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"... memories are always bent in retrospect to fit individual narratives..."

- The Glass Hotel

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"We didn't call it fuzzing back in the 1950s, but it was our standard practice to test programs by inputting decks of punch cards taken from the trash.

We also used decks of random number punch cards. We weren't networked in those days, so we weren't much worried about security, but our random/trash decks often turned up undesirable behavior.

Every programmer I knew used the trash-deck technique."

-- Gerald M. Weinberg

TIL a new work Akrasia meaning the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgement through weakness of will a.k.a. Procrastination

I had a very similar experience with Internet personally down to the download time at night 😂

I wish PWAs work in Firefox desktop like how it works in Chrome.

I'm experimenting with listening/watching everything at a quicker speed (1.5x).

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We're excited to announce the ActivityPub conf 2020 keynotes!

Opening up the conference we have a panel featuring the editors/authors of the ActivityPub panel: Jessica Tallon (@tsyesika), Amy Guy (@rhiaro), Erin Shepherd, and Evan Prodromou, with me moderating! (Hear from everyone else this time!)

Wrapping things up is Darius Kazemi (@darius) presenting "Let's Play and Win Our Own Game"!

See the whole lineup:


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Fuck. Yes. I hope they win.

[a group of Black Tulsa residents, including a 105 year old survivor of the Black Wall Street massacre, are suing for reparations.]

I started reading The Glass Hotel and I'm really digging it

I signed up for closed beta of Anytype and today I got an invitation. Yay!

Check it out, Anytype appears similar to Notion, but uses IPFS and the data is stored locally instead of there servers. They are promising to open-source the code base in future.

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twitter, my research, light anti-disinformation work 

I finally wrote up something explaining that Twitter has not allowed people to pick usernames during signup for almost 3 years now, and that a "jsmith12345678" username pretty much just means you're dealing with a not super technically savvy social media literate person.

This feature was introduced in 3.2, so your instance might not have this based on the version it is using.

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Args is an open microblogging platform for my family and close friends to interact with the Fediverse.