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"Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money"
is a headline definitely proving how platform capitalism has ruined society
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twitter et al are « easy to use » now because we have been using them for years and years.
have you ever seen someone use twitter or facebook for the very first time? it’s fucking confounding.
« what am i supposed to do »
« following? why would i do that? »
« why can’t i get to your uncle’s photos »
usability isn’t a secret UX sauce. it’s years of acclimation and the formation of communities that can bootstrap that acclimation for each other.
"If people can use their computers to their full capacity they might scare the devs away" is a terrible argument and a testament to the abusive relationship between console developers and gamers who want homebrew.
Seeing all these anti-homebrew gaming people on Reddit advocate against their own freedom makes me want to laugh/cry.
Don't forget to do it the right way.
One of the things I kickstarted at Creative Commons when I was tech lead (though wasn't there for the completion of) was CC BY-SA and GPL compatibility, and one of the use cases was games. Happy to see that Wesnoth now supports GPL or CC BY-SA for assets: https://www.wesnoth.org/start/1.14/
Protest outside of Amazons AWS NYC summit today
I agree with Karl Fogel here:
'I've never understood the "GPL is not free" argument. The only restriction the GPL imposes is that it prevents people from imposing further restrictions. To say that this results in less freedom has always seemed perverse to me. If the retention of monopoly is somehow a freedom to be protected, then the word "freedom" is no longer
I think Stallman also said basically the same thing.
There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...
Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.
Had a dream that I was on a commercial airplane that went to low earth orbit and came back in 5 minutes flat... Trippy stuff
Got a Nintendo Switch (RMS forgive me) betting on homebrew software making it tolerable. Also finally became an FSF associate member and upstreaming some chemistry-related Guix packages I've been using during my internship.