@InternetKevin Got around to watching It rekindled a lot of feelings I had when I saw over a year ago. That's what initially drove me to get away from centralized social media and find something like mastodon, where I found you great people. @stux @TonyStark I really appreciate the breadth of experiences offered here, which I personally lack. It helps me make bigger decisions I can't possibly make on my own limited experiences.

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Just got my first skill talking. It finds the astronomy picture of the day webpage and reads the explanation. Not really super-exciting, I guess. But I'm totally stoked about it. :blobcatcheer:

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Social Cooling: The long-term negative side effects of living in a reputation economy.


Share this insightful resource!

Just like #TheSocialDilemma film on Netflix it serves to make people directly aware of how social media might impact their personal life.

#socialcooling #surveillancecapitalism #socialmedia #humanetechnology #humanedesign #humanetechnow

(Thanks to @tobi for providing the link)

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We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

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Good morning, ya'll. Be excellent to each other.

I get the feeling some of our top tier leadership have never read the Constitution. Or it's at least been a while.

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The night skies in Samburu are among some of the brightest and most beautiful in the world. Every evening the night skies provide you with an alternative β€˜playground’ in which to explore.

It's about 15 seconds of frustration to spend on figuring out why ctrl-y doesn't yank at work... Only to realize: oh ya, I'm not at home and this isn't emacs. Its MS Word.

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Elephants use their trunks to greet and hug each other while mothers caress their young.
Infants on the other hand use it curiously to investigate everything!

One of the stranger things I did today was... Pack my lunch. :blob_dizzy_face: Last time I did that was in March.

Back in the office today for the first time in months. It's a total ghost town. Feels super eery.

Forgot to post this nice view from the family bike ride this weekend. There are some nice views along the Bay for sure. Now that my boys are both riding two wheels on their own, we can have more fun little adventures.

Had to wear a light jacket this morning. Was not expecting that since 48 degrees was nowhere in the forecast. :blobbeecomfy:

Good morning, Fediverse. I got my mail-in ballot today. Pretty excited. :blobcatcoffee:

I don't know if microbe farts in Venus' atmosphere or Oracle's non-purchase of ByteDance is the bigger headline. Either way, I really hope the President opens a tik tok account. I can't wait to see those videos.

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what search algorithm did the wise men use to find the baby jesus 


Good morning (afternoon, evening, night), Fediverse! It's definitely a good day for a bike ride in Maryland. :ablobcool:

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