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!
AIM culture really was something else.
Alerts when your friends logged in. Appearing away, so that you didn't alert people, but could still keep up with the people you *really* wanted to talk to. Direct connect file transfers.
Playback is part of the instrument.
This runs counter to most audiophile philosophy (“one wire with gain”) but it’s clear when you listen to recordings produced over decades (especially the same recordings remastered) that the prevalent reproduction technology of the time is a consideration from the engineer’s down to the songwriters.
Beyond that your points about the interface are spot-on. There’s always more investment in listening to a record vs a file or even a cd.
I do find myself irritated with how aggressive phones -- and well everything with a WiFi card are about trying to connect to everything.
iOS is constantly badgering me about that it's found some WiFi networks. Do I want to connect to them?
Why would I want to connect to some random network. I have unlimited data. I don't want you to talk to anything but my home network, ever.
Deleting all my saved WiFi networks except my two home ones -- since it's a convenient way for the unscrupulous to track movements.
Boy though, it's a walk down memory lane looking at the names of these things. Coffee shops from my home town. Employers I no longer work for. Coworking spaces I hung out at. Grandparents who passed away several years back.
Projekt:ONI one day left!
Last day for the fundraiser.
Been chatting in the household about how -- once this is over, it's really going to reveal which state level governments can actually protect and provide for their citizen and which ones are just a corrupt shit show.
Definitely going to be influencing our decision when (if) we do our next move.
Oh and brussel sprouts... although aren't those just cabbage as well?
STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE PREVAILS AS FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES DOWN DAPL PERMITS
Victory: Decision cites risks of pipeline spills to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Blood for the Blood Gods.
"The stock market is up 11% because Trump started saying he'd sacrifice 3 million lives in order to send the rest of us back to work rather than providing for people's basic needs.
"Capitalism runs on blood. This week, the capitalists stop pretending it doesn't."
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Rural Remote Software Developer. Blogger of Random Things. Amateur Philosopher. Woolly Mountain Man.
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.