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I know you’re probably sick of hearing me say it but once more, with feeling this time: No trillion-dollar company is your friend.

Internet Archive, 25 years old today, wonderful 👏👏👏 here's to 25 more!

Fitness plan for programmers:

every time a build or unit test fails, you have to do 10 push-ups.

You'll become either incredibly good at programming or insanely fit. Maybe both with a bit of perseverance 😅

Waking up to the news of the floods in Germany and Belgium and worried about my friends there. We must take meaningful action to curb climate change. If that means moving beyond capitalism, it’s a small price to pay to safeguard the people we love and the future of our species.

I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and #sustainable #computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

In short, we need to dramatically limit the growth in emissions from computing, or by 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C.

And it is possible to do this.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

I thoroughly enjoyed the latest Small Is Beautiful #11 livestream (recording)

small-tech.org/videos/small-is

Thank you @laura + @aral 🙏 🙂

p.s. I noticed on small-tech.org the “View Source” link in the footer of the page is pointing to source.ind.ie/small-tech.org/s which is a page that can’t be opened…

Maybe that’s worth checking out.

Jacob Beckerman created a fully browser-based video editor

mastershot.app

By browser-based, he means everything happens in the browser, including rendering.

He created Mastershot out of frustration that all the other web-based video editors limited him to either low-resolution exports, or they placed annoying watermarks on the exported video.

So he decided to do something about it 💪

Caveat: “Currently we only support Chrome or Chromium based browsers”

Reading @aral Hell site - ar.al/2021/05/10/hell-site/

And when I saw the book title “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” mentioned there - just this one more time -, I found that there should be a book called:

“Whored: How to Build People-Farming Products”

Please steal this idea, i.e. book title, and make it a valuable book.

A parody to “Hooked” would be equally fine, too.

The similarities of Nik Kershaw (1980s) and Friendly Fires (2010s).

Especially:

Nik Kershaw - Gone To Pieces

vs.

Friendly Fires Pull Me Back to Earth

Tools are what’s part of physical and metaphysical self.

But tools are also what can be considered the extended self.

The more you become one with the tool, the more it becomes part of the self.



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People use tools to move faster, higher, deeper, wider.

In a physical and metaphysical sense.

Programmers build worlds fast through code, semantics, syntax, and editing tools.

Sportsman use lightweight shoes that make them run faster, have better grip, and reach their desired goal with greater sucess.

Writers use calm environments and the chirping nature to create story universes that make the audience think more profoundly and touch them at their core.

If you want to help this Pacific Islander and Asian feed kids a keep roof, consider helping us out on Patreon! patreon.com/neofeud
if you're into cyberpunk, there's also Neofeud, a game about life as a ghettoized Native Hawaiian:
"This is secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam." --Steam reviewers
Itch: silverspook.itch.io/neofeud
Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/673

After watching the recent Brave New World series, rereading this tech journalist's account of trying to live without any Amazon-run service for a week is only more disturbing. Especially the dependence already engineered into her 1 year old. Huxley was right about the convergence of state and corporate power, but it turns out our "soma" is not chemical but digital:
gizmodo.com/i-tried-to-block-a

#BraveNewWorld #AldousHuxley #Amazon

Currently prevalent mindset:

If your intentions are good,
and based on these intentions, you’re doing a good job,
good things will follow.

(I’m writing these lines after a work week writing and editing for my client’s client Jordan Peterson.)

The Exporter Tool falcon.star-lord.me/exporter/ is actually working well.

It only crashed before because Miro Video Converter was running in parallel and my weak Mac Mini didn’t like to serve another demanding application.

Some exports fail but even when they fail, the app shows me that they fail and exports these notes as .html files instead of .md files.

The interface is also neat.

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Castrating my iphone to sooner or later say good-bye to the iCloud ecosystem because it feels more like a prison, especially when you try to access the data (the files) easily.

I still haven’t found a way to export the 7.594 notes from the Notes.app.

The ones that looked promising…

1. writeapp.net/notesexporter/ (exports or backups notes from Apple’s Notes.app only into plain text format without attachments)

2. falcon.star-lord.me/exporter/ (crashed at around 100 notes again and again)

…didn’t work.

This DuckDuckGo audit by @purism is a sobering read:

source.puri.sm/toolauditor/CEA

Remember that DuckDuckGo is venture capital-funded which means that they must exit—either become a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company (sell to the public) or sell to one of the incumbents.

(What we need is a publicly-funded but independently run search engine. The EU could create such a thing… if they didn’t have they heads firmly entrenched up Silicon Valley’s bumhole.)

HT @koherecoWatchdog

Don’t mean to keep going on about @better App Store reviews, but these little bits of feedback have a big impact on my psyche. And if you are one of those people who left a 5 star review lately, you have actually made me a little bit (happy) tearful this morning.

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