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New for 2020 and

I'm a remote software engineer working the various F/OSS web-stacks from my remote cabin at 8,500 feet in the White Mountains of Arizona -- I'm prone to wanderlust and often grab some batteries, solar panels, and head out to work from my truck from whatever corner of these great open lands has cell phone reception.

Posts often about the trials and joys of remote work, venting about development (since I've got no watercooler coworkers), the usual consumptive vices of our age (film, video games, books), and chatter about returning to a more open web,
culture and society.

Oh, and I hope to meet plenty you at Defcon 28!

Alright so in about a month I'm going to launch some small courses on how to make your social media and stuff private.

If I can get a bunch of sales I'll be able to make it to DEFCON.

If not, I won't.

If anyone finds a usb-c hub/dock that is confirmed to work with the #pinebookPro and provides, at a minimum, a gigabit Ethernet port, power passthru, and an hdmi port, please let me know the details.

Don't take business dress advice from the dude who wears cardhardts to interviews.

(I mean, they are my nice pair of cardhardts. The one without the holes)

Long piece, but a fun read. Looking at the history of captchas and secret questions going back to banking in the 1850s -- and then relating that to how they reinforce a particular hegemonic narrative of how your life should be, what life stages you should be hitting, etc. and then with recaptcha whether you are a sufficiently trackable netizen.

I remember when I first got online and the banks would actually let you write your own secret question. Which was great. I could have both a totally nonsensical question and a totally nonsensical answer! Then they got rid of all that and made us pick questions from their short list.

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous Paperback by Gabriella Coleman is brought up near the end of the CDC book. I'd be interested in nominating it for

It'd be an interesting contrast to the Cult of the Dead Cow book.

Anyone out here got a favorite dead tree book on the programming language? Have a little project I want to start up, and the framework I was eyeballing makes use of it.

Humanities: the semantic meaning of content warnings might be complex, vary depending on context, and may not be apparent on their face.

Social sciences: people use systems in unique and surprising ways, and biases you bring and impose on your research will blind you to them. You should definitely studies carefully to mitigate that effect.

STEM majors: we had a brain genius idea, ran some stolen info through an algorithm, and came to an infallible conclusion. Where's our money?

About halfway through the audio book.

Find myself reflecting about how we used to have to worry about random worms and crap taking down huge chunks of the internet at a time. It's been a while since something like that's happened.

Now we just worry about if AWS or Cloudflare goes down since everything is centralized through them. 😅

*cough* Not that I read the orange site anymore.

... damn there's a lot of bad news on the front page of that site this morning. About the only positive thing is the ancient pines in Australia are okay.

Well there's the news drop on the orange site.

I run all my little side projects on DO. I like it as a nice wedge against the other outfits which are all dominated by the big players -- AWS, Azure, Google.

Need to research composting sometime this weekend. I started saving coffee grounds. I now have a 1 gal Jar of used coffee grounds.

Initially, I thought I could just plant plants directly in the grounds. But apparently I need to mix the grounds with topsoil at a ratio that isn't very favorable to getting rid of the coffee grounds.

It is nice that the counties are realizing that the economic future for the area is going to be internet and telecom... not sticking your head in the sand and doubling down on resource extraction until the entire economy falls down on our heads.

Yeah, a whole 2Gbps. Though it's still not getting out this far, because apparently Showlow is the end of the world for people from Phoenix and there's nothing but the wilds once you get past the Hon Doh casino.

At least it's something. 😂

Windmill Tower (2020)
First personal piece for 2020! Marine scene was a subject I wanted to explore for quite a while and lately the idea of having a whole infrastructure city being supplied by a huge Windmill came to my mind!
#art #artist #conceptart #design #fantasy

y'all gotta be willing to consider that urban centers will always be a fascistic tool and better distributed communities are not necessarily resource in-efficient.

The fact these are not points of consideration indicates that many of y'all are still heavily infected by neoliberal thinking at best, and need to further deconstruct your self.

(Wow I am full of subtoots this morning maybe I should close this tab until I've had coffee.)

Update for the default #PinebookPro Debian MATE build: updated uboot + kernel; newest Firefox + sound fix; BT audio output fix; improved USB-C dock support; NVMe is bootable now; added community made wallpapers. Details here:

I dunno, just fuckin paying people to quit their nonsense jobs for websites or Jamba Juice and instead paying them $30/hr to install solar panels, plant trees, build high speed internet, retrofit buildings and build up public transit would solve a lot of problems I think

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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.