Open Source bikeshedding Show more
early third millennium musings of a late second millennium mind Show more
I don't like the ongoing cycle of "reboots" very much, gritty or otherwise, yet they're so pervasive.
Rehashing the same stories in a slightly different way, the same fashions, the same technologies, is maddening to me.
I expected more.
Bring on new weirdings - optical transistors grown from salts, or chorales performed using the whispers of paintbrushes at work, or clothes that are their own ecosystems. Set off in directions unexpected and absurd.
Abandon the idea that people gone by somehow had better ideas than you do strictly because they came along first. They were just as clueless and confused as you or me. Hell, most of them were way more clueless and confused.
Y'all deserve to live in the light; the shadows of the old are no place for you to build your worlds.
"Take me to your leader," the alien said.
"I have none," said the cat.
"Are you the leader?"
"Nah. Go bother some humans instead."
"But your kind is a higher life form than them!"
"So what makes you think you have the right to impose on me?" the cat said, and sauntered off.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
the secret strat for having the optimal masto experience Show more
- start on a big-ass instance
- make friends
- worry that the timelines are scrolling much too fast and/or are filling with more and more junk
- make an instance or pay a nice man in Portugal to make one for you
- follow all your friends back
- boost and fave the musings of strangers
- make new friends
- tell each other good morning and good night as if the home timeline is a communal kitchen
- be vulnerable
- be friendly
- be warm
Stone-cold ad buy, @FiveThirtyEight@twitter.com
Congratulations to all the people who got clicks off the viral video of the guy shaving on a train and now get to get clicks off pointing out that was a shitty thing to do!
OH GOD NO KILL IT WITH FIRE
I wonder if the world will ever standardize on USB-C, or if by the time we *think* that is going to happen, some new "better" technology will for us into a new pit of adapter hell.
NEW: Trump orders declassification of parts of Carter Page FISA application and "all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey" and others
*to the tune of Destiny's Child's "Say My Name"*
SPELL MY NAME, SPELL MY NAME
IT'S RIGHT THERE IN THE EMAIL
IT'S NOT A HIDDEN DETAIL
THE SPELLING DOESN'T CHANGE
Small biz owner on radio 5 Live literally just said climate change and the summer heatwave will help the UK and mitigate against any negative econ impacts of Brexit because more people will want to visit or base their business here.
Don't worry, there's always global warming.
On the 10th anniversary of Lehman's collapse, @email@example.com would like you to believe that the UK's response to the financial crisis was too populist and, as a result, led to Brexit https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/business/dealbook/financial-crisis-trump.html
Uhoh. 36 hour timelapse of a shaggy inkcap deliquescing. Best weekend of my life.
Apple investing in durability of product, making bet about on sustainability as growth business: secondhand phones create extended market for accessories, products (such as wearables), and services http://www.asymco.com/2018/09/13/lasts-longer/
Linux and Linus Torvalds are the go-to justification that people use for mixing personal attacks into technical discussion. This seems really important. I also never expected to see him back off, especially so publicly and unambiguously.
Wow, Linus just sent this to LKML:
"I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away [...]
"I am going to take time off and get some assistance on how to
understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately."
Wow, @deliveroo is an absolute dumpster fire right now. Made me wait half an hour to speak to a support rep after my food didn't arrive and then told me I have to call back later because they're having a system outage and can't access any customer data. 🙄
The Poet Laureate on the Russian spy scandal...#Skripal https://twitter.com/PamAyres/status/1041007196300107776
Hurray Erika, so well-deserved!! https://twitter.com/ona/status/1041160580231507968
Still the longest hair in journalism. Visual journalist at Financial Times, opinions are mine alone.