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Alright it's time.

Earlier, I said I was still thinking about it and I lied. I have put very, very little thought into this.

I used to call myself a "cyberpunk//cybermonk" but I don't really think I qualify as a monk so now I'll say I'm a .

I'm interested in a lot of things, and I'm constantly reading and learning new things.

Right now, I'm really interested in , so I've been focused on learning more about that, as well as static web design because static websites use far less energy.

I talk about this, and security and privacy, on my website ApproachingUtopia.com (and @staff )

For my day job I handle public relations and marketing for a national trade association.

For now that's all I got for . If I think of anything else, I'll add it to a thread below.

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Patreon to fund me just going and sitting on the beach and reading books all day.

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> i saw boingboing toot about it
> web 3.0 makes me sound like a children's book
> boingboing toot

- @cwylie0

Watch #Google announce a "ContentID for small businesses as a service, so that everyone can comply with Article13". And just like that, not only do they know who from where visits what website, but now also what they upload there.

This could be used in all sorts of ways, in order to build a further profile of you even if you try to avoid Google itself, to blackamil you if you anywhere, ever infringed copyright, to prevent anyone from storing 'leaks' anywhere etc.

Scary times.

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"Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it."

"The Cult of Done Manifesto"

manifestoproject.it/bre-pettis

Very good point: We have to stop thinking of beeing a good or bad person as something one _is_ and start thinking about it as a process, a thing one _does_.

Noone thinks that a clean person is clean, and therefor never have to brush their teeth. We are not either clean or unclean, good or bad. We do good or bad things, and we all need to check the mirror to see if we have something stuck in out teeth.

Never thought about this before, but the #Firefox "Reader View" is a decent way to bypass some adblock detectors.

Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

leftists in 1949: imagine if your TV was watching you???? Secret police recorded everything you did??? That would be so awful!

leftists in 2018: all my friends use facebook so I do too

Yes, I should be going to sleep and not sitting here on my phone. Mind your own business.

Thanks, but I was a child, I understood as a child, I thought you was black man.

I have a #webDesign #webDev question: when I type in my site URL manually, approachingutopia.com, it automatically loads the http version instead of https. Why is that, and how do I fix it? Thank you in advance for your help.

Alright y’all. Just made a cup of bedtime tea. Gonna enjoy it while reading some Buddhist literature and then go to bed. I will catch you on the flip side.

I’ve gotten multiple books and taken multiple courses over the years. They always talk about and . Maybe they’ll go into and a little.

But they never really talk about wireframes and like how to assemble a design, how to pitch a design, and stuff like that.

Where do I learn that stuff?

"if all the insults are problematic and based in oppressing marginalized people, what can i use to insult someone????"

how about nothing? maybe fucking treat people with respect instead of screaming about how their wrong and then using ableist slurs

Once there was a promising young technomancer who abandoned all of his principles and collected everyone's data. He told them it was safe with him, and in time they believed him.

Over time the technomancer realized he had amassed so much information that he became mightier than even the leaders of the world, but his greed and desire for wealth kept him from noticing.

He began to sell his influence to these leaders and got them hooked on his data.

They used it solve crimes, and they used it protect the endangered, and they used it to detect who would likely do crime, and they used it to keep the people divided, and they used it to topple one another's nations.

All the while making the no longer young technomancer even more powerful and wealthy.

The prophecy says that the Technomancer will try to destroy those who oppose him. But the agents of the wires will bring him to his knees by rebuilding what was lost.

You can tell Mastodon is good because I've been here for almost half a year without having an entire social media breakdown where I delete my account and get extremely sad for seemingly no reason (the actual reason is that Twitter is bad)

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hackers.town

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. We are based in the U.S. and we abide by all laws of this nation. We take security and your privacy seriously. We do not use ads, nor sell your information. Your data is not mine to own. Hackers.town is protected by Carbon Black Response and CBDefense. We log any and all attempts to compromise the server.