the IBM Port-A-Punch from 1958 has the industrial design of a late nineties PDA
I am very proud of this bug report: http://rhizome.org/editorial/2017/dec/07/nav-gonna-give-you-up/
I think Boston Dynamics' business model is just to produce a gif of a random robot every few years
Is it me or... we had a moment when Mastodon was in a lot of conversations re:twitter. Now we're having a moment where twitter is heavily criticised (trump, moderation, blue checkmarks), but I see almost no mentions of Mastodon as a simple alternative?
(and I don't believe it's because *these people* already left to Mastodon)
Hello long time no see
it's not poetry if you don't have to free up some drive space while making it
[my impression of the state of AI in pop culture, snarky, sorry]
RESEARCHER: I have made yet another somewhat interesting way to transform one spreadsheet into another spreadsheet
JOURNALISTS: we're all doomed by robots lol
Several weeks later and it's still really fucking magical that I'm hosting my own instance of a social network that I can use to talk to my friends????
Hey bot allies, botsin.space is now running a slightly customized version of the mastodon codebase.
When you're logged in, you can create an app in the preferences section, and get an access token right there. No OAuth hoops!
A weird side effect of joining Mastodon is I kind of want to blog more? Or, I feel like I can actually share ideas in progress in a way that birdsite and its pressures of performance sort of foreclose upon?
Oh btw I gave a talk yesterday about the artistic possibilities of Mastodon called "Infrastructure as Shitpost"
“The rich - through purchasing such biological enhancements - could become, literally, better than the rest; more intelligent, healthier and with far greater life-spans.
At that point, it will make sense to cede power to this ‘enhanced’ class.”—Yuval Noah Harari, Is inequality about to get unimaginably worse?
(PS. To avoid such a dystopian future, see https://ar.al/notes/encouraging-individual-sovereignty-and-a-healthy-commons)