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Software Doldrums
by Rek and Devine of Hundred Rabbits.

This talk, which was featured as a keynote at LibrePlanet 2022, is about the dangers and shortcomings of relying on always-online proprietary platforms. Hundred Rabbits will share how they reimagined their software to encourage the reuse, repair and maintenance of existing hardware.

university compsci clubs in the 90s: we host our own IRC server, email infrastructure, ftp, shared UNIX computer, NNTP...

university compsci clubs in 2022: google suite is too hard so someone here has a Discord you could join if you know who to ask

We spoke with the FSF, and we found an arrangement so we could have access to a somewhat reliable internet connection for the event, and so we'll be happy to give a keynote at the upcoming LibrePlanet, March 19 and 20!

@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..

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:

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!

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