For me it mostly stems from a worry that the collected information will be used for witch-hunts in a possible future where the US has fully fallen to a fascist regime. I recognize that most people will find this to be a stretch, but it's a vague fear I've always had.

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What prompted me to start listening was a coworker bringing up the Oculus Quest 2. I pointed out that it required a Facebook account, and he was entirely unconcerned. I had known he wouldn't care, but it really got to me how little people value their privacy. I realized I didn't have any good arguments for why he should value his privacy.

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Listening to 1984 for the first time. There are definitely worrying parallels to our modern world. It is the social issues that I find most worrying, even though we have technology far more powerful than what is presented in 1984. I'm almost halfway through, I'm very curious about how the book will end.

Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

In fact I was watching a Linus Tech Tips video reviewing a laptop and had a laugh when he said it had "a paltry 8gb of RAM." I'm not even old but I remember when that was quite a bit. It still is, honestly. Developers just began using memory intensive development techniques.

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If only software didn't expand to use as much hardware as possible at every opportunity. It pains me every time I see an app developed on electron.

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I am enjoying working in assembly, but it takes forever to get stuff done in it. Definitely glad we have supercomputers that can crunch numbers like nobodies business nowadays.

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Have been chipping away at a basic game for the with the help of the awesome people on the gbdev discord server. I think I've just about got collision figured out, which is a lot harder when you have to manually move data in registers.

Spent the night following some tutorials on writing games for the Gameboy Color in assembly. It was a lot more fun than I thought it would be.

I also discovered from a video by @unfa and I've been having a blast trying to make drum loops with it. Percussion is a new area of music for me but I think I'm starting to get the hang of it

Wow a bunch of people seem to have noticed my last toot. After using a bit more I realized it's still in alpha, which makes it a little difficult to make music in it right now, but I'm definitely stoked to use it in the future though! (I'll probably still noodle around with it though)

Found out about today. I really like it so far. The interface is a lot nicer than LMMS's. I think I'll be using it to try and make music.

Though I don't particularily like the display. It's a little hard to read. Maybe it can be configured?

Well I just found out that there's a mastodon mode for emacs.

Studies show that human factors most influence the quality of our work. So why do we put so much stake in technical solutions?

The epistemology of software quality

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