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Nice to see Adobe recommitting to the web platform when developing new applications. Not at all surprised to see @bdelacretaz behind the announcement.

blog.developer.adobe.com/the-w

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Catastrophic (and to be frank - hugely depressing)

This new research in @PNASNews suggests earth will cross the 1.5 degrees C temperature increase threshold in the next decade (within just 10 to 15 years) and is likely to exceed 2 degrees C by around 2060.

This should be THE lead story on the news today (and onwards) and the lead action point for our governments. It should trigger a massive call for real global action to combat the #climateemergency - sadly though I fear this news will barely register.

We have to stop believing the siren calls of future technology solutions and #carbonoffsets - the immediate need is a rapid end to the use of #fossilfuels and a massive rollout of #renewableenergy

pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2207

#ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis

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This is a very early 90s logo for the web. "Let's share what we know" might seem naive and idealistic nowadays but I still subscribe to that view of what the web should be — people sharing their knowledge and passions on personal websites, for the love of sharing.

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This PagerDuty layoff email is as bad as people say. Written in soulless buzzwords clearly aimed at the stock market analysts who are the only ones who think layoffs are a good idea, it introduces the fact that you are being laid off as a bullet point of four action items, then segues gracelessly into announcing promotions and *quoting MLK*. It's a masterpiece of awfulness. pagerduty.com/blog/improving-p

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Just spotted that Cloudflare have their own open source Mastodon-compatible ActivityPub server called Wildebeest: github.com/cloudflare/wildebee

Looks like public code was first shared three weeks ago

"Wildebeest runs on top Cloudflare's Supercloud, uses Workers and Pages, the D1 database to store metadata and configurations, Zero Trust Access to handle authentication and Images for media handling" - so presumably it's mainly intended as a demo app to show what can be done with their stack?

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Really loving @matt_levine's newsletter and how well (and entertainingly) it boils down complex economic stuff, but especially crypto:

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Great post from @chockenberry on the (unplanned) demise of Twitterific:

> The best ideas came from people using the service: all of the things mentioned above grew organically from a need.
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> That’s where I want to be in the future. Exploring unknown territory that empowers others and adapts to the needs of a community.

furbo.org/2023/01/15/the-shit-

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19,000 Iranians arrested by the Islamic regime for the “crime” of protesting. Many face execution or harsh prison sentences
‎Be their voice

‎10,000 jailed
‎696 “convicted”
‎111 facing death
‎4 executed
‎519 killed in protests (70 children) [This is what we know of, the actual number is much higher]

‎‌ #مهسا_امینی
‎‌ #IRGCterrorists

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@kevlin @cwebber described ChatGPT as Mansplaining As A Service, and honestly I can’t think of a better description. A service that instantly generates vaguely plausible sounding yet totally fabricated and baseless lectures at an instant with unflagging confidence in it’s own correctness on any topic, without concern, regard or awareness even of the level of expertise of it’s audience.

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Blues: The world is fucked
Punk: The world is fucked and I'm pissed
Emo: The world is fucked and I'm sad
Grunge: The world is fucked and I'm medicated
Ska: The world is fucked and I have a trumpet

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and the brain-genius typed "no one would do anything without a profit motive!" and hit send on a button rendered by an open source front end framework firing off an event handled by an open source programming language that sends a packet in a format conforming to an open specification over a protocol developed at universities with public funding until it reaches a web server running an open source operating system that files the hot take away into an open source database for safe keeping

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I have one useful thing in my .ssh/config which allows me to have different ssh keys for each user@host combination:

Host *
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/keys/%r@%h

Justin Trudeau speaking live at the commemoration for victims of flight PS752 youtu.be/jVPTMtWdnVc

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A group of friends mostly from the west coast of Canada