#jomo. The joy of missing out. Delayed gratification. The pleasure of having a good friend tell you about something they experienced.Also on:
I guess the hardline approach of ‘only backlinks’ could be considered a feature actually. It would mean Mega Social Corp has no real knowledge of your content, just the links back to your site. So you put up a barrier to your data being opportunisticly scraped, but you still tap in to the social network effect of the big silos while it’s monopolised there (assuming the awkward format doesn’t stop people from reading what you post…)Also on:
Examples of speculative fiction with companion-like personal helpers of some kind, off the top of my head: Snow Crash; Speaker for the Dead; His Dark Materials.
I like the idea of digital assistants. Just not ones provided by big corporations with profit motive to hoover up my personal data.
Is there some kind of open format for music playlists? Plain text being one choice obviously. But something that works across multiple streaming services. Or your own collection of audio files.
Binary expression trees -> Post-order traversal -> Reverse Polish notation.
You won’t believe this one cool trick to improve the efficiency of your exponentiation. #mathsclickbait
Exponentiation by squaring. O(log n) rather than O(n). Algorithms are cool!
Plans for custom ROM scuppered by unlockable bootloader, but phone running much more freshly anyway following factory reset. Without ability to get latest security updates will have to approach security through other means.
Org-mode to taskjuggler export, this is awesome. All open-source, open formats.
Postcode search seems to be a bit lacking in OSM. I.e. my postcode doesn’t exist.
Book of Dissent
First things on new phone: OpenLauncher, Etar calendar, anysoft keyboard, Amaze file manager.
First things on new phone: orgzly
First things on new phone: Syncthing
First things on new phone: F-Droid
first things on new phone: duck duck go as default search engine.
first things on new phone: install firefox.
Unlockable bootloaders. This should not be a thing.
Ruinism by Lapalux, brilliant. Getting serious plays right now.
The social shaping of technology http://sociology.soc.uoc.gr/socmedia/zambarloukou/A001K/Williams-Edge.pdf
Enjoyed the Accidental Anarchist documentary. Interesting to see second recent mention of Abdullah Ocalan, Bookchin and democratic confederalism (other recent one being Adam Greenfield ‘s talk at Virtual Futures.)
lve found though that sometimes a monolith can help. e.g. though I love vim and its key bindings, an IDE of some kind, whether it’s Visual Studio or Emacs, can really help tie things together. The key is providing a wrapper around well defined components, not rebuilding everything from scratch. This is where there is great value in something like known or the WordPress lndieweb plugins.
The Unix philosophy makes sense when it comes to indie web etc. Various small components doing their jobs well and interacting with each other through defined formats and protocols.
l like the idea of Delta chat. A way to have ad-hoc group chats that doesnt require anyone to necessarily install anything new. I’m not sure it executes perfectly, but I like tihe idea. I want something a bit like appear.in but just for text chat.
Enki app is really nice. Mini exercises and games on coding and comp sci topics.
Playlists should not exist on siloed platforms. I should own them, they should be in some standard format, and when I choose to play one various music streaming platforms should be available to service the requests for tracks.