A seminal 35 year old paper that the tech industry has completely failed to heed: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0713/bb9d9b138e4e0a15406006de9b0cddf68e28.pdf #automation #doingitwrong
Just because we're bereaved, that doesn't make us SAPS!
This is why I only use & support Free & Open Source Software in my personal life. This man is going to prison. Prison.
"A California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore disks” he made to extend the lives of computers had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed Microsoft’s products to the tune of $700,000."
"Lawmakers who spoke with CNN expressed worries that this could represent a pattern and not a collection of isolated incidents."
Did a grown up write that sentence? I guess which faction you're on determines which is which.
Anyone know how to open Grillo's pickles? Ffs
@UnseatedAtreus Yeah, it's particularly interesting to look at the Salesforce-like platforms of the world that are essentially glorified databases with hooks and an API.
I can't help but think that these small startups would love nothing more than get acquired by the large platforms they're building for.
The enterprise ecosystem is totally weird. So many businesses out there make revenue entirely by piggybacking onto large monolithic data platforms that themselves are not all that featureful.
I just walked past a booth billing itself as "the integration platform for Gainsight", and I can't help but shake my head at stuff like that.
I feel lucky that my family can walk here each Tuesday evening for dinner. Eddie's food is always super delicious.
Found via hacker news:
"Doing great work usually requires colleagues of some sort. Try to be around smart, productive, happy, and positive people that don’t belittle your ambitions. I love being around people who push me and inspire me to be better. To the degree you able to, avoid the opposite kind of people—the cost of letting them take up your mental cycles is horrific. " --Sam Altman
I spent some time playing the incredibly charming Minit this morning, a Zelda-like game where your character only lives for 60 seconds. The act of planning out what I'm going to do in those 60 seconds reminds me of a lot of what appealed to me in Majora's Mask, but distilled and simplified in a really smart way. The art style and music are super charming too.
It's available DRM-free for Win/Mac/Linux on Itch and I can't recommend it enough https://devolverdigital.itch.io/minit