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New townies, new #Introduction #Introductions!

Just a fellow technomancer screaming into the void.

Posting about privacy, the dystopia of big tech and utopian small tech, cyberpunk, embedded/low-level stuff, retro computing, other arcane bits.

Restricting follow, will approve if you got an avi and some toots and don't seem like a total ghoul.

Tend to follow those that interact often enough, or are interesting, and aren't a firehose of toots.

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Ed will introduce Ed. Full name; Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Trivusky the 4th.

Ed made it up, you know. Nice to meet you!

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If you're good at something, ̶n̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶f̶r̶e̶e̶ do it for free, destroy capitalism, build a community.

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Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

uh, excuse me @thegibson, I have used the 10,000 char count (the one with 10,000 new lines)

haha hearing mastodon "ba-dupes" on the video

but ya know, on topic

"I asked for a bike, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign"

Hey #TechnicolorRainbow @TechnicolorRainbow been reading anything good?

Just finished Broad Band, book about history of women in computing. Women have been behind, or inspiration for, pretty much every innovation in tech. Of course this history will tell you how these women also got snubbed and not credited. For those familiar or with any experience, this will be both frustrating to read and not at all surprising.

But it was a really good book! Do recommend. Went into some history never heard of, even though read plenty of computing history books have never heard most of these accounts, even if learned about the tech they just don't mention who was behind it.

deleting post about awesome person so as not to be doxxed knowing them, but let's just say crazy to know them that they developed tech behind something we all know and love

may have had

looks over shoulder


which is why thinking and posting like this

and just thinking about these awesome people because missing just having a pint with them

seriously what will have now to be nostalgic about later

Raspberry Pis? Those have a micro computer feel (no don't just mean smol) [but also has feel of a micro computer that is smol]

probably have the feels about this, right here. sure it is probably a reflection of the past early web, but can imagine looking back thinking remember when we brought back that feeling. {not "remember fediverse" like it's gone because we ain't going any where}

classic scene where two people in conflict play chess to symbolize that conflict

total villain: you'll never win Ed for you see I'm infinity steps ahead, I control all the money and all the people in power

moves bishop to check

Ed: haha that one's a horse

sees how many pawns fit in mouth

villain: Damn it Ed! You'll not best me like last time!

takes queen

Ed: mouth full mmfff who ARE you

villian: you've already alerted the investigators of my plans at the dock haven't you? all along you... are those Kraft singles?

Ed: runs away dropping wrappers

these thoughts very likely brought on from reading Broad Band, history of women in computing

"Joey, you're helpless, you gotta stop letting your mother dress you"

like, you wish she dressed him

I mean cmon phantom phreak would totally dig Joey's mom's style. Probably borrowed that cat shirt from her!

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headcanon Joey's mom is really an old school hacker back from Bell Labs, that's why Joey is trying so hard is to live up to her reputation and she's upset with him not because he broke the law but because he made mistakes that got him caught

this theory brought to you from just really liking Joey's mom's style

really important to do this work

so how about you spend most of your time in meetings telling us how that work is doing?

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hookay going to log off

the potting on this board may be heating up and off-gassing

in the small closed-off home lab. but been this way for weeks and hasn't done that! unless code changed board that much...

Starting to read Broad Band, history of women in computing.

Intro is author talking about her Dell, had DOS through Win95, installed things with floppies, the scream of her modem as she logged onto the early web.

Was wondering what movies, shows, books, etc, take place in that time?

Had finished the show Halt and Catch Fire not too long ago, that gets into that era. Also read the comic Incredible Doom, waiting for their next season or whatever the next installment is called.

Any other works around that time? Feeling nostalgic for some of that.

when you put tons of work automating things thinking this will prevent people fucking it up because all they have to do is literally nothing

only for people to fuck it up because they don't do nothing and instead do a bunch of things for no reason they were not told to do

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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.