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- the user's time is not yours, and wasting it is unacceptable. this means that you must both make the product easy to learn and easy to customize, automate, and accelerate

- if you tell the user that something has happened, saved, or worked, and it has not, you owe them money

- telling users what has actually gone wrong when an error or exception occurs not only helps them make better decisions but also reduces load on your customer success team. "sorry, something has gone wrong" is unacceptable and insufficient

- users will happily update their software to avoid security problems, lose bugs, increase performance or gain features. they will not do so if all you say is "bugfixes and performance improvements". if you do that and then people get hacked through an old version, that is your fault

@neauoire @eris If they liked your project it would mean they've thought of a way to ruin it with ads or crypto. Being misunderstood doesn't feel good, but it's better than looking tasty to something that would eat you.

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Do not buy NFT made with my art.
Do not make NFT with my Creative-Commons artworks.
If you respect my art, remember and apply this.

Here is my article about what just happened:

#NFT #NFTCommunity

@tindall meaning of "disinterested" is probably not when they use the figurative meaning, but when discussing the lack of a financial stake in something.

@tindall The issue seems to be that people sometimes learn to use a word figuratively without learning to use it literally. I'm not convinced that eliminating the figurative usage is necessary or sufficient to preserve or restore the literal usage, because people also learn to use plenty of words both ways, and there's plenty of words that they don't use at all. People are more receptive to learning something new when it is useful to them, so the right moment to teach someone the literal

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When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create.

— Why the Lucky Stiff

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When something goes wrong with software from some large corporation, users are likely to blame themselves and assume they have done something "wrong". When similar problems happen using small FLOSS projects, users are likely to curse the developers.

The success of commercial software has a lot to do with the power dynamics. The user has to conform to the conditions set by the all-powerful publisher. But with FLOSS things are more equal and assigning blame is messier.

@neauoire @ritualdust Where did those pictures come from? I don't see anything on the wiki page that refers to them.

@oppen Wait, the less secure app option is disappearing next month? That option is the only way I know to access my university email account from my mail client.

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👍 Building a new network and computing architecture independent of the existing hegemonic structures...
👎 ... on Ethereum, with artificial scarcity and feudalism.

@tindall will come naturally as you become familiar with the internal structure of those recurring patterns and what deviations from those patterns sound like.

@tindall head, or you notice that a performer played a "wrong note", or a song is interrupted mid-phrase and you can predict what note would have come next, that reveals something about how your brain actually organizes melodic information. If you pay attention to those moments and investigate what you're recognizing and why, you'll likely learn a lot more (and have a lot more fun) than by drilling yourself on intervals. The ability to break down what you're hearing into individual intervals

@tindall In tutoring and teaching ear training and music theory, I've found "melodic intervals" as an idea to be a bit of a red herring. Trying to understand a melody that way is sort of like trying to understand speech by identifying every adjacent pair of phonemes. It's more information than your brain can comfortably extract in real time, and its a distraction from patterns and relationships that are more structurally important to the language. When part of a melody gets stuck in your

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"Appeals to decentralization too often fail to contend with the power structures that can take hold of supposedly liberatory projects."

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@neauoire largely I think it's because they're more interested in their implicit social model (feudalism) than their stated technical goals.

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inventor of glass: allow me to present my newest material, glass!

audience: wow an unbreakable transparent material!

inventor: oh no, it's extremely breakable

audience: ..

inventor: shatters into hundreds of dangerous shards at the slightest drop

audience: ...

inventor: you'll spend hours trying to find them all

@nihilazo With PoW your voting power is based on how many fancy GPUs you own and how much energy you can afford to waste. With PoS your voting power is based on how much of the currency you hold. Either metric is a proxy for wealth, so both approaches empower the wealthy. PoS would waste less energy, but wealthy people who already own a bunch of fancy GPUs aren't going to walk away from that investment for the sake of the environment.

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