Carefully rebuilding the social network connections like...

mastodon ui quibble 

The "post visibility" indicator is way too small for something that has such a HUGE impact on how your post is disseminated. I almost wish it was color coded or something, so I could tell at a glance whether something is public, unlisted, or a direct message. (I also think "direct message" is not a great term for "mentioned people only" visibility, but that's another story.)

For railroad cars, you have to go through a couple of strangers' ones on your way, like in a webring.

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A game like Animal Crossing x Death Stranding, where you design and furnish your own RV/Railroad Car/Sail wagon and friends can come visiting.

hey it's my orbit today so apparently I am legally obligated to ask that you share the stuff I am making and if you can support me that would be amazing too 💜

links in bio !

'Disappearance is the best performance art': a personal history on the sea.

A son's (very) short film about his father (me), from 2020.

vimeo.com/471380103

I’m not usually one for ~productivity software~ on account of being a big fan of paper notebooks & reduced computer time but lately thanks to long covid & other shit my executive function struggles have been so far beyond my usual capacity to manage it, and it’s making me crave a todo list app that only lets me look at one item at a time tinder-style and requires you to either explicitly snooze it to a later date or mark it as complete

Normalise substituting a Calendly link with a 3d-printed astrolabe, delivered by mail, projecting the evolution of your irreparably broken sleep and work schedule into the future and the past.

I once entertained the idea of making a Tarot business cards (to be given away in threes), but I'll probably need Antikythera business cards.

@noracodes Hackers should have a naming day ceremony at age 25 or so where they take on a new handle and the community gathers together to help them scrub everything they've posted previously off of the internet

Modern software is badly in need of its own Dogme 95 manifesto.
1. Things that can be done on device, must be done on device. Data that does not have to leave the device, must not.
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workshopping a cosmology in which cryptocurrency, diablo 2 and kubernetes are all emanations of the same metaphysical evil

I'm trying to say this tactfully, but...

For 20+ years, we've been tilting at the windmills of privacy, corporate/govt spying, tracking, yada. And we've been ridiculed and marginalized for it.

The world has welcomed the AmaGoogBook beasts into their homes, made it easy for Them, and damn near impossible for us to fight it.

Now, 80M American women are suddenly trying to learn how to hide their reasonable online activities from their own govt, because what was legal yesterday, is illegal today.

“I think the shift to the cloud will happen at such a rapid rate, that in just a few years I predict there will be no more code on your local computer.”, GitHub CEO

yikes

I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

Who named the game "Dyson Sphere Program" and not "Keeping Up With The Kardashevs"

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