I used to marvel that previous generations lived with such poor sanitation and lack of medical technology. As I get older I realize that the current state of medicine is not that significantly better. Just fancier.

The web didn't model apps. Webapps were a hack, and the beginning of siloization. To fix, the needs to separate what the user does from how, so that how becomes a choice, no matter what.

Writing Python for the , you shouldn't import antigravity. The user could add antigravity to your function if they need it.

Free people have choice. The new must gather potentiality and sort best options. Attention is currency. Manage your budget.

To be free, we need high level building blocks anyone can compose programs with. Take a lesson from shell scripting, but level it up with the .

Everything closed is dead. If I can't open and fix it, I can be sure it will eventually break, if not already. Let's free ourselves with the with succinct, legible code, or nil.

Imagine using a web with no sidebars, menus, or embedded links. How would you have conversations, edit, and move between documents? This is the question we need to answer with the .

Connections don't need to stay open unless I know what I'm downloading. On the , apps/tools/links should be written to exit fast or give constant visual feedback. Kill everything that doesn't.

When I'm reading, I shouldn't have to wonder what the page I'm reading is doing. Let's make it impossible to misbehave on the .

don't serve anyone well except Apple and Google. We can look forward to a free/libre where you don't have to install shit and submit to spam and fees.

What's wrong with the ? It's embedded, it breaks, it runs on someone else's computer, and it's ugly. needs beautiful hyperlinks that live inbetween documents, live as long as they are used, and are free/libre!

The is what makes the old web great. needs to make it greater.

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There's been some progress in producing actual free software builds of the Android SDK. We'll need some help tp bring it over the finish line: forum.f-droid.org/t/call-for-h

unix time in hexadecimal just rolled over to 5C000000 about 14000 seconds ago (3700 seconds in hex).

2nd best aspect of having beets for breakfast: you piss roses.

My semicolon key is borked. This has suddenly become a significant factor driving my adoption of .

Dug out a peripheral optical drive, and a newer USB adapter, to rip a CD I couldn't otherwise download the music from. First rip in years. Will it be the last?

My Ōura ring has been underwhelming the first week, not recognizing that I slept three days. But, I gotta say, just the fact that they made a round computer that works is pretty awesome. Computers have always been boxes, and circuit boards have always been flat. But people are round, so wearables need to be round too. This is the beginning of a wave.

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