i wrote an essay about software patterns and doing social stuff in a p2p environment:
> Kill Your Server And Get Back To Bed: Patterns for Serverless Applications
"We believe that freedom is essential to security and privacy and any solution that aims to secure your privacy must also protect your freedom" https://puri.sm/posts/apple-is-right-about-privacy-but-wrong-about-freedom/ #freedom #privacy #security #FreeSoftware
Public domain scores a huge appeals court victory: the law cannot be copyrighted (UPDATED) https://boingboing.net/2018/10/24/free-to-read-write.html
pick up the nearest book to you, turn to page 45. Consider the first sentence, a collection of arbitrary symbols, carefully developed over thousands of years by humans to form words which have sounds and meanings which you recognise instantly. Unchanged since they were written, despite the passage of time.
Marvel at the fact that the words which are now in your brain were put there, via paper, directly from the brain of someone else who you’ve never met, and probably never will meet.
Motorola Becomes First Smartphone Company To Sell DIY Repair Kits To Its Customers
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I’m getting ready to do more work on Calagator, a platform for community event listings. When we started, we were an alternate to Upcoming (around the time of its sale to Yahoo) and more locally relevant than Meetup. Now many communities share what they're up to on Facebook and have even less control over their data. A lot of my passion for sustainability in FLOSS comes from this project. So — I’m giving Patreon a shot https://www.patreon.com/calagator
Alright folks, this is a real test of the emergency federated question system, so #boost as tickled: what is the ratio for dashi:mirin:usukuchi?!
8:1:1? 4:1:1? It's for udon! We have very little time to discuss, GO!
http://wttr.in/<your city> is kinda nifty. You can curl it or browse to it.
I figured it out! You can't run a search engine that people have to sign up for, because then when you remove bad actors you gotta deal with censorship, and you don't want to deal with censorship. So instead, don't list pages that have tracking tech on it. Like #PrivacyBadger, but the engine has done the scrubbing. And give pages timeouts if they try to sneak it in.
Then folks wouldn't have to use #gopher to have a sensible information lookup system.
Two days after repair guy Louis Rossmann helped show how Apple tells their customer to buy a new computer if even as little a pin on a connector is bent, Apple told US customs to impound 1000 USD worth of his spare parts as 'counterfeit'.
Rossmann was not amused.
I'm excited for International #RepairDay this Saturday! (disclaimer: I work for a community repair organisation involved in it, but I'd be excited anyway..) Let's go slow and fix things!
Over 120 events worldwide on the map so far https://openrepair.org/international-repair-day-map-2018/
If you want to get involved, you could
- Attend a community repair event
- Support a local repair business
- Fix something yourself
- Share a picture of your repair (successful or not!) or of a memorable repair
reading: I’m an Amazon Employee. My Company Shouldn’t Sell Facial Recognition Tech to Police. Show more
"Bezos suggested we wait for society’s “immune response.”"
<insert canned laughter>
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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