My personal struggle with tech is that I know the coolest, "best" gadgets and software and tech that I have always been passionate about is inextricably tied up in large, amoral, fundamentally profit-seeking and privacy-eradicating megacorporations with incentives that fundamentally do not align with their customer's and user's best interests. But I still love the tech, and then just end up feeling guilty and sad every time I think about it.

newrepublic.com/article/159339

"It is incumbent on those who reject revolution to make the current system not require it" and "simply fix shit and govern well". The most succinct summary of my feelings about the world I could ever hope to synthesize. Seriously, I just want a government that works well for all its citizens.

Every time I think about Oculus's acquisition by the unspeakable evil, it makes me a little sad for the future of VR. A once bright future tech already corrupted by the sins of it's forebears.

me: programming is cool

post doc researchers: i will use programming to do race science and spyware

me: i pretend i do not see it

@itsfoss

+1 for Eleventy, very easy to get started with and super flexible.

I want to love snap packages, but it's so damn hard when everything works just slightly worse than the non-snap version.

Bit the bullet and picked up a used OP-Z today. Never really done anything with synths before, but I'm excited to see if it's something I can get into. If nothing else, I'll just leave it on my desk and obsess over the beautiful hardware and design.

@fatboy

By this article's logic, I've been robbing tv stations my entire life by muting during ads. They've chosen to put something on the open web, and while they have a right to monetize through ads, I have an equal right to protect myself from said ads and their tracking, privacy violation, and general bad behavior.

For someone who got into their field specifically for the programming...I don't do nearly enough programming 🤷‍♂️

Is it just me, or does every tech problem these days feel like it's really a monopoly problem?

I don't think I really grasped until this week how tremendously, incredibly fucked this academic year is going to be. Just...colossally messed up, from kindergarten all the way up to grad school. This is gonna set all of us back years.

As @Argus mentioned Librevox.org is an amazing resources for free Public Domain audio books:)

As an experiment I'm re-uploading them to this funkwhale account for a fun daily Sci Fi short story that you may not have heard.

Follow it here: @librevox_scifi_shortstories

#scifi #shortstories #librevox #publicdomain

If any clever person figured out how to automate this, I'm all ears:)

Guess what got delivered today! 5 designs of my PicoPlanets! Each design is procedurally generated and only 10pcs per design are produced. I need a bit more work on the software side, then they will be available on Tindie.
#pcbart #pcb #generativeart #ProceduralArt

Any hackers in #Toronto interested in networking and mesh networks? Toronto Mesh (tomesh.net) set up our first supernode yesterday!

Boosts welcome.

Package managers are underrated and every computer is constantly a breath away from dependency hell. That is all.

I'm excited to share that I'll be presenting at the ActivityPub Conference (conf.activitypub.rocks/#cfp) this October!

I'll be presenting my paper on moderating #decentralized #socialnetworks and how the #fediverse has isolated bad actors like #gab. It's fascinating how small, self-hosted, self-governed social networks have worked together to address problems that have haunted centralized platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

More details coming soon.

#apconf2020

@BeachO Thanks! Definitely something I'm looking to do, cable management is a key part of office mental health lol

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