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Tell your young people not to give their spare energy to employed work. Their employers will take it if they give it but all that happens is the young folk burn out. Teach them “no” and “pay me”


Would you rather have two ginormous instances or a million tiny ones?

One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.

It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.

It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!


Something @FirstProgenitor said yesterday reminded me of the time one of my tweets caught the eye of the conservative loudmouth crowd and I got used as an example of "the left eating itself" for a week or so.

Hi! is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to instead of directly to People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

Y'all, I'm begging you. If you read this, I want you to look up the voice cast of Fallout 1. Every time I remember who is in it I am absolutely stunned at the fact that this low-budget mid 90s CD rom game managed to get the level of talent that they did.

Did somebody just have hella good connects and called in every favor or what?

protocols are hard. interoperation is hard. engineering is hard! but there's just... clearly no resources being put into it anymore. the parts of the internet that are interoperable (email, the web) were all designed before everything was stripmined by capitalists. nothing new is being built for interoperation anymore. there is not an engineering reason to be doing this, this is all deficient engineering. there are only market reasons, only capitalism to blame.

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Ahh, done with work.

Time to close bad screen and open up good screen

Sci-fi short story 

They invented general artificial intelligence

At great expense

Years of research, vast resources expended

But they succeeded

A computer programme—the seat of subjectivity, a being with moral status

All because a billionaire wanted to kill something in his video game that could suffer,

And so he could do something profoundly


One day in 2016 I was cutting the sleeves of a t-shirt when I realized it would be perfect to hold a baguette.

So, I printed the word and sewed it on to the back of a shirt.
Carry your bread in style.

2nd pic is my old friend Max modelling it.

#bread #art

for every engineer who moves fast and breaks things, there are four more who move slow and fix things. and they're tired of the first engineer's bullshit

Solastalgia (/ˌsɒləˈstældʒə/) is a neologism, formed by the combination of the Latin words sōlācium (comfort) and the Greek root -algia (pain, suffering, grief), that describes a form of emotional or existential distress caused by environmental change.

I hate how much I'm enjoying my new 3D printing hobby.

Ursula K. Le Guin on "technology" 

"Technology is the active human interface with the material world.

But the word is consistently misused to mean only the enormously complex and specialised technologies of the past few decades, supported by massive exploitation both of natural and human resources.

This is not an acceptable use of the word. "Technology" and "hi tech" are not synonymous, and a technology that isn't "hi," isn't necessarily "low" in any meaningful sense.

We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called "technology " at all. As if linen were the same thing as flax — as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers -- as if steel saucepans with copper bottoms and fleece vests spun from recycled glass grew on trees, and we just picked them when they were ripe..."

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