medical, heartbreaking, tech-related Show more
this is why we need open algorithms
this is why we need open source
this is why we need control of these things more distributed and less centrally business-ified
someday this is gonna be me with Alzheimer's wondering why some asshole's prediction error means I can't live a decent(ish) life
someday this'll be all of us, because time catches up
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Some nascent thoughts on a US government agency regulating and protecting personal information from Paul Ford: "It’s time for a digital protection agency. It’s clear ethics don’t scale, and it’s not just Facebook’s problem." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-21/paul-ford-facebook-is-why-we-need-a-digital-protection-agency
@pho4cexa That is an interesting thought. I only work from home one day a week (I have a stupidly long commute), and part of the reason I don't try to work from home more is that the company isn't really set up for it. We don't have good tools, and I feel out of the loop. I'll have to give this idea some thought. Maybe I can introduce more options.
TFW you have a purring kitty on your lap.
We don't have an official #Inkscape account on Mastodon, but I don't want y'all to miss out on the love. We just announced 0.92.3 here: https://inkscape.org/en/news/2018/03/22/announcing-0923-release-inkscape/
Máirín is a free software advocate and a person pushing for making free software to be beautiful and usable. She's inspired a lot of my work on where I think FOSS needs to go in order to be used by real humans.
Her work on teaching digital illustration with Inkscape to girl scouts quite a few years ago also is one of the things that inspired @mlemweb and I's recent workshops on Racket and Scribble!
@satchmoz You know, there's not a whole lot of hardware that I actually appreciate right now. So much of it is disappointing, and apparently designed to last a couple years at most. I suppose I appreciate my 2008 Honda Fit. And I honestly have developed a soft spot for the Asus 1015PX I picked up used a couple of years ago. It is a remarkably portable and useful little computer.
Starting my fifth day of vertigo. 🤢 Not a record yet (that would be three weeks for me), but I think days of vertigo should probably be played like golf. I'm aiming for a low score...
#employeeownership #legislation Show more
Landmark Employee Ownership Bills Advance in #Congress without Dissent
Job hunting so I get to come up with new reverse-interview questions. My favorite new one that I’ll be using going forward: “tell me about a time your company made a principled choice not to build something that would have been profitable.”