I make the internet a better place for humans.
People of Hackers.Town, are you going to in-person DEFCON this year? [Yes] [No] [Maybe]
I'm worried about the Delta variant despite the measures taken by the conference. Vegas is known for high-risk behavior and there are reports of vaccinated people coming down with Covid.
Great opportunity to hear Nathan Schneider talk about the intersection of cooperatives and technology at the Decentralized Web Meetup this Wednesday.
cc @ntnsndr @internetarchive
It really feels like we're waking from the liminal dream state now. So much latent energy, ready to rush forth, ready for new possibilities.
Remember when @amazon Delivered Dance and DJ
This email from 9-9-99 by @mikemcgonigal is nothing like what you'd see today. I remember @ezrakilty mentioning that he worked with @djkevincole in those early days!
Don't let the relief of a guilty verdict stop the march towards systemic change.
Much thanks to the fine folks on /r/LongBeach
It's the internet doing what it does best.
A must watch documentary on voting rights now on Prime Video. Was lucky enough to see this at the Drive in a couple weeks back.
cc @westwinddrivein @primevideo
The known site I'm posting this from is finally back up after a few hours of fighting with podman networking, nftables and mysql unicode collation.
"Police Reform" is the new "Cage Free Eggs"
We don't need more humane oppression. Replace the system with one that is focused solving on human needs, not in reinforcing broken organizations.
"The Purpose of a System is What it Does"
Change, or replace, the system to get better outcomes.
Finally solved a really weird network issue on my home network.
Multiple interfaces with different firewall rules on the same wire cause great confusion, but a few sysctl entries fix it.
Adding some new background music to the WFH mix. Come play! You can chat and make requests!
Oh wow, I haven't read the issue cover-to-cover but I didn't see @waynecoyne mentioned there.
I'll make sure that I do this justice and will see if I can find an ANSI C (or A2) sized scanner for the cover art.
@firstname.lastname@example.org yeah, good times. Bad reception though! And Radio K only had a daytime AM license at the time. That's why they were 'open to 9pm'!!!
Connecting the community is definitely an 🌟essential🌟 service.
Stay safe and healthy!
Traded Saturday morning cartoons for Saturday music. Teenage Kicks on The Current by Jim McGuinn followed by Dandelion radio.
@thecurrent @jmcgnn @dandelionradio
It's my birthday and the world isn't fooling around, but we can do our best to help out the most vulnerable.
So help each other, be weird, have awe, sing, dance and be human!
It's live! loving your anecdotes and the narration by @yeahrightpos
I do think it's time for an at-home 'Summer Splash Party' where we put on our swim gear and dance to disco 🕺💃.
(check out the clip at 20:24!)
Thank you Dominik, I have been blessed with a treasure of digital memories to rediscover and share. So glad that you were able to enjoy my journey through the archives.
According to this interview with R.U. Sirius
"Howard Rheingold swears that he’s Michael Wilson, who was involved in the development of the TV show Burn Notice..."
Already have @djkevincole a few minutes in...
Something about these times that I feel your loss as my own. 💔
Thank you for connecting the community and being there for everyone, as Ralph was there for you.
Thank you for letting me share Julie's memories, tacky postcards and all, with everyone.
If anyone reading this has suffered a similar loss, please feel free to reach out for a sympathetic ear or for help finding memories in the archives. DMs open.
Thank you for your sympathy and for all the work you've done to make @PerkeepOrg into a such a useful tool for personal digital preservation.
Honored that I was able to tell my story of restoration and healing on the @internetarchive blog today.
Thank you @whanamura and the IA team for your compassion and for preserving so many cherished memories of my life with @jflindner.
Aha. swore that I already checked. So yay!
But sadly... many/most of the leaf pages are empty or truncated. So sad :(
The quest continues!
A challenge to the data hoarders out there. Find the contents of the amazing music archive that one lived at archive.uwp.edu (FTP or Gopher) and was mirrored to mirrors.aol.com.
@textfiles - didn't see it in the boneyard. Ideas?
We've now entered the Cyberspace future predicted 30 years ago. Expecting a resurgence in Industrial Music..
St Patrick's Day Isolation mood...
🎵 Caffeine sugar and THC
Is all that the doctors are gonna find in me
When they do the autopsy
The micro-organism won't get me 🎵
Remember to support local artists like @email@example.com
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.
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 #gopher community. Definitely an example of a Retro Upgrade for our current computing environment.
Blaming the IRS for your poorly engineered software is sad. Most people can e-file.
1. Apologize for the problem.
2. Tell us when it will be fixed.
3. Remove the flippant smiley from your signature.
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
If you want you can refer to case #457576616 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...
By popular demand I started (manually) cross-posting to Instagram.
One of these days they'll have a proper API for individuals. Their current one is just super hostile...
At DNA Lounge - Hackers 25th Anniversary Movie.
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.
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!