@email@example.com Good Evening! 👌
Good morning to you all! Rain is still poring down, tired of getting wet each time I go outside. heh.
Going to rain all weekend it seems, but then next week it’ll get better. Hoped the rain would stop this weekend, but it seems like it wont.
@firstname.lastname@example.org There is no such thing as “announcing” in Twtxt. The fact you show up at all on my pod is just an artifact of someone on my pod following your feed 😆
Epic second half from the Zags (particularly by Timme and Malachi Smith) allowed them to gut out the 79 - 76 comeback win over UCLA. Fatigue definitely seemed like a factor for the Bruins, but hats off to them for the way they battled back from a 9 point deficit with a couple minutes to go to up by 1 with 15 seconds remaining. Luckily Julian Strawther came up huge with a dagger 3 to take the lead back and then seal the game with a steal. Brutal free throw shooting at the end of the game for the Zags though.
UCLA doing just anything they want and lead GU 46 - 33 at the half. Embarrassing half court defense from the Zags and an all-around impressive half from the Bruins. Julian Strawther virtually non existent so far.
@email@example.com Gorcha 👌
@firstname.lastname@example.org What’s this?! 🤔
I’m compiling Minetest right now; feels like my kids shouldn’t know. :D
Good Morning!!! 👋
@email@example.com Sorry for the late reply. 🤦♂️
Are those using Activity Pub?
@firstname.lastname@example.org Oh I see 😆
@email@example.com Very cool! 👌 What’s YILK?
Another month, another pixelart! This time it’s actually not a canine, but a strange scenery, made using the PICO 8 color palette.
The only thing shared between this and the last art, is both being “slightly YIIK inspired”.
@firstname.lastname@example.org No I
did not move my feed, (I was under another name a bit ago, I had to
input my new feed into twtxt.net for it to notice I existed, I thought
jenny was going to notify twtxt.net with my feed url?)
@email@example.com I guess I got a bit bored halfway through as I already know many of the concepts already, and yet I still don’t desire to write in Lisp, ML, Haskell, Clojure, or Scale 😅
@firstname.lastname@example.org Hi 👋 For some reason I wasn’t following you, did you move your feed or something? 😅
@email@example.com Interesting. And I agree with:
We, therefore, propose a solution that will lead to more security while safeguarding the Free Software ecosystem:
Liability should be shifted to those deploying Free Software instead of those developing Free Software and
Those who significantly financially benefit from this deployment should make sure the software becomes > CE-compliant
Let me know how you go reading this 😆 I tried 🤣
@firstname.lastname@example.org wait, are you live in Australia?
@email@example.com No push back here. we over complicate things needlessly 🤦♂️
In other news, if someone is willing to chat with me (in a higher bandwidth medium) regarding the best way to approach upgrading broadband access in a large apartment building, I‘d be thrilled to take you up on it.
The peculiar Australian laws allow providers to sweep in unannounced and change everything, without residents having a say in the company that does it. But we can set requirements they must meet, and that’s where I could some help. Or a paid consultant.
One of those where nearly everything I tried to do on a computer upset me, mostly by refusing to make it possible to use the concept of a "file" any more.
Binding file types to individual programs, even companies, is a scourge.
FFS there is now a "Files" APP, because we needed an app for files I guess? Because other apps can‘t use files?
And then there is the state of the web.
This industry is broadly embarrassing when it’s not just plain awful.
Feel free to push back, but right now: ugh.
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com G’day, overcast with tiny amounts of rain every now and then here, too. A grey heron visited a neighbor:
Today, I’ll finally have a look at Lisp. This nice introduction article waited in my browser tabs for many years I believe.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Good Efening! 👋 Overcast weather here 😆
Good morning! Yet another rainy day in South Norway..
@email@example.com It’s bound to happen (if not already) 🤦♂️
@firstname.lastname@example.org Oh I was talking about @email@example.com 😆 No further progress on the AP integration so far, probably end up redoing the work as a separate bridge 🤔 But there are real problems and real concerns 😢
Thanks! I will 👌
That’s what microBlogging is for 👌
@firstname.lastname@example.org Could not agree more 💯 You should not be using AI generated text as your own in any works 🤦♂️
Maybe you need to come back to your Yarn family 😈
@email@example.com Nice! 👌
‘You’re willing to try’: Adam Morrison relives college career-ending moment in AT
Cool to get a behind the scenes look on the AT&T commercial I mentioned earlier from the man himself. Sounds like a neat experience and a fun chance to hang out with some other college basketball greats.
If I had more free time right now I’d write another blog post about this. For now, I just wanted to register how infuriating, tiring, and lousy this firehose of AI this/AI that is.
A lot of people in the US don’t seem to know that cars were crammed down our collective throats in much the same way, over enormous protests. Cars killed tons of people, and building roads destroyed communities on a massive scale. Huge numbers of people protested all of this and more, but cars were rammed through as something we just had to bear anyway.
Many people, including me, have raised alarm bells about this AI technology, and yet here we are having it rammed through in much the same way. It’s a pattern in the United States for sure, if not in the Western world generally. The powers that be don’t seem inclined to slow this process down or regulate it in anyway. I suspect they won’t start until the harms it can cause and are already causing become so great they can’t be ignored anymore.
I posted this on LinkedIn:
ACM, Association for Computing Machinery recently circulated a survey about their authorship policies. I strongly agree with their stance that AI text generators should not be listed as authors. I strongly disagree with their stance that research articles could contain generated text if it is disclosed and meets some other reasonable critiera. I believe the inclusion of such text in research articles fundamentally reduces their quality relative to texts authored entirely by human beings. I also believe, given how AI text generators are trained, that their use is a form of plagiarism. I very much hope the ACM reverses course on that particular aspect of their policy.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Check out GNU Taler. It meets at least some of those goals :)
@email@example.com Mozilla receives a significant fraction of its funding from Google. There’s no way in hell they are making “trustworthy” AI.
Mozilla Announces Mozilla.ai For “Trustworthy AI”
Mozilla announced today they are investing $30 million USD to build Mozilla.ai as a new start-up focused on “building a trustworthy, independent, and open-source AI ecosystem.”.. ⌘ Read more
@firstname.lastname@example.org Link is dead, could you write your own blog post?
@email@example.com I came here from a mention from prologic about QR codes (to your twtxt.net account) and I later went to this one :)
@firstname.lastname@example.org quite a birb!
@email@example.com Did you post about a tool to generate QR code images like this https://mkws.sh/i/xmrqr.webp? With an embeded logo I mean.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Haha nice!
@email@example.com Consider making feeds.twtxt.net support pleroma/akkoma instances too.
I don’t think that you can get a rss feed from them, so it might be a
little more work. Sorry, I know it might be difficult so if it’s outside
of the project’s scope it’s not needed but it’d be nice.
(I think it’s completly out of scope so no need really, I don’t know if
I should host another feeds instance for myself as I don’t know if I
should really setup my rss from newsboat to jenny (getting emails
made by jenny in a directory in my home directory)
I fell like I want to do the oposite, have twtxt feeds available as rss.
(I should probably write a script or something that runs jenny (on
cron), and then parses the mail folder for mail, and makes every email
be a entry in the rss feed)
Chatbots, deepfakes, and voice clones: AI deception for sale | Federal Trade Commission
It’s good to see at least one US agency taking this stuff seriously.
@firstname.lastname@example.org I don’t know anything about him to be honest. What’s so bad about Peter Thiel? 🤔
Peter Thiel is a very bad man. It’s amazing to me that anyone has anything to do with him.