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How I think about posting on social media 

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Re-posting & pinning my for any new folks:

Hi, I am an academic , information scientist, computer scientist, (theoretically) and amateur into:

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legal studies,
political theory & economics (MMT, etc),
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I like music and ().

An if you will.

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#welcome tips for new users as gathered from experience: 

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I am planning on more frequently tooting passages from sources I'm reading and I am going to do so thus:

The *public* post will be reference information, comments, content notes, tags;

Interesting pull quotes/passages will be posted as comments in reply with a brief citation, so they are boostable. These will be reflective of things that can be considered in an edifying way, even if my personal opinion differs (a note may or may not indicate this).

Pinning this post for followers new & old.

Both 'open' systems I've seen so far, open source and open education, are mostly building value that's freely coopted by corporations while doing serious harm to the wellbeing of the individuals doing the actual work.

There are exceptions, but most of those seem accidental.

ranting about single page applications 

uspol, history, GOP 

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

"Facebook is based on the appropriation of surplus leisure time" -- Fred Block, ~01:17:30

If I were to, hypothetically, write some software to be ActivityPub-compatible, what AP explainers, tutorials, or implementations should I look at?

Thanks, friends!

@darius @nolan

"Stanford, Yale, Princeton, MIT, and Google—including the recommendation that the state return to a system of paper ballots filled out by hand, combined with what scientists call risk-limiting audits."

How I think about posting on social media 


“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower

Non-fiction Book Flap: …at a time when governments, corporations, and criminals hold immense power…

Me: Isn't that redundant? Aren't they kinda the same thing*?

* Government due to substantial capture by the other two; and excluding socialist corporations and coops.

Is is just me or is Javascript weirdly becoming more like Perl, with all sorts of shorthands and implicit semantics?

I just wanna put it out there that the word for “being polite on mastodon” should be fediquette

I'm specifically spending time in these computer history archives because I believe there is important stuff for us to learn from the past as we build out the fediverse and other distributed/decentralized future networks.

A scathing and well argued to the point of being hilarious. 😂


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