6 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2021
    1. I liked software more when when building towards abundance, post-scarcity, universal access, and equality was part of our aspiration. We seem to have inverted our ideals.
  2. Oct 2021
    1. The solution is absolutely straightforward and posting it *will* be embarrassing.

      Christmas 2016 & user seth, with 24k posts currently, is a total dipstick asshole for someone asking a very basic reasonable question & sticks to being an insulting tart for 6 posts.

      This is now one of the top answers online. There is still no oneliner to change your default route metrics.

  3. Jun 2021
    1. Hard disagree - they weren't nobodies, Naspers was already a media juggernaut by 2001 (print and TV).

      ultra sad imminent spiritual demise of #StackOverflow incoming. one of the world's most treasured, vital common resources. i hope there are scrapes.

  4. Mar 2021
    1. In my experience, if you’re incredibly online, then books that talk about the Internet, but are written by or for the the occasionally online – are unreadable. They live on the surface, exploring surface level memes like milkshake-duck or Pepe. So you mostly read books that are unrelated to the Internet, so that you don’t read some re-explanation of milkshake-ducking for the fifth time. Anyway, Lockwood lives it, knows the real stuff, and she’s also a fantastically good writer.
  5. Oct 2020
    1. but rituals aren't about knowledge at all— they're about practice. You must develop a daily mantra, a spell, a routine, whatever you want to call it, and then perform it religiously.

      i disagree that this is about the rituals not being visible enough. We lack the awe for our work because most of it is in service to ill masters, building consumerized systems that mechanize & automate society, versus being a part of something greater.

      we need to struggle for Human Computer Symbiosis. that requires bolder top down approaches to computing than the application can afford us. yet here we are, building apps and far off clouds that may help us, but with which humans will never be an equal much less dominant partner. human will must be respected.

      once we right our cause, the awe & energy of our work will restore.

  6. Jan 2016