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

Excited to get involved with all this!

Not only is this an excellent idea, I feel that the suggestion is a highly effective honeypot 🍯
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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.

I've just completed the "applied accessibility" module on freeCodeCamp. Amazing stuff! Chuffed that this is suitably prominent in a web-design curriculum.
learn.freecodecamp.org/respons

I followed it up with some cursory reading. Here's a choice find: 24ways.org/2016/what-the-heck-

This is how NASA writes software:
fastcompany.com/28121/they-wri

I want the software driving cars around my family to be held to the a similar standard of quality. In the context of self-driving cars, "Move fast and break things" means "Half-arse it and kill people."

Humans in the USA manage 1.16 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles travelled. Uber's software couldn't even get to 3 million miles before it killed someone.

We do this properly, or not at all.

The gyroscopic necks of will never cease to amaze me

>> … on average, when Craigslist’s opened erotic services in a city, the female homicide rate went down 17 percent.
> 17 percent. That’s not the homicide rate for female sex workers. That’s the homicide rate for all women.

Whoa. medium.com/assembly-four/my-si

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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]