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Warren Ellis, commenting on Accelerando’s main protagonist Manfred Macx:

“If we’re not doing something with the information we’re taking in, then we’re just pigs at the media trough.”

via @BillSeitz

A blossom filled evening walk. Blossom lined streets, a glorious giant pink blossom tree, and what I think are crab apple blossoms.

Alright, who is running the espresso tonic tracker in ?

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RT @MiguelMarcosM12
@bmann @rosano @Dylan_Steck @Jermolene @codexeditor @flancian Great idea. For those unfamiliar with Nadia and/or the book, her @longnow talk is a great into.

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RT @ianb
The @CRTCeng has yet again failed in its duty to present viable, affordable communications alternatives for Canadians and demonstrated that it is a commercially-manipulated entity and not the authority it is mandated to be. Canadian government serves the oligarchs, not Canadians.

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40 minutes until , come join and hear about what we're building and see some code samples and demos of new platform features

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RT @juliaferraioli
This is part of why I'm against GitHub-as-a-resume. Visibility is a privilege, and abuse/silence about abuse makes it unsafe.

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RT @akalsey
I love that our official hiring policy is

- Experience is more important than education
- Talent & curiosity over impressive companies & schools
- Emotional intelligence is as important as technical competence
- Ensure every interview is a good experience, even if we don’t hire

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So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me:

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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Thank you @vaillancourtmax for creating the Digital Garden Jekyll template!

We use it for our community website, so we donated to your Ko-Fi today as part of supporting our dependencies

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some updates today at
- apps are now listed as a table that can be filtered and sorted, but no js required to view the data
- you can see which protocols are supported for each app
- icons from manifest.json are also shown

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This Thursday's Tech Talk is an overview of @logseq presented by @tiensonqin

This will be at a different time than usual: 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT and 9am the next day for Tienson.

Come join and hear about an awesome local first notes & knowledge graph tool!

Easter on Bowen, continuing to help my parents move and settle in.

Forest walk with first bright pink salmon berry blossoms, mossy trees, and the reflective water at the bridge by the Meadow.

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RT @ElSandifer
A friend just shared a line from a student paper, "Despite being made in the late 1900s, many of the themes of The Matrix are still relevant today" and I can literally feel my body decaying in the grave.

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A tool to simply "move" your Spotify end-of-year playlists to Bandcamp.

Paste your playlist URL and hit Find and it'll hook you up with the artists on BandCamp.

(This is your regular reminder that Spotify is awful for musicians and is destroying podcasts.)


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RT @OriPekelman
Totally jazzed to co-host today in 1 hour a featuring @expede and @bmann Maybe 2021 can be a better version of 2008? There will be talk about , personal agency, social responsibility and distributed identities, and probably

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Hi all 👋

If you're running the Fission CLI on WSL2, we'd love to hear about your successes / failures.

Here's a screenshot of the new (pre-release) CLI from @walkah with gorgeous emoji in Windows Terminal.

Let us know if it works for you? Forum:

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RT @amoralorealis
Just a general reminder that big cities like Tokyo and Taipei and Mexico City exist, they keep growing, yet without the extreme housing affordability problems that we have in Toronto or Vancouver.

It’s important to remember that we don’t have to keep people out, and we shouldn’t

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Hey all! We just migrated everything to this account from the original account

Your resident toot-er is mostly @bmann, the other maintainers are @flancian @vera

Join the party on the new website


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