Elon Musk is a Nazi. Pass it on.
Great piece from @marisakabas
Project manager: "What's technical debt? Explain it to me like I'm 6 years old"
(source: "Richard Scarry's Storybook Dictionary" : https://archive.org/details/1scarryRichardStorybookDictionary/page/n56/mode/1up )
• Earth is exceeding its "safe operating space for humanity" in six out of nine key measurements, including #climate, #biodiversity, and land health.
• The oceans' acidity, #airquality, and ozone layer health are the only factors within safe boundaries, but #pollution levels for both air and water are increasing.
• Cleaning up land and saving forests could be one of the most effective ways to combat #climatechange, according to computer simulations.
whenever my boss says "think of the big picture, elle" I'm immediately an astronaut floating silently in space tethered to my ship looking down on earth, and nothing he wants seems important or even relevant so this tactic has really backfired on him more than once is what I'm saying
As a follow-up to https://mastodon.social/@danluu/109798007902048311, I wonder why there isn't a serious, well-funded, attempt to create a modern forum
If you look at Wikipedia's list of forum software, it's all ancient except discourse, and discourse seems unlikely to ever be something great for users
Its performance is famously terrible. People often point out how unusable it is unless you have a fast phone and the founder's response to this has been to rant about how Qualcomm sucks and needs to make faster processors
Practising Permacomputing: Call for workshop participants
"This autumn is dedicated to Practising Permacomputing; a concept and a nascent community of practice-oriented around issues of resilience and regenerativity in computer and network technology derived, among others, from permaculture principles. As part of this community, space is offered to makers and thinkers in digital culture (and other connected areas) to put the fundamentals and applications of #permacomputing into practice through a series of workshops, a meetup, and a concluding day of public presentations with guests. Join us to explore permacomputing futures!"