Greetings, people! I am a software developer. Outside of work, I use free/libre software almost exclusively. I am pained that we continue to allow nature and community to get degraded by crony individualism. We can do much better, e.g. the voluntary refugee concept.
I have been chuffed with the #Fediverse almost all of the time I have been on it. There is plenty of food for thought in many a toot out there. I am having to move off @wyatwerp now, and really happy to find a Fediverse instance that ... uh ... federates.
I am all for meeting people where they are, but at this point, if you're an expert in these issues enough to be running a conference on these topics and still using Zoom you just aren't trying, and you are comfortable broadcasting that you don't really care.
THE INVISIBLE SUBSTRATE OF INFORMATION SCIENCE
by Marcia J. Bates
Web search is a form of artificial intelligence that attempts to mimic the biological-informatic process of human sensemaking by replacing this activity with a computationally automated facsimile which misses the point that the “results” of sensemaking are the doing of the activity itself (and not its final conclusions) and that the meaning that is acquired through sensemaking is inherently subjective and contextual and thus can’t be outsourced to an objective computer.
Honestly it was Matrix Revolutions where the Matrix trilogy went to shit. Reloaded is awesome end-to-end. I'm 30 minutes into Revolutions and it's entirely free-floating dialog devoid of concrete plot points or cybernetic metaphors, with only a single short-lived action scene whose only gimmick is people walking on the ceiling with a stock Hollywood "everyone has guns accidentally pointed at each other" deus ex machina ending. Uninspired schlock.
How can we teach people to do things like install and update software, maintain their own devices, or write scripts, in such a way that they experience lots of little successes that generate motivation to keep learning, rather than a series of dispiriting failures to reach a complex end goal?
@bojkotiMalbona Don't keep all the good drugs for yourself, do share what's the ingredient mix that gives you these amazing delusions.
A stock Android free of vendor bloatware still has its irritances (ignoring the privacy issues addressed by running un-Googled versions). For example, the stock Calculator can't really be uninstalled! Why! I will install the type of calculator app I want! But no, the stock app pops up after every reboot, and I have to uninstall it again.
Who knows what else abounds in this morass!
I will often quote posts and link to them. I usually don't do that for my own blog posts because I figured if you wanted to know about my blog, you'd already be following it.
Just saying because I sometimes get the feeling that people think I'm the author of all the wonderful posts I quote. Sadly, this is not true. I quote them because they put into words what I cannot.
I write software (C++) for a living.
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