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I split my time between three accounts:
- Morning thoughts and dog pix: @trevorfsmith
- Maker/machinist/manufacturer chitchat: @trevorflowers@machines.social
- Web-ish XR for Transmutable News: @trevorflowers@widerweb.org

Business Insider has a display mode in which they list a headline and three bullet points from each story. Especially for unfolding events where they feel obligated to write new stories every day, there's rarely much more to the story than the three bullet points.

The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection. This would be the worst surveillance apparatus outside of China:
tutanota.com/blog/posts/eu-sur
#Fight4Privacy #No2Backdoors

I'm happy to introduce our new ultra-low tech CMS for smol, accessible websites. The goal was to make something that could be self-hosted, but friendly enough for people who don't SFTP or use a terminal. 3 PHP files, Apache, and Gemtext. Should work on any dumb old Apache host; a technical person could manage many of these for friends and family with zero maintenance. Happy to answer any questions or take bug reports.

lichen.sensorstation.co/

#theWorkshop

Morning thought: Use a sloppy mini-lathe and mini-mill to make a precision micro-lathe and micro-mill.

eye contact 

Oh, nothing. Just rendering a GANN-generated painting of myself into the terminal.

The hits just keep landing in my lap! For a weather surprise: `curl wttr.in`

TIL that Buffy Sainte-Marie coined the term "matriotic" for a love of the land that rejects the state and colonialism, in the liner notes for the song "Soldier Blue" on her album =Medicine Songs=.

My neighborhood has a yearly garage sale day and I scored a $1 PC (hopefully for driving CNC) and a $2 satchel to replace my beloved Be Inc. messenger bag whose clasp broke after ~20 years of constant use.

Morning thought: Mildly automated luxury gay communist makerspace. (ideally within walking distance of my home)

"A jiffy is actually a long time to the computer. It can perform upwards of 8000 machine cycles in that time. Think of what can be done in the VBLANK interval (one jiffy). In human terms, a jiffy can be upwards of 20 minutes, as witnessed in the phrase ''I'll be ready in a jiffy." Compare this to the oft-quoted phrase, ''I'll be there in a minute," used by intent programmers to describe a time frame upwards of one hour.""
-_Mapping The Atari _ circa 1983

Morning thought: I'm a text-centric person (a textusexual?) which explains why I don't go into VR that often. Current VR hardware is bad at text.

Whelp, another shooting in my neighborhood. It's almost as if we need a universal social safety net as well as universal health care (especially mental health care) in order for people to live in peace. Almost.

I just published issue 16 of the Transmutable News Weekly πŸŽ‰
This week I cover:
- Crash opportunities
- Google's Not-Glass reveal
- Expensive hand registration
Get in while the getting is good πŸ‘‡
#newsletter #xr
transmutablenews.com/issues/we

Friends, it is hard to avoid turning the Transmutable News Weekly into a constant stream of trainwreck fascination with web3 and instead cover folks who are doing good (often quiet and unpaid) work on the Wider Web and the Agreement Bedrock. There's so much low hanging fruit of the gotcha and schadenfreude varieties!

Morning thought: If artificial muscle tech progresses at some point our huge Earth movers could become absolute muscle-bois instead of goopy hydraulic friends.

One sickness of the app economy is their regular questioning of whether we love them. If we do, they pump us for stars. If we don't, they pump us for feedback. Once a month. For the rest of time.

nvidia are like "hey!!!! we have a new open source kernelmode driver for u nerds :3" and also "oh ummm unrelated but u need this 37MB proprietary firmware blob to operate it <3" and the kmods just. call into firmware lol
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