i've spent all afternoon looking into ICB, the chat protocol, not the missile thing.
i can't actually get anything to work cos it's all been unmaintained for 10 years, but i'm enjoying trying to work it out anyways. #ICB
please stop making fun of:
- people's faces or facial expressions
- people's educations
- people's "intelligence"
- people's speech
- people's bodies or body parts
even if the person you're making fun of is a bad person, you no doubt have friends or will have friends for whom those things are true, and who are worried you think the same things about you.
want to make fun of a lib or a fascist? try this instead:
- make fun of them for being a lib or fascist
- highlight ways they obviously don't believe their own ideology
- throw a dairy-free milkshake on them
More than 4,000 individuals’ medical data left exposed for 16 years
This is your daily reminder that advocating for the government to censor/ban #Twitter now that #ElonMusk is in charge of it will do nothing but set a precedent that will be used against you when your opponents get elected
I will repeat this as often as I have to: When you create a seat of power, anyone can sit in it. Even the people who want to oppress you. The granting of unaccountable power is an evil no matter who you give those positions to or what they claim they will use it for
The latest issue of Tales From The Dork Web is now available at https://thedorkweb.substack.com/p/escaping-the-webs-dark-forest covering public/private online spaces, how we design hellscapes, how non-commercial platforms inherit design features and a bit of thinking fast and slow.
I wish we had a term other than Distro to define Linux releases. Things like Debian, Arch, Slack, Fedora... Those should be Distros. Things based on those distros should be called something else until they separate far enough that they couldn't reasonably still be called the same distro. So for example Ubuntu and Manjaro.
Ubuntu has SO many new Distros, with more coming hourly, that are just Ubuntu, only we use 'X' DE/WM. Arch has a whole bunch that are Arch, only we have a GUI installer.
"They call us Sky Folk, not because we have wings and are free to fly wherever we want to. No, that name is a stigma, a reminder what we did to our nature. You must know that ninety-seven percent of Qu’tar’s surface is covered with water. It’s been beautiful lands, rich with life and colors. But we have always been above that. We’ve looked down to the lesser creatures with disregard and sometimes with pity..."
❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE
• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.
• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).
• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.
• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
Alright, here's the deal. I updated my build files, and now I can update http and gemini in one quick git push. Nice.
I still have to hand swap the original html to gemtext though.
Luckily, I quite purposefully strive for 99% text anyway, so it isn't hard.
(The musical score provided by youtube is the 1%)
Man, sr.ht adding pages so I can just ship my stuff to them and let them handle it all is the best thing ever.
Especially since they support gemini out of the box. Now I need to figure out how to get my content onto gemini as well as the usual suspect and upload it all in one fell swoop.
Anyone know a good html - gemtext type thing?
Just an individual, seeking as one does.
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