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“Mastodon is Boring”


The source of Twitter's utility is its advertising algorithm, its ability to put words in front of people who are interested in things - but not interested enough to actively seek those things out, and who might not even know what to search for. It's easy to throw a few search terms into Google, but […]

Joining The Federation?


So I've added a plug-in to CC to allow follows and comments from fediverse posters, i.e. Mastodon and the like. The plug-in is still in beta, so it might not work perfectly yet, but you should be able to follow me at @browren. I might also stand up a Mastodon server, if it appears to […]

Meh


I don't think I'll be moving to any other social media site if/when Twitter catches fire, and I'm not really all that interested in being "followed" - if you like reading the things I write sometimes, consider installing an RSS reader and subscribing to the CC feed. Feel free to register and leave comments if […]

Twitter Quitter?


Twitter has been acquired by a billionaire centrist, who many right-wingers think will "clean up" the place. Good for them, I say. The quicker people come to realize that social media run by the wealthy and corporations is by definition going to be a propaganda center, the better. When Elon Musk first tried to purchase […]

Why we’re leaving the cloud


It strikes me as downright tragic that this decentralized wonder of the world is now largely operating on computers owned by a handful of mega corporations. If one of the primary AWS regions go down, seemingly half the internet is offline along with it. This is not what DARPA designed! Source: Why we're leaving the […]

Stable Stranding


Oh don't mind me, I'm just dicking around with Stable Diffusion and getting it to generate a Death Stranding 2 cast pulled directly out of my butt This AI is simply amazing - turning out fully-rendered realistic 3D artwork off nothing but my laptop's NVidia GPU, based on prompting. And it KNOWS things, like what […]

>_>


gamers be like "NFTs are a scam!!111" right before they blow $372.48 tryna pull Raiden Shogun and bumming an hour on your charger because their phone is at 3%

Monopolies gonna mono


So you've probably heard by now that well-known and SUPER trustworthy company Microsoft has cut a deal to buy up that scion of feminism Activision Blizzard, for the bargain price of $69 (nice) Billion dollars in cash. Honestly, I couldn't really care much less, as Overwatch has been sliding downhill slowly and I'm not invested […]

Sigh


gamers, talking to Ubuntu devs: we want better performance and access to bleeding-edge drivers Ubuntu devs: snaps? gamers: no, performance and drivers Ubuntu devs: snaps! gamers: bye