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Developer with a background in electrical engineering.
Advocates for decentralization and self-organized communities.
Empowers communities as a software engineer at Open Collective.

Is it possible to dream a dream where the dreamer is not present?

A wild little white tiger appears! 😆


Working on OpenCollective's Transactions page redesign.

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Do Artifacts Have Politics?
cc.gatech.edu/~beki/cs4001/Win

There's no better place in the web to put this.

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Holy shit you guys! The #EU has adopted a standard to measure how repairable something is!

de.ifixit.com/News/35879/repai

This means the path is now clear to make actual laws requiring companies to make their products repairable.

#EN45554 #Repair #RightToRepair

ARM getting even more ubiquitous. This sucks because privately held but hey, it's not like if everyone were enjoying any freedom using Intel. Hopefully, all of this makes us move faster towards an open and efficient architecture, read RISC-V.

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I sound like an Apple fanboy but it is hard to deny that Apple is the only big player pushing for sustainability. They're using recycled aluminum and sell devices that last for years. Outside my Linux desktop, I have a MacbookPro from 2015!

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Apple deserves credit for creating an ecosystem that will make this change possible: they already have a ton of apps compiled for ARM from the iOS App Store and they also have the balls to call the change and make everyone else work for it.
"But Google also has a huge ARM ecosystem!".
Yes! But they failed on making Chromebooks a thing.

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Although our smartphones are already on ARM most of the serious computing is done on x86. Moving towards RISC means pushing the whole ecosystem towards power efficiency!
"Microsoft Surface already ships ARM-based devices."
Yeah, but they suck at selling and that's why no one gives a flying F about it. Also, most of the apps you'll run on the Surface X pro are compiled for x86 and will be emulated. 😵

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Apple is finally going ARM! I'm super excited about that, it will be the first real consumer experience of ARM on Laptops and Desktops.
Here's why I think this is exciting...
First, RISC architecture is more power-efficient, read GREENER! Better power-efficiency means lower battery spec requirements: either smaller batteries or longer battery life! Either way, more sustainable.

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I think this might be my favorite DTN talk

Decentralization & It's Discontents - Sarah Friend

youtube.com/watch?v=zx-O4W9TbH

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I was playing around with coding a grain filter for monochromatic photos.

I'm distributing the grain intensity using a `sin` function from white to black to filter out noise in the white and black.

You can play around with it here:
observablehq.com/@kewitz/grain

But the good part is that I feel great about it.
Looking at my bruises and blood made me remember my childhood.
I was raised on bicycles and it feels great even when it hurts.
Specially during these secluded times where I've been contemplating the idea of being a simulacrum.
Where there's blood there's life... or at least there was.

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.