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New townies, new !

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.

Auto follow approval and follow back for townies.

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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."

the new "checkout my soundcloud" is now "buy the NFT of this post" 🤮

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reading Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino.

first essay is comparing the early internet where people were excited about communities like each other's blog on a subject, to today where stuff on the internet is just made to agitate us for more clicks and now we're looking at stuff all day that makes us sad

think that's the only tech essay like this, others are on like reality tv

You got this ad on Hackers.Town because you're a console cowboy teaming up with a razorgirl.

This ad used your location under neon lights in the rain-soaked streets of the megalopolis.

You're into military-grade black ICE to use in the run on the artificial intelligence in charge of the conglomerate.

had to try four times to come up with a fake startup name that wasn't already real

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Hackers Town: breeding ground for tranks, lobos, and zip-heads.

So wait, did anyone else get their toot character count expanded to 10,000 by taking out a 130,000 GibCoin loan?

"oh no they defrauded advertisers"

oh dear not the people who's job it is to get you to buy things you don't need

longer toot about Ready Player One 

listening to Ready Player One audio book in the background even though there's problems with it. Do like the mmo world and how the story builds up

Biggest problem is it's a nerd dick-measuring contest story written for dick-measuring nerds.

Then there's the love interest that he's creepy to, and she's not written well. I skip over the chapters where it's either just a dick-measure contest in the basement, or when the guy is not searching and is just talking to the girl.

Then there's the representation issue just all crammed at the very end. "Here's the end of the book. Oh, also here have a fat gay black woman."

And for all the talk that anyone could be anything and there could be tons of women avatars even if they're played by guys, the only women we hear of in the OASIS are the love interest, or maybe the one receptionist.

It's funny how Andy Weir (author of The Martian) wrote a back story for the main bad guy, then the author of RPO said yes this is canon. Like, of course you liked the fanfic, he actually gave one of your characters some depth.

Just heard the part about null zones, where neither magic or technology work. then how do people get there or leave there?

And the whole "must protect OASIS from being taken over by big corp" is funny. The OASIS is even described as being "open-source". Like, the entire internet is reduced to a single company you give money to go somewhere different or to buy imaginary real-estate.

but idunno, still enjoy most of the story, gonna keep listening

hold on guys I gotta reboot the internet

will just take a minute, maybe go grab a glass of water or something

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ah yes, the user Cum Goblin on the instance Jorts Party will be taken seriously when talking about being "hornt for skeletons" if only it was referred to as a post instead of a toot

tired: not adding that FLoC blocking header

wired: adding that FLoC blocking header

inspired: add a FLoC that doesn't block but totally fucks Chome/Google's shit up

rms crap 

"so he said some offensive things. but who decides what's offensive?"

oh fuck off with that

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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.