Participation within communities on the internet can be richly rewarding. We can protect ourselves from the abuse of get-rich-quick schemes by simply conducting our conversation in a time scale unacceptable to them.
As money moves ever faster it leaves slow thoughtful exchange alone as it is useless to money's purpose.
The thoughtful must leave instant gratification to social-network marketing. The thoughtful must write and trust that they will be read. They must find confirmation in what has been written by others with similar disregard for immediate dialog. They must think independently to be useful to the thoughtful community.
I remain fabulously interested in how the most skillful developers employ the most powerful of computers to make things of lasting value. I am bored by foolish people who get themselves in a pinch by thinking they can cut corners and get away with it forever. There are so many.
Metaphors drawn from life are proving more powerful than those drawn from economics.
The very notion of done now means all of your failures have been externalized. The transaction is complete. Those cut corners are your problem now, sucker.
When I hear talk of done I think of liquidity events. That's when the entrepreneur and his investors take the money and run. But run where? A mansion on the hill? An island paradise?
A wiki is like a garden of knowledge. It deserves to be tended with care. A wiki is not like a stream where we dump stuff and expect it to be gone tomorrow.
A stream turns out to be a poor place to dump stuff too. We now understand this knowing that it won't be gone tomorrow. And likewise the internet is a poor place to dump stuff thinking that its capacity is infinite.
What we once thought of as an engine of vitality is looking increasingly like the engine of death. Entrepreneuring no longer represents any kind of ideal, not because it deploys resources poorly, but because it must destroy its own products to survive.
It is conceivable to imagine a future in which this problem of generating the living structure in the world is something that you – computer scientists – might explicitly recognize as part of your responsibility.
What I am proposing here is something a little bit different from that. It is a view of programming as the natural genetic infrastructure of a living world which you/we are capable of creating, managing, making available, and which could then have the result that a living structure in our towns, houses, work places, cities, becomes an attainable thing. That would be remarkable. It would turn the world around, and make living structure the norm once again, throughout society, and make the world worth living in again.
This is an extraordinary vision of the future, in which computers play a fundamental role in making the world -- and above all the built structure of the world -- alive, humane, ecologically profound, and with a deep living structure. I realize that you may be surprised by my conclusion. This is not what I am, technically, supposed to have been talking about to you. Or you may say, Well, great idea, but we're not interested. I hope that is not your reaction. I hope that all of you, as members of a great profession of the future, will decide to help me, and to help yourselves, by taking part in this enormous world-wide effort. I do think you are capable of it. And I do not think any other professional body has quite the ability, or the natural opportunity for influence, to do this job as it must be done.
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"Sometimes, in discoursing of men we imply (without expressing the limitation) that it is of men only under certain circumstances and conditions that we speak, as of civilized men, or of men in the vigour of life, or of men under some other condition or relation." — Boole 1854
A future without freedom?
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Zur Räumung der #ZAD. In deutschen Medien @tazgezwitscher @spiegelonline @SZ nichts dazu.
Nur @derfreitag lässt die Community bloggen:
sowie "A call for intergalactic solidarity actions everywhere"
"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again." - André Gide
Found on https:/
the revolution is dubwise
see, hear, listen, taste, smell, eat, touch, rub, lift, manipulate, run, push, fill, move, ride, say, fear, open, approach, near, enter, drive, wear, break, and clean ~ https:/
überleben im real existierenden kapitalismus
Excited to see the stack growing. Your bet to put Nextcloud in the centre plays out in the long run.
I am interested in your design proposals and the repository for the email provisioning API. Would you feel like sharing those?
Politics (from Greek: Politika: Politika, definition "affairs of the
commons") is the process of making decisions applying to all
members of a group. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and
exercising positions of governance or organized control over a
community. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the
distribution of power and resources within a given community as
well as the interrelationship(s) between communities. (adapted
Your friendly reminder:
People are running projects from their email inboxes. That's bad!
Why we favour Wikis over messaging: it leads to happiness!
An in-depth explanation from an open source community, why they switch their community from Slack to Riot.
Traurig, dass Aktivist:innen ihre Kommunikation bewusst in die kommerziellen Silos verlagern, selbst wenn sie schon eigene Blogs betrieben. http:/
Es ist ja leider so, dass natürlich eine Bundesbehörde kaum nach Erfahrungen auf einer Landes- oder gar Kommunalbehörde anfragt.
[...] Erschwerend kommt natürlich ganze "Privatisierung" [...] hinzu. Es sah natürlich in den verschiedenen Haushalten toll aus. [...] Ganz viele Personalfixkosten gesenkt.
[...] "Lieber privatisieren, als wirklich sparen".
[...] Und so darf der Steuerzahler, der die ganzen Strukturen finanziert, fleißig die Mehrwertschöpfung bezahlen. Genialer Plan der liberalen Marktwirtschaft.
[...] Somit bleibt uns dann den anderen Rechenzentren zu sagen, ihr dürft leider das Rad neu erfinden, da wir unser Wissen nicht weiter geben dürfen.
[...] Warum nur? Ach ja, liberale Marktwirtschaft bei volkswirtschaftlichen Aufgaben.
/else empty end
"Er hat diese Frau nie begehrt aber er lebt mit ihr zusammen für das grosse Progamm weisse deutsche schwäbische Kinder." https:/
Everybody do this https:/
With HiDPI screens, don't forget to put your 'env QT_AUTO_SCREEN_SCALE_FACTOR=0.5' , too.
Everybody has seen these two links, right?
Learn from your enemy: U.S. Central Command
"Bei dem Rechtsdrall, den die Welt grade nimmt, muss man davon ausgehen, dass in nicht mehr allzu ferner Zukunft jegliche Closed Source Software ein Sicherheitsproblem ist."
@jscarto Do you remember a tweet with a satellite image again showing Europe's forest cover increasing? https:/
okay, I give in : i will have to reinstall my laptop's system. more than 4 major system upgrades seem too much.
In this case @t @fedwiki took the fork, while @matrixdotorg and @dat_project embrace the mergle. Big Rollout ahead!
Make @JustGetFlux standard on @gnome!