scary article on how bad outsourcing has gotten at telcos and how badly this has affected their competence and security

just checked into our airbnb and turned on the Chromecast, wherein it became obvious that our landlords are googlers who have kitted out the place with internal beta shit >.>

is the song "Final Countdown" stuck in your head? and if not, why not?

my new years resolution was to be more fully present and listen carefully during meetings and conversations, instead of multitasking and fiddling with my phone. Considering that I'm writing this toot during a meeting, this is not off to a good start. >.>

For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”

We need more media platforms like that.

I don't understand what this word is supposed to mean but I definitely don't want it

do you ever think about how google made a really good RSS reader, waited for everyone to switch to it, and then killed it, basically killing RSS

i enjoy soap and candles which claim to contain ingredients like "full spectrum electromagnetic energy", or "the concept of time itself"

favorite lunchtime conversation topics for boomers:
- giving each other verbal driving directions to local businesses that used to exist
- how cheap houses used to be
- the time grandma ran for mayor
- kids today and their damned phones


Excuse me but "Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg won’t talk to the Guardian. So we fed everything he says into an algorithm, built a Zuckerbot, and interviewed it" has got to be the best take.

Happy Winter Solstice! We celebrate the longest night of the year with a dinner by lamplight of our favorite summertime foods. We're on our way back to summer!

boy the workday really flies by when you start after lunch and then don't do jack shit all afternoon

There are two wolves inside of you:

The police wolf who investigates crimes, and the district attorney wolf who prosecutes the offenders.

These are their stories.

old curmudgeons vote. as long as people under 45 don't bother showing up or turning out, the old curmudgeons get to do whatever the hell they want

i don't have anything to say about jack's sad attempt to get attention by declaring that he'd like to reinvent the fediverse.

the eng team pushed hard for federation and openness *10 years ago* internally, but jack & the business bros were convinced that emulating facebook and pushing ads was the way to countless riches. all the good people left.

now that ads aren't actually profitable, and the site has earned a toxic reputation, it's too late for them to change course. they're just desperate.

imagine if everyone in advertising were doing literally anything else

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