WOW just learned about SponsorBlock — adblocking (and blocking of other categories including other noisy non-signal content) *within* videos on YouTube.
Firefox plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sponsorblock/
But I learned about it seeing that it's included now in SkyTube, an F-Droid-available YouTube client
My kindergarten-age kid asked a great question I've been pondering:
Since pain is useful and helpful — it's our body saying that we need to do something to care for our health and safety, then why do we also have resistant feelings and thoughts around judging pain itself as bad?
My talk on the Economics of Software Freedom from #LibrePlanet is now published at
Focus is on how to coordinate to support an economy of open abundance instead of only scarcity and exclusion
My son's artwork featured in newsletter about getting rid of gas powered leaf blowers:
We should NOT be moving to always-daylight-savings with insane dark mornings all winter. We should be eliminating the stupid concept entirely and stick to standard time.
I have more to say on this, some time I'll publish my life-changing sleep trick: "dental protective glasses" which are dark red, much more effective than regular blue-blocking glasses.
Yanis Varoufakis pretty reasonable summary of the whole #ukraine situation:
And updated interview style extras:
Typing out unsettled thoughts:
I'd rather live in Cuba than Afghanistan. Is war best choice for innocent victims? We can be right + dead. Jews in WWII followed generations-old pattern of submission / lay-low / wait for things to pass; that didn't work out. But *no* reason to think Putin's plans are death camps. None of this is easy, but where are the questions and debates?
I wish this as breaking-point ending life built on oil, like pandemic ending assumptions about commuting.
The primary supporters of war are fossil-fuel dependence and monopoly economics.
Our wiki article describing the core concept of the Snowdrift Dilemma has been overhauled. Deeper overall precise points instead of just general concepts (the general overview can be elsewhere)
This is a part of efforts to more thoroughly clarify the political/conceptual framework for the Snowdrift.coop mission…
Other work toward actual launch still going on, too slowly, but we're still here, still working
OK, I ended up watching this on regular speed and I don't think I've ever watched something this long within the space of a day that isn't a film.
Highly recommended. Pretty much essential viewing for anyone working in and around tech.
Sometimes I hate technology.
Look at this shit https://www.qt.io/blog/monetizing-cross-platform-use-cases-faster-and-easier-with-qt-digital-advertising-platform
I am ashamed to use Qt in some of my applications.
Sorry for that.
TIL: bread for ducks is no worse than it is for us!
Like, if you eat a whole bunch of cheap white bread every day with little else, it's seriously unhealthy. And it's really dangerous if it's moldy.
Nothing particular about bread and birds (unlike dogs and chocolate), it's just that bread is low-nutrient junky calories. If we want to treat birds *or* humans well, feed them stuff like seeds and vegetables. But *some* non-moldy junk food won't kill anyone.
as if I needed another reason to hate cars and everything about a society built around them, turns out simple wear and tear on car tires releases microplastics into the air to the degree that it might be the largest source of microplastics in oceans