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I am disinterested in disputing "the best". I am, above all, interested in what *I* like, followed by what family & friends like (eg, present company), and then most broadly but of only practical interest because it dictates availability, what "'people" like.

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I must not tweet.
Twitter is the mind-killer.
Twitter is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my tweets.
I will permit them to pass over me and through me.
And when they have gone past I will turn the inner eye to see their path.
Where the tweets have gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

(Apologies to the memory of Frank Herbert.)

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The fundamental freedom to fork and the ability to federate are complementary.

Forking establishes a divide, federation is the set of techniques for communication, collaboration, and navigation across divides to create a whole that is distinct from and often greater than the sum of the parts.

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I was going through my paper mail this morning, and I found a letter from the school district where I used to do time as a kid. Apparently the high school English department head found out that I've written a couple of novels, and wants to make my first one required summer reading.

I'm horrified by this. I don't want a captive audience, and I don't want people to grow up despising my work because it was shoved down their throats at school. Save that shit for when I'm dead and buried, please.

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@catgirl I am a dumb ol' pedant who was actually alive during the period everyone's nostalgic for, so I shake my cane and tell kids to get off my lawn a lot

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The biggest small-screen representation of fully automated luxury communism has been Star Trek -- a franchise about a collection of geniuses organized along military lines attempting imperial expansion via weaponized diplomacy. The new adaptation of the Culture books changes that.

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@enkiv2 (also lol when i looked this up the article i found also claimed snow crash is getting an adaptation and wow do i have trouble imagining that being good, although anything is possible)

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"Doesn't exist; works anyway" is such a great summary of so many super important things. (Money, ethics, mathematics, fashion, semantics)

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beetroot as an alternate Unix admin account where all the console text is red

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I had the thought that you could use a kindle as a raspberry pi e-ink display. I found this, and now its the thing I want most

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Warms my heart to see compiling to Lua is starting to be seen as an interesting space recently. This ML compiler is just adorable:


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todays reading: splitsider.com/2018/02/how-fac

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy

> Matt Klinman took to Twitter, writing "Mark Zuckerberg just walked into Funny or Die and laid off all my friends"


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Following outdated tutorials and blog posts can lead to potential security issues.

I hit that myself 3 days ago. Trust but verify and read upstream documentation.


"every woman, every man
join the caravan
of love (stand up)"

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"Everything we do to make it harder to create a website or edit a web page, and harder to learn to code by viewing source, promotes that consumerist vision of the web.

Pretending that one needs a team of professionals to put simple articles online will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Overcomplicating the web means lifting up the ladder that used to make it possible for people to teach themselves and surprise everyone with unexpected new ideas."



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Counterculture is inventing your own counterculture because the other countercultures are too mainstream.

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@KawaSeadrake Like one thing I know about Sweden is they have this idea of lagom - you "win" when you're basically comfy, rather than being fabulously rich and showing unprecedented gains all the damn time.

It strikes me that a society which has that sort of take is one a lot more emotionally ready to have more regulation, more social safety net, and more taxes.

Prosperity is a lot more than just money.

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Thank you generous people of the fediverse for allowing our small extraterritorial, sovereign, quasi-national entity to be part of your world.

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I'm a computer musician making:

⇒ various forms of electro-funk and bass #music (#renoise)

⇒ ambiental drone, noise and sonic experiments (#supercollider)

⇒ expanded cinema & #video projects (#processing).

I also:
⇒ do #queer #performance
⇒ run a small local #ccmusic #netlabel w/ boutique physical releases
⇒ use #FLOSS & #Linux

You can support me on #Bandcamp #Patreon and #LiberaPay

#GlitchArt #ardour #kdenlive #ubuntustudio
#introductions #introduction

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my favorite thing about the temeraire series is that in the fiction, dragons always existed and were in interaction with people throughout history. outside of england (which is mostly unaffected for the purposes of story framing), the development of civilizations was affected by their presence. there were dragon philosophers and poets, industrialists and explorers.

if you want to have high fantasy and a technological/industrialized society in the same story, fuckin own it. play it out, see what happens!

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I wrote the ar5k driver for 1st gen Atheros wlan under Linux. But everyone stopped caring as soon as there was an official blob driver from the vendor. #OpenBSD devs invited me to rewrite my driver and I fell in love with the clean source code, kernel and OS ever since. #bsdstart