Listening to a podcast, they mention automation eliminating jobs. I can build a thing that will automate my job. I do not see this as an invention that I could get rich from. Should I try to make it?

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ellies explore the low-MHz band, feat. the worst USB extension cable in the world

"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these?

Demand to see life's manager!

Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons!

Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!" -- Cave Johnson

Funny exchange in a meeting at work 

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In lieu of our stolen airwaves, we are streaming our live talk from the Brooklyn COmmons Cafe. Load up youtube.com/watch?v=s4pqeyjqQj , where we will go live momentarily.

Just complaining about life 

Just complaining about life 

I guess I'm doing hacker-y stuff now... I should toot about it. Kind of long.. 

I guess I'm doing hacker-y stuff now... I should toot about it. Kind of long.. 

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I only rag on EMACS half in jest.

In undergrad, one of my professors was such a hardcore EMACS user that his login shell on the DEC UNIX cluster was /usr/local/bin/emacs (yes, he got the admins to add it to /etc/shells).

For a while, he also worked on the flight sim foot pedals drivers in the Linux kernel. Because, no shit, he mapped the left and right pedals to ( and ).

He was that hardcore.

Now that I'm thinking about it... If I want to use an audio interface, then the way I (and others) use computers has to change. I'm thinking about a scenario where you have 100 files and you want to pick one. In TTS setup, what do you do? You let it read you the list, one-by-one? That sucks!

Maybe you memorize every filename and type it directly.. Well, not bad for files you made, but generally you don't get the privilege of organizing your own filesystem.

So there would need to be a sort of filtering system that gets you down to 5 or less options, and lets you dig down to specific names.

"42 filenames contain '*.so'. 37 filenames are executable. 21 filenames are more unique than that"

Then if you choose the third one, it would group the list of 21 similarly again. You could drop into basic listing at any point. The groupings would be chosen based on the highest number of files with the same attribute that isn't more than half of the files, because what good is it if 99% of the files are in one category. And of course you can manually filter the list before you even start, by adding parameters to the command line.

This system would be functionally helpful and make your interactions look like the movies.

I've still got to make my own cyberdeck project a reality. I seem to be in the mood to actually _do_ things this weekend.

My cyberdeck is headless. It has the appearance of being nothing more than a keyboard minus the cord, but inside is a full computer with every I/O I can think of.

I guess I'm doing hacker-y stuff now... I should toot about it. Kind of long.. 

I guess I'm doing hacker-y stuff now... I should toot about it. Kind of long.. 

I guess I'm doing hacker-y stuff now... I should toot about it. Kind of long.. 

I really must do more hackerly things. I don't look like I belong in this town.. yet!

Would be kinda nifty to be able to browse someone else's home timeline. Would help with discoverability of awesome people.

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lrt you don't *have* to study actual theory, but please don't be one of those people who thinks soundbites and memes are the be all end all of political education

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"Please help us make money off whatever is happening while contributing to misinformation"

Want to learn everything I can about before the comes out. And if there are any other distros that will run on it, I'd like to explore them also.

I'm not a developer, but I'd really like to see if I can contribute in any way. The success of freedom respecting phones depends on the community stepping up and making it as approachable and bug-free as possible.

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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.