"Add salt to taste."
That's the laziest cooking instruction. It could be applied to every ingredient of any recipe.
"Flan: add enough sugar, eggs, milk to make it taste good."
It's always the last instruction. I bet they got tired of writing the recipe at that point.
"...and finally, you know what fuck it add whatever salt you want."
Tor's ebook club is giving away Cory Doctorow's book Walkaway.
Read the story of people that are no longer needed by the "zotta-rich" who own all the automated production, so they "walkaway" and build their own communities with open-source versions of the very same automation technologies that rendered those people superfluous in the "default" world.
Let me tell you something, townies and listeners.
I'm here on HT because this community has it going on. Cool folks, cool projects, cool ideas. Yeah, a lot of us love a good fire, particularly if it's flying a megacorp flag. But I want to see what you're building, from physical to philosophical. The weirder the better.
There is a lot to burn down these days. And burn it we shall. But at the end, when we're sitting in the ashes, successful beyond our dreams, what the fuck then? If we don't already have a culture of creation, then there will be nothing left.
So build some stuff. Dream some new dreams. Post that shit up here. And if the haters come, well, I did promise you something to burn.
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Episode 2 of The_Mainframe is up now! We talk Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and Canadian Crossbow death-cults.
Hackers.town radio is temporarily down though... so... just use that link.
Just finished a new project, this time I embedded a full Windows 3.1 w/ a ton of utils into a coreboot ROM on a ThinkPad X200. Small showcase and blogpost: https://youtu.be/g6WYm0BsgNA
hey can you jump on this call, we gotta talk about deliverables for next quarter
Let me regale you with the story about something that happened in one of my first jobs, simply because it just came to mind.
Dude: "Hi, I'm so and so, just want to introduce myself to the new intern."
Ed: "I'm a full engineer, not an intern."
Dude: "Oh, I just assumed because you're young and new here."
Ed: "I've been here 4 years."
Dude: "Ah, well you must sit on the other side of the facility so I haven't seen you before."
Ed: "I sit in the cube directly across from yours."
Dude: "Yeah..." *walks away*
Fun fact: By licensing your work as Creative Commons, people won't be able to lock it away again using DRM.
Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code!
Radical Edward's profile: he's a seven foot ex basketball pro, hindu, guru, drag queen, alien
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.