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@SanctionInc @adamcurry Adam Curry has been replaced with a NodeJS server.

 
 

Authors: would you recommend Medium membership for someone that wants to support good writing? Any alternatives? As always concerned that Medium took $132m in venture funding that will have to be paid...

https://medium.com/membership

 

The book is out, and very very good. A must read. If you have more time than money I have some paid-for Play Books gifts I can give. DM me.

https://rushkoff.com/books/team-human-book/

 

Buy your copy of Ted Nelson's "Computer Lib/Dream Machines" while you can.

https://computerlibbook.com/

 

Team Human is out today

 

@anildash IIRC Livejournal was acquired for growth/tech potential. The GPL code and ana/cutter userbase was problematic. Vox was the clean room implementation.

https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/A-MATTER-OF-DEATH-AND-LIVEJOURNAL-2689569.php

At the time Technorati's top 3 were Blogger/LJ,/6a...

 

Glad that we can add more people to the Matrix ecosystem! Especially people that also use and Known (There are dozens of us!)

 

Replied to a post on medium.com :

If you really want to play games with the algorithms change your locale from en-US to en-GB. You'll soon be getting Royals, FIFA and Daily Mail clickbait.

https://medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/the-real-value-of-facebook-19d1d6cb3003

 

Native Ads in your News Feed Circa 1903

Native Ads in your News Feed Circa 1903

From the January 15th,1903 edition of the Hendricks Pioneer.

 

Only 1 week left to enjoy Youtube Annotated videos...

https://waxy.org/2018/11/a-tribute-to-youtube-annotations/

 

"Known Issues"

"Known Issues"

I'm saving this for the next time someone suggests creating a support/help doc instead of fixing the actual problem...

You can find this engraved sign in the Shreve Jewelry Store elevator in San Francisco.  It says:

WE BEG YOUR PARDON..
THE BUTTONS DO NOT LIGHT
UP BUT THE ELEVATOR WORKS

I asked the staff about it.  They said that fixing the light would require replacing the entire panel. But that would trigger a building-code upgrade for the whole elevator system.  Total cost?  $80,000.

Cost of sign?  $3

 

Indeed, VRML was a thing.. I went into my email archives since I was active in that community working on GopherVR back then. Mark thought the vrml newsgroup should be comp.infosystems.www.vrml. I was convinced that VRML was much more than that and suggested it really really should be comp.infosystems.vrml (a top-level thing..)

 

"Without the efforts of the workers the company would not have value so the idea that the workers and owners ought to be the same cohort has a great deal of attraction."

https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2019/1/233510-a-people-centered-economy/fulltext

 

Finally! a way to re-platform your Google+ data before the April 2019 shutdown.

https://gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me/ exports to Wordpress, Blogger and other places. Hoping that this allows for communities to transition to new hosting or for individuals to go