Fascinating conversation with Mike Masnick about all things internet as all tech policy issues get sucked into the black hole of the current political moment:
n the Spring, it was HBO's Chernobyl mini-series that I couldn't stop thinking about. Now, it's Waco.
Silent Night - vox/acoustic 2008, electric/bass/drums 2018, mix 2020
One of the personal silver linings of 2020 is that I’m making music again.
In a way, I had never really stopped. But in a way, I had never really started.
A little 2020 recording project of mine involved completing a 2009 recording session that I had long since abandoned and left for dead - a cover of Weezer's The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
In August 2018, I noted on Twitter: "10 years ago, at 21, I was so eager for upgrades and new software that I ran Ubuntu releases months before the release date. Now, at 31, I shudder when Ubuntu prompts me to upgrade from one LTS to the next."
Today, feeling this right now. Had to restart (rare), and now under Debian Stable, Thunderbird ESR now has new icons and UI changes? Argh. I'm getting old.
Why It’s Time to Reboot Canada’s Failed Digital Agenda
Frye says the lyric poem is written because the progression of time has been blocked. The poet has to write about it to return to the world of time.
I heard that in Sam Tudor's Turtle Song: "I think about it every day, like this is where it all went wrong. I need to put it back somehow. I need to put it in this song."
The lyric attempts the impossible - to stop time - and Sam stopped time for me. This folk orchestra cover is an attempt to return to the world of time:
Some computer science thoughts on COVID-19:
@drwho He's definitely not mincing words. I just think he's undervaluing software freedom in the broad fight for digital freedom.
Thought provoking essay, but I don't understand why Cory Doctorow believes software freedom is like icing on the cake - instead of the recipe. When understood as a recipe, it's clear that software freedom is necessary, but not sufficient, for freedom. https://locusmag.com/2020/09/cory-doctorow-ip/