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Paul Lindner

At DNA Lounge - Hackers 25th Anniversary Movie.

Wow

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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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Replied to a post on mamot.fr :

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

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Sad to hear about the death of Larry Tesler.

โ€œEvery application has an inherent amount of irreducible complexity. The only question is: Who will have to deal with itโ€”the user, the application developer, or the platform developer?โ€

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

@nomodes

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@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)

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@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 Stilblรผten ????

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I just wish I got mistaken for @patricklindner instead. Volksmusik is better than Neoliberal Politics!

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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

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@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

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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/

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

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

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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

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about Nightcore via @RadioK

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

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

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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 Julieโ€™s life, for the condolences and for honoring Julie's memory.

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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/

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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

https://micropixie.bandcamp.com/

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Game Services and Digital Preservation

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I think it's time for aย Legal Deposit scheme for Games.

- Game publishers would put their games in Escrow when they publish.ย ย 
- 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 aย Ulysses Pact with users if they are serious about the long-haul..ย 

ย For each purchase a user makes put 10x in a locked escrow fund.ย  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.ย  ย A small company called Foreverย actually does have a preservation fund that is purpose driven.

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TODO(lindner): attend tech debt conference

https://2019.techdebtconf.org/

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Arrived Sydney, Australia.

Smells like wild fires.

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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.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190313142515/https://plus.google.com/+PaulLindner


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""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.""

https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/the-dire-state-of-news-archiving-in-the-digital-age.php

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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://bridge.joinmastodon.org/

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Happy to see Uranium Club show up on @resonatecoop this morning.

https://resonate.is/profile/9203/

Always nice to see good stuff come out of Minneapolis.

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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.""

http://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmNSeLizSGrHjpMZKQg21Sw15NQNTmMjA43mDtw66fNDSz/Webbedgopher.txt

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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."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_(ceremony)

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I โค๏ธ 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...

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I'd recommend: Four Futures - Life After Capitalism.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/1847-four-futures

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Sounds like the long awaited Real Genius reboot... Who will play the Val Kilmer role is an open question...

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Hmm, maybe mimic Ethereum?

https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/Licensing

- Reusable libraries/components MIT or Apache?
- Resonate-specific frontends/backends, AGPL? (like Mastodon?)

Note: AGPL would restrict participation by corp contributors (like myself)

@mattl wdyt?

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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 otherโ€™s work, and they work toward a benevolent goal of saving lives.

https://032c.com/fred-turner-silicon-valley-thinks-politics-doesnt-exist

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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.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43zak3/the-internet-was-built-on-the-free-labor-of-open-s...

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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...

https://medium.com/membership

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The book is out, and very very good. A must read. If you have more time than money I have some paid-for Play Books gifts I can give. DM me.

https://rushkoff.com/books/team-human-book/

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Buy your copy of Ted Nelson's "Computer Lib/Dream Machines" while you can.

https://computerlibbook.com/

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Only 1 week left to enjoy Youtube Annotated videos...

https://waxy.org/2018/11/a-tribute-to-youtube-annotations/

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"Without the efforts of the workers the company would not have value so the idea that the workers and owners ought to be the same cohort has a great deal of attraction."

https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2019/1/233510-a-people-centered-economy/fulltext

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Finally! a way to re-platform your Google+ data before the April 2019 shutdown.

https://gplus-exporter.friendsplus.me/ exports to Wordpress, Blogger and other places. Hoping that this allows for communities to transition to new hosting or for individuals to go

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I started selfhosting my Known instance at https://1500wordmtu.com

The folks at withknown.com are nice, but their focus isn't on end-users these days and I need to get this on SSL, plus would like to use more plugins. [And if all goes well this posts to my social.coop mastodon account!]