The problem with Epictetus
@dajbelshaw interesting perspective ... the way I see what he's sayin is that because you are not in control, you shouldn't let it affect you, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't act on it. If you have an opinion or want to act on something, no matter how first-world problem it might be, you can still express it/do something but be sure that you're doing it out of virtue and not anger or envy, etc, etc
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The meltdown at Basecamp shows even small tech firms are sociopathic https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/08/the-meltdown-at-basecamp-shows-even-small-tech-firms-are-sociopathic
Europa enfría su apoyo inicial al plan Biden de suspender las patentes: "Las patentes no son ahora mismo el problema"
La miopía de Europa es fascinante.
COBOL - Built to Last
In this sense, COBOL and its scapegoating show us an important aspect of high tech that few in Silicon Valley, or in government, seem to understand. Older systems have value, and constantly building new technological systems for short-term profit at the expense of existing infrastructure is not progress. In fact, it is among the most regressive paths a society can take.
Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added
In the last few days I have been thinking about an analogy between the great challenge we face in the design of our digital space in the XXI century, and the famous infographic of the big fish and the small fish united.
It seems clear that working from within does not seem so hopeful or effective.
I've made a quick sketch....
So @aral your were not wrong! ;-)
And the question that arises and the even bigger challenge is: How are we going to unite?
This Motorcycle Airbag Vest Will Stop Working If You Miss a Payment
Amazon had sales income of €44bn in Europe in 2020 but paid no corporation tax
Our tiny not-for-profit based in Ireland pays tax at the full rate. Meanwhile, Bezos doesn’t know what to do with his money and we don’t know if we can pay the rent next year.
Compile SQLite to Web Assembly and host a DB on a web page for queries.
Instead of roads breaking up pavements, pavements should break up roads.
Because people walking and wheeling should get priority over cars in any area where they're likely to be in abundance.
ich bin auf der Suche nach einer neuen Stelle. Ich suche was im Bereich Automatisierung, Infrastruktur und IT-Sicherheit. Das Unternehmen sollte den Datenschutz respektieren und Wert darauf legen. Ich arbeite nur mit Linux und das Unternehmen sollte, wenn möglich, zum größten Teil mit Open Source Software arbeiten und diese vertreiben.
Im besten Fall ist die Stelle komplett remote möglich. Wer mehr wissen möchte, bitte schreiben. Gerne auch kleine Unternehmen oder StartUps.
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