You really don't understand how much bullshit tech companies have conditioned us to put up with until you pick up a device from 20 or 30 years ago. The absence of all the bullshit on the old device really puts all your current ones into stark contrast.

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Bootleggers became prominent distillers.

Graffiti artists receive mural commissions.

Hackers become security experts.

Remember kids, crime never pays.

What are some physical artifacts, which you cherish, of your work, hobbies, crafts & talents?

What I'm talking about:

I spent some time last week setting up the Ghost CMS. A great open souce Medium alternative. Also revisited my "Data Science Skills for Research" chart in my first blog post in a VERY long time:

RT bduckles: Enrolling now for my four week qual for quants course.

If you’d like to feel more confident about your ability to do interviews, run focus groups, create surveys and analyze qualitative data, I encourage you to join in!

Hey @lightweight are you using a relay to feed hashtags and such to your users on your Mastodon instance? Since I set it up, it has been nice for discovery of things like popular hashtags across the fediverse.

RT paleofuture: If you invested $100 in Luna one month ago, the fourth most popular cryptocurrency at the time, you now have $0.04.

My mate is putting on an evening for Pasifika people who want to get into the *technical* side of IT.

If you know any Pasifika finishing high school, or looking for a career change, keen on tech and want to hang out, ask questions, eat food, get them to register here:

Please boost so it reaches the right people, and if you see a post about it on Twitter, could you RT there? Thanks!

Paraphrasing, but this is what I just heard in a meeting, from the same person:

"We can't use open source because it's too much work."

"We cobbled together a bunch of proprietary services to create a complete workflow, but those tools weren't working, so we're switching to a monolithic proprietary service that doesn't provide the same functions, and we'll cobble other proprietary services on top of it to round it out."

I feel like JS and Rust both have absurd levels of package dependencies whenever I do a npm install or cargo install . You want to run a 5-line script that does one thing. We'll be needing to download 450 packages worth of dependencies for that 😳 WTAF.

@brianboyer Best to set it up yourself as it has the magic credentials to tweet/toot on both your accounts, but a simple cron job running every 5/10min should keep things synced both ways.

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Toots can become tweets! (testing a sync back to Twitter)

Easter Sunday's satellite shot was gorgeous. Can you see me sailing in the Dunedin Harbour? 🤣

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This is the Mastadon server. started in 1999 as a community of likeminded people interested in open discourse about technology, arts, culture, and a better world. The domain is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's Combine Monogram. We got inspired, around 1994, by Monogram through the documentary series "The Shock of the New" where Robert Hughes discusses pop art and its influences on modern culture. The community around has continued a sort of Flex Seminar through online forums and other activities over the years.