You'll find Gus at The Balm on Valencia most Saturday Mornings. #pawswelcome
The "Internet Gopher and Adversarial Interoperability" EFF Deeplink Blog post is now on Cory Doctorow's most excellent Podcast.
In 1991 a GB was ~$7k
Still amazed that we could pay for all that expensive hardware and had such lousy salaries.. At $30k/year 1 disk would be .3 SWE/y
Sad to hear about the death of Larry Tesler.
“Every application has an inherent amount of irreducible complexity. The only question is: Who will have to deal with it—the user, the application developer, or the platform developer?”
@lindner @c_lindner Thanks everyone for making this my most popular tweet! Can someone explain what this AfD oaf is saying? Google Translate doesn't have a "white supremacy" setting...
Guess I need to learn some German insults. (Or aggressively block)
I just wish I got mistaken for @patricklindner instead. Volksmusik is better than Neoliberal Politics!
Everything I know about German Politics comes from mistaken rage mentions for @c_lindner
Sadly it appears that the centrists once again prefer fascists to leftists. Also see "The Iron Law of Institutions"
@TheCurrent @twinkiejiggles Would love to hear Mr. Blue Sky by ELO. The perfect sunshiney song. It's from Paul in Oakland remembering Julie tonight.
She originally requested it July 26, 2014 from @thewombatt
Will be attending the DWeb SF Meetup tonight at @internetarchive Quite the lineup including @ara4n and @bluesky
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My wife Julie passed away from breast cancer last month. Today I published her obituary in the Star Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, the Rochester Post Bulletin and at https://
We knew right away that we completed each other and fell deeper in love for 27 years. She meant everything to me.
Thank you for bearing witness to Julie’s life, for the condolences and for honoring Julie's memory.
@groby this @supermicro_SMCI mini-tower is one of the best investments I've ever made. ~35W idle power draw, 4 hot swap bays, 8 Xeon-D cores. Add a NAS distro like UNRAID or OpenMediaVault and you're GTG
Algedonic Meters? Real time citizen feedback? For Chilean people? Looks like Cyberfolk 2019!
@n_srnck @bentarnoff also check out the @giunitpod episode with Logic contributor Wendy Liu (@dellsystem)
Did you know your hard disk is descended from a streetcar? Learn how in "Solid State: Minnesota's High Tech History". Also includes Cray, the Oregon Trail and yes, Internet Gopher.
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