@lain I'm giving a talk on the fediverse tomorrow at #theWebConf .... last minute putting together my slides, wondering if you have any key messages you'd like an audience of mostly web-oriented researchers to know (about pleroma, the fediverse, activitypub, the future of the web, the future of humanity, ....)
I'm in Lyon for #TheWebConf.
It's a beautiful day and I'm starting out by getting everything I own thoroughly covered in hair at a cat cafe. I think it's gonna be a good week.
I'll be at Researcher Centric Scholarly Communication on Tuesday, the journalism and misinformation track on Wednesday, and the Developer track on Thursday. See you around?
Switching planes in a crowded Munich, en route to #WebConf, trying to decide if it's unlikely that humans have essentially unique faces. So many, all different.
I mean, DNA is quantized, essentially digital, right? I'm not sure genetic twins have exactly the same faces, but they're far more similar than otherwise. Why is that? That suggests there are 30+ bits of DNA data affecting the face. Why? What if it were ten, and there were only 1024 different faces?
If you had a time machine, what would you do?
The classic answer is to travel back in time to 129 years ago today, 4/20/1889, and kill baby Adolf Hitler to prevent the holocaust.
On today, 4/20, let's reflect on how the holocaust didn't happen because one dude said "what if... mass-murder?" and everyone was like "Yeah!!! Good idea!! I never would've done that if you didn't suggest it!!"
The materials conditions *and* ideology which went into the holocaust all existed before and without Hitler
If #Mastodon clients did nice thumbnail rendering of url content, then I should bridge my RT's here, looking fairly reasonable and not violating any rules, I expect. Maybe?
It's been a hard winter for the woods near my house. (And yes, that's snow from this morning, in April) https://w3c.social/media/YbahkzCcwDhsXOqVc-4
I think my introduction to Christianity was JC Superstar. Love this supercut of Gethsemene high note. 2/3 of them give me chills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfHt2YfRdSs
Hmm, when I set up W3C.social I said I'd provide a "relay bot" so people could participate in the community without having to make another #Mastodon account. Then a year slipped by. Has anyone else solved this problem in the mean time? I'd like people to be able to follow and post to the local timeline, since it reflects a particular community of interest.
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