Blockchain: decentralisation centralised on my coin.
Hint: the core of decentralisation isn’t about having a billion copies of the same database. It’s about a billion people each having their own, unique database.
PS. In a truly decentralised system, no one makes a billion dollars. *watches all the right libertarians make for the door*
PPS. A venture capitalist would never invest in a truly decentralised system. Why? See PS, above.
Capitalist propaganda fashion Show more
My sister-in-law got this sweatshirt from uniqlo, which my mother-in-law was offering to my wife. So we unfolded it and had a good laugh at the “wisdom” offered up by Merchant & Mills. 😂
more insensitive (if not racist) fashion design Show more
“You know what hoodies need? More instruments of death!”
I’m starting to get the feeling that the fashion industry is insensitive and out of touch. 🤔
Don’t Get Clever with Login Forms https://buff.ly/2IcwXbP
Some dos and don'ts on login forms.
One thing we’ve got to give @Medium@twitter.com credit for is inspiring people to build their own sites again thanks to the awful, inaccessible, JS-rendered, pop up laden hellzone that they produce.
Momentum is in the right direction *away* from platforms like that.
U.S. transit Show more
Took the light rail for the first time in Denver (didn’t go anywhere useful for me when I was a kid) and I’m reminded (as if I needed reminding) how much I love getting around by train. I just don’t understand why more Americans are not shouting for a better rail system in this country.
Wow. There is a company that combines event security and targeted advertising using facial recognition.
I feel like we all watched and read the same SciFi and took very different lessons from it. Like these people read 1984 and thought, “Those giant TVs with builtin cameras that watch everyone are so cool. We should use that!”
Update on my nemesis Show more
Still keyboard shortcuts
#NOAA's new GOES-17 satellite is up and running, and there are some stunning images already.
I particularly love the clouds forming around Hawaii.
Why is there so little awareness in IT/infosec circles of the environmental impact of flying?
All the time you can read tweets/toots like "Attended conference X, spoke about Y. Tried to save the world from EvilCorp. So exhausted. Now waiting at the airport for my long distance flight to Z".
Shouldn't we have a more holistic view of things? Isn't decentralization one of our main motives? An uninhabitable planet full of Free Software is still... uninhabitable 🤔
* bump *
I'm looking for screen reader users to interview about emoji. How's it working on desktop/mobile? How do you want them to read? How about the new cane and guide dog? Compound characters? Opening my DMs.
spider Show more
I was on the expedition in Angola when they found this new species of spider, which seems to have a WiFi antenna on hits head? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190212104658.htm
I write messages in Notepad then copy/paste until I understand the platform’s broken UI.
Return anxiety (noun): Fear triggered by not knowing whether pressing return inserts a new line or sends a message.
Work: I design & build websites as part of NOAA's Science on a Sphere team.
+biking, hiking, & skiing (I'm a CO cliché); fiddle; board games.
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