I appreciate Substack and what it represents as a platform that democratizes content while respecting writers.
But the fact of the matter is, its lack of customization will hurt it over time.
I wrote about this topic here: https://t.co/p6fuvXo7V3
at this point i’m just waiting for google to remove downloads entirely
ActivityPub can be confusing and/or hard to test or develop against.
I started a new side project called FediDB to help Pixelfed and other implementations debug federation issues.
It will be launching soon, need to test DMs and Federated Stories in Pixelfed 😅
I'm eager to work with other projects on this!
A few of us are working to restart the Tech Workers Coalition newsletter. We published our first issue yesterday: https://news.techworkerscoalition.org/2020/05/01/issue-1/
As the issue says: "Learning about how we’re all connected and building relationships to make positive change across the industry is a slow but necessary process."
Surveillance capitalists, Lord of the Rings
I didn't know the origin of the term "Palantir" until encountering it in Lord of the Rings just now.
Holy fuck the attitude on surveillance capitalists. You actually named your damn surveillance company after the device fucking SAURON used to chat with his bros.
Should have just straight up called the company "Eye of Sauron".
The U.S. faces a crisis of its own, but Trump gets busy imposing inhumane sanctions against the Venezuelan people, says Evo. https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Evo-Morales-Expresses-Solidarity-With-Venezuela-Amid-US-Attacks-20200329-0004.html
open-source low-cost ventilator (covid)(pls boost)
Here's the MIT E-Vent, an open source ventilator (costs $100 from parts on hand), which company Newport was going to build for USA pandemic reserves, until rival company Covidien (yes, real name) bought them out to stop competition with their own more expensive ventilator unit.
DIY tech project question, please boost
I'm looking for a USB thermometer/temperature probe
one that can plug into a computer (windows or linux) and be able to plot data over time, preferably into a csv format although if it only does so using its own software that is acceptable
also preferably it can plot at a relatively frequent polling rate (at least every minute)
can anyone point me in the right direction?
We've just updated the easiest email encryption guide ever. 🥳 Enjoy: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/email-encryption-guide-how-send-encrypted-email
Even more #free as in #gratis stuff from #GOG:
* Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - #Soundtrack (#mp3, #flac)
* Neverwinter Nights: Darkness Over Daggerford - Soundtrack (mp3, flac)
* #NeverwinterNights: Premium Adventures - Soundtrack (mp3) * #Pathfinder: #Kingmaker - Artbook
* #ShadowTactics: #BladesOfTheShogun - #Artbook
* #Frostpunk, Children of Morta, Moonlighter - #wallpapers and #avatars
I threw some money at a local food pantry because apparently food pantries are being really leaned on RN (unsurprisingly) https://www.ksnblocal4.com/content/news/Hastings-Food-Pantry-serving-more-than-before-during-pandemic-569156331.html
BTW, it's strongly preferable to give cash, not food donations, to food pantries, who can get better deals in bulk themselves (and more useful food, in general). https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-blog/donating-food-food-bank-consider-cash-instead-canned-goods
But I wonder if food pantries will also need to pivot to a delivery model soon, using volunteer drivers? Are any doing so yet?
#Github seems to be having issues ATM...
@sikkdays Standalone GWENT from GOG?
@thor I mean staying home and working on projects you didn’t have time for isn’t such a bad idea...?
us pol, covid, failed rich state (-)
@Alonealastalovedalongthe But how many will actually really come to realise this. Not many will connect the dots, I am afraid...
@ink_slinger Feeling like a slacker is a fault of our keeping busy. I always think of relaxing as a form of intellectual work for the mind if you will...
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