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Post yur playlist plz.. There are only so many Neil Cicierega tracks out there... Save me before I start hitting the Nightcore...

True story: After too much time in the Fortress of Solitude Superman morphed into Bizarro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGa1b0m-LWY

 

I have that whole email thread archived.. What a trip.. Quite pleased that you're still leading on alternative ways to fund, create, and deliver quality content.

 

Indeed! I've been following the growing community. Definitely an example of a Retro Upgrade for our current computing environment.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RetroUpgrade

 

Blaming the IRS for your poorly engineered software is sad. Most people can e-file.

Instead please:

1. Apologize for the problem.
2. Tell us when it will be fixed.
3. Remove the flippant smiley from your signature.

 

gopherserver coming soon

gopherserver coming soon

Looks like Adam Curry spoke about Internet Gopher on the Rogan Podcast, so I had to dig this out of the email archives from September '93

@noagenda@twitter.com @adamcurry@twitter.com @adam@noagendasocial.com 

 

 

For some reason I always thought of Six Apart as Franz Ferdinand.

And for the ultimate crossover here's a Franz cover of Serge Gainsbourg

https://youtu.be/G_zCprdV5M8

 

If you want you can refer to case It's closed, but should have details.

Intuit/TurboTax has a market cap of $74B, and just spent $7B to buy Credit Karma. They can afford to hire people to manually fix these returns...

 

Heather -- please read the full thread (there are three pages of unhappy customers) It's a bug in Turbotax and it needs to be fixed.

Sending people who have experienced a loss to read IRS forms is just cruel.

 

Turbotax, you had one job.. Because of this bug surviving spouses have had to mail instead of e-file for years. I escalated with support. They said it would be fixed, but could not notify me when. Just keep trying...

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/rejected-2019-return-based-on-my-deceased-spouse-...

@turbotax @freetaxusa

 

By popular demand I started (manually) cross-posting to Instagram.

https://instagram.com/1500wordmtu

One of these days they'll have a proper API for individuals. Their current one is just super hostile...
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram-api/

 

Hackers at DNA Lounge

Hackers at DNA Lounge
Hackers at DNA Lounge

Decided to break out the Orange Jumpsuit for Cyberdelia at the DNA Lounge.  Crowd participation made the film Hackers 10x better and yes, rollerblades were in use.

https://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2020/02-28.html

@dnalounge

 

Paws Welcome

Paws Welcome

You'll find Gus at The Balm on Valencia most Saturday Mornings. 

@thebalm

 

At DNA Lounge - Hackers 25th Anniversary Movie.

Wow

 

Yeah, it's great. Perfectly sized for my commute and oh so relevant.

 

The "Internet Gopher and Adversarial Interoperability" EFF Deeplink Blog post is now on Cory Doctorow's most excellent Podcast.

https://craphound.com/podcast/2020/02/24/gopher-when-adversarial-interoperability-burrowed-under-the...

@doctorow @eff

 

I miss the local ILEC ISPs. They really got so many people online while remaining true to their communities.

Glad that Gopher got the job done for you!

 

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

https://mkomo.com/cost-per-gigabyte

 

Receipts:

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 91 13:51:07
From: Bob Alberti <alberti@boombox>

Clarinet archiving looks to be taking up about 100K blocks (~50 Meg) a month, and if this is the case, we're going to want to get another disk for it, ideally 600+ Megabytes.

 

Bob forgot to mention that he maintained paperboy.micro.umn.edu, a Mac IIfx running INN for a good long while. That enabled Clarinet UPI news.

Having full text searches in 1992 blew people's minds. Plus you could bookmark a search, which was another game changer!

 

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Cory did a great job of capturing the early days of Gopher in his article.

 

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?”

http://nomodes.com/Larry_Tesler_Consulting/Complexity_Law.html

@nomodes

 

Dedications...

Dedications...

A heartfelt thank you to @djkevincole @ACertainAbbie and @RadioCoachOwen for playing two of Julie's favorite Minnesota songs on very powerful : Beyond Cancer day on @KEXP

https://www.kexp.org/musicheals/

 

@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 &quot;white supremacy&quot; setting...

https://twitter.com/Georg_Pazderski/status/1226519119618543618

Guess I need to learn some German insults. (Or aggressively block)

 

@vonneudeck @haekelschwein Thank you! Being mistaken for a @c_lindner is okay. Where else would I see this:

https://youtu.be/W9mjIITCL9Q

Maybe someone can give me a German language joke I can use to respond to mistaken identity? Maybe a Stilblüten ????

 

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"

https://www.dw.com/en/far-right-afd-kingmakers-in-german-state-election/a-52268385

 

@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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrzxz5-dv4abR0FVHQEY92y7EcYuWwCDh

 

Thank you @BillDeVille for the heartfelt dedication of my request this morning on United States of on @TheCurrent

And thank you to Frank Randall of the Sycamores for this song and his kindness.

http://www.sycamores.com/lyrics/red-wing-boots/

 

Ya my flight just landed. What's up in MN?

https://twitter.com/pyry/status/816458480399880192

 

Will be attending the DWeb SF Meetup tonight at @internetarchive Quite the lineup including @ara4n and @bluesky

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dweb-sf-meet-up-january-tickets-88949818301

 

about Nightcore via @RadioK

I think it's the only way I'll want to hear 80s music from now on.

 

Converted my withknown instance from docker to podman. Replaced docker-compose with a pod. Upped Known version. Fedora 31 here I come...

 

Julie

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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://julieslife.com/

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.

 

 

@dietrich Looks like @AudiusProject is funded by VCs who will want a return on their investment. Seeing very little about governance on their site.

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/audius

 
 

@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

https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/midtower/5028/SYS-5028D-TN4T.cfm

 

Algedonic Meters? Real time citizen feedback? For Chilean people? Looks like Cyberfolk 2019!

https://twitter.com/cesifoti/status/1188143056878538753

 

@mulegirl I also sent a copy over to the Cybernetics Library in NYC. (@cyberneticslib) Check them out at https://cybernetics.social/

aside: ... thanks for all the superb @muledesign work for Six Apart back when..

 

@mulegirl if anyone wants to buy this book you can get it direct from the author

http://wavestonepress.co.uk/contact-us-news.html

Let's start the Cybernetic Renaissance -- anyone up for organizing a 2020 Macy Conference?

 

@bentarnoff The Team Human podcast (@teamhumanshow) by @Rushkoff is left oriented and covers varied topics including platform coops, media, climate and how technology affects society.

https://teamhuman.fm/ourepisodes/

 

@n_srnck @bentarnoff also check out the @giunitpod episode with Logic contributor Wendy Liu (@dellsystem)

http://generalintellectunit.net/e/030-organising-tech-with-wendy-liu-jason-prado/

 

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.

https://www.tpt.org/solid-state/video/solid-state-minnesotas-high-tech-history-35848/

via @tpt

 

Apple: Introducing Dark Mode for iOS 13
Android: Try our new Dark Theme in Android Q
PG&E

 

Expect outages of my @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....

https://gilligan.fandom.com/wiki/Electric_Generator

 

10 Years ago today: Sundar Pichai tells you why SideWiki is cool.

https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/help-and-learn-from-others-as-you.html

@sundarpichai

 

@textfiles when I lived there 20 years ago the cool folks hung out at L'Usine

http://usine.ch

 

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.

@ruha9 @davidgraeber

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/youll-own-slaves-by-1965/

 
 
 

Replied to a post on werd.io :

Every developer should ask themselves what they will do when their software is used to further hatred and human suffering.

https://werd.io/2019/trumps-social-media-summit-and-me