Pinned post
Michael boosted

possible computing thesis 

it seems to me that our [1] main goal should be to allow people to spend radically less time using computers (less electricity and fewer resources) without losing most of the interesting capabilities and connections which computers and networks have given us.

[1] by "our" i mean folks who are interested in web zero, gemini, permacomputing, retrocomputing, fediverse, libre software, slow computing, etc.

Michael boosted

Unfortunate news: the ISIG mailing list is temporarily offline. Probably until ~ the start of October when I can deal with it. Announcements will still go out, just no discussion / subscribe / unsubscribe. Soz about it.

Michael boosted
Michael boosted
Michael boosted
Michael boosted
Michael boosted

@fincham but also, isn't trying to do the right thing against an adversary, also part of the hacker ethic?

I mean, a mask is an exploit against the viruses infection vector? It's reverse DDOS for viruses, we're denying it to spread. That's pretty punk.

Nonsensical to see computer hackers upset about face masks. Oh no, it’s suddenly socially acceptable to look cyberpunk as hell while partially obscuring my identity and gaining protection against an invisible foe. How will this ever align with my values???

Wrote about my small adventure to see the Aquariids on Friday night fincham.dreamwidth.org/454.htm

Might be time to try finish The Peripheral again. It’ll be the fifth time or something. Maybe this time.

Michael boosted

testing MNT Reform battery/power reporting firmware+SPI kernel driver in development by NanoCodeBug

Michael boosted

"Go google it" is horrible advice in an era where search engines' top results are those who game the algorithm the most, and Google tailors different search results to every user.

So if a clueless person searches about topics like transphobia or racism, they might actually find transphobic or racist results, and in the end your "educate yourself, don't bother me" approach actually made it WORSE.

To celebrate the launch of GitHub’s distasteful new “Copilot” feature I decided to finish migrating all of my code to sourcehut. Everything that used to be on my GitHub account is now at git.sr.ht/~fincham/

I love the catclock I love the night life

Luffing. This is the bit where all the rainwater that’s run down the screw flies off at face height in to the gear room where everyone is standing.

Slewing CCW, or “Forward” as it’s labeled in the driver’s cab.

Show older
Cloud Island

A paid, early access, strongly moderated Mastodon instance hosted entirely in Aotearoa New Zealand.