If you enjoy radio drama, there's a live Sherlock Holmes adaptation streaming NOW
Oh wow... Song Fight is still going!
I haven't checked in on this in years.
Some song fights I somehow still remember from years ago:
(Rio Mondo was my favorite on that one)
No disagreements with the winner on "Lucky Man" one.
It's true that we don't have to copy the practices of Facebook or Twitter here. There are no comparable commercial pressures. And in #Epicyon I've tried to add a few things to avoid falling into addictive patterns of behavior.
But one thing to consider is that the addiction dynamic gives sites like Twitter something of an advantage in terms of retaining its user base within their walled garden. They're not restrained by ethics, only return on investment. So they don't need to care about anyone's mental well-being, the presence of the far right, or much else.
This problem of being in competition with people who are willing to do unethical things is an aspect of the bigger capitalism problem, in which the same kinds of coercion play out within all areas of the economy as a race to the bottom.
So to have much of a chance, we in the fediverse should be trying to do things which don't exactly compete with Twitter but instead do things which they can't compete with without breaking their business model. Build for depth of relationships rather than breadth. Build for small but federated computing rather than for infinitely scalable silos. Give users the best possible control over what appears in their timeline - something which Twitter can't do without losing money.
Thank you, Rhiannon. I needed this.
Good news! New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster | Plastics | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/28/new-super-enzyme-eats-plastic-bottles-six-times-faster
You can read the full study here https://www.academia.edu/1245598/Free_and_Open_Source_Software_FOSS_in_Education_IT_at_School_Project_Kerala_Region_of_India
The Free Software community in Kerala convinced teachers why it is important and even when they were not at all tech savvy, the grasped the importance and demanded the govt to switch. So how we look at the situation is the most important thing. The teachers maintain a custom GNU/Linux distro with all the software they need included in it. #FreeSoftware #Kerala
I'd like to thank all the FOSS software that made this data recovery possible. It's pretty much all of it, I think. There's just a lot of tools I took for granted while going about the work.
Horray, the ActivityPub Conference 2020 videos are live! Which is great news because this presentation is probably the best overview of Spritely that's been made for a general audience yet! https://conf.tube/videos/watch/18aa2f92-36cc-4424-9a4f-6f2de946fbd2
Video: LLVM Backend for m68k - by Min-Yih Hsu
Recording from the m68k dev chat session on 25th of September 2020
Min-Yih Hsu explains the current status of the Motorola m68k (early Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Amiga, Sinclair QL, SUN workstations etc) LLVM compiler backend, the challenges and successes of the project
She had apparently used One Drive at one point, but then "disabled" it. Perhaps that has something to do with it. The files on the live vm definitely pointed into the One Drive path, but I couldn't see them otherwise.
I... I sometimes really hate computers.
I'm working on a niece's computer trying to recover files, and holy moley, it looks like One Drive can really ruin a person's day. She had over 3GB of personal files that I could not find when I mounted an image of her harddrive directly. I had to create a virtual machine, boot into that, login as her, and then I could see the files. However, these files were not in her One Drive account as seen online. These files were in some sort of limbo that would've been lost to her. :(
After the sidewalks in my neighborhood got besmirched with anti-mask sentiments, I put up a home-printed poster of Paul Sizer's great #WearTheMask illustration in a street-facing house window.
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On this day in 1983, Stanislav Petrov saved the world.
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