»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»
preparing some beets in the oven for tomorrow's lentil w/ roasted beet sauce
"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." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/sep/17/waste-from-one-bitcoin-transaction-like-binning-two-iphones
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.
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... https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/posts/message-screening/
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
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.
chaotic & unpredictable, in a good way
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