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💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022 boosted

the boys are back in town, but not only has the town been irreversibly changed, so too have the boys. the boys can never truly return to town. boosted boosted

Reminding myself:

Struggling doesn't mean I'm bad. boosted

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#Gitea is joining the fediverse 🎉 We can now announce we've been accepted into the #NLnet funding round that we applied to.

Thank you to @NGIZero @dachary @forgefriends and so many others for getting us to this point.

We are very much looking forward to many wonderful things that federation within forges can support. boosted boosted boosted

On being "lazy" about software freedom:

Everyone lives a full life. Not everyone gets the same opportunity to pick what fills their life, though. People are busy. They have things they like to do or find easy, & things that are unpleasant or difficult.

People whose life is filled differently than yours, who have different priorities than yours, aren't any more lazy than you are lazy for not picking a more compassionate way to talk about the challenges standing in the way of software freedom.

We ended up watching Knives Out and it was wonderful

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It's one of those nights where my partner and I cannot pick a movie to watch.

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I'd been putting off some changes to What All Went Down, but @drisc lit a fire under me and I just got through it. 😀

The major modifications:

- gave the intro a little more context
- elaborated on the Battle of Phoebe Regio and the significance of a pataweapon
- added that Kedge is ignoring Mission Control
- rephrased and tightened up a bunch of stuff

If you haven't read it before, you're cordially invited. Feedback is always welcome! boosted

we're seeing unprecedented je ne sais quoi levels

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@liaizon Fediverse lacks economic incentive. It relies on goodwill. A solid ground to stand on ❤ boosted boosted

Speaking of which, if everyone involved in the small business were a co-owner, then we all would be small business owners and that would be great for the economy. That way, none of the communists can recruit among the working classes since the working class won't exist any more. Yeah, take that, Marx!

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