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Good god, you looked at the front page of youtube on a fresh browser lately? It's bad. Really, really bad.

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here's one i just let roll before i start in a previous talk. i just like the little breathing lines.

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If you hate Windows, simply switch to Linux so you can hate Linux instead

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The best TL;DR of what #web3 is.
By @laura at her talk "Web3 - creating problems where we need solutions" (vimeo.com/677162808)

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🇫🇷 Comme d'hab on ne peut qu'être émerveillés par les illustrations du #framablog par @davidrevoy

🇬🇧 As always we can only be amazed at the illustrations by @davidrevoy in the #framablog

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I think it's testament to how short my attention span is that I just spent the last hour playing Micropolis instead of continuing to set up this laptop. 😂

(Micropolis is the modern port of SimCity for DOS. It's in most Linux distro package managers)

The trap I fell into was testing if the free casual games I installed actually worked. That's how they get you!

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Are you aware that "nazi" is an abbreviation for "national socialist" because that's how the first four letters of "Nationalsozialist" are pronounced and that they are therefore the same thing?

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this guy's last name is Chamussy and i need you to know that camel is Chameau is french

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I've had an article entitled 'Why isn't the internet more fun and weird?' queued to share on @thoughtshrapnel but I wasn't sure what I wanted to say, or how I felt about it: jarredsumner.com/codeblog

Then @johnjohnston shared something in the comments of one of my recent blog posts: dougbelshaw.com/blog/2022/07/1

Which sent me down a rabbithole from Robin Sloan's 'Spring 83' protocol: robinsloan.com/lab/specifying-

Through to this absolute beauty. Yes! How awesome is this?! spring83.mozz.us/

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To future historians—not just of computing, but of humanity—the current period will be a dark age.

How was Facebook used by students in the 2010s? We cannot show you, that version of Facebook is not hosted anywhere.

How did MySpace look around 2009? We don't really know, the Wayback Machine only shows a limited amount of static content, and there may only be a few surviving screenshots

What correspondence did Vint Cerf have as president of the ACM with other luminaries of computing industry and research? We do not know; Google will not publish his emails.

What was it like playing Angry Birds on an iPhone 3G? We do not know; Apple is no longer distributing signed receipts for that binary.

What did the British cabinet discuss when they first learned of the Coronavirus pandemic? We do not know; they chatted on a private WhatsApp group.

What books were published analysing the aftermath of the Maidan coup in Ukraine? We do not know; we do not have the keys for the Digital Editions DRM.

How was the coup covered in televised news? We do not know; the broadcasters used RealVideo and Windows Media Encoder and we cannot read those files.

We have to ask ourselves how we are going to preserve and transmit knowledge about our age to the next generations. Knowledge about an age where information is produced, consumed and discarded within hours, days or months, or where it's only stored on the server rooms of a handful of corporations, with no guarantees that those businesses will exist in the future, and with no way of accessing that information unless a certain set of regulatory, hardware, software pre-conditions are met.

That's why projects like the Internet Archive deserve more recognition and funding. That's why web scraping should not only be a civic right, but a civic duty to the next generations. Otherwise all the knowledge about the great age of information will be transmitted orally - with all the distortions that such transmission implies.

deprogrammaticaipsum.com/the-d

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You are allowed to not like people

You are allowed to simply have clashing personalities with someone

It does not make you or the other person inherently bad people to just not get along

You do not always need to justify your dislike in the court of public opinion or even announce it in any way.

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