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8 Nov
Oh No Image
Look, when Tim O'Reilly first coined "Web 2.0", it was a way of saying, roughly, that static HTML files on sites were going to be augmented, maybe replaced, by dynamic HTML that would update frequently.

By this approach, "Web 3.0" or "WEB3" would be the (already here) Web Apps.
But it's quite clear that this new thing with all these opportunistic scammers is something else

So, I know it won't catch on, but maybe instead when we see them go "WEB3", we go "Oh, the Scumbag Web"
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7 Nov
Ooo, Dr. Foone brings up a memory of a prediction I made almost 8 years ago while eating BBQ at the Facebook campus (getting a tour from a pal, he's long quit because morals)
My speculation was that at some point, nostalgic and musing about his legacy, Zuck would just drop a half-billion into a Zuckerberg Institute whose job was (on paper) to study the history of the Internet and function like a real think tank/archive/library with screens.
And people with real pedigrees will work there because who turns down $200k+ salaries against an academic hellscape, especially if they were denied tenure

Anyway, it'll be really pretty, and somewhere that won't get flooded by climate change
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11 Oct
Reminder that Jblow deletes his tweets after a short amount of time by his own policy, so people don't look at stuff months old and complain about them
🎶Who's been wacky since Braid came out 🎶
🎶 It was Jonathan all along 🎶
🎶 Who put cults the in Witness game 🎶
🎶 It was Jonathan all along 🎶
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10 Oct
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Your Stay at Palmer Antarctic Station Manual.… ImageImageImageImage
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual, Declassified.… ImageImageImageImage
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9 Oct
Looks like the IRS and I will be having a little chat this week. Image
I finally got home and looked at it. The money I got from Patreon (to pay taxes) was put into Paypal to pay the taxes, and the IRS is claiming that the money I got from Patreon was never reported. (It was reported, but as Paypal, not Patreon).
I mention this in detail in case other people who have Patreon income get hit with something like this; you are not alone.
Read 7 tweets
28 Sep
There's something for everyone in the "Seems like good news.... wait a minute" crowd in the new Twitch announcements about partnering with the music industry.

My accounts got this letter from Twitch last week. You can hear Professor Farnsworth's GOOD NEWS EVERYONE
In summary, Twitch (Amazon) negotiated with one of the music industry groups to make it that there's now a special shim in between usual DMCA takedowns and anarchy; Twitch gets to Mall-Cop-Level issue a ticket saying "hey, you left Hootie and the Blowfish on in the background."
Since this is all made-up arrangement, it's hard to say how it'll be in practice, but basically it'll theoretically cause less situations where streamers (some of whom depend on the income) don't get knocked out for a DMCA strike.

I mean, if you're generous.
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