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@cblgh where should we report bugs for the forum? Don't want to get annoying in case there's a list somewhere already.

@protodrew thanks for the recommendation on Space 1.8 / Nala Sinephro. Excellent album!

💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

@oppen any plans to make a non-mobile Seren? I'd love to run this on OpenBSD.

I wonder if you could make a nice little rotary dial to speed up, slow down, and skip back. It's terribly amusing to see people objecting like "some material requires time to consider!" as if a speaker can have perfect control over when I need to spend that time consideration.

or, you know, you could just give me written material and I'd already have perfect control over exactly this..

https://digest.bps.org.uk/2021/12/21/watching-a-lecture-twice-at-double-speed-can-benefit-learning-better-than-watching-it-once-at-normal-speed/

Once upon a time Adobe Illustrator was just 240KB. I have the current 2022 version, it's now 1,840,000KB.

Just an observation noted while browsing these vintage mac program about screens: systemfolder.wordpress.com/201

Finally, a new desk situation at home (workstation for two). The frame was salvaged from a NASA office outside Houston, some elements powdercoated, others polished, and the top was commissioned in quarter sawn ribbon sapele from a local woodshop. This worked out.

Folks who need avatars, get a commission out to @pamela - she made my whole team at work kickass artsy headshot renderings, and took the time to do it right!

People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start

Well... what a week!
Partner parents decided to donate their recently passed sisters house to us.
So we aren't about to end homeles anymore.
Also, we got in touch with local referents in the fight for land for the people and they say there is a viable space for us about 1km from where we where building.
So we are about to start fresh, more determined, safe and within comrades in about two weeks.

Thanks a lot to everybody that showed your support. It means a lot.
We :tealheart: you.

I think it is time to begin designing my first home.

Fedi-friends, do we already have a set of architecture/construction resources? Should I start one?

"Closely related to Maximalism is a phenomenon I call Virtualism: the growing complexity of information technology over the decades has required that its "dirty details" be hidden in "black boxes". Thus, both the users and the developers of the technology have been able to turn a blind eye to its material basis."

viznut.fi/texts-en/digital_est

by @viznut

(what I imagine a job interview would be like today)
Me: here's my CV
Them: this is an ostrich emojo
Me: as you can see, I went to an engineering school
Them: you're getting glitter on my desk

"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

https://www.jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/10/27/degrowth-a-call-for-radical-abundance

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