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"Ruin a first date in four words!"

"It's actually GNU/Linux."

Maciej Ceglowski of #Pinboard delivers some great lines in his latest talk, Notes from an Emergency:

"Silicon Valley brings us the worst of two economic systems: the inefficiency of a command economy coupled with the remorselessness of laissez-faire liberalism."

"Tech companies are run by a feckless leadership accountable to no one, creating a toolkit for authoritarianism while hypnotized by science-fiction fantasy."

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I got a new job! Well, a new position within my university. I'll be the Deputy Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This is literally my dream job...the sort of thing I've been hoping for for over a decade. mastodon.social/media/vPb29b-h

Uber launches Uber Freight, its app for long-haul trucking jobs bit.ly/2qVQns0 #theverge

A thing called mavo.io/ was released yesterday, made by Lea Verou.
It's apparently a way to make web applications entirely from static HTML - it seems preeeetty awesome, and I want to try it out soon.
If anyone else does something with it, I'd like to know! :)

Interesting but scary talk by guy from DARPA about neurological interfaces. Lots of ethical and sociological questions!
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I love this approach to giving guidance without a manual.

These cards are NFC with instructions on the back, so you tap the card on the phone to launch the app.


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Such a diverse range of speakers at - we've just had NASA and landing on Mars, now it's turning a bridge into a 'human harp'! mastodon.cloud/media/BAct6DqHE

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