Shortwave is a decentralized messaging platform. "Yes but, what about the other failed attempts?" Under the hood, this one works on the email protocol.

"Our mission is to ensure the future of messaging is open, decentralized, and secure."

The Framework is the most exciting laptop I've ever used: Sustainable, upgradeable, repairable and powerful.


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Employers can extract an enormous financial advantage from the financial desperation of those who love it when their co-workers drink with them at a bar-- even those who adamantly do not want to drink at a bar. That personality type benefits from managers mandating group recreation. And so it is, in point of fact, accurate to say that company productivity is now a result of the scintillating personalities of the managerial class. [3 of 3]

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It has become almost impossible to climb out of the precariat, or avoid falling into it, without working in I.T. Almost everyone has to do it, whether they like it or not, and so there is no longer anything stereotypical one can say about the personality and preferences of programmers. [2 of 3]

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Happy International Programmer's Day.

I thought better of what I was going to say: that the best way to celebrate programmers on this day is to cancel all their meetings and put them alone with tools that work in a room with a door they can close.

I was going to remark that "rewarding" them with mandatory group recreation is how the managerial class flatters itself that company productivity is the result of the scintillating personalities of managers.

But I no longer agree with that. [1 of 3]

And that's a wrap.

The Garden Path reached 152% of it's funding goal, and met it's second stretch goal in just the final moments - Local Multiplayer.

Thanks once again everyone who backed and spread the word. There's so much more to come.

In this episode of the Fluidity : "Unity and Diversity"

Stances concerning connection and separateness: monism, dualism, and participation.

Monism and dualism are opposites. But because each is obviously wrong, each turns into the other when cornered. Sneaky!

Errors of monism and dualism: denying and fixating object boundaries and connections.

True facts:

If you took all of the words written in all of human history and put them together, end-to-end, you'd have a really terrible run-on sentence.

In this episode of the Fluidity : "Stabilizing the Complete Stance" Going beyond resolutions of specific problems: consistently maintaining an accurate stance toward meaningness.

Other works by David Chapman mentioned in this episode are:

_In The Cells Of The Eggplant_ is a book-length treatment of this episode, explaining the application of open-ended curiosity to professional, technical work such as science, engineering, or organizational management.

“Upgrade your cargo cult for the win” is a long essay version.

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In this episode of the Fluidity : "Open-Ended Curiosity" Open-ended curiosity gives you the freedom to interact with the world without metaphysical presuppositions.

Hoppípolla, “a song with qualities known to evoke awe,” by Sigur Rós’.

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Recordings mentioned in the episode include:

“Deference, Humility, and Awe,” a lecture by Brian Cantwell Smith.

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A new episode of the Fluidity : "Wonder"

Wonder at the vastness, beauty, and intricacy of the phenomenal world: a texture of the complete stance.

A new episode of the Fluidity : "Finding The Complete Stance - And, Textures Of The Complete Stance"

The fundamental method for resolving problems of meaning: by finding nebulosity, pattern, and their inseparable relationship.

Wonder → curiosity → humor → play → enjoyment → creation. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting in the complete stance, which resolves problems of meaning.

A new episode of the Fluidity : "Peak Experiences - Plus, Obstacles To The Complete Stance" Peak experiences and the complete stance are similar in texture, but differ in intensity, conceptual content, and causes. Meaning and meaninglessness, pattern and nebulosity all obviously exist—yet we resist recognizing and admitting this. Why?

A new episode of the Fluidity : "The Complete Stance" Meaning is nebulous, yet patterned; meaningfulness and meaninglessness intermingle. Recognizing this frees us from metaphysical delusions. Resolving problems of meaning, by recognizing inseparable pattern and nebulosity, will improve your life. ...

"Vee are nihilists! Vee beleef in nahsink, Lebowski!"

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A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Convention info: