My sister is reading AI studies, and she just came across the phrase “Another study showing GPT-4 outperforming human doctors at showing empathy”. And listen: you gotta set a higher bar for showing empathy than doctors.

#ChatControl #EUGoingDark: The EU commission complains that criminals are ”going dark“ due to encrypting their communication,

but they themselves remain absolutely unwilling to be the slightest bit transparent in their law-making,

excluding everyone who isn’t fanatically pro surveillance or a lobbyist from their backroom negotiations.

In a so-called democracy, it continues to need leaks by journalists for the public to know what’s decided behind their backs.


The trickiness of is taking a multidimensional concept and presenting it in a linear fashion.

The trickiness of is taking the linear concept and transforming it into a multidimensional pattern that one’s mind can understand.

Transpiling these ideas to the language would be:

In the ideal case the teacher can just JSON.stringify(<concept>) and the student just reverts the function with JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(<concept>)) and learning would be done. People aren’t basic objects and have a schema tied to their minds, thus they need additional parsing to comprehend the concept.

Please vote for an implementation of VJOURNAL in Thunderbird. 👇 This would REALLY improve the ecosystem and usability of open protocols! Currently there is almost no software on the desktop to sync your notes and journals with a CalDAV server and TB could fill a huge gap here.

• If you die in the Matrix, you no longer die in real life. We've fixed this critical bug. (Sorry about that!)

If someone sold a shirt that said

Just say no to enshittification

I'd probably buy one.


The next step is to create an unique value. Luckily has a built in command via

{{ $uniqueID := .File.UniqueID }}

which needs to be placed within a range tag meaning within

{{ range .Pages }}

So the whole list.html file would look like the image. We are also passing in the "uniqueID" $uniqueID as the last parameter in the dict for the partial "paypal-button".

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Let’s say we would implement this pseudo code for the subdirectory content/post/store. It would work fine for one product in the subdirectory store.

Now let’s add a second product that also has the same form (339) with different values.

If one would change either drop-down, both would update. The reason is that the callback is only checking for the class change and not for an unique class.


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Time to make an overview of what we have so far:

(image Initial)

Since we are already using the callback approach, it would be better to move out everything that is not viable to the form. Thus making the overview more like

(image Reformed)

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First we want to resolve the UX nightmare issue by designing the UI usable.

Let’s go with this arrangement of items:

  • title of item
  • image of item
  • drop-down to choose the item

This means we want to create some kind of callback that updates the prior two components that are dependent on the selection within the drop-down. Thus, we will need to extend with while using .

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The question now is how to build the partial. Since is a static site generator that focuses on using static elements like raw and , one quickly realizes the options to continue further are not many.

One could try to use the CSS option:checked property and other pseudo classes within the <option> HTML tag to turn on and off the various choices within the array. Though this becomes quite difficult to reference items outside of the <option> tag and can make the whole thing an UX nightmare.

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Now we will create a partial called paypal-button.html within the layouts/partials/ directory. We want to call this partial like

{{ partial "paypal-button" (dict "paypal" .Params.paypal "items" .Params.paypalItems "headName" .Params.paypalHeadName "headValue" .Params.paypalHeadValue) }}

within a list template (either the default or another partial).

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Through the abstraction of these variables and using the power of an array in the meta of as , one can create an item like in the image.

The array in this example is called paypalItems and each element has the properties: name, value, image. Further properties of the meta are paypal as the <PAYPAL_TOKEN>, price should align with the price within the cart, paypalHeadName as <PAYPAL_INIT_REFERENCE>
paypalHeadValue as <PAYPAL_INIT_VALUE>.

Of course one could optimize the code somewhat by removing the variables that have INIT_(VALUE|NAME) within them and replacing them by the first item 1_(VALUE|NAME). And replacing <PAYPAL_INIT_REFERENCE> with on0.

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The code from looks like the image with these variables:

  • <PAYPAL_TOKEN> is the main PayPal hook, so it knows how to update the store relative to all further actions taken within the form
  • <PAYPAL_INIT_REFERENCE> usually as on0
  • <PAYPAL_INIT_VALUE> is usually equivalent to <PAYPAL_ITEM_1_VALUE>
  • <PAYPAL_INIT_NAME> is usually equivalent to <PAYPAL_ITEM_1_NAME>
  • <PAYPAL_ITEM_1_NAME> is usually equal to <PAYPAL_ITEM_1_VALUE>
  • <PAYPAL_ITEM_2_NAME> is usually equal to <PAYPAL_ITEM_2_VALUE>
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Another example is the genre of memes.

Most individuals just consume memes. Some individuals send memes to their peers, thus making them dealers. Some further individuals harvest memes or other funny texts from one platform like the Fediverse and share them to another platform like Signal, thus making them harvesters. And the least, actually create a new meme, either an original or a remix, thus making them producers.

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These categories are not strict to any one individual and each individual can be of any of these categories at any time.

E.g. one reads an interesting article and shares it with one’s peers over DMs, then one is a dealer. If instead one just bookmarks the article, then one is a harvester. And if one reads it with no further action, then one is a consumer. If one wrote the article, then one is a producer.

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Most people fall into the consumer category and the further up one goes through the list, the less amount of people one will find.

The consumer is an individual who only intakes the information.

The dealer is an individual who intakes the information and actively shares it with other individuals.

The harvester is an individual who takes information from one source and transfers it to another source. In comparison to dealers, they do a one-to-many sharing action over a one-to-one sharing action.

The producer creates new information.

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While observing most genres of information exchange, one can categorize the individuals who partake into four categories:

  1. Producer
  2. Harvester
  3. Dealer
  4. Consumer

Preface: this is a snapshot from a much longer and deeper discussion.

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There is this tendency of taking technological luxuries as granted and then hypocritically saying that life would be so much better if xyz didn’t exist. Only the minority of people are taking the leap to simplify their lives to a more slow pace way of living. – @barefootstache

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“Only the Minority” <– not sure what you mean, I’d assume those that don’t know / don’t care / like / ignore candy rotting teeth won’t choose better and expect dentist to fix rotten teeth beyond repair (like nature will become or micro-plastics for soil in my garden that surprisingly might not grow much… and getting into our bodies already like the bird in all oceans swallowing objects or water itself as micro-plastics). – @freeschool

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“Only the minority” as stated in “Only the minority of people are taking the leap to simplify their lives to a more slow pace way of living.” means that not many people are quitting the fast pace life that technological advances provide and moving to more slow pace lifestyle like on a homestead.

It could be that people do not know that there is a slow paced option and/or do not know the harms that come out of a fast pace lifestyle. Thus, those of us who have achieved harmony among the two lifestyles should at least lead by example.

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