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shoot the pixels right into my optic nerve pls

A brief reminder to the technical people on my timeline that technical skill is also a form of privilege. If you're trying to Save The World From Capitalist Authoritarians, your plan needs to include a 14-year-old highschool dropout as a use case.

eesh, the grammar and spelling in some of my toots is embarrassing ๐Ÿ˜ณ

@Xian_ don't get me wrong, I love open source. but like you say, unfair backlash for not sharing source code is extreme. I think there are cases where sharing should be expected (eg security algorithms), but then lots of cases where it's author's discretion.

@CobaltVelvet yeah i get the last bit. especially for things like security algorithms.

however, say for some fancy widget on a web page, there seems to be an expectation that you'd share the source code for that, versus just enjoying it for what it is. it doesn't feel to me like making art and not showing it--you are showing it. it's like showing someone you're art, and them demanding a detailed explanation of how you made it. you don't owe them that in my view. it's up to you to decide.

@Xian_ if coding represents the logic of how your brain works, which i think it does, then it's a matter of right to privacy. no one owes the world a look into how their brain works. they can share if they choose to, but it is not an obligation.

@CobaltVelvet if coding represents the logic of how your brain works, which i think it does, then it's a matter of right to privacy. no one owes the world a look into how their brain works. they can choose to share if they like of course, but it's not an obligation.

unpopular (?) opinion: keeping your source code secret--i.e., not sharing it--is good.

funny how Silicon Valley people say "crush it" to mean "do something well". the idea that the only way to do well is to destroy something is baked into their language

javascript, the language where you have to do a web search whenever you want to write a for loop because there's already like fifty ways to write a for loop and you're pretty sure they've probably added a new one since you looked last

@dag thanks for this, i'll check them out!

shouldn't we be able to use all those 2Gbyte thumb drives everyone throws away as distributed storage? 2Gbytes x 1,000,000 is petabytes!

source code formatted to look like a QR code encoding the result of compiling that code

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@charlyblack "Activity: write a poem about a cat. use nano or vim to write in terminal. create a key and share via dat. clone other people's cat poem."