‘We must employ a divest/invest strategy to the technology we use if we are to combat surveillance capitalism and build radical infrastructure that reflects our vision of the world.’
‘When a technology does not meet one of these criteria we will organize to help raise a project to that standard. When we need to use corporate technology, we use it strategically and subversively – always on the lookout for alternatives.’
Good advice, Stafford Beer, good advice…
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is handy when you’re wondering if something that is supposed to be happening is actually happening…
Market systems have made better use of more information than economic planners. What if AI and machine learning changed that?
Mailshot means: We weren’t making any money, we’re desperately trying something different, please click this button so our investors think its working
I had forgotten I opened an account on m.s a long while back, before this one.
Generally skeptical of hey we miss you emails. Are they ever genuinely in your interest and not the platforms? I guess if a platform truly believes that they’re doing something good then maybe so. Hope I’ve not become bitter and cynical.
But. If it was titled ‘hey we want more active users’ I’d probably respect it more.
– debugging WordPress plugins is a massive timesink, I really need to find a more elegant way of doing that if I wish to stick at that
– delegated access is really fun, it takes a while to wrap your head around different OAuth flows though
e.g. a discussion on human rights and how they relate to free software / free culture.
For me the intersection of ethics, politics and libre stuff is very important. Looking back I think I got into it for the fun of it but the philosophy always attracted me. I want to know if and how we can mobilise it as part of a transition to an egalitarian future, and what I can do to be a part of that.
It’s really fun to be able to execute arbitrary regions of code straight in the buffer as you’re writing and tweaking them. Don’t know if that scales to bigger programs though.
I want to look into the ert testing framework.
Symbols, quoting, keywords, this hasn’t really clicked yet. It made sense when I read it but then I found myself just kind of quoting and hoping and doing trial and error.
Was fun to get the noggin thinking functional rather than procedural. For long control flows I seem to think more imperatively at present, but I love mapping functions on lists and wonder if this will scale up.
I love how easy it is to get descriptions of library functions and read their source directly in Emacs.
I can’t ever see myself enjoying balancing parentheses but maybe you just get used to it..
‘A historical study of Chile’s twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics.’
I mean this is very relevant to my interests.