rusingh.com and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. 💯
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