Being followed by a faceless and silent avatar is creepy.
Here’s my suggestion for newbies: set a picture and write at least one, preferably four posts that tell us something about yourself, about what to expect.
If you follow me, I will look at your profile and maybe I’ll follow back. But I’m not following a faceless and silent avatar.
Now... how to get this message out to newbies... 🤔
The Latvian Radio Choir singing Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, Op. 37 "Vespers". The best music for crying and programming, both at the same time. Here I am, tears streaming down my face, thinking about some data import into an Oracle database. And I keep thinking: this is the time we live in. Crying, chagrined, as the world slowly turns into a swamp.
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
Pinebook Pro review: this laptop is better than any $200 laptop should be.
The story around the sale of the .ORG TLD does not get better
I'm deeply worried.
TIL There are music typewriters and they came in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and mechanisms
Wow, there is a 'low-tech music' event:
- Cyanide Dansen (Paris)
- Kenobit (Milano)
- Stu (Basel)
Steil im Turm Areal, Theaterstrasse 17, Winterthur, Switzerland
door opening: 23:00
Not sure if I can survive an event that starts at 23:00. I think I feel too old for that!
"You don't talk, you watch talk shows. You don't play games, you watch game shows. Travel, relationships, risk; every meaningful experience must be packaged and delivered to you to watch at a distance so that you can remain ever-sheltered, ever-passive, ever-ravenous consumers who can't free themselves to rise from their couches, break a sweat, and participate in life. "
I’m complaining about big holes in bread, joking about wanting to write a book called “Pain et le néant” (bread and nothingness) and before long my wife calls me on my bullshit and now I’m reading Wikipedia pages about Sartre. Happy Monday evening to you, too! 😅
SBC meta – datamining
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This is a very good article by Cory Doctorow as per usual: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-science-fiction-and-the-unforeseeable-future-in-the-2020s-lets/
In der Schweiz werden #Staatstrojaner mittlerweile intensiv eingesetzt. Staatstrojaner verletzen jedoch die digitale Intimsphäre und untergraben die IT Sicherheit von uns allen. Der Einsatz ist daher weitgehend unzulässig.
if (like me) you ever wondered whatever happend to the top-level domains of former eastern bloc states:
.dd (east germany): withdrawn in 1990, never used "on the net", just in university networks
.su (soviet union): still in use, even though it probably shouldn't be, ~117.000 domains
.yu (yugoslavia): deleted in 2010, ~4000 domains vanished
.cs (czechoslovakia): deleted in 1995, 114 domains vanished
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