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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."

Ed rages against the chaos.

Know this with cold logic and deep knowledge.

One thing that comes to mind remember having that was "Hackers" looking gear around that time was this industrial looking portable CD player that came in this hardshell plastic case with a strap. It totally had this 90s military cyberdeck look.

And yes, rollerbladed the city streets listening to it 😎

ah yes, causing the stock market to drop a few points is certainly the most egregious offense

like, seriously, if it actually happened wouldn't be surprised if it was seen that way

(yes, watching Hackers)

maybe getting nostalgic again

watched Halt & Catch Fire, read Incredible Doom

anything else like that about the early PC era, like where you got a PC in a basement, hitting early Internet sites?

well, looks like maybe once you pull it up, afterwords asks for creating an account

must be something in cookies, pulled up in private tab and showed whole book and didn't ask to create an account.

(saved copy if anyone really can't read it.)

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senses several new instances being spun up

"New TLD available for registration starting on September 16th: .gay "

The commisioners of the e-sport league decided the artificial intelligence could play. There's a rule against assistance from aim bots, but the AI isn't being assisted, it is the bot.

They're still reviewing the rules, but this will likely fall under guidelines for enhanced humans.

Tordotcom Publishing's first book from 2015 free to download, Kai Ashante Wilson's THE SORCERER OF THE WILDEEPS

(need to register with an email, and says US/Canada only but there's an "other" in the dropdown, or just say you're Canadian)


Been listening to Cory Doctorow's podcast reading of Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, and didn't want to wait so finished reading the rest.

Then wanted to go through more Doctorow that haven't read yet, started reading The Rapture of the Nerds by Doctorow and Charles Stross, author of Accelerondo. Just a few pages in and can already tell connection with authors. Air ships and dirt shedding clothes like in Doctorow's Walkaway, Dyson sphere of computers but still let light reach earth like in Accelerondo, mind uploading like both books.

understand comparing tech stuff to arcane magic, but don't like the sense of exclusion that comes along with that

like, oh hey people who know are in some special order

any other way of thinking about 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.