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few things are as genuinely calming as sitting in front of a full-screened, dark terminal containing a personal project, with music in the background

»Instead of "I authenticate, therefore I am," we posit that "We collaborate, therefore we are." In other words, users exist in a collaborative application only in the context of a relationship with another user»

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*slaps roof of dense forest* this bad boy can fit so many fungi in it

"The lifespan of bitcoin mining devices remains limited to just 1.29 years. As a result, we estimate that the whole bitcoin network currently cycles through 30.7 metric kilotons of equipment per year." theguardian.com/technology/202

building the future is not a purely technical project, I don't even think it's a primarily technical project. it's a project of community and people, which is to say is inherently political. I think that word is a turn off to many programmers in the West who (due to Cold War era education I guess?) are effectively politically illiterate. and when you insist on being "apolitical" then all you can do is bolster the status quo. this is not how you make progress.

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so many people convinced they are "building the future" are actually just rehashing the present and the past. like every new supposedly planet-scale system that is ASCII only on some level, or the cryptocurrency community who's wildest dreams for a future society still involve money, hierarchy, wealth disparity, centralized control. this isn't progress.

If you wish to opt-out from the general chat surveillance adopted in the EU, you'll have to host yourself or under your control... patrick-breyer.de/en/posts/mes

randomly stumbled across some content moderation corp:

»TaskUs is an outsourcing company that handles content moderation for companies including Facebook and Doordash. [..] Its revenue for the first half of 2021 was $332.9 million. The company's principal operations are in the Philippines, with about 19,000 employees (70% of their total) located there. About 4000 employees are located in the United States»

woah this is big business 0.0
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TaskUs

ahhhh yes, it is once again Sunday morning in Sundogistan and that means #jazz

it's been a hectic week around these parts for yours truly, so I could use some good grounding and a solid foundation, and no one in the jazz world fits the bill quite so comprehensively as Ron Carter, so we'll be spending our day with him today.

so if those low bass strings make your inner child sing, feel free to follow along over on @nowplaying or streaming live all day on radio.reclaim.technology/strea

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spent the morning maintaining my bike's disc brakes & pads

they were filthy

Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - Cimmerian Shade

something about this song invokes v strong yoko kanno vibes for me, so good
youtube.com/watch?v=1EAEcqehEY

Two years ago I replaced spotify by local music files + bandcamp + soulseek + mixtapes. I gain in musical diversity, I feel good about buying music again, and might consume less bandwidth.

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