Cruelty to invertebrates Show more
As a child, I once found a beached jellyfish. It was brown and transparent and the same size and shape as a pancake. Out of curiosity, I poked it with a sharp stick to feel the texture (it was tough like rubber).
This episode sometimes comes back to haunt me—how could I be sure it was already dead? What if, in its dying moments I was causing it even more pain?
30 years ago, when you joined IRC, you didn’t have to decide which network to connect to. Everything was a single network. But soon enough, disagreements gave rise to separate networks.
Talks on my timeline about defederating “rogue” instances makes me think that one day, maybe years from now, history will repeat itself. Such is the nature of decentralised anything, I guess.
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