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2022-10-03: Housekeeping Update For those following along, I’m updating how I use microblog. For a long while I’ve …

2022-10-03: How To Download Academic Papers for Free How to download academic papers and books for free pic.twitter.com/slxtHkbFRs — Alex Strasser …

2022-10-03: Why You Should Design Overland Maps With 6 Mile Hexes Not to mention this handy consequence… pic.twitter.com/RBZ8ZbgTNS — Lumpenrolletariat …

2022-10-03: Covid a leading cause of Lymphocytopenia along with AIDS Huge drug manufacturer Merck lists Covid as being a leading cause of Lymphocytopenia along with …

2022-10-03: Links 10-3-22: A Flu Variant's Disappearance, All Platforms Become Malls, and Killing the Newsletter Leading Seasonal Flu Variant on the Brink of Extinction Around four prominent lineages of flu …

2022-10-02: Links 10-2-22: Crime, Paperless Billing, Graphics Without Adobe The Great American Mystery Story: Why Did Crime Decline? Despite crime decreasing yearly since the …

2022-09-22: I simply cannot handle another recession …

2022-09-22: Thread on how viral evolution occurs I’ve written before about how viral evolution occurs at two levels: within individual hosts …

2022-09-21: The Verge. “Google’s Making It Even Easier to Remove Your Personal Info from Search.” Accessed …

2022-09-21: Twitch bans gambling games Glad to see some action. I’m not opposed to gambling outright, but I do think having gambling …

2022-09-21: Thoughts on abortion from elsewhere Shane, Charlotte. “The Right to Not Be Pregnant: Asserting an Essential Freedom.” Harper’s Magazine, …

2022-09-21: Some context on the wild new and used car market. This is not just an example of poor individual choices about buying a fancier car than necessary. It …

2022-09-21: I’ve been inspired by The Verge redesign so I’m going to see if I can, through tags and …

2022-09-21: I finished Tal Lavin’s Culture Warlords. My quick summary is: when you think things like …

2022-09-21: Paxlovid mouth is real. Chocolate milk does a decent job of masking it for a little while.

2022-09-20: Seeing all the ways people are scraping together housing is so horrific. What a failed society we …

2022-09-19: Cobra Kai is so big and dumb and easily handled by COVID ridden body.

2022-09-18: I am sick and do not have the fortitude to watch something new. So, I’ll begin my Buffy …

2022-09-18: I would like to see a software regulation called that required a stable version offline version for …

2022-09-15: Sad that The People’s Joker was pulled from TIFF. Add it to the list of reasons we must …

2022-09-13: For several years now, I’ve been trying to square open source code with the fact that its been …

2022-09-13: PS5s still sold out. That’s incredible. I really would just like to buy one before Spider-Man …

2022-08-30: I am not my build fails.

2022-08-24: It’s not enough, but I am happy for the people whose debts are either entirely or almost …

2022-08-22: To date, I’ve really enjoyed Go. Today, is the first day in the years, I’ve been using …

2022-08-20: The way the big TTRPG houses are aligning themselves with virtual tabletop software has me wondering …

2022-08-17: I appreciate my low stakes freelance gig that I keep because 1) money is always nice and 2) because …

2022-08-10: What are people using to manager their API testing? I prefer Insomnia. The team is largely on the …

2022-08-09: The biggest change to how I use Go since they’ve added generics is that it’s made …

2022-08-01: Notes | The memory of perfection: Digital faces and nostalgic franchise cinema Source: journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.11…| Author: Dan Golding | Date: July 28, 2021 Summary …

2022-08-01: I came across one of the reasons Tarkin looked so bizarre in Rogue One. “…when the …

2022-07-16: I learned about how at one point scientists were blasting crops with gamma radiation to develop …

2022-07-16: It’s wild that the FCC still does not have its fifth commissioner and that the Biden …

2022-07-13: I really want to design my own theme for my blog, but it’s just finding the time.

2022-07-13: The InkJet Model Comes for the Automobile In a moment that feels as though it is straight out of a Philip K Dick novel, BMW has rolled out the …

2022-07-12: Another instance of malicious copyright claims. www.bbc.com/news/news…

2022-07-11: Today, I went to a “raw” youtube landing page and the first thing I saw was like a video …

2022-07-11: My hot tip for any friends with skinny jeans still in their closet is to just turn them into shorts …

2022-07-10: Positive, Negative, and Zero-Sum Games The world is a hellscape of vultures trying to separate honest people from their money. The most …

2022-07-10: Finished these two books yesterday. Hoping to have my notes up soon. Honestly, wish I had taken …

2022-07-09: Seems bad that most states in the US have monkeypox cases.

