What a compliment - "Clear-eyed terror of tech pitchmen" (said of Dan Gillmor)

folks, do you do any sort of shared collaborative thing over ? Akin to for example. I'd be curious to learn from you!

Great, a puer cake ad reads like a page from Neuromancer. Now go catch up with solar punks and be real, not quaint!

@stman @theruran I think as computer programmers we are taught to instrumentalize things. Instrumentalization becomes a core part of our mental toolkit for any kind of problem solving.

I am developing the opinion, which was significantly bolstered by reading Shoshana Zuboff's wonderful book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, that applying instrumentalization _to groups of humans_ will in and of itself produce the very types of problems we are seeing with the big tech companies today.

That might be black and white thinking, and that the truth is somewhat more nuanced.

But it makes me stop and think that I need to develop a better philosophical and sociological understanding that I don't have yet.

I was telling some people recently that I wanted to get out of software engineering because I'm not sure these software-induced social problems will be solved with building even more software.

Of course, we can't just stop all our work and philosophize forever either. There has to be a mix, an interplay of both. But that's just where my head is at right now.

I got imperative/declative muddled lately, but then stumbled upon fixed point definition in : `fix = f: let x = f x; in x` and everything got clear once again!

Just saying, folks, you have a scheme (Scheme 9 from Empty Space) as well as r?c at your disposal :)

A message to who use the centralized service #Github:

Please, do not impose the usage of Github to contribute to your project. Accept to receive patches by e-mail. #Git is made for that and it's easy to apply patchs.

201x is not an era, it is last decade!

That is, if your piece of hardware made within last decade seem too old or slow to do it's job... Better stop and mull it over some more rather than rushing for a shiny replacement.

When proxying HTTP over Tor, you can get away without submitting to nasty cloudflare captchas by trying to `GET` the resource couple times (try `GET /` first if you didn't make it after couple reloads). Soon cloudflare would advertise and alt-svc onion. It works without cookies and JavaScript off, by peeking at etags prob. A nifty feat!

Now the funny thing - should you disable loading of graphical resources, cloudflare won't advertise the alternative location.

A design decision that lingers with me since first time i heard of secure scuttlebutt - no global shared state.

I bound to love any communication systems built with such a principle in mind.

#fuckoffgoogle rant 

Tried to support artists i like on but didn't make it past signup page with all domains except google's garbage allowed 😠.

I'd be looking to support the fine folks in other ways i guess.

Climate change 

“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems.

I was wrong.

The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation.

And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”

- Gus Speth, Author and Top U.S. Advisor on Climate Change

Heh, did my first piece of useful code while grooming notes with .

There's no "just" in software for me, but some tools make it bearable and even enjoyable.

Fediverse, do you think zettelkasten has any benefits over wikis in collaborative practices?

Turns out Reader view in works just fine when stumbling upon an empty page that should've been an article (due to JavaScripts being off).

Hope nobody's gonna fix it.

Progamming language thriller scene: epic tune, humanity's fate is in your hands, all you got to do is tell where this identifier comes from, timer says you have last minute left.

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