This would at least acknowledge some of the reprehensible things America has done:
Why "collapse" (not "rot") is the way to think about software problems
Oil-eating bacteria discovered at the bottom of the Mariana Trench
Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why
Americans' happiness is correlated with spending on public goods
To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!
Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:
Control Your Platform.
Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.
They all go away. Every one of them.
Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.
Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.
US Federal government seems to be unable to account for $21 Trillion. A stunning amount of money. I am not sure about this website, but there is an interview and links to supporting documents.
software licensing hot take
You can now watch my #LibrePlanet keynote (edited w/ slides) about how firms and markets have coopted the free culture and free software movement's most powerful weapon (mass collaboration) and where that leaves us. https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/libreplanet-2018-keynote
I thought @mako talk at #libreplanet2018 was interesting and important https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/libreplanet-2018-keynote
Boingbong's Cory Doctorow summary is here:
Who are you really working for when you give away your work. It might not be who you think.
It's useful for local events, but very expensive for organisers ($15 a month for a basic events page). People pay purely because others use it, an open alternative would be 👍
Meetup's "network effect" might be overcome because it isn't a global network (e.g. someone in London is only going to care about meetups in London).
Also, an open alternative would be perfect fit for #federation, each community having its own instance.
Software Epistemologist, aspiring star traveler, perpetual beginner. Wallowing in accidental complexity. Insulin junkie.
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