this is a nice gentle short comic that happens to be about things I've been dwelling on lately


seriously considering turning off all networking/data/location services on my phone and using it exclusively for texting/calling plus offline features like the camera. not sure if I really need a networked device everywhere I go.

I think it doesn't even have to be a pure crdt either, because for my purposes it makes sense for a given file/document/post to have an authoritative device where it "lives", even if other people have their own locally stored copies that they can tinker with offline. hmm

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I think specifically what I need is a good data structure, and then the syncing can be protocol-agnostic. I need a CRDT built on larger chunks of data where each chunk is immutable and securely encrypted/signed, but can still be deleted (or replaced with a tombstone).

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what are some examples of decentralized (not federated) protocols that don't use append-only lists/blockchain? I know about Dat and IPFS, is there anything else that's interesting or unique out there? I'm thinking about my online community project again.

just keep thinking about how the majority of the use cases for the cloud would be eliminated if I got rid of my phone

when discussing prison abolition, the question is "well what do we do about the unrepentant murderers" and I think the pertinent response here is, who is "we"? Are _you_ doing something? Do you have any meaningful power to hold the violent people in your life accountable?

I feel like it’s really just not possible for me to pass meaningful or nuanced judgment on a person I’ve never met. seems weird that we decided to build a whole government on top of that.

honestly this game is mostly a dress-up simulator for me now

ugh. I try not to be Mad and Online but I do not like it when masses of strangers using strange jargon-y language come after my friends.

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there is no queer monoculture. there is no "right" ideology. you might think that we shouldn't play into the rhetoric of bigots, but that's always just going to be chasing acceptance by stepping over the bodies of other trans women.

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basically if you ever use "[color]pill" as a verb then you are Too Online and you need put some effort into meeting some people outside of your circles

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genuinely terrified to see so many of my sisters get sucked into weird, dangerous ideologies that are completely disconnected from reality

my villager is slowly accumulating a better wadrobe than my irl one

this man received a sudoku puzzle to solve for his sudoku youtube channel. he was told he wasn't allowed to look at it until he was recording. so on the video, he opened it up and immediately said "i'm being made fun of. this obviously isn't solvable. he's about to get an angry phone call"

..."well, i can place a few digits here and here. but that's it. after that it's impossible."

"well i suppose i could narrow down this digit here but like. this grid does not have a unique solution. it can't."

anyway click the link to watch a man go from frustrated with his friend to unbelievably stunned at the impossible beauty of the puzzle he just solved in only 25 minutes

officially promoted to sr software engineer 🎉

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