On leaving the politics out of hacking
Been pretty inspired by Stephanie Hurlburt's use of this Q&A tool recently so I set up an account myself. Open now for questions about coworking, community, business, bootstrapping, Philly...whatever you're curious about! https://curiouscat.me/alexhillman
Once there was a promising young technomancer who abandoned all of his principles and collected everyone's data. He told them it was safe with him, and in time they believed him.
Over time the technomancer realized he had amassed so much information that he became mightier than even the leaders of the world, but his greed and desire for wealth kept him from noticing.
He began to sell his influence to these leaders and got them hooked on his data.
They used it solve crimes, and they used it protect the endangered, and they used it to detect who would likely do crime, and they used it to keep the people divided, and they used it to topple one another's nations.
All the while making the no longer young technomancer even more powerful and wealthy.
The prophecy says that the Technomancer will try to destroy those who oppose him. But the agents of the wires will bring him to his knees by rebuilding what was lost.
I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
If you’re wondering if you should say “you and I” or “you and me”, delete the “you and” and see if you sound like Cookie Monster. Switch if you do.
“You and me should go” yields “me should go”. Use “I” here instead.
“That’s good for you and I” yields “That’s good for I”. Use “me” here instead.
"Repurpose Your Laptop’s Unused Optical Drive Bay for Your Raspberry Pi": https://blog.hackster.io/repurpose-your-laptops-unused-optical-drive-bay-for-your-raspberry-pi-2477734c4dbd
"That was fascinating," the alien ambassador said. "I see why you humans value these."
"Well, yes," the human guide said, "coffee, chocolate, and sex are some of our basic pleasures."
"Basic? You mean..."
"Let me introduce you to chili, garlic, and, if you dare?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
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