2022-07-09: In which a 28 year old software engineer has to directly contradict a member of the SEC to protect …

2022-07-09: Dismantling car infrastructure would also undermine surveillance infrastructure. arstechnica.com

2022-07-08: I have set for myself the babyist of writing goals. It’s 100 words a day. I did it yesterday …

2022-07-08: I don’t think people will believe that a president’s lawyer was sweating outside a …

2022-07-08: We really need to strike back against the digital rentier. I have no clue how to get back to …

2022-07-07: One thing that is often both extremely cool and disappointing is that most ideas I’ve had have …

2022-07-07: I truly do just love RSS.

2022-07-07: Found a RSS reader that I like again.

2022-07-05: I’m very unclear where to place Go in my assessment of it as a language. I feel like it …

2022-06-30: Didn’t realize what a blessing having a European IP address was. You get better cookie …

2022-06-23: I need a standard that is adopted across the desktop industry for keyboard shortcuts (with a flag to …

2022-06-23: I Hate It Here (Earth) In the early Trump administration, I thought there was a possibility that the neverending parade of …

2022-06-21: We need infrastructure to address inflation not unemployment.

2022-06-21: Doesn’t feel like a slide towards fascism so much as rocketing towards it.

2022-06-21: Pebbles are such great products. The community they actively built has preserved a great piece of …

2022-06-05: Very unexpectedly, someone made a PR into a repository I created a few days ago. It didn’t …

2022-05-31: Imagining an AI Commons Report At the end of 2019, a lifetime ago, I participated in Machines Agencies’ Imagining an AI …

2022-05-31: What a difference prioritizing good documentation and reasonable meeting times makes.

2022-05-23: Tips for Windows users who hate navigating through the new GUIs: Typing appwiz.cpl and compmgmt.msc …

2022-05-13: My dear friend @ParasiteHouse is back online and posting his poetry and writing. Please give him a …

2022-05-09: Forgot to export my MFA tokens before factory resetting old phone. I have backup codes, but there …

2022-04-19: I have so many backlogged blog posts that are half-written. Maybe after this show is opened and my …

2022-04-16: Designing a show after almost five years of not doing it and damn…I kind of miss it.

2022-04-10: Somehow my phone got out of sync and was an hour off. Was away from my car when DST happened, and my …

2022-04-07: We’re looking for 3 more senior software engineers. PHP monolith with an in process move …

2022-04-07: Does anyone recall that account where the premise was “Elon Musk bored at work?” It …

2022-04-06: Bouncing between the soon to be previous and my future home until the end of my lease. I have to say …

2022-04-05: Elon Musk is on the Twitter board now. Deleted the app from my phone. Maybe my days on the bird app …

2022-04-05: Work has me developing on a Mac and I wish I could just main Linux.

2022-03-10: I really like Go Embed. For a big project, I’d maybe want the frontend elsewhere, but for …

2022-03-01: web3 hates relational databases because these databases encourage you to duplicate data as little as …

2022-03-01: I Went in Search of Decentralized Relational Storage I don’t buy into the Blockchain hype, but I do see the value of decentralization and …

2022-02-28: Litestream SQLite replication looks super interesting.

2022-02-22: Scrapy is a great library for web scraping. It’s my first real effort at using Python for a …

2022-02-21: For a brief moment in the US we glimpsed that the state could readily take bold action to address …

2022-02-02: There’s gotta be a link between the world getting worse and Hollywood studios refusing to …

2022-01-31: Chambers and Their Echoes, a Colostle Playthrough | Day 5 & 6 📝 📝 Day 5 & 6 Exploration 2 [clubs], A [clubs] Hugo got right to work after finding the pirate …

2022-01-21: It’s a little disappointing that tech journalism just started referring to Facebook as Meta …

2022-01-02: 2021 Recommended Reads These are the books from the past year that I both read and enjoyed enough that I would encourage …

2021-12-10: Finished reading: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, 1) by Becky Chambers 📚 I started …

2021-11-12: Notes | Blockchain Chicken Farm Xiaowei Wang. Blockchain Chicken Farm And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside. FSG …

2021-11-03: A Retrospective on the October Photo Challenge. I didn’t end up finishing the October blogging challenge. Life got busy and though a few posts …

2021-10-28: Adobe Digital Editions makes for a rough e-reading experience.

2021-10-24: Finished reading: How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism by Cory Doctorow 📚 Notes

2021-10-24: Notes | How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism Summary How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism is a book length response to Zuboff’s …

2021-10-23: DAY 22: Two years largely indoors and constantly engaged in screens has my eyes in regular need of …

2021-10-22: www.currentaffairs.org/2021/10/o… Nathan was kind enough to cite me after sending over some …

2021-10-22: Day 21: This painting from a friend above my work shelf often reminds me of space.

