Pinned toot

What's up? I'm an aspiring guy passionate about , , , , and . Maybe in that order.

Excited to get involved with all this!

has anyone ever written a scifi story entirely in the format of a typography style guide

This exploration of a fork in the history of computing is fascinating. What would computers look like if all the central metaphors weren't based on Jobs attempt to emulate earlier work on GUIs?

exolymph.news/2017/07/27/alter

Pause. What's the weather like? Don't use an app to find out.

An excellent piece on why decentralizing everything doesn't work and what to do instead by @ntnsndr – "We should care less about whether something is centralized or decentralized than whether it is accountable. An accountable system is responsive to both the common good for participants and the needs of minorities; it sets consistent rules and can change them when they don’t meet users’ needs." hackernoon.com/decentralizing-

Essay paranoia just lead me to this punctuation guide

thepunctuationguide.com/index.

It's simple but very elegant

earlier today, it took me eight tries to solve a google captcha

like

okay

so when google and i disagree that strongly about which tiles contain traffic signals, motorcycles, etc... ONE OF US PROBABLY SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING RIGHT NOW

@codesections This entire thread now makes me want to confuse the shit out of people when I tell them that I:
- Duck-searched it.
- Quacked it up.
- Ducked it.
- Put some feathers on it.
- Web-foot walked that shit.
- TCPed with DDG on the 443.

Just so they ask for clarification and fall into my trap where I explain how terrible google is and suggest alternatives :)

fast motion, mastodon doing harlem shake Show more

There's some really good mobile UX in the Opera Touch app - it's a shame their desktop offering is frustratingly unconfigurable...

Pokémon was honestly years ahead of it's time by not only inventing cloud storage but also noting that it's just someone else's computer.

Not only is this an excellent idea, I feel that the suggestion is a highly effective honeypot 🍯
---
I hereby petition the tech community to replace all instances of “master/slave” with “queen/drone” effective immediately twitter.com/thelaurakremer/sta
twitter.com/ethanhein/status/1

@thomasfuchs I've yet to see anything I like better than the Sharp X1 (a Z80 system from Japan). Beautiful red case, builtin tape deck, matching keyboard and CRT.

BlacKkKlansman was the first film I've seen in cinema received with a round of applause at the end-credits. A well-crafted and powerful film - I highly recommend it!

@christianbundy I got working and I really like it! The high-res images are a real treat 👌 Not sure it's for me though... I feel that the kind of bite-sized interactions I'd want to have with internet strangers are better mediated over mastodon, although perhaps it's just a case of finding the right people to share that richer content with 🤔

People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start

It's a bot which I know some people hate, but otherwise I love @accessibleColors, which randomly selects colors with sufficient contrast to meet #accessibility standards.

Did you know color combinations can be measured and result in a number that has to be over a certain threshold to be accessible? I think that's pretty cool.

In an internet of light grey text on white backgrounds, it's nice to see how many, many better options are available. :)

Small thoughts.

Federation of anything is a socio-political governance challenge. Look at Europe.

In any dispute there will be other realities you haven’t thought of, hopes that you have overlooked.

How this is discussed, how people listen to each other, how creative solutions are sought out, defines the capacity of humans to create real change.

The alternative is that innovation is just us moving the world’s problems from one platform to another.

Show more
social.coop

social.coop 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]