More people need to acknowledge this for what it is: a corporate grab of developer mind share to spin wheels for the sake of it. https://dev.to/brentmitchell/after-5-years-im-out-of-the-serverless-compute-cult-3f6d
Also, nothing about “serverless” is server…less. Might as well call it neo-CGI.
Once in a while, I'd think about how we could house and feed everyone in the world, but we spend more money on war, convincing people that luxury levels are a “thing” we should aim to have/go for and that it's always a good idea to take from people versus working with them. Thanks, Adam Smith and Satoshi Nakamoto, y'all done so much “good” for the world.
Side-note: @Twitter, what is this? There's more text but in this pop-over, it's truncated?! Guess that's why it's good to POSSE - then you know it works as intended.
There's a DAO for Earth https://www.wallet.earth/ if you wanted yet another way to do nothing about climate change but tell people that you are, but with crypto!.
Maybe this is a side effect of a creative society under capitalism—it requires people who don't lead with their craft to be “over the top” when it comes to talking on their work and attempt to present it as if it's ushering in a new era. When it's doing nothing more than reinventing a lot of the same wheels and moving capital away from people and into their hands. It's gross, and I think it's really just me hating the concept of wealth accumulation for the sake of it is what makes my stomach turn.
I don't understand why the need to have some be the “leader” in “changing things” when the change usually boils down to reading, taking some time to reflect and then making choices to adjust one's own heading. I'm trying not to be overly descriptive here. This comes from circles I'm loosely associated that keep claiming that something shiny is definitely the way to change “the thing”. It's wild when there's evidence that the biggest thing holding things back is a lack of commitment to SEE things through and a need to de-center oneself (in terms of vanity, 'success' metrics tightly coupled to capitalism and the like). Focusing on the community (not the metaphorical aspect of it—like actually asking people what is it you need, observing how people use things and what they end up doing with it) will save us too much time versus running ahead and making something that's solely and purely an ego trip.
Long story short: read more anti-capitalist literature, let go of the idols put before us—they're meant to maintain the (broken) status quo and slow down.
This is the kind of shit that shouldn't have happened off rip (America has too much money for war). Also, lol, again, private companies should NOT be controlling people's access to capital. https://twitter.com/ryangrim/status/1504812606506344452. This is a great first step.
If you work in crypto, you're working in inequality by design. But hey, get “rich”! Mint all the things! Exacerbate the wealth of the initial coin holders for the sake of “no banking”! Expensive gas fees are way better than instant card transactions! https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/31/opinion/crypto-nfts-inequality.html
Yeah, after successfully getting a good chunk of my family off of it—it looks like people have migrated back. Network effects are like mental shackles for people nowadays, and it's very hard to break.
Now I have even more reason to delete Instagram. https://www.engadget.com/mark-zuckerberg-confirms-nf-ts-are-coming-to-instagram-204435805.html. I have a backup of what I want, just need to backfeed.
Not the warmongering nation running out of money! They need to stop buying Starbucks coffees and shopping at Whole Foods! https://www.npr.org/2022/03/15/1086653838/the-white-house-says-its-running-out-of-money-to-cover-covid-tests-and-vaccines
When I turn 40, I'm going to see something about the death of this forest. And it won't matter to society until everyone's choking on dust. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/07/climate-crisis-amazon-rainforest-tipping-point
Tried to directly like a post from a Plemora instance and Koype couldn't handle it. I guess that's one of the downsides of a site employing js;dr methodologies.
Nah, but real talk—this is something that's been happening for too long (and it kind of makes that whole "more of us in the decision room" moot, since change only happens in those coffers).
What was that about the free market? Lol, tbh, do the fuck you want. Nothing's getting better and the efforts in trying to do so are being drowned out by the majority of people who don't want to know what's going on, don't give a fuck or don't want it to mess up their comfort. https://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-news/georgia-man-who-spent-50k-on-pokemon-card-with-covid-funds-sentenced-to-prison/AT5QOWSBGZBV5HP5S55QC7ZSCE/
Every time I need to serialize something, I try using URL encoding because “the Web”! But then storing things like enumerations get hard, so I give up and use JSON. Sigh.
tl;dr: fuck your backyard, lol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nw6qyyrTeI
Hm. If I had to pick between a non-profit for Internet permanence that uses Web tech to define itself (nee purl.org or something hosted on GitHub/Microsoft/random unrelated for-profit company (nee w3id.org), I'm 100% going with purl.