I'm starting to get emails from companies asking how they can get featured on my list of recommended apps on my Neocities page.
Obviously I'll be politely declining, but it's interesting nevertheless.
FYI the site can be found at https://chriswere.neocities.org/links.html
If you're worried about the overreach of Silicon Valley, don't just look at Facebook and autonomous vehicles and AI, also keep your eyes on FOOD https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-12/uber-ceo-and-alphabet-invest-in-urban-farming-startup
re: men who try to claim libraries can be replaced by "netflix for books" don't understand what a library is for Show more
@colleen To add a point to your already excellent list:
Trying to read an ebook from my local public library with FOSS is practically impossible. I somehow doubt this will change just because someone else is running the show.
men who try to claim libraries can be replaced by "netflix for books" don't understand what a library is for Show more
not only do they misunderstand that libraries are important physical public spaces, ESPECIALLY for the unhoused & impovrished
but also they've clearly never had to try and track down old books that are out of print or obscure in their geographic region. books that aren't digitized and probably won't be for a very long time
I honestly can't believe it's the 21st century and humanity's primary mode of transportation still involves sitting on top of a big tank full of explosive liquid which powers an internal combustion engine that only averages about 20% efficiency, while emitting a staggering amount of atmospheric pollution. 🚗
Verschlimbesserung is an older German frankenword that nevertheless perfectly encapsulates modern technology.
Verbessering means improvement, schlim means worse, and verschlimbesserung means a so-called improvement that actually makes things worse.
Like my 'smart' thermostat that lets me set different temperatures for different times of the day, but then adds its own ideas of what a good temperature is on top of that, so that it never is.
As a Native American I'm still here. I am strong. I'm not a mythological fairy tale character. I will speak/write my native language when my ancestors were forbidden. I will not be stopped. I'm a descendant of survivors from the largest genocide in the world. I'm a generational curse breaker. I refuse 2 be white washed. I refuse 2 celebrate Thanksgiving, 4th of July, or Columbus Day. I refuse 2 be apart of organized religion. I will 4ever defend tribal sovereignty, treaties, & natural resources.
I’ve received a few emails from marketing firms wanting to pay for sponsored toots on infosec.exchange. Obviously, I’m not going to take those offers, but I find it interesting that advertisers are starting to take note of the Fediverse. Fair warning, i guess. #mastoadmins
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