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I haven’t done any sewing in ages, so I went in my scraps and made a cover for my iPad’s keyboard.

My considered take on the concerns raised in Mark Nottingham’s comments on DNS over HTTPS (DOH) is that we should consider parents and schools as part of the threat model since family, school, and church are the main sites of sexual violence against minors, and that the family manifests...

I misread the brand name of the keyboard as Birria, not Dierya.

Not just the GOAT of keyboard, but the GOAT stew of keyboards.

I have a Bluetooth keyboard on the way for the iPad. Going to see how much of an upcoming week of meetings I can do on this setup.

It's stressful reading all this thrashing on the pros and cons of regulating big tech when it's clear that big tech ought to be socialized instead.

Essays I’d like to write: how the American Cancer Society exploits respectablity politics in Second Life to get millions in free labor for Relay for Life.

@Gargron reports that Gab, the Nazi twitter, is scrapping their own codebase and switching to Mastodon. Get ready to block a whole swarm of instances.

Seen on a warning label:

This AI not to be used for fabricating paper clips.

Context is fighting a Von Neumann catastrophe.

I've been using Firefox as my main browser again for like a year now and it's a fine piece of software. It's so fast as I can feel the freedom. 🥰

Did you know

Toolsmiths are real actual people who put real actual labor into building those frameworks, CLIs, desktop apps, and handy little web utilities that you use to be more effective as a dev.

Our work is valuable and doesn't manifest from the ether. Invest in tools!

Building on an idea proposed by Mike Hoye, I think making Tom Waits the default voice for “AI” assistants would improve things immensely.

Photo by Jesse Dylan


Discussed at the Hopepunk panel at WisCon 43, Madison, WI, US May 25th 2019

Novellas and Novels

Witchmark - C. L. Polk
And the Lamb Shall Devour the Lion - Margaret Killjoy
Bannerless and The Wild Dead - Carrie Vaughn
Finders - Melissa Scott
Ancestral Night - Elizabeth Bear...

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