<< The rest of the country knows George Floyd from several minutes of cell phone footage captured during his final hours. But in Houston’s Third Ward, they know Floyd for how he lived for decades—a mentor to a generation of young men and a “person of peace” ushering ministries into the area. >>
Time to finally announce the big project I've been working on for the past several weeks - Sector Disk!
Sector Disk is a platform where users can own the individual, physical sectors on a 3.5" 1.44MB disk and write whatever they want to to them for people to see! :p It's like a message board on a floppy disk!
I'm officially accepting public signups starting now and accounts will officially go live starting TOMORROW @ midnight May 30th (UTC)
Please join! :D
This graph is amazing. It shows that measuring #SARSCoV2 levels in municipal sewage almost perfectly predicts forthcoming #COVID19 cases with a full week's notice (R=0.994). It's one of several discoveries in this new study from @Yale: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.19.20105999v1.full.pdf. C-19 is #InThePoop
Recently the .org domain was almost sold to a private equity firm.
Internet heavyweights, like the head of Wikimedia, fought to have the domain owned as a #platformcoop instead.
They blocked the sale and now plan to democratise large parts of the internet.
My new article on #CoopExchange blog.
Small repair victory
The decanter lid on our cheap coffee maker lost a "hinge pin" on one side, threatening my supply of life sustaining caffeine. I looked into buying a replacement lid from the manufacturer. Although they listed the part, they also said it was unavailable. So I improvised a new set of "hinge pins" by careful application of a drill and using a threaded rod and some nuts. As long as the caffeine keeps dripping, it'll do...
The Mediocre Programmer
This book is about helping you along on the journey of being a mediocre programmer. Together we'll uncover some of common misconceptions we have about programming, failure, and growth and come to understand that the act of programming and development is something we undertake each day and improve in small ways. It's these small changes that over time transform us from being mediocre programmers into better programmers.
Also, don't write Verilog, kids.
Remember, kids, when writing Verilog, declare the types of your inputs to functions. Otherwise they're wires, and you'll be confused forever.
We have resolved our patent case with Rothschild Patent Imaging. We thank our pro-bono counsel - Shearman & Sterling LLP for representing us.
I've been on the fediverse since 2010
Even back then, the fediverse was more welcoming to me than the social silos. It has only gotten better. The fediverse provided me a place to be with people in a way that never felt safe to do before. I have benefited greatly from all the work that goes on behind the scenes to define the protocols, write the software, manage the computers and moderate the spaces. I could never thank people enough, but thank you all! #fediverse12
The Inkscape team kindly agreed to answer a bunch of my questions that you probably also want to know answers to: if the team still markets it as an SVG editor (yes and no), what their outlook for the development of the SVG specification is (seems cautious), whether they have plans for GUI work and future use of GPU (they do), whether they still plan paid development (undecided), and more.
An appeal for more bandwidth to the Internet Archive
Picard questions (spoilers)
Or maybe like an advanced form of dog whistle campaigning. "Vote for me or the galaxy will be overrun by these synthetic life forms bringing violence and disease and destroying all biological life." Anyway...
Picard questions (spoilers)
I still have two episodes remaining in the first season, so no spoilers please. But I have two questions.
1. What is the status of those synths that "rebelled" on Mars. Were they slaves? What the heck, Federation?!
2. What if this "Admonishment" is nothing more than super advanced form of bio-supremacist ranting from the past? So far everyone is taking the message as truth. I get it. The message drives people mad, but all the more reason for some skepticism, people.
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months
A reader comment worth noting:
"‘Lord of flies’ has direct link w Garret Hardin’s ’Tragedy of Commons’, Ayn Rand individualism. 6 Tongan boys demonstrated Elinor Ostrom‘s ‘Management of the Commons’ in which she debunked Hardin’s malign rhetoric. Too bad Ostrom (Nobel ‘09) is not basis of Economics courses"
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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