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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."

shout out to manager that when asking to chat included saying it's good news

anxiety not risen

stupid work training gripe 

Company training: Your coworker Greg told you to go to a website for a funny joke he found. Do you:

  • Go to the site, it must be okay if he recommended it
  • Go to the site but quickly close in case it's not ok
  • Go to the website on your personal computer on your own time so you don't possibly infect the company computer

Where's my option to just not go to the site because I don't want to infect my personal computer either and don't even give a shit about the site and why are you talking to me while I'm trying to work GREG

already can see weather breaking in the northern hemisphere field day when?

oh, your expressions are only the regular ones?

been a year since concerts

this is a morning to listen to music that shreds

Statement from Gab founder: "there's no evidence of these 'alleged' hacks, but also don't worry we know about them and already patched them"

Reading this book on Scrum for work (ugh, I know) and hard to get through.

The first part of how to do tasks is fine because that's like for the developer.

The second part which is more for manager types is blech though. Talking about how to make workers happier because they'll have "passion" for the job. From personal experience, seeing others, and reading about that crap, jobs demanding passion is gross.

Then there's a bunch of gendered stuff. Like some good-old-boy comments like "Product owner role is like your wife, she says what she wants and you do it."

And when describing Scrum used in classrooms, boys are described as smart, and girls are slender and pretty.

Then it was saying how a firm used Scrum to help poor farmers in Uganda, and they stressed not by giving handouts, but using "microfinancing".

Just ew.

work gripe 

ed: "hey your thing not working as expected"

them: "been using it for some time, it's solid"

ed: "here's a trace, it literally shows it not working"

them: "my wireshark crashes when I open traces, my thing works"

ew, firefox shows still shows sponsored sites in url bar as a suggestion even after disabling Top Sites and Recommended by Pocket in Preferences->Home.

Turns out you have to also disable sponsored sites under each of those also. What kind of non-intuitive UI is that where if you disable the top-most it doesn't disable everything under it?

"Why France’s New Tech ‘Repairability Index’ Is a Big Deal"

this is cool, but didn't see from the article if it includes ability to program yourself

doesn't matter if you can replace the batter if the software is out of date an insecure and doesn't work and can't replace it

"this looks like a cool guide to do this new hobby"

just a list of Amazon affiliate links for things to buy

Maybe it's the isolation, but wanting to watch movies like Moon, or Prospect.

Any suggestions?

re: wealth disparity, tech bros 

still just peeved at this

"Please don't disrupt the real system that favors me. Here, disrupt this sandbox system!"

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wealth disparity, tech bros 

"The promise of VR is to make the world you wanted. It is not possible, on Earth, to give everyone all that they would want. Not everyone can have Richard Branson’s private island,” Doom co-creator and former CTO of Oculus John Carmack told Joe Rogan during a 2020 interview.

Fuck this take, and the "let them e̶a̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶k̶e̶ play VR" insult

"Please, we just want housing and healthcare we could easily afford if you billionaires didn't horde."

"Look, we can't give everyone a private island, so we should just keep everything for ourselves."

Gonna start a ghost kitchen.

No, not a delivery-only restaurant. Literally get a meal cooked by ghosts.

can not WAIT for there to be an instance for brands

"Microsoft Edge is the best browser for shopping"

Like, ok need to distance even more from this hot garbage.

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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.