I think the most uncomfortable thing about dealing with Gamers™ and all the crap people are making for them, is how it's just the antithesis to hacker culture
People who define their entire identities by consumption, pride themselves on who can spend the most, consume the most, like kids on a playground waving their shiny toys about
All while worshipping and vigorously defending every whim of the corporations whose underpaid workers produced it, and fight holy wars in the name of brand loyalty
A fun (art?) project that is building a network of solar-powered servers that work together to host a web site. Wherever currently has the most sun takes over the hosting.
Dunno how much of these things translate from art/fun to practical use, but good for raising questions and awareness about how we power our sites.
Would be interesting to combine Solar Protocol with distributed content on something like Hyperdrive or IPFS.
At their very simplest, anarchist beliefs turn on to two elementary assumptions. The first is that human beings are, under ordinary circumstances, about as reasonable and decent as they are allowed to be, and can organize themselves and their communities without needing to be told how. The second is that power corrupts.
-- David Graeber
Linus Torvalds drops the mic on antivaxxers on the Linux kernel mailing list.
I saw this video being shared and found it very interesting.
The Psychology of Collapse
wow this is a real Hubble picture and not a render
Tiktok sure has a strict vetting program for allowing developer access to their API. I've circumvented it for now by just scraping the website, although it's been tough since it's all JS lazy loading.