@kulturnation well put!
@kulturnation well put!
@adamprocter interesting take. I feel the same uneasiness about reformed tech-bros, but maybe it’s just the same uneasiness that I have towards certain religious aspects of Silicon Valley culture.
This having been said, I also think that if the goal of the documentary is to bring the general public up to speed on the dangers of social media, and with a real sense of urgency, there’s no better way than having the creators deliver the message.
If I watched a documentary on, idk, a certain car manufacturer, with the engineering team saying “please don’t drive our cars!”... I’d certainly listen to the advice.
@giov (🌎 -> environment posts)
@adamprocter wow, thanks for sharing. Didn't know this was happening and now that I know I can't wait for it to be out :D
@manton brilliant :) looking forward to check out 2.0
@manton Neat! I spent my weekend playing with the micropub API (wanted to publish posts with images straight from emacs), will there be new stuff coming up on that side of things?? I’d love to be able to update posts via the API.
@dgold hey, just thought you might want to know that I extended your code to be able to post a markdown buffer with images (with code handling image upload and linking on the published post). I admit the emacs rabbit hole had me there for a while... gist.github.com/TuringMac...
@ton Neat. I'm also trying out Zettelkästen, and I've found it useful in terms of improving my understanding as I read around a given topic. Atomizing concepts and explicitly looking for connections is a great way to clarify one's thinking (and it would still be powerful even if I were to throw the notes in the bin afterwards).
However, I haven't done it long enough to actually get to the "ohhhhh look at this unexpected connection!" moment. Great to read about your experience.
Interestingly, one of the hot topics today on HN is micropayments, which could (in some non-annoying form which is not clear to anyone yet) be a solution to the issue of blog monetisation. I’m personally not quite sure they are the right answer, but I think the general problem of properly rewarding quality content creation is a great one to be solving.
@davidm Love this one. Painfully true AND by Douglas Adams. Perfect score!
@yorrike Isn't Animatrix the animated prequels of the Matrix? Yeah, that's a weirdly specific autocomplete :D
@macgenie makes perfect sense. It says a lot that the kind of things I was worrying about, are actually only worrying in unmoderated ad-centric social media platforms. I guess one gets used to the broken status quo. Thanks for your answer, and for cultivating this community!
@artkavanagh @simonwoods @JohnPhilpin What do you think about company/organization blogs on micro.blog? As these are much more likely to be broadcast-only, as it can be weird to interact with people from a company account. Case in point, I am using micro.blog for my personal blogging (hi!) and for my company blog as well.
I wasn't sure about having the company blog here, exactly because this place feels much more personal, and I didn't want to spoil the "magic" somehow. On the other hand I really like the minimalistic blogging experience, the indieweb culture and ideas, and figured more support to the project was a good thing.
But yeah, the "dynamics" of communication of organizations are very different, and I'm left wondering whether there's a place for them on this platform, or they'll always feel out-of-place, almost by design. Would love to have your take on this.
@artkavanagh I think the association is with vanilla ice cream, taken to be the most basic flavour (English is not my first language, so this expression was enigmatic to me too, as it doesn't exist in Italian). I personally don't have any mental image associated with saying something is "vanilla", just a 100% conceptual reference.
@zorn Sure, thanks for your post! Whereby does look good given that I also work in a small team, and pricing seems honest as well. I’ll give it a try.
@zorn I have had some luck with Jitsi, running on a small VPS. It actually works extremely well when I use it with my team of 4, all connecting from Munich, with the VPS being in Frankfurt. On the other hand, it’s completely unusable when I call my family: same number of connections, but scattered throughout Europe. I wonder if location is the culprit actually, but all my “local” calls have worked this far, so maybe. It did take me 1 day of tinkering to get self-hosted jitsi to work.
In any case, I find myself endlessly frustrated that in 2020 we still don’t have secure videoconferencing which just works.
@jeffreybergier Oh man. Now I'm wishing for more.
@yorrike Oh, interesting approach. I wonder why they haven't rolled it out in the end. Once is out there, pressure is on for other platforms to have this feature as well. I would imagine one could get quite far by using some deep neural network alone, although the fact that Apple had to use a 3D camera on top tells me it's not that easy.
@yorrike I am also bothered by the impossibility of actual eye contact, at each and every call. I usually make the app window as small as comfortable, and put it all the way to the top, as near as possible to the webcam (which makes it better for the other side, not me). Solving this would be such a ux game changer for video calls! Even more so for calls with multiple people.
I am not familiar with FaceTime, how are they using AR to solve it?
@yorrike on the other hand this event might very well accelerate progress in that direction. Companies are getting a mandatory crash course on remote work, this has to lead to a permanent cultural shift of some magnitude. And with more work being done remotely, there will be more money in creating a home office collaboration experience which doesn't completely suck.
@adamprocter Here in Munich it’s the same. Still far too many people in the streets and, worringly, it’s mostly kids and old people. Not a good combo right now. Wish the situation was taken more seriously, given what’s happening a mere 3 hours of train from here.
@adamprocter Following this closely :)
@adamprocter haven’t used this functionality myself, but you can have per-category RSS feeds. You should then be able, for example, to make a LinkedIn category, and connect its feed to LinkedIn in micro.blog. Maybe this solves it for you? If you try it, let me know if you’re successful, I might want to do the same at some point!
@giov apparently sending as "draft" doesn't work with micro.blog the way I'd hoped