I've posted it a little early because I'm excited but here is my reading and analysis of RFC-1, the very first official Request for Comments document and an important piece of internet history.


I'm doing one of these a day for a year. You can follow along at @365-rfcs. I'll only be posting the really noteworthy ones on this account.

Great to see how GDPR cookie warnings and their predecessors have trained companies to blatantly lie to users in consent dialogs.

Of all the dystopian futures we predicted, "you must train at least this many killbots to log on" was not one of them.

The AWS user experience is so bad that I'm seriously considering putting a VM host under my desk instead. The cloud at my feet.

When was the first time that there was nothing new under the sun?

In the same vein as Gary Bernhardt's remarks about computer audio, did you know that browser address bars _don't work_? None of them work. Every single one eats input some of the time.

Having one of those mornings where the question "what is the most important thing I could be doing, in the context I have, right now" is met with "here's a howling whirlwind."

the tragedy of the commons, but for human attention

@owen most businesses and many other orgs will find ways to direct line employees away from meaningful decisions _anyways_ and blaming a specific planning process for it would be missing the forest for the trees

what differentiates most programming jobs from, say, factory work is the number of lost limbs, and the degree to which each is willing to admit they have no control over their work

Jonesing for that tall-ship feeling. Pity Naval Action is busted in the ways it is; I may try to play again on the PvE server, but it's clearly second-class. I still need to make that final Naval Action criticism video, though. Maybe early March.

If I ever make a video game of my own, it'll be a model ship game.

hot take: modern agile methods are the latest in a line of managerial and process engineering tactics to try to preserve developers’ pride in being important to their job, while directing their decisionmaking energies away from any actual mission or business decisions

Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

"Did you burp?"
"I really wish you hadn't."
"Yeah, well, we don't always get what we want."

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If businesses put as much effort into finding other models of sustainability as they put into chastising users for adblocks, there might actually be some sustainable web businesses out there.

If yr into machine learning and AI but yr not following Janelle Shane's work, I dunno what to tell you.

Given what I know about group consensus and decisions, I feel like I might be able to help found just such a cooperative - but I don't know who else is interested.

I want a deployment platform for apps that operates as a user-owned cooperative rather than as a privately-owned, for-profit enterprise, but I'm not aware of anything in the space operating that way. Open-source platform systems like Flynn are the closest, but to me part of the value prop is in centralizing expertise while distributing risk, and open source doesn't scratch that itch.

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