@carnage4life All new pieces of generic infrastructure unleash a wave of "feature, not a business" startups. Many will be a flash in the pan. Some will get rug pulled by the platform. Some will make good money for a little while. Some will get acquired. A few will become proper standalone businesses.
@carnage4life I agree with the picture for sure. But that's how it always goes. I remember all the app startups after the iPhone, all the social media app startups, all the API hackathon project startups, etc etc.
@gotofritz I think there's a huge distinction between Marx's theoretical communism and 20th century regimes that considered themselves communist. But it's ambiguous what "communism" or "Marxism" is referring to without agreeing on semantics for the sake of discussion. A lot of people would rather torpedo discussion by bogging it down in semantic ambiguity.
In the early days on twitter I could start looking up interesting people by name. Not possible here because there is no search. Follows grow organically, you have to wait for someone who knows that person to boost one of their toots
Like, I've seen a coupld of Biden's toots so I could have followed him then if I wanted. But is Obama also here? No idea. I can't search for him. I have to wait for someone to boost
A Fediverse people index would be really useful. But I think we need better solutions for verification. I suspect it's very doable, but unfortunately I don't know if it's considered a priority.
@simon there's always fraud and deception! Incidentally, one of the primary use cases for crypto, too.
@darryl I haven't had the honor of trying Teams. But what if it were Slack but with better support for interactive applications?
@jentrification ah ok, looks like it didn't update on my instance. Fediverse quirk. I see the updated comment on your home instance and agree.
It's interesting to me how much #slack has failed to seize the day and be the "work OS".
Their entire UI is so fixated on the endless stream model, which can be made to work for many things (#slackops), but is suboptimal for anything that isn't fundamentally a log.
Where are the dashboards and forms?
There's a world in which Slack is almost like a work-optimized web browser, and people in a lot of operational roles at companies basically live within Slack.
@tess I often think about that and just how deeply homophobic the whole culture was.
The struggle continues. It's not a small number of people who follow all this men's rights stuff, trying to drag society back.
@Bronwyn I went to my 20-year reunion last year and it was like, damn, none of us were having a great time in life in high school.
I thought something was wrong with me at a teenager. Turns out, everyone was just desperately trying to look ok.
It was refreshing how much in our 30s we could just say that. Who the hell cares if you're not "normal" anymore? But it was all that mattered back then.
Question for #data people -- I'm trying to understand headless BI. In particular, what it solves that SQL doesn't. In other words, why dbt (pre-analytics layer) isn't enough.
From what I can tell, it solves the problem that SQL can't easily be parameterized. You can make views that slice and dice your transactional data, but those views would hardcode a bunch of decisions better left up to the consumer. You can also denormalize the heck out of your data to make all conceivable queries easy, but then you end up with an analytical table that's way too tall and wide.
It seems like what these semantic layer / headless BI tools do is apply the metadata to your transactional data that allow for BI tools to offer slick query builder interfaces, which ultimately are generating SQL. Furthermore, the logic for different types of analysis can be standardized and controlled, compared to people handwriting their queries.
Do I have this right?
I hadn't really kept up with the literature on childhood development since high school; after catching up to what's now known, I feel like I was lucky to have access to video games (and later, board games) since I was in an otherwise impoverished intellectual environment growing up, e.g., before I had video games, I would literally wake up and turn on the TV and watch static, and then the test pattern, and then (IIRC) something called U.S. Farm Report because there was nothing else to do.
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