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Happy Towel Day: today is the 42nd towel day in remembrance of a truly remarkable author.

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/05/25

Happy Towel Day!

Today is the 42nd towel day in remembrance of a truly remarkable author.


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NDC 2019 Keynote: Welcome to the Machine – Hadi Hariri – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/27

I am really glad this keynote got recorded. Still very relevant, it is as much about software development as it is about society.

Go watch it, as it gives you reason to think about your role in the software development process, and in the information fire hose at large.

Back in the days, David Intersimone was right when he created the regular blog post “Sip from the Firehose” (for early materials, see [WayBack] GetPublished – Author Information: Firehose).

The talk main thread is about current and ever growing overload of information which basically makes it disinformation, combined with the abundance of “AI” recording devices around you that basically make you the product.

Basically we reached all the tick marks of these books:

The session is not just about “how bad is the situation” (it is very), but also provides directions on how to get out of it for both people in the development process, as well as consumers, producers and sharers of information.



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Thread by @doctorow on the RIAA using DMCA section 1201 to ban youtubedl from GitHub

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/31

A very interesting thread by @doctorow:

Late last week, the @RIAA sent a legal threat to @Github, claiming that the popular (and absolutely lawful) tool #youtubedl (which allows users to download Youtube videos for offline viewing, e……

Source: [WayBack] Thread by @doctorow on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App

More on section 1201: [Wayback] Pluralistic: 24 Oct 2020 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow: RIAA kills youtubedl

There is also a great technical analysis at [Wayback/] Analysis of the RIAA claims against youtube-dl · GitHub

This write-up follows the code paths in youtube-dl that get executed when you try to run it based on the claims of RIAA has put forwardThis is a technical analysis, not a legal one.



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The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/03

From 5 years ago, but now more relevant than it ever was: [WayBack] The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub


Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him. –Cardinal Richelieu

We don’t know enough about you. –Google CEO Eric Schmidt



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No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/02/09

If this is the norm inside world wide politics and business, what is outside the norm?

[WayBack] No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium




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