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The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.

We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.

The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.

I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.

The frequent romaine and lettuce recalls are founded on rumors started by the fast food chains like McDonalds.

Discuss the conspiracy among yourselves.

Why does it seem impossible to keep a kitchen clean? This is why so many people pay the ridiculous prices to skip the dishes, isn't it?

Work hard toward success. Not to please your parents, one-up your neighbors, or make the world a better place. Make that $$ and order out.

Page layout is time consuming. I hope I can finish this cook book project before x-mas. 😓

Additionally and specific to the topic Lewis is talking about, can social networks do privacy? Is @writeas_org a social network? It is very private, but is it social?

I am not trolling, simply wondering if a social network can reach the level of Lewis is advocating for. Using an intranet would be private. Using the Internet, not so much. Maybe I am getting to black and white with this. I need to read more on her definition of privacy.

The Devil You Know.

I have total respect for Sarah Jamie Lewis and her choices are hers. My aim is not to criticize directly, but remind myself and others that the wolf we feed is the one that grows.

Using birbsite, FB, YouTube because of the large exposure to advocate for is flawed. It's not a black & white issue, but it feels like paying the price of admission to go to Disneyland and then protesting inside. Actions speak louder than words.

I haven't been posting a lot of lately because I have been doing some secretive work. I am making a cookbook to give as gifts to people. I am sort of strapped for cash thanks to my and student loans.

When the cookbook is done, maybe I will drop the pages in my NextCloud and share the link for those of you interested. Maybe I'll print one and send it to you if you're really interested. After all, paper is inexpensive to post.

> This is an HTML email, please update your email client to view.

This is an email client. Please update your mail generator to stop wasting electricity and emitting extra carbon with HTML mail, or at least provide graceful degradation for users whose email clients only receive plaintext (as anyone who cares about there computer security does).

Twitter's decentralization play 

1997: Clippy pops up on your screen, "It looks like you're writing a letter. Would you like some help?"

2019: A contract lawyer from Google/FB/Birbsite/Apple walks into a startup, "I see you're moderately successful. We'd like to buy you."

Waking up to birbsite being interested in federation and Microsoft possibly making a version of Linux has me looking down the street for the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man.

I am miffed by this birbsite shit. There's lots of sound theories floating about already, but I am in shock nonetheless. Whatever the motivation, I am in shock.

In a fit of lucidity, Twitter catches a glimpse of its own eventual irrelevance, attempts to stave off its own collapse and demise by co-opting a superior model-- forgetting that federated models are inherently anti-capitalist

Disney - Marvel - Star Wars -

Think of the CG work in the Avengers films. How many stars do they "own" digitally like Carrie Fisher?

New business idea:
- I start a company called Experience.
- You subscribe for $3 a month.
- Now, you can say you have "experience" when applying for jobs.
- I tell potential employers when they call for a reference that you do, in fact, have experience.

We all win.

Quick reminder: I have “internet office hours” for artists that have HTML/CSS/General web questions; if you have any, just reply to this toot!

Last time I put together a guide of some great resources to use for the modern web, based on the tools I use everyday for work

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

My new #discourse instance is up and running! My idea is to use it as a FB groups replacement and also as a place to share longer-form interactions in a group setting (something I'm finding hard to do on #mastodon).
Specifically I'd like to use it as a place to share musicmaking stuff (synths, software, studio setup, etc).
Anybody out there want to come kick the tires? Hit me up for an invite!

Friends, where do you buy DRM-less ebooks? My horizons on that front haven’t expanded much since 2014.

Data is a commodity. Giving your information to FB, Google, Twitter, Amazon, and digital billboards is like giving away gold buried in your back yard, not for compensation, but for a billboard to be installed in the hole.

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