Expect outages of my #indieweb @withknown host 1500wordmtu.com due to @PGE4Me power cuts.
My low-power home server, solar panels, and batteries are pretty solid. ISPs? Not so sure....
10 Years ago today: Sundar Pichai tells you why SideWiki is cool.
Ruha Benjamin presented this 1957 robot future by SuperGirl creator Otto Binder today. Prescient and horrifying at the same time and brings to mind Graeber's take on flying cars.
@Sys_innovation Management Cybernetics? Fredmund Malik goes deep into this area
Every developer should ask themselves what they will do when their software is used to further hatred and human suffering.
Small world. Bumped into @micropixie today in the Mission. A reminder to support your local artists and musicians. Also do check out "Dark Sight of the Moon" which is vg
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I think it's time for a Legal Deposit scheme for Games.
- Game publishers would put their games in Escrow when they publish.
- Game Services could publish a spec on how to interpret the game contents.
- 'Orphan' games would actually be preserved.- Users that purchased the Game would then be entitled to a copy of the escrowed item, plus the design on how to run them.
This, combined with an export of user-generated data would allow for usability after Stadia or the Game Publisher sunsets the service/game.
And to be honest I'd love to see this extended to all Online "Stores" that don't let you export usable contents.
Barring that Game Services could enter a Ulysses Pact with users if they are serious about the long-haul..
For each purchase a user makes put 10x in a locked escrow fund. When the service cancels that money can be used to migrate the games to a new provider or payout back the user.
- If a Game Service gets few users it's not a lot of money to exit and actually would increase satisfaction.
- If a Game Service does get popular then there's an explicit feedback loop that reinforces the durability of the system and alignment of interests.
Evernote announced something like this, but never really followed through. A small company called Forever actually does have a preservation fund that is purpose driven.
@Greg I don't see anything online -- there are some links to papers on the 2018 site https://
Fowler's latest is good reading. Breaks down the either/or choice of speed vs quality. (Hint quality wins; because cruft)
@pzriddle The computer history museum might want the original Gopher T. I gifted the other two:
I should see if I still have the GopherVR shirt
Arrived Sydney, Australia.
Smells like wild fires.
@anildash Maybe we need to think about non-monetary penalties? Ceding patent or copyright protections, a ban on government contracting or ejection from the H1-B program might actually shift behavior...
Press '+' to Pay Respects
Goodbye Google+, thanks for trailblazing tech, good times and connections made.
Please donate to @internetarchive to support the upkeep of the (finally real) Google+ Ghost Town.
@TomRLancaster Add Ghostery as well? Of course to visualize all the trackers these days would require VR. Just imagine if each web page was surrounded by tracker-avatars taking notes.
@edrex maybe IA should use uBlock Origin like everyone else does... Trackers can die, but Ads are actually cultural significant and we should preserve them as they say a lot about society..
""What we found was that the majority of news outlets had not given any thought to even basic strategies for preserving their digital content, and not one was properly saving a holistic record of what it produces.""
Moved my G+ following graph to Twitter more or less..
Wrote a hacky script to grab twitter URLs using the Google People API. Fed that into a web page with follow widgets
Hope to find more folks in the Fediverse https://
Happy to see Uranium Club show up on @resonatecoop this morning.
Always nice to see good stuff come out of Minneapolis.
@crulge a whitepaper by @humanvsdigital uses the Viable Systems Model to tackle health care issues. Beer would approve...
Jon Walker's VSM Guide is a classic: https://
@edsu try the usenet historical archive. I think you'll find what you want here:
Here, in the melting structures of obsolete systems, is the fluid of possibility. It’s sticky with confusion, it smells like pain, & it stains the past w/ dyes of remorse. There is no blissy workshop to take to avert the discomfort. There is no formula for success. Just show up.Link
@complexsplit I haven't kept up with recent gopher protocol developments, but I do see some discussion on the gopher-project mailing list:
In June 1995 I presented "Using Gopher with the World-Wide-Web" at GopherCon 95.
""Together the strengths of Gopher and WWW create a better, more integrated information system.""
Thinking about holding a Wake for Consumer G+
"This ceremony allows one last interaction with the corpse, providing a time for the living to express their emotions and beliefs about death with the deceased."
I ❤️ Standards
A long, long time ago I had an ISO bumper sticker with two cars colliding at equal heights. Can't seem to find any evidence of it existing anywhere, offline or online...
I'd recommend: Four Futures - Life After Capitalism.
@adamcurry @SanctionInc Lucky for us the golden age of Gopher T-Shirt shilling is gone. The FTC/FCC took care of that. Of course the open question is: who was @kurt_loder repping? AOL, MSN or CompuServe?
Sounds like the long awaited Real Genius reboot... Who will play the Val Kilmer role is an open question...
Is Utopia a Hospital?
Fred Turner --
A hospital is a place where people get together, work very hard over very long periods of time in defined roles, checking and rechecking each other’s work, and they work toward a benevolent goal of saving lives.
One solution; treat open source like a VC.
Companies take a "FOSS/FLOSS" round -- in exchange for using community property firms would put ~7% of equity in escrow, that would be used exclusively to fund these efforts.
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...
Buy your copy of Ted Nelson's "Computer Lib/Dream Machines" while you can.
@anildash IIRC Livejournal was acquired for growth/tech potential. The GPL code and ana/cutter userbase was problematic. Vox was the clean room implementation.
At the time Technorati's top 3 were Blogger/LJ,/6a...