Links 10-3-22: A Flu Variant's Disappearance, All Platforms Become Malls, and Killing the Newsletter
I simply cannot handle another recession
The Verge. “Google’s Making It Even Easier to Remove Your Personal Info from Search.” Accessed September 21, 2022. www.theverge.com/2022/9/21…
I’ve been inspired by The Verge redesign so I’m going to see if I can, through tags and an eventual custom theme, create something for my own posting that’s kind of similar.
I finished Tal Lavin’s Culture Warlords. My quick summary is: when you think things like breeding grounds for misinformation and white supremacist radicalization are bad, they’re often worse; however, a point that will stick with me — that I haven’t seen articulated elsewhere — is liberals (and their institutions) are not equipped to discuss antifascists because they can’t imagine a group that does not seek to grow their own power. Antifascists are responsive, rising to the occasion as needed, receding as the threats fade.
Paxlovid mouth is real. Chocolate milk does a decent job of masking it for a little while.
Seeing all the ways people are scraping together housing is so horrific. What a failed society we live in.
Cobra Kai is so big and dumb and easily handled by COVID ridden body.
I am sick and do not have the fortitude to watch something new. So, I’ll begin my Buffy rewatch.
I would like to see a software regulation called that required a stable version offline version for companies of a certain size. If they didn’t wish to support or maintain a stable offline version, they could pay a tax that goes into an open source software fund.
Mostly thinking about this this as it relates to consumer software. Jetbrains gives you a stable version if you don’t decide to renew your yearly license.
Sad that The People’s Joker was pulled from TIFF.
Add it to the list of reasons we must dismantle our existing intellectual property regime.
For several years now, I’ve been trying to square open source code with the fact that its been fully incorporated into the structures of control. For example, I was looking for a way to prettify stack traces and I found a library that Palantir published.
There are other options, so I can just avoid using it entirely without having to roll my own, but coming across it reminds me that whatever ideals open source communities may once have had, they’ve been fully co-opted.
Open source can still make inroads with algorithms and AI models. Proprietary black boxes of untold harms are certainly worse than reputation laundering through contributing source code back into the public.
PS5s still sold out. That’s incredible.
I really would just like to buy one before Spider-Man 2 arrives in 2023.
I am not my build fails.
It’s not enough, but I am happy for the people whose debts are either entirely or almost entirely erased by the debt cancellation announcement.
To date, I’ve really enjoyed Go. Today, is the first day in the years, I’ve been using golang where I feel like I must setup my debugger to make some progress.
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