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I work for a , a near-future responsive web with:
๐ŸŒธ 3 display modes: flat, portal & immersive
๐ŸŒธ 3 control types: page, overlay & spatial
๐ŸŒธ new inputs: wands, gestures & voice
๐ŸŒธ more hugs, fewer thugs

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male and female sold out and suck now, I'm into some weird yugoslavian genders; you probably haven't heard of them

I have started to daydream about the folks I've met through XOXO using the thing I'm creating to run their own talk shows. If it works half as well as my daydream then it will be ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒธ.

I'm thinking about making this wee lappie into a matrix node ( with a web client, using ngrok to give it a stable public endpoint. I have Slack group fatigue (so many!) and am generally interested in federated networks. I worry that the docs say little to nothing about moderation of harassment and abuse, though.

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Shout out to every meetup and conference organizer. Every collaborator who jumps into issue trackers and constantly answers questions. Every docs writer. Every person crafting and scaling project processes. Every person who QAs (pre-!)releases as they go out.

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I don't care what the calendar reads, it's officially Fall when I light the pilot light in the fireplace.

I'm at home tuned into W3C Immersive Web folks in Fukuoka polishing the WebXR spec while I code a new XR simulator for Transmutable Soundstage. The younger person I was when I first tuned into the idea of VR (~01985) is pretty thrilled with XR-related goings-ons in 02019.

I found instructions for stopping it from going to sleep when the lid closes so now I can tuck it away and treat it like a wee server with a ~10 hour battery backup. I have an SSD that I'm going to attach for bulk storage. Next I want to find/make a web-based photo library so that I can escape Google Photos.

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The only slightly hacky bit was removing a screw to turn off write protection of the bios. It required just a screwdriver but for folks who aren't used to poking around inside electronics it could be a bit stressful.

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I ended up with a Dell 11" Chromebook for ~$0 and had fun wiping all traces of ChromeOS and installing GalliumOS, a derivative of Ubuntu Linux for small lappies. It took a small amount of terminal work but required almost no knowledge as the directions were clear.

This is the PineTime. A companion for your Linux smartphone, and new side-project of ours. More news coming in the future...

(If you have experience with FreeRTOS or mbed, and are interested, please get in touch!)

I still thrash around a bit with lifetime notations so I need to read more about them and look at more OSS Rust code to see how more experienced folks use them.

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I'm to the point with Rust where I can reliably write code that runs tests and does what I expect. It's still probably bad code in terms of The Rust Way but I'm getting there.


I just received a first-hand report in a private channel from one of the union organizers who was just fired from Kickstarter. It sounds like clear union busting.
Some details here:

Super interesting to see Apple add a relative spatial relationship detecting capability to the iPhone, especially in light of the leaked existence of "starboard" AR glasses. The handset and glasses will know each other's location opening up a lot of neat interaction patterns (wave the phone) and augmentation of the phone display itself.

Blogged: XOXO 2019

"We're not built to do big things alone. We're built to do things together." โ€”Amelia and Emily Nagoski, 2019

Whoof, I'm still recovering from XOXO:
๐ŸŒธ detoxing from coffee and eats
๐ŸŒธ processing emotions
๐ŸŒธ capturing ideas into notes
๐ŸŒธ returning to quiet work
๐ŸŒธ killing new germs

I haven't looked at the source but in principle I ๐Ÿ’– this cyberpunk CSS kit:

Going to work on the Monday after XOXO, high on Xs and Os.

I'm getting excited about going to XOXO for reals, not just in the tubes!

A nice snow-in is a good excuse to read about how big attention economy orgs are manipulating people.

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