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@Orwelldonesteak To be fair this clock has been sat in direct sunlight all day. The other temperature sensor in the room is only reading 25°C.

re: non-commercial use licensing thoughts 

@ls Yeah but I don't do that so that's not helpful. I like eating food and living under a roof and stuff more than I like using your non-commercial licensed stuff.

They'd be separate if I was employed by big profit company instead but that's not the case. I do not have the resources to maintain that separation.

Image description: a science museum branded digital clock shows the time and date now and the temperature is 39.5°C

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Cleaning up my desk and workspace is about two weeks overdue at this point. Time to catch up.

re: non-commercial use licensing thoughts 

@M0YNG Copyright is only enforceable by action of state violence (e.g. sheriff or bailiff), so right from the start it's not something I'm super excited about.

The problem with codifying rules on what can and can't be done with things is that there will be people that have use cases you haven't thought of. It would be arrogant to assume that you've thought of every use case that might come up. You also make your work incompatible with the larger body of unrestricted works, which grows larger every year as things fall into the public domain.

I can be clear that I won't offer support to racists, fascists, transphobes, etc. in terms of development that would help their use cases but I'm not going to waste my time with threats of state violence against people that don't follow the complicated rules I dream up which, even if you're following them, could be pretty anxiety inducing.

re: non-commercial use licensing thoughts 

freedomdefined.org/Licenses/NC is an interesting read.

"The use of an -NC license is very rarely justifiable on economic or ideological grounds."

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non-commercial use licensing thoughts 

I'm self-employed which means that things I do can in a way be seen as marketing for getting freelance work even if I don't intend them to be that primarily (e.g. open source software development or blogging). Looking at the CC-NC license I'm pretty certain that means I can't use CC-NC stuff on my personal website without having to worry about someone deciding I'm breaching the license conditions, which technically I probably would be. I wouldn't have this problem if I was just employed by a large company to make big profit instead.

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@Fellmoon @solene the ISP gave you 5 MB of free space in a folder in a folder of some domain the ISP owned, it was just free with the Internet "connection" which back then meant you got a username and password to dialup a freephone number for a fixed price per month.

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@Fellmoon @solene Mine was Frontpage and I uploaded it with FTP to my dad's ISP provided webspace. I could load it on the school computer which was really exciting. Don't know if anyone else ever saw it though.

I had some QuickBasic programs on there I'd made to control a 7-segment LED thing using the parallel port on the PC, and the leftover 8th pin was used to drive a transistor to switch on an electric motor.

@f0x @erikk I could write this but I worry about what I'm unleashing on unsuspecting server admins.

@f0x @erikk ooh yes i need a script that sends things from the command line to a matrix room and returns me the media url that is an excellent idea

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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.