2021-10-21: Why Would I Want An Append-Only Ledger? Why Would I Want an Append Only Ledger? Author’s Note: The point of this post is to highlight …

2021-10-21: Day 20 when there is only one sport

2021-10-20: Day 19: Some favorite and oft cited books on a mirror

2021-10-19: “Heavy is the head that wears the crown” is one of my favorite expressions and I wish I …

2021-10-19: I finally figured out why I was struggling to get objects in slightly different planes to be in …

2021-10-19: Day 18: I said I’d be finished hanging flyers when I ran out of tape. Flyer created by: …

2021-10-18: Day 17: Compass. I like how the author deals with navigating the stars in this book and the dynamics …

2021-10-17: Rotation Day 16 > I’ve got a feeling the weather is changing > And my luck is in / …

2021-10-16: Not sure what it is but the X100F feels noisier than other cameras I’ve had in low light. …

2021-10-16: With both stage and photography lighting, I have always trended towards the setting where it is …

2021-10-16: DAY 15: An ethereal moment in gaming history

2021-10-15: Day 14: wheels up

2021-10-14: Day 13: love running into alley animals.

2021-10-13: Doing some freelance work for a previous job. Let’s see if the most recent version of this …

2021-10-13: One thing I don’t like about the x100f is that screen brightens up any photos you are taking …

2021-10-13: Day 12: My grandma survived lung cancer and before she passed I used to tell a legend that she …

2021-10-12: Notes | Commons Praxis: Towards a Critical Political Economy of the Digital Commons Source: doi.org/10.31269/… | Author: Benjamin J Birkinbine | Date: 2018-03-02 Summary In this …

2021-10-12: So many brilliant people have put in the thought for solving our most intransigent problems and yet …

2021-10-12: Day 11: Higge

2021-10-11: Day 10: A bridge of cards

2021-10-10: Day 9: A long time ago, an old friend gifted me this piggy bank to keep my money safe.

2021-10-09: Impressions of My First IndieWeb Create Day Overall Impressions I found IndieWeb through using micro.blog and was sold on trying to participate …

2021-10-09: Participating in my first IndieWeb Create Day and making a lot of progress on a project I set aside …

2021-10-09: Want to read: Blockchain Chicken Farm And Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside by …

2021-10-09: Day 8: A favorite building at twilight.

2021-10-07: Day 7 the pandemic introduced me to my favorite spice.

2021-10-06: Six days into using my Fuji X100F and it’s a very different experience than the Canon. I feel …

2021-10-06: Day 6: I don’t think we ever planned for the number of cars that would be in the streets.

2021-10-06: Printers are truly the scourge of my office ecosystem.

2021-10-06: Notes | Contemporary Commons: Sharing and Managing Common-Pool Resources in the 21st Century DOI 10.1515/humaff-2019-0007 | Author(s) ANNA ŠESTÁKOVÁ, JANA PLICHTOVÁ | Date 2019 Summary This …

2021-10-06: I know people have been saying this, but Elinor Ostrom

2021-10-05: Day 5: Toy. I love Hanayama puzzles.

2021-10-05: Notes | Carving up the Commons: How Software Patents Are Impacting Our Digital Composition Environments DOI 10.1016/j.compcom.2010.06.006 | Author Annette Vee | Date 2010 Summary Dr. Annette Vee looks at …

2021-10-05: Authors, on the whole, seem to be a saintly lot. If you know of an unreleased work or it is …

2021-10-05: It’s interesting to read papers on the technology space a decade from their initial …

2021-10-05: Day 4: Sharp

2021-10-04: DAY 3: Something about this feels in line with majority.

2021-10-03: Day 2: Bronx building in the dark

2021-10-02: Chambers and Their Echoes, a Colostle Playthrough | Day 3 Continued Part 2 📝 Day 3 Continued Part 2 Exploration Ace [spades] Hugo is gone for a while. A long while. I sit in the …

2021-10-01: Day 1 of Micro’s October Photo Challenge. The theme is touch and I’m and thinking of the …

2021-09-30: I’ve been collecting a bunch of things for my post capstone use of this blog and I’m …

2021-09-30: Chambers and Their Echoes, a Colostle Playthrough | Day 3 Continued 📝 Week 1, Day 3 Continued Exploration 6 [spade] When I arrive back at camp and show Hugo my find. …

2021-09-29: Notes | Critical Commentary Decolonial Computing and Networking Beyond Digital Universalism ISSN: 2380-3312 | Author(s): Anita Say Chan| Date: 2018 Summary Anita Say Chan presents the …

2021-09-29: Found a used, decent priced Fuji x100f just in time for the October photo challenge. I’ve been …

2021-09-28: Fighting with an ORM and I just am screaming this headline

2021-09-28: Chambers and Their Echoes, a Colostle Playthrough | Day 3 📝 Week 1, Day 3 Exploration 5 [diamond] | Event King [Spades] I could feel the heat of the candelabra …

2021-09-26: Notes | Digital Democracy: Episode IV — A New Hope: How a Coproration for Public Software Could Transform Digital Engagement for Government and Civil Society Source: doi.org/10.1145/3… | Author(s): John Gastil, Todd Davies | Date: January 2020 Summary …

2021-09-26: The thing I like most about my Surface charger is that it has a USB-A port built in so I can charge …

2021-09-26: Chambers and Their Echoes, a Colostle Playthrough | Day 2 📝 Week 1, Day 2 Exploration J [spade], 7 [diamond] You never sleep well in a new place. I woke up …

2021-09-25: Notes | Democracy and Digital Technology Source: International Journal of Human Rights | Author: Ted Piccone | Date: July 26, 2018 Summary …

2021-09-24: This pdf I downloaded from the library search engine doesn’t have an ISSN or a DOI on it. How …

2021-09-24: Yesterday, I learned that TCP/IP was built with the intention to replace landlines and it explains …

2021-09-24: Chambers and Their Echoes, a Colostle Playthrough | Day 1 Continued 📝 Week 1, Day 1 Continued Exploration 10 [diamond], J [diamond] | Event 8 [spade] | Item 10 [spade] I …

2021-09-24: How do people write code in dynamically typed languages? You have to make so many decisions that …

2021-09-23: Chambers and Their Echoes, a Colostle Playthrough | Day 1 📝 Week 1, Day 1 Exploration 8 [club], 9 [spade] This isn’t really the first day. It’s just …

2021-09-23: I think I only have it in me to annotate one paper this evening.

2021-09-23: Notes | The Net Was Never Neutral Source: loriemerson.net | Author: Lori Emerson | Date: August 14, 2021 Summary Emerson asks how are …

2021-09-23: I recently acquired Colostle and it’s a fun solo tabletop RPG that functions well as a 📝 …

2021-09-23: My favorite thing about microblog so far is that the star feature is for bookmarking and not …

2021-09-23: EU Proposes Universal Charger Standard EU proposes a universal charger Genuinely good way to reduce e-waste and promote hardware …

2021-09-23: I really enjoy annotating books and papers.

2021-09-23: Notes | Critical Commentary Negotiating Engines of Difference ISSN: 2380-332 | Source: Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience | Authors: Lily Irani & …

2021-09-23: Anotating four papers this evening was ambitious. I will struggle to get through two. This next one …

2021-09-23: Notes | The Banking Industry Underestimates Costs of Cloud Migrations DOI: 10.1109/CB149978.2020.00039 | Source: IEEE Conference of Business Informatics | Authors: Fadime …

2021-09-23: I would love to spend an extended time seeing what cool computer technology could be built using all …

2021-09-21: Tomorrow, I’m burning through 4 more papers. The banking industry underestimating cloud …

2021-09-21: Notes | Flawed Cloud Architectures and the Rise of Decentral Alternatives The longest paper of the night. Abstract also looks like it’ll be the most useful. Here goes. …

2021-09-21: Notes | Critical Commentary Decolonizing Infrastructures of Empire This ended up being a much shorter paper than I thought it would be. It’s in like 16 point …

2021-09-21: Notes | Municipal Shared Services Cloud First up in the papers I need to read through today is Municipal Shared Services Cloud. It’s a …

2021-09-21: Starting my capstone paper research in earnest. During my capstone I’m going to use micro.blog …

2021-09-21: Currently reading: Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy by Gabriel Kuhn 📚 …

2021-05-24: Beware the Infrastructure as a Service I moved some small projects on to Google Cloud Platform to familiarize myself with the ecosystem and …

2021-04-25: 📚 How to Resist Amazon and Why I have spent the better part of my twenties with and around book sellers. Further, I have spent the …

2019-06-04: Cartridges of Infinite Nostalgia Recently, at a friend’s, I noticed a Gameboy Color sitting out in the living room. Loaded into it …

2019-03-30: The Future Came For My Elevator I came into work and the elevators had new operation panels. The building owners had been …

2019-03-30: 📚 Radicalized by Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow’s newest book wasn’t on my radar until I walked into my local bookstore on …

2017-11-26: PetroVision Recently, I engaged in a regular American ritual — I filled up my gas tank. This gas station …

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