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tante

@tante@tldr.nettime.org

Sociotechnologist, writer and speaker working on tech and its social impact. Communist. Feminist. Antifascist. Luddite. Email: tante@tante.cc | License CC BY-SA-4.0 tfr

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jwz, to random
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Is there any way to disable alt text in the web interface? I'm so sick of having a big block of text pop up and obscure the picture I'm looking at just because I did not carefully thread my mouse through the little channel between the image and the scroll bar.

A thousand curses upon whoever thought, "ooooh, I know, I'll just copy the ALT attribute to the TITLE attribute, those are the same, right?"

tante,
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@jwz If you use it in a browser you can probably just use your adblocker / a userstyle / userscript to remove it?

tante, (edited ) to random
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From a Kotaku interview with the developer of Pacific Drive (which is brilliant btw. you should check it out) https://kotaku.com/pacific-drive-steam-ps5-survival-crafting-sim-1851282916

(Edit: It's not the review. You still should play the game!)

tante,
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@polinski maybe interesting to you.

tante,
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@tante I also really love how #maintenance is such a core feature of the game. The way it creates a relationship to an object (the car) by making the care work for it a central, "physical" game mechanic. It's the opposite of the frictionless, touchscreeny experiences we live in.

tante,
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@alper yeah, it's a bit clunky interface wise but after playing for a bit I think a lot of it is intentional.

tante,
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@alper I don't agree with "unpleasant". It's a bit clunky, just like the car drives a bit bad. And realizing how little needs to go wrong to tank a run and how important caring for this junker is, is a core part of the game. The interfaces often mimic interface from the 80ies which kinda fits with the vibe and look.
Just labeling that as "unpleasant" only rings true if the goal was to make everything a perfectly curated, frictionless experience. But that's what AAA titles are for. This isn't one.

larsweisbrod, to random German
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Ich habe mit @gavinkarlmeier in seinem Podcast "Haken dran" ein bisschen über Zukunft und Vergangenheit der sozialen Medien geredet. Hört gerne mal rein:

https://open.spotify.com/show/3lzq4XTeaF3G03wWtHHcNr

Was mich ärgert: Ich wusste leider bei der Aufnahme nicht mehr, welche Kritik genau es am AT-Protokoll gab. Da hieß es doch, dass das gar nicht WIRKLICH dezentral ist, aber ich finde die Erklärung nicht mehr? Irgendwas mit dem name registry? Weißt du das noch, @tante ?

tante,
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@larsweisbrod @gavinkarlmeier Einerseits der zentrale "Relay" block wie sichtbar unter https://bsky.social/about/bluesky-and-the-at-protocol-usable-decentralized-social-media-martin-kleppmann.pdf und dann die ID Auflösung unter dem "did:plc" Konzept https://atproto.com/specs/did .
In diesem Thread gibts dazu ne gute Analyse: https://neuromatch.social/@jonny/111885148573895886

tante, to random
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(This evening has been spent keeping spamers out of a client's web shop and boy do I sometimes hate what we let the web become)

tante, to random
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Do I have any followers in Barcelona?

malteengeler, to random German
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Ich habe bei "Open Source" als Antwort auf die kommerzielle Aneignung des Digitalen durch Private ein großes Störgefühl.

Nun lese ich bei @festal, das "Open Source" ausdrücklich von kommerziell orientierten Mitglieder der ehemaligen "Free Software" Bewegung erdacht wurde, um quelloffene Software für kommerzielle kompatibel zu machen und auf einmal hat dieses Störgefühl einen Namen.

(aus dem schon vielfach empfohlenen Sammelband "Theorien des digitalen Kapitalismus")

tante,
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@stk @malteengeler Und gerade deshalb ist es ja so bitter, dass auch NGOs und Leute, die es besser wissen sollten, immer "Open Source" sagen

tante, to random
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Taylor Lorenz is one of the best journalists in the world when it comes to social media and influencers.

Given that it's very disappointing to see her make a call this bad. Giving right wing activists that kind of platform is always a bad idea. You will not "deconstruct" them, you just give them and their message access to your audience. https://mastodon.social/@taylorlorenz/111987442598995827

javahippie, to random German
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Hat eigentlich schon mal jemand ausgerechnet, was für eine GPU Kapazität und wie viel Ernergie wir bereitstellen müssten, um nur 20% des aktuellen Codes, Marketingtexten und -grafiken mit "AI" erzeugen zu lassen? Ernsthafte Frage, gibt es da Artikel oder Paper zu?

tante,
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@javahippie Es gibt solche Schätzungen für Search (https://www.cell.com/joule/abstract/S2542-4351(23)00365-3 ) aber nicht spezifisch für deine Suchthemen.
Aber fragmentarisch gibt es natürlich Berechnungen (ein Bild mit Stable Diffusion 2 erzeugen ist so viel Strom wie einmal handelsübliches Smartphone laden). Und weil die Ergebnisse so mäßig sind erzeugt man immer gleich 4 oder 10 Bilder usw.

Der Energie- und Hardwarebedarf ist massiv

polinski, to random
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@tante cheers for the boosts!

tante,
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@polinski sure thing!

stk, to random German
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Gute Neuigkeiten aus dem Handelsblatt: Wenn wir Demokratie mit KI nicht neu denken, haben wir die einzigartige Chance, dass KI langsam stirbt!!!! 🥳 🥳 🥳

(Leute gibts, ich fasse es nicht)

tante,
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@stk ist halt Werbung für seine Consulting Klitsche. Sollen irgendwelche CEOs ihn bezahlen, dann landet es immerhin nicht beim Unfall mit Iro

tante, to random German
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Zauberhafte Paketüberraschungen heute: Ein Kunstdruck des unvergleichlichen @posiputt und die Übersetzung des letzten Werkes des unvergessenen Mark Fisher, das gerade im Brumaire Verlag erschienen ist.

jascha, to random German
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Ich weiß nicht was sie wollen /o\ Bäume, Smart Contracts, Ether, Token, Logs, User

tante,
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@jascha Jetzt habe ich Kopfschmerzen.

tante, to random
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"The industry has long known that plastics recycling is not economically or practically viable, the report shows. An internal 1986 report from the trade association the Vinyl Institute noted that “recycling cannot be considered a permanent solid waste solution [to plastics], as it merely prolongs the time until an item is disposed of”."

(Original title: ‘They lied’: plastics producers deceived public about recycling, report reveals)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/15/recycling-plastics-producers-report

jer, to random
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are people really using git commit -a that often?

tante,
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@jer Yeah. Especially with smaller projects.

hagen, to random German
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gibt es unter euch heavy user:innen von reddit, die heute zeit hätten mit mir ca. 15 minuten über die zeit nach dem streik und die neuen ki-news zu sprechen? das wäre für die nächste ausgabe von breitband.

tante,
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@fraunora @hagen Nope, ich nutze Reddit faktisch nicht

fasterandworse, to random
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Jakob Nielsen’s all-in on AI is melting my brain.

From his latest newsletter: https://jakobnielsenphd.substack.com/p/ux-roundup-20240219

tante,
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@fasterandworse Holy shit, that's delusional

tante,
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tante,
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@fasterandworse personally I basically think that shared experience is kind of essential to all we do, other things feel alienated (often, not 100% of course)

tante,
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@fasterandworse Being in the world is being in relationships

tante, (edited ) to random
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This interview with Linus Torvalds on the qualities that maintainers need (in contrast to developers) and maintainer fatigue summarizes a few things I keep bringing up:

  • maintenance is not "bugfixing" as a lesser/different kind of coding, it's about experience, about having done a lot of things to give context to what you are seeing and to have some understanding of what second order consequences a choice might have
  • maintenance is about collaboration and cooperation with others, about bridging gaps between contributors and their goals

I'd have added that maintenance is #care work: Caring about and for the project/product and its development and sustainability, caring about and for the social structure that the project/product is built upon, caring about and for the people who will be using the product/project or who will otherwise be affected.

#Maintenance doesn't work without empathy, about thinking through long term consequences.

Move slow and fix stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWfUaFNSPhM

(With some luck I and a collaborator might get some time to speak more about this at #rp24)

tante,
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@akareilly yeah absolutely. These days you can sometimes get money to do maintenance if you frame it as "security audit" but it's still bad.

Every new feature that a grant creates also increases the unfunded burden of maintenance.

There are initiatives like STF but their process and strategy is opaque at best

tante,
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@wobweger not really. A lot of the tasks of the maintainers are related to architecture but way more is deep in the weeds: Code review, thinking about long-term maintainability, etc. The subsystem people are mostly doing the respective architecture work.

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