"I’m feeling small because all these giants are standing on my shoulders!" – me, when thinking about copyright
A reminder of why I think deleting old posts on social media is important: "I don’t think they have much value going back months and years. I never read through years of tweeting history! This only benefits your enemies, never your friends." https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2017-04-27_Record_Keeping
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Regarding the recent heat wave in Europe and the upcoming climate apocalypse: I keep wondering at which point will people suddenly decide to vote for the green parties everywhere? All at once after some incredible global publicity stunt? Slowly, year after year? Never, because follow up disasters like famine and war keep conservatives in power? Never, because existing parties turn green? I’m failing to imagine a way forward that is better than simply: some of us will survive.
Scotland is looking good! The people are nice and the shortbread was good. We have WiFi. And I probably forgot my camera at home. Phone pics it is! 😬
Fine, I held on for a month. But another late evening, another PCB design, and I figured out why not, I will make a PCB for the large version of PewPew.
Added lanyard holes and two prototyping ideas just in case someone wants a badge for a conference or something...
The back side is completely empty (well, there are the extra pins broken out at the top, like with the original PewPew), so the conference logo and participant's name could be placed there.
Hello Scotland! I am happy to report partly cloudy conditions and the sun shining in Edinburgh. After the international ritual of Abasement Before The Powers Of Immigration and the Song of Abject Sorrow Of Security we are now going through the Purification of Car Rental Purgatory. And then off to even brighter pastures: past Inverness to Dornoch. 🏴 ⛳️
A Lesser Banded Hornet (Vespa affinis) spotted at Springleaf Nature Park, Singapore, on 15 Sept 2018. It appeared to be chewing or biting on the leaf while I was taking shots of it. Interesting behaviour.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/16547898 ]
Apple is quietly giving people 'trust scores' based on their iPhone data | The Independent - https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/apple-trust-score-iphone-data-black-mirror-email-phone-fraud-a8546051.html #blackmirror #privacy #surveillancecapitalism [11 #trckrs]
So, in 2008 a crisis happened.
Since, the world's 1% share of the wealth has evolved.
It has gained 10%.
Nitpicker / The Humane Interface http://nitpicker.pbworks.com/w/page/12451253/The%20Humane%20Interface
about me Show more
Haa maruawe kaa! #indigiductions Yá’át’ééh everyone! i’m Diné and Nʉmʉnʉ with ancestors from Crow, Oglala and Jemez peoples. I am interested in filmmaking and everything computer related. I grew up a military kid with an emphasis in Americanization. I’m still trying to correct my path as I go and learn as much as I can about my culture dóó shí Diné. I’m striving for hózhó, which is a Diné concept involving balance.
#W3C sells out the Web with #EME - 1 year later | Defective by Design - https://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/w3c_sells_out_web_eme_1_year_later #FSF
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“They vilify us, the scoundrels do, when there is only this difference, they rob the poor under the cover of law, forsooth, and we plunder the rich under protection of our own courage; had you not better make one of us, than sneak after the asses of those villains for employment?" - Samuel Bellamy
A Swiss tax app stored “tax declarations, tax information, receipts and other personal data” in a publicly readable AWS bucket.
The final paragraph is very disappointing:
“In addition, the tax service provider did not want to understand why we consider it essential to inform the users of the app about the data leak.”
The most secret of secrets of IT:
1. Everything is done by people who have no idea what they are doing. The people who know awe busy doing things *they* have no idea how to do. Once you learn how to do it, the thing is done and there is no point doing it again, so you move on to new things.
2. There are a lot of things that would be (relatively) easy to do and that would improve the lives of many people tremendously, but nobody has the time to do them, because they are all busy doing hard stuff.
My Mastodon day: make coffee, spend slightly more than half an hour drinking it and reading my notifications and home timeline in the early morning, replying and boosting as I go. Boot the laptop and do some code. Resurface from the code flow around 12:00 thinking that I really need to eat and pee and be human.
Well, at least during summer break.
nimi mi li Asu. mi lukin toki e toki pona. mi soweli pi seli pi telo kon. mi laso.
mi alasa e sona la: mi pilin toki. mi kama sona e sona toki e sona nanpa e sona pi nanpa ilo. mi wile e sona ale.
mi kalama musi. mi kuta kin e kalama musi pi wawa utala la: mi pilin toki a.
mi lon ma An Apo. ni li lon ma Misikan. ni li lon ma Mewika.
pona tawa sina!