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@cstanhope Well here's something to start with: I posted this earlier but jumped out of the thread to do so. It's the second hit from a one-hit wonder called What Fun, "Let's Get Digital" with a BASICODE program at the end, which draws the single's cover art.
I'm really tempted to scrap my weekend plans, get that stuff off YouTube and onto the OP-1 and futz with it.
But, er... 22 pages of comics won't remaster themselves.

hi, I'm David.
I just moved to Portland but I grew up on a farm in mid-Missouri and dropped out of Journalism school in 2012.

I am father, boss, and (often) body to an online magazine which I launched with a bunch of Twitter friends in 2016.

my favorite (and best) subject is the intersection of technology and culture over time and across class.

my last remaining genuine joys are cars, watches, and Houston rap.

this is a real picture of my mother, myself, and George W. Bush.

A small aspect of 80's computer history I was previously unaware of. I don't know if we did this in the US, but I hope so. Now we do something like this all the time without even thinking about it: "How People Used to Download Games From the Radio".

Today, we're opening up the great library of source code
Live from @unesco headquarters in Paris.
@swheritage @rdicosmo @webmink

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Ben Tarnoff from the socialist magazine Jacobin spoke with one of the employees who organized the successful campaign against the use of Google's AI tech for .

The interview unpacks many facets of this campaign, and the (pseudonymous) employee also makes the case for tech worker unionization:

I guarantee that Powerhouse played by 6 harmonica players is the best thing you'll see all day


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I am eager to watch this talk by Margaret Hamilton at this year's International Conference on Software Engineering, just as soon as I'm not on an airplane 😅

Seems like it is more or less official that #Microsoft acquired #Github. I'm curious about the impact on Github and how Microsoft competitors who host (private?) repositories on Github will react.

I'm really looking forward to having my Github account become a Microsoft Live account (or whatever branding they use these days)... Well, at least I have the option of deleting my account. I know lots of devs probably don't.

Always remember that a normal VC exit time is only 7-10 years. Then it's either IPO, or selling the company and its users.

I can't find a "This site optimized for Netscape Navigator 2.0" banner image anywhere. Can someone help?

@cstanhope hello AppStore where you have to pay for being able to develop for iOS and they can revoke your cert any time afaik

Woke up with a thought. In light of the news of Microsoft thinking about buying github combined with the ever increasing trend of creating locked down computers: phones, ChromeOS, MS Always Connected, it occurs to me that the next steps will be to require permission not just to distribute software (app stores), but to also be a developer. Access to the tools will increasingly be through the cloud mediated through these locked devices. Permission to develop could be revoked at any time.

U of T Engineering AI researchers design ‘privacy filter’ for your photos that disables facial recognition systems

I would like to announce a public server running #brutaldon:

Brutaldon is a brutalist, Web 1.0 web interface for Mastodon. You can use it as a client for any instance. Currently you do not need a separate brutaldon account. It is compatible with almost any web browser, including text-mode browsers like lynx, w3m, or eww.

Screenshots, issues tracker, and source code are available at

Have fun!

Show more is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]