I feel like the final line of this @edyong209 article is how every interview with a scientist should end:
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Going to Thessaloniki. brb
Skipping across the planet from Keflavik to Gatwick to Thessaloniki. ✈️
Friday, November 16th, 2018
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Going to Reykjavik. brb
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Taking the idea of the Clock of the Long Now and applying it to a twitterbot:
Software may not be as well suited as a finely engineered clock to operate on these sorts of geological scales, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to put some of the 10,000 year clock’s design principles to work.
The bot will almost certainly fall foul of Twitter’s API changes long before the next tweet-chime is due, but it’s still fascinating to see the clock’s principles applied to software: longevity, maintainability, transparency, evolvability, and scalability.
Software tends to stay in operation longer than we think it will when we first wrote it, and the wearing effects of entropy within it and its ecosystem often take their toll more quickly and more destructively than we could imagine. You don’t need to be thinking on a scale of 10,000 years to make applying these principles a good idea.
Monday, November 12th, 2018
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Monday, November 5th, 2018
The Least Work For The Most People.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Had some great discussions at Indie Web Camp Berlin today:
- Social readers,
- Digital archiving,
- Data ethics on the indie web,
- Building a censorship-resistant web,
- Making your website work offline.