Maybe the best paper title ever.
"Confronting indifference toward truth: Dealing with workplace bullshit"
Many organizations are drowning in a flood of corporate bullshit, and this is particularly true of organizations in trouble, whose managers tend to make up stuff on the fly and with little regard for future consequences.
I really don't find myself disagreeing with DHH here on software practices.
Mike Godwin on the early Internet.
We didn’t see these monopolies and market-dominant players coming, although we should have. Back in the 1990s, we thought that a thousand website flowers would bloom and no single company would be dominant.
I thought this too, but I was a naive bumpkin out of high school. Actually believing this, and building things based on it, are, in hindsight, a categorical mistake that will take a long time to shift away from. Also, John Perry Barlow's essay -- whether sincere or not -- about not having nation states on the Internet was remarkably naive. These early attitudes about the Internet are ones we should not think will just go away because of (good!) things like decentralization.
I found the rest of Godwin's piece worth reading, even if I don't really think he's right in other ways.
Some fun URL naming (story is good too).
How did I not know @DuckDuckGo was on the fedi...
Too tired to read now. Will have to finish in the morning.
I began my investigation with a strong presumption of chicanery. I was unable to imagine the project kickoff meeting in which Wacom decided to bundle Google Analytics with their device, which - remember - is essentially a mouse, but managed to restrain themselves from also grabbing some deliciously intrusive information while they were at it.
Haba doing her best "the hell?" look. #cats
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.