After ~3 months, the experiment to convert my old consulting S-Corp into a self-directed producer/worker/consumer software #Coop is entering the final stage of the inception phase.
I don't know that we'll stick the landing, but it feels like we're getting closer to something that will provide a sustainable #BasicIncome for producer and worker members.
Finance, Governance, and Product rundown for June here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQ9vAPBZUklOfreBdI-7zRUW2tVjXyvJwyNrzBeuOc4Q9vlTrqFa-k0zLdbiPKe27RtG9EQaEfHfwo5/pub
"Some successful programmers who also happen to do open source don’t defend their own time, and actually suffer guilt about their inability to do all the free work others ask for." _Get In, Get out_ by @firstname.lastname@example.org - https://writing.kemitchell.com/2019/06/25/Get-In-Get-Out.html
Instead of enshrining Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft as the Internet’s permanent overlords and then striving to make them as benign as possible, we can fix the Internet by making Big Tech less central to its future. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/interoperability-fix-internet-not-tech-companies
Google admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leaked.
Been absolutely refusing to use any of these devices for precisely this reason. Google and Amazon have both been very quiet on how data is kept and access to it. The recent NHS direct news, teaming up with amazon to give medical advice, horrified me for exactly this.
Both companies have had data breaches, they should be allowed nowhere near NHS services
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#PlayLog -#LaurenOliver - #Delerium series Show more
Plowed through the entire thing. It took all three books to start feeling really good. It felt really heavy handed at the beginning, and maybe it remains so throughout and it becomes more tenable.
I really appreciate the character development through the series. It’s not often that you get both an interesting setting and a solid character arc!
Code Question (Ruby/Sidekiq/Heroku) Show more
I have a background job that... well, eats up a gig of ram and runs at most once or twice a week.
Everything else in SideKiq plays nicely on a 512mb Heroku Dyno)
I'm super tempted to move it off of sidekiq and make it a synchronous scheduled job that chugs through what it in a one-off 2gb dyno so I can scale down the 1GB worker dyno (that sits at 200MB up until midnight, then spikes to 1GB)
Is this a reasonable approach?
So few tech workers have had visible unionization efforts, and I’m glad to see this reporting https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/technology/tech-companies-union-organizing.html
I'm extremely pleased to launch Run Your Own Social: How to run a small social network site for you friends.
This is a guide book to running a small, tight-knit federated social network server. It comes from my year of experience running Friend Camp. It's focused largely on SOCIAL solutions, though it does touch on the technical.
I've tried to keep it technology-neutral, and it should be a pretty easy read for anyone who's been on the fediverse for a while.
There's a poll up on what version of @email@example.com should be the minimum version for #entropic. Join the discussion! https://discourse.entropic.dev/t/discussion-decision-node-version-s-supported/224?u=zkat
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