hello my name is diana and i make bad software 👋 #introductions
i like to work with p2p tech like dat and ipfs and stellar, and distributed databases like couchdb. i really like mesh networks but i haven't had the chance to work on one -- yet!
i believe there is enough for everyone. scarcity is a fiction and poverty is inflicted. we can be a better world for each other. we can be the change ✊ ❤
No one needs to starve. No one needs to freeze. No one needs to die. There is enough for everyone. More empty homes than all the people without them, more food than grocers can even sell. The labor and the materials to end scarcity exist now. It is not a far-off dream. We can end scarcity in this life.
also here's my portfolio: a collection of microplastics & other detritus from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, sorted by color and size and arranged in an aesthetically pleasant pattern
psa "how many boosts can i get" is not an end in itself. it's been an amusing joke for a while but i think the more "virality" oriented social media culture seeps in, the more i see it being said straight-faced. these habits were cultivated to control you and masto is where i think people should be able to detox from it
when a trans woman pays for her hormones by being a tattoo artist is that tat for tit send toot
a shepherd dog at work captured by a drone
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An excellent article by Frank Pasquale, setting algorithmic accountability in a broader frame.
"The dispute over how to reform or restrict algorithms is rooted in a conflict over to whom algorithmic processes should be accountable." Is it to "a community of engineers and technocrats" (implying more comprehensive data collection to produce less biased algorithms) or the general public?
hello, voidsoft? i bought this here "abyss 365" and now i'm stuck in a vast, empty, and timeless place. there are shadowy figures that flicker in the corner of my vision but i cannot find the user interface. is Clippy in this version?
hello, microsoft? i bought this here "office 365" because i needed 365 offices but all i got was this box. what is in the box?
the air becomes less breathable as the light becomes more orange.
the sky is dotted blue amid the white haze, as though some azure liquid were seeping there.
magic marge the margician
Hey I can finally announce that in September I'm going to be a Mozilla Open Web Fellow! I'll be working with Code for Science & Society, focused on weirding up the decentralized web. I love stuff like Mastodon, obviously, but I think the decentralized web can be more interesting and mind blowing than "big tech we already know, but decentralized".
empathy is important. please implement empathy in all your weird machines
coworker: *plays a super het video during break*
me: my dude, bro, my guy... that was painfully, irredeemably heterosexual, and I must ask, sincerely and without reservation, that you cease and desist