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In-reply-to » I just posted this on LinkedIn in response to a survey from a colleague of mine asking whether ChatGPT should be credited as a co-author on papers:

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci I guess the best is to block each other since our ideas are not compatible and we are not open to change our mind
Thanks for the conversation tho

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hey @justamoment@twtxt.net ! Is vector-pass open sourced or open to collaboration somehow?

I’d like to use it and perhaps replace BitWarden but I’d prefer to have passphrases rather than passwords like ijf7wY6B8ykd7Jid7 since phrases are easier to type

Screenshot of Pass phrase generation in BitWarden
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Screenshot of Pass phrase generation in BitWarden

Embedded OTPs and everything depending on a strong secret is a blast, BTW 😀

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Switching from 2022 to 2023 broke a few things on the weekly processing for FitBot (ISO weeks FTW).
Yes, I had a few months to prepare for it, but you know… The end of the year suddenly came.

After finally finding some time to code, I could fix many things that needed to be redesigned. And a lot of refactoring is needed. Perhaps a few Unit testing would be helpful, since simulating records in the past is always tricky.
#codingSunday

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In-reply-to » Good Morning Everyone. What a beautiful day. Storm, high wind speed, rain, a closed main entrance because of falling tiles from the ceiling, a wet entrance because of a "forgotten" ceiling after the ceiling where tiles fall off. Amazing!!!

@carsten 46 km/h, sounds a lot 😧

BTW how do you get that visualization? , looks nice

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In-reply-to » @prologic sorry! The learning curve for Dart / Flutter has been... well... steep

and adding the web manifest to make it work like a “Web app” on the phone on top of the browser. I’ll take a look into it tomorrow, I don’t recall exact details.

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In-reply-to » eek, can't edit posts in Goryon 😭

@prologic@twtxt.net sorry! The learning curve for Dart / Flutter has been… well… steep

We need to discuss that. I think we’ll need so many fixes for the Mobile app to reach the current version for the web. What about thinking on a PWA, or similar?

Currently, I’m using the Web as a Home app (or whatever is called), and works amazingly. I’m not using Goryon now, nor any apps for social service, but that’s a personal preference.

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I’d like to know more numbers for techs like GPS/Navigation, Twitter, TikTok, AI/ML based assistants. Decisions taken based on ML. Wearables. Medicine. Encryption. % of population with a mobile device and Internet access.
It’s going so fast that we can’t remember how to live w/o those technologies, anymore.
As a tech designer is exciting. As a world citizen… Well, a bit overwhelming, but with hope that all that tech won’t make us consumerists.

#stupidMooresLaw #buckleUp

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In-reply-to » @slashdot this whole stupid subscription model for products that already do the very thing the subscription is being sold for nightmare is not going to end is it?! 🤦‍♂️

@bender@twtxt.net gotcha! Apple offers a great ‘default’ ecosystem IMO. I was surprised that was being used in new environments, like manufacturing companies. iPhone even replaced blackberry 10 years ago.

I also think now there are a lot of self-hosted/Open options, for instance Obsidian instead of Notion.
I use Google Drive and Docs instead of MS Office, but obviously I’d like to have something good enough w/o Google.
Paint.net instead of Gimp and Photoshop. Inkscape is not great replacement of Illustrator, but works. Godot is becoming as good as Unity 2D. Blender is a good tool taught in schools… Just to name a few subscription free alternatives

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In-reply-to » @bender Mind to share a few vanilla apps you are using ?

@prologic@twtxt.net agreed. Those reasons sounds reasonable to me, although I think there are many, many kinds of software that not all fit on every case. How could we compare current software to that made under different conditions?
That said, I name an interesting case. Videogames and movies. The price is almost the same, 40-60 USD for a AAA game, or 10 USD for a Hollywood ticket. And I think it hasn’t raised due to inflation, but budgets are increasing, technical features and quality is debatable improving. Gone with the wind” is in the top 1 taking inflation into consideration, but it’s an outlier.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films#Highest-grossing_films_adjusted_for_inflation

That’s why I like thinks live the Big Mac index (and many others), to understand the current difficulty to make a product under the current purchasing power.

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In-reply-to » @slashdot this whole stupid subscription model for products that already do the very thing the subscription is being sold for nightmare is not going to end is it?! 🤦‍♂️

@bender@twtxt.net Mind to share a few vanilla apps you are using ?

On the topic, I have mixed feelings. With Apps/Software/Services that are continuously improving, it could be acceptable IMO. My main issue is when you keep paying for a “finished product”. It’s more complicated if it has ads, it’s freemium, uses servers, and so on.
On the production side, well, they do it because they can (although we don’t like that they can, it seems). Development costs are continuously increasing, so it’s an endless rush to spend more to compete, subsidize costs somehow, then earn more, rinse and repeat.
I’ve seen successes of 5-10% on indie developers, but I’d like to know the numbers for huge companies. I’d expect to have big pressure from investors to sustain growth and fail way less.

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Today it has been difficult to focus on designing the course/book for Unity, C# and Poker.

There are many moving parts that I have to settle as learning objectives, that I’m a bit overwhelmed. I simplified the game a lot, yet not enough it seems. That’s when I recall phrases like “The hard things about hard things”

Also, Unity is too visual to be taught by a book. At the same time I want to write a book about a topic I like 🤔
A reference is “Head first C#”, which I used to learn C# in 2008, so I think it’s feasible to a certain extent.

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In-reply-to » Why, oh why, does YouTube include upcoming videos in RSS feeds? “This video premiers in 21 hours.” Oohhhhhhkay. I will long have forgotten about it by then, thank you very much.

@movq@www.uninformativ.de FOMO perhaps?

I even find this annoying in YouTube App… I don’t watch nor produce live content. Allow me to hide the kind of content I don’t want to watch. 👀

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Since I’m again collecting dozens of links to read later in my Telegram Notes, I’ll try a different approach.

I’ll be saving those to Markdown files on Obsidian, and then I’ll upload them to my web. Instead of opening