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.
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stupid work training gripe
Company training: Your coworker Greg told you to go to a website for a funny joke he found. Do you:
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
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".
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doesn't matter if you can replace the batter if the software is out of date an insecure and doesn't work and can't replace it
Cory Doctorow talking with William Gibson about his book Agency
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!"
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."
Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code!
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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.