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What I've been listening to this week: Moss Covered Technology (27), Spheruleus (18), Arovane (13)

$ j You may have noticed that I try to use this static website as a journal. But, you know, not everything I want to write down is really ready (or appropriate) to put here.
Some of these things end up in actual physical notebooks–there’s no beating the tactile experience of writing on paper for some kind of thinking.
But I also spend a lot of time on my laptop, and at the command line in some form or another. So I have a directory of time stamped Markdown fil

Bookmarked: Counterculture to Cyberculture with Fred Turner - The Dig This is a delightful in depth interview that digs deep into Turner' work studying cultures of computing.

Maybe it's just me, but I read this and think "one more reason to remove Slack from my life"

Ok, so I know that *in theory* blockchains are distributed and lots of copies keeps stuff safe. But ...

When people are looking back on what the heck was going on in the first few decades of the 21st century what record will there be of these blockchains? Is anyone systematically collecting this data?

Before that the Director of FileCoin when asked who funds the new File Coin Foundation basically said that they were funded by their ICO. But who bought the coins? That is not an answer.

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I'm listening to a Princeton computer scientist talking about how their technology reuses Bitcoin's hash power, and is therefore not responsible for burning the world. You can't make this stuff up.

Actually that was just a formality, it looks like most of the content is going to be about FileCoin?

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Bookmarked: The Platform Governance Archive 1.0 The Platform Governance Archive (PGA) is a structured and open database with content policies of key platforms over their full life-time.

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Manuscrit ancien traversé par un chat...
Le copiste a dû être content 😻

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"Demonstrated technical knowledge and general use of data modeling tools such as Erwin, ETL tools such as Mulesoft and BI reporting tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, QlikSense and Palantir."

This akes me think it could be interesting to scrape job sites and LinkedIn to build a network of Palantir users. Building on the work done here:

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excellent thread by my excellent former coworker Georgia about the fsf/rms situation

Just because lots of people treat their websites like big dumpster fires doesn't mean professionals interested in the care and preservation of content need to treat their website like a big dumpster fire.

🔥 🗑️

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The Digital Curation and Innovation Center at my University recently rebranded itself as the Center for Archival Futures, and in the process it seems they have completely removed the old content about all the projects and activities from the Web. Sure there are some dribs and drabs in the Internet Archive thankfully, but ... what is it we are doing again?

"Corporations are the closest humanity has come to realizing pure totalitarianism."

Chomsky (on Zoom) loosely paraphrased

Not gonna lie, it's kind of amazing to see people's faces as they listen to Chomsky. Best Zoom ever.

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