cyborg agenda minifesto Show more
- To construct the interface between biological and technological selves in a manner oriented to support their underlying nature.
- To support the integration of technological with biological selves in order to extend personal capability.
- To defend the interface between technological selves and the external network in order to protect personal integrity and autonomy.
- To disseminate the capabilities so obtained as widely as the desire for them supports.
I'm not leaving the net. But I am leaving the UI.
At least for a time, hopefully permanently. Enough is enough. I know timeline is a dark pattern for me. I know better than to allow dark patterns to soak up my time.
"The app" is the lie they had to sell us - that for us to receive information, we had to run their code and see what they wanted us to see in the order they wanted us to see it in. I reject the app model.
I will emerge my crystal towers of knowledge above bitstream fields of data. I will do it on my own terms. There is no efficiency in succumbing.
The Heritage Craft Association has added 37 more crafts to their 'red list' of traditional crafts that are on the verge of extinction: https://heritagecrafts.org.uk/craft-skills-under-threat-with-37-additions-to-the-red-list-of-endangered-crafts/
There really needs to be a way of explaining to people that you'd gladly talk to them all the time except have a nervous respect for their seeming so busy and important that you don't want to barge in with idle chatter but really wish you could just sit in the same room and work in order to spend time together even if you are all terribly busy and important.
Ah, those were the days. Computers weren't exactly a consumer product; you needed to learn the stuff.
It was some kind of mysticism; to use the spellbook, you need to learn the basics of magic and become a wizard. It's not going to be easy but it will be awesome.
Today? It's not a spellbook anymore, it's a genie in a bottle and you have to sign a faustian contract with several demons.
Well it sure looks like Elsevier just leaked a whole bunch of passwords. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbw8b9/elsevier-user-passwords-exposed-online?utm_source=mbtwitter
Wireless earbuds feel like the talking is inside my head. I lose the "this comes from" referent entirely. It has no location, no device (I can't feel them), no wire... so my mind assigns it to a within-but-aside location in mental space. One normally occupied .. by abstract data structures, and text strings. My mind blinks, puzzled, to find a voice there.
The fortune teller regarded the crow perched upon her scrying orb. Her window was open, so its presence was not inexplicable.
It held in its beak a large silver coin.
"Are you an omen?" she asked in a cautious, polite tone.
The crow puffed up and shook its head, then dropped the coin into her payment bowl.
"Ah, I see," she murmured, taking a seat," This will work better if you sit elsewhere."
The crow hopped down obediently.
re: uneven dystopia Show more
The great lie of the "middle class" - if you don't associate with those who fell through the cracks, the dystopia boogie man won't get you.
That's .. really not how power works. One step away from hell and always on a short leash is how powerlessness works. One of the marks of power is to be able to associate with whomever you please.
computing meta / magic / angry Show more
We already know exactly what's wrong with having devices like these. Not from scifi, but from fairy tales. With general computing embedded in everyday objects we have made /exactly/ the old 'magic' of tales, wherein your mirror can be a means of speaking with others, or give you false complements, or spy without your permission... Those cautionary tales are available to us and we're collectively doing a piss poor job of using them to scare the wits out of people so they'd realize how horribly dangerous it is. Grasping for new metaphors is a waste of time. The old ones were right on the mark.
lock adjacent, access/gatekeeping meta Show more
postfix / dovcot / letsencrypt question Show more
Any mail self-hosters out here want to help me out for a second?
I've got the jist of a mail setup working but I think I made the letsencrypt certificates incorrectly... There are three domains under my control. What is the correct way to construct letsencrypt wildcard certificate(s) for these?
Do I build one certificate with all the associated names, or a separate cert for each domain? I can see configuration mechanisms for either of these, in theory, in dovecot / postfix, but whether they work in practice... so far not so good.
lock adjacent Show more
What is a lock? A selector. The most efficient selector is one which selects by perception. Who sees, may pass.
The best lock is an open door unnoticed by those who do not seek it. Any path not universally available or perceived, is a lock.
A technological lock will always benefit the technophile. A material one, the materialist. A cultural one, the acculturated.
There is a symbol of an open lock beneath these words. These words are locked. Not by what is possible - anyone may access them. But by what is - they are words, on a computer, in an obscure corner of the net. Only readers, technologists, seekers of the obscure, have any probability of coming near them.
Who has the right to... their history? their privacy? the sum of human knowledge? the assistance of others?
Every barrier is a lock. Someone is being locked out. We praise technology when it allows access that prior barriers prevented; but do we praise technology when it creates new barriers that we don't see because we're on the 'right' (technophile) side? There is no right side.
Heathen cyborg mathematician; no gluten. (Cyborg aspect)
Eat what you kill; process what you capture.
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.