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Playa bound in a month and a half! Feeling amazing sense of gratitude for finding an amazing group of people to create adventuresome quests. If you contribute to our fundraiser I will supply you with rare artifacts from this journey!

https://gofund.me/010065c9

 

Wait, *that* Forest Green? from the movie Groove? Finally connecting those dots. And yes, it bangs!

https://soundcloud.com/forestgreen/forest-green-does-it-bang-crab-strictly-dance-radio-summer-2020-c...

@djforestgreen

 

R is for Rave!

How was I not aware of the Toytown Techno genre before?

https://youtu.be/J7uVVImPhdY

 

This expression of pure joy in motion was just what I needed to hear and feel this morning!

Thank you @domwhiting and your crew!

https://youtu.be/i7D_t1fW0VU

 

that parking tickets for Los Angeles City and County are disjoint but look EXACTLY THE SAME. Ha two tickets the same day. Accidentally contested the wrong citation. Ooops!



 

For those that want to review the post-9/11 tech downturn and not finding them on the Wayback machine here's where the FC Archives ended up.

https://webarchive.loc.gov/legacy/20010920002922/http://www.fuckedcompany.com/

 

 

 

What do you call a group of confused deputies? Asking for a friend.

 

Traveled to the dystopia cyberpunk future where I jacked in my Google Glass and was able to stay in the moment and in character. So many magical moments.

https://1500wordmtu.com/2022/may-i-collect-your-visual-bits

 

May I collect your Visual Bits?

I dusted off my Google Glass for Neotropolis. It was magical. But this was an environment where photo consent is the norm, and being augmented is, well, expected.

I'm yearning for an updated Glass with a Pixel camera sensor and portrait photo/video. But even without that I was able to stay in the moment and get some shots I would not have at all.

Neon lighted dancer surrounded by spectators

Portrait of Paul Lindner wearing a Google Glass in front of a desert stage that says Core

 

Want all the TikTok videos?

1. Go to profile. Scroll to bottom
2. Open web console.
3. Execute this Javascript, replacing USER
x=''; document.querySelectorAll("a[href^=https\\:\\/\\/www\\.tiktok\\.com\\/\\@USER").forEach( e=> {x = x+ e.getAttribute("href") + ' '}); copy(x)
4. Open a command shell
5. Enter yt-dlp on the command line and paste the URLs from step 3!

 

Older and Wiser

[image of a van mirror reflecting a vivid sunset with a palm tree lined highway]

This was a year of deep darkness and bright light; forsaken and welcoming journeys; rupture and attachment; pain and joy; reconnection and connection.

But here I am facing the uncertain future - wiser from that journey.ย  More connected and self aware of my power.

So it's oddly appropriate that my birthday falls on Bandcamp Friday and right after Trans day of Visibility and as my OpenCollective/Patreon contributions kick in.ย ย  Now, more than ever, we need to care for each other and support art and music that defines our collective humanity.ย  Support these artists/causes and I will happily spread the Birthday love to them!

No official party, but if you'd like to see me and Gus I'll be at the Internet Archive friday lunch, and I'll be at Lake Merrit on Saturday skating and doing some lighting/visualization for the always fun trance DJ extravaganze ASOT 510.ย  Oh and also prepping costumes and the CyberVan for Neotropolis Fest!

And with that I leave you with this lyric:

Don't act like there is no tomorrow
You should use the pain and sorrow
To fill you up with power
Life's both sweet and sour!

Time for strawberry cake!

ย 

 

Loose ends

  • Archiving social media
  • Deleting old accounts.ย  (Bye-bye AWS Glacier 85 cent/month backup images from 2012.)
  • Lots of thinking...
 

Hacker News Ingested

Here's some q&d scripting to pull your comments into a bunch of shpub commands. You'll need to edit some of the quoting, but it works well!

curl https://hnrss.org/threads.jsonfeed?id=lindner |jq > hackernews-plindner-threads.json
cat hackernews-plindner-threads.json | jq -r '.items[]| "shpub note --html --syndication=" + .url + " --published=" + .date_published + " --name=\"" + .title + "\" - <<EOF\n" + .content_html + "\nEOF\n\n"'

 

This job goes to 11

Not sure how I feel.ย  Google is now my longest running gig, overtaking public school.ย  I have a ton of gratitude for the kindness and support that the people in this company offer and the opportunities it has provided.ย  Oh and...

  • This job finally got me out of financial precarity.ย  With total comp it was 6x what I was earning a few years earlier.ย  I had so undervalued myself.ย  And this was in the midst of the great recession.
  • It took a while, but I eventually found my groove, and have had so many chances to reinvent myself.
  • When calamity struck 6 years ago people where there for me and I had the time to attend to family.ย  And now as I'm going through another rough patch I've found compassion and understanding.

Much, much gratitude.

That said as the company has changed I've less-and-less identified myself as a Googler.ย  I often feel reluctant admitting it in the alternative public spaces I inhabit.

I guess I recognize that the sociotechnical systems we build can reinforce the inequity of our society and extract or destroy the rich "variety" of the world..ย  I often yearn for a future where we can focus on "stuff that doesn't scale":ย  the human, the physical and local connections.

With that I believe that my contribution, overall, is a net positive to the good in the world.ย ย  It's hard to quantify and I grapple with it.

So yes, this job does indeed go to 11!ย  Here's to the embracing the present moment and the scary unknown future!!

https://youtu.be/F7IZZXQ89Oc

 

Citc Zero

Finally submitted a CL that's been pending for 9 years (some simple Guice memory/performance tweaks)

Cleaned up all my citc clients. Down to 8 from over 100.

 

TalkSpace

Oh look there's a free TalkSpace benefit. I would've been on that earlier if I'd known.

 

 

September 2021 reminder that I'm not a German Politician!

If I was I'd be way more in line with @dielinke

cc: @Lance78W @Glossa_Austria @ThomasSigmund @chris_breu @loves_Nina @FrauMeyer1 @wegeheld @DavidSittler @HartmutVoigt @LostinEU @tantepiep


 

If you want to do something about the situation in Texas, folks on the ground seem to be suggesting donating to @TEAFund http://teafund.org

 

Sunday Sunday Sunday

Did you know you can get into the https://museumca.org/ for free with your Google Badge?

Join me and 1 other Googler today (August 22nd 2021) and we'll tour https://museumca.org/exhibit/mothership-voyage-afrofuturism

text me at 415 425 1601 if you want to join in on this group!

 

Real Life Story of the 1st Mainframe Container Breakout

It's like a kubes/mainframe buddy movie. :-D Enjoy this talk from some fun folks from Minnesota.

https://youtu.be/7DXF7YDBf-g

 

You're Doing IOT RNG

Saw this talk live. Well done! TLDR badly seeded pseudo-random number generators can be used to find the next random number in sequence.

https://labs.bishopfox.com/tech-blog/youre-doing-iot-rng
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuqw0-jZh9Y

 

0xide

Some perspective for this Perf season...

https://oxide.computer/blog/compensation-as-a-reflection-of-values

My neighbor works for these guys.

 

Thinking I should schedule time in my calendar to close tabs...





 

Afrofuturism Exhibit

Anyone want to go to Oakland Museum a week from Sunday? With me and some other interesting folks? Pop into this twitter thread..

https://twitter.com/lindner/status/1426379023802724354

 

Cyberpunk

Your period reminder of what we thought technology was going to give us...

https://archive.org/details/cyberpunk_201410

 

AI Fairness Exploits

Here's the video of the winners of the Twitter bug bounty/CTF for algorithmic fairness. It's a judo trick to get AI failures recognized in the same way as insecure code.

https://youtu.be/KLwdzLiJywI

Background
https://hackerone.com/twitter-algorithmic-bias?type=team
https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/10/22617972/twitter-photo-cropping-algorithm-ai-bias-bug-bounty-resu...
https://github.com/twitter-research/image-crop-analysis

 

Recasting Algorithmic bias as security vulnerabilities with specific harms and a bug bounty is brilliant! Now I want a "Project Zero" team to go out and find these.

https://hackerone.com/twitter-algorithmic-bias

 

I love this. Google should offer similar bounties. And can we please spin up a Project Zero for AI Bias while we're at it?!

https://hackerone.com/twitter-algorithmic-bias?type=team





 

DEFCON

I'm going. Just to be there for this:

https://aivillage.org/events/2020/8/4/ai-village-def-con-28-safe-mode-w6wsl

A bunch of it will be online too. But I evaluated the covid risks vs rewards and decided to go.

 

 

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.

Thoughts?

 

See you at IRL Cyberdelia in September.

https://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2021/09-17.html

 

 

Archive.org turns 25

I did a video version of the blog post I did for them a while back about Love, Loss and Archives.

http://anniversary.archive.org/

Consider donating and signing up for the 25th anniversary webcast, they do so much with such a small budget. Funny thing is that Google started out as a Library project. In some ways I wish we could go back to that simpler time.

 

Scale

With Covid (hopefully continuing) to decline there are some once in a lifetime opportunities to attend events at smaller scale.

I was just at the 30% capacity Disneyland last weekend. 16 rides in one day and just.. relaxed despite 40k steps walked.

I bought DEF-CON tickets.

I might go to the renegade Burning Man this year.

Socially distanced outdoor events mean I can bring my dog and dance.

Looking into doing a set of federated Decentralized Web camps.

Regional events instead of global ones.

Rethinking how things work...

 

Grammatics

Going to take some time to parse this one...

http://ceptr.org/whitepapers/grammatics

 

Great opportunity to hear Nathan Schneider talk about the intersection of cooperatives and technology at the Decentralized Web Meetup this Wednesday.

https://blog.archive.org/2021/05/27/distribute-commons-not-commodities/

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.

https://twitter.com/NoraBateson/status/1244628138342125571

 

 

 

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!

https://1500wordmtu.com/pages/amazoncom-delivers-dance-and-dj


 

moot

That time I almost quit Google...

In retrospect it put me on a more thoughtful relationship with Google the company and where I put my efforts, both inside/outside the company.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/22/4chan-founder-chris-poole-moot-has-left-google.html

 

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.

https://www.reddit.com/r/longbeach/comments/mqme14/looking_for_help_identifying_the_building_near/

 

Caffleine has departed... Google is a lesser place

https://epitaphs.googleplex.com/caffleine





 

Lunch Ninja is still a thing..

https://lunch-ninja.googleplex.com/

Have had 2 so far, would recommend...





 

2008

For some reason I'm thinking of 2008 and this bounced into my head...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6IQ_FOCE6I