Problem: I can open browser much faster than I can close them. I feel bad about closing tabs I haven't read yet, but no compunctions when opening a dozen tabs from the interesting-looking links on a website.

This usually ends with me getting overwhelmed by the browser tabs+windows I have open and just declaring browser tab bankruptcy, almost daily.

There must be a better way...

Oh wow. So that really famous centralized vs decentralized vs distributed diagram that I quote above? Well, in one of the companion papers, Baran provides this iteration on it, which in my opinion is far superior and I'm going to start using in my presentations.

Full paper:

Anxious about climate change? You're not alone. We're compiling a list of climate change disaster-relief funds, and other climate crisis activism work that you can support.

At the ribbon cutting for the Ben Franklin Bridge bike ramp (on the Camden end) 🎀

Not sure how I talked Philadelphia's Morris Animal Rescue into letting me name some of their kittens with a neural net. They did reject some names.


I just ordered some "Bite" in tablet form to support their environmentally friendly packaging (toothpaste tubes are pretty wasteful), as part of my efforts.

I'm a little concerned about them offering toothpaste though, which seems like it might be :

I didn't order the charcoal toothpaste, I went for the mint, but I'm worried that if they are pseudoscientific in one area they might employ pseudoscience elsewhere :/

My difficult to diagnose webserver problem was due to a missing } in a config file, of course

Quick reminder that everyone with a stake in free and open source software should understand the four freedoms:

"Difficulty" as a person with ADD:
- Learning about obscure programming concepts by reading old papers: "This is fun!"
- Unearthing old peer-to-peer architecture stuff and documenting it: "It's tough but I like it!"
- Working on decentralized system and programming language design: "I could do it for days!"
- Submitting an invoice so I can get paid: "Oh my god this is the hardest task ever how could anyone ever do something so difficult"

On the Pennsylvanian to Pittsburgh! I think we're stopped in Harrisburg now? Waiting while they change engines. I'd like to hang out on the platform but everyone is smoking out there

If you’re prepping for the apocalypse so that you can survive alone while your neighbors are starving,

then you’re the reason we’re going to have an apocalypse in the first place

Friendly reminder: In a world where so many people are cruel for the sake of it, the most punk thing you can do is to be kind without expecting anything in return.

AlternativeTo has restored Pixelfed!! We are still the #1 alternative to Instagram 😁

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