Do others maintain a personal "mission statement" or a goals document?
* Bookmarks of mission statements (personal and organizational): https://pinboard.in/u:npdoty/t:missionstatement/
* Replying to Ben on his draft personal mission statement: http://bcc.npdoty.name/Re-a-personal-mission-statement
Now seems like a good time to remind everyone that our platform is designed to help you avoid wasting money in excessive payment processing fees.
AlphaZero is given the rules of chess and 4 hours playing itself in order to become the top-rated chess program in the world!?
📚 #reading _Naked Lunch_, by William S. Burroughs.
Closely reading the text, especially in the moments most stream of consciousness, most poetic and disturbing without a clear plot, reminds me of the challenge of meditation, of focusing and re-focusing just on the current moment or experience.
Mastodon is also importing/exporting single-column .csv files (no metadata included, so the same format is used for blocklists and followlists), with each line as:
Twitter exports and imports lists that consist in Twitter UIDs (long numeric strings), as .csv files (although there's only one column); Blocktogether supports the same. A little frustrating, since it requires an API call to turn a UID into a URL or screenname.
Double your impact by donating to EFF this week. We’re in the courts, fighting mass surveillance, the DMCA and censorship; building tech to limit corporate tracking and make encryption ubiquitous, defending hackers and activists in the streets and at the borders.
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Could we use ActivityPub for playing correspondence chess in public?
I can send moves to the other player, and CC the public, and others can comment on each move, fave and boost, reply with "?" for a bad move, and replay the game later with an appropriate client. A server in the know could render the current state of the game.
On building institutions and designing for community standards:
"While I agree that the outsize power of large social networking platforms can be harmful even as it seemed to disrupt old gatekeepers, I do want to create new institutions, institutions that reflect our values and involve widespread participation from often underserved groups."
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!