People don't naturally, when we change direction when we're walking, turn at a right angle.
If you reach out and sweep your hand in any direction, the arc of motion you create will not be a straight line; it will curve around every joint in your arm depending on the change in tension of every muscle.
The palm of your hand does not efficiently connect with any flat surface.
I say to industrial designers, architects, and furniture designers: don't be so lazy. Measure humans first, materials second.
Anyone going to #DWeb this year?
Unfortunately, I'm not.
You CANNOT wipe most solid-state disks. That includes NVMe, SSD, USB flash drives, etc.
The controller system on the disk does not write all zeroes just because you told it to, nor are blocks/sectors a physical map like they are on magnetic media. The wear and write management features baked into the storage system stop your wipe from succeeding
If you need to store information to flash storage that you need to protect from physical access later, encrypt the disk before you store the data. Or have plans to physically destroy the chips.
Anyone got any suggestions for an alternative operating system to easy install on a Samsung tablet (SM-T560)? Not sure /e/OS or Lineage will work. (For context of where I'm at in terms of skill level, I installed /e/OS on my refurb Samsung smartphone because of the Easy Installer!) #degoogle #degoogled #degoogling
We're celebrating OpenStreetMap's 18th Anniversary! #OpenStreetMap18
Cake by @firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Anyone agree that we need a bit more flexibility in Mastodon for configuring the open/closed defaults of a community?
I think community is a critical next step in the growth of the fediverse. The host is a primary stakeholder in federated social. Let's grow.
I have often considered sidestepping my career into #AI. Then I think who I would probably work for. Then I just write some sql and regex instead.
check out those #curves!
I want to somehow carve out the time and revenue potential to work on a game with these attributes:
☑ #Kotlin on #UE5
☑ rich social features (emph connecting, sharing)
☑ multiple game experiences
☑ user-generated content bridges games
☑ open-world, creative & exploratory game experience
☑ atmospheric visually rich & beautiful experiences, mostly relaxing vs action-oriented
☑ #ImmortalSoftware (game lives beyond death of developers)
I've had an article entitled 'Why isn't the internet more fun and weird?' queued to share on @thoughtshrapnel but I wasn't sure what I wanted to say, or how I felt about it: https://jarredsumner.com/codeblog
Then @johnjohnston shared something in the comments of one of my recent blog posts: https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2022/07/11/social-network-home-pages/
Which sent me down a rabbithole from Robin Sloan's 'Spring 83' protocol: https://www.robinsloan.com/lab/specifying-spring-83/
Through to this absolute beauty. Yes! How awesome is this?! https://spring83.mozz.us/
Kotlin dev in the Bay Area who loves #FreeSoftware
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