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surrealist webcomic violence against a bird 


In 2014, when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola outbreak, three local software developers kept the country's infrastructure working by rewriting it to #FLOSS. They saved hundreds of thousands lives when companies like Google and IBM backed off, calling the project too risky.

And their own recollection of the events with some technical descriptions:

The internet has given so so many wonderful friends. I worry that without it I would have ended up very lonely.

I should print this out and hang it on my wall because I need to hear that more often I think

me: *rubs a lamp*
genie: *comes out* I am the genie, you have three wishes
me: I wish every word started with 'je'
jenie: jeu jeve jeo jere jeshes
jee: Je jesh jeery jerd jeded jeth 'an'
jenan: jean jean jee jean jean
jean: Jean jean jeean jean jean jean jean jettean jean
jean: jean jean jean jean
jean: jean jean

* Antergos
* I3wm
* a nice glitched wallapepr
* tty-clock
* cmatrix | lolcat

Suggestion for Mastodon (to prevent eventual gMastodon instance): cap instance size at 100 - 1,000 account by default. Make it a social contract for instances not to federate with instances greater than that limit.

Or, a few years from now, say hello to “gMastodon”. (See history of email and the Web for a lesson in the future.)

That said, we might already be on that path.

#economiesOfScale #networkEffects #powerDifferentials #ventureCapital

Infographic: how much is a trillion $?


(the main viewer has an image of a CAPTCHA)
Picard: Data can you identify the origin of this strange text?
Data: What text, sir?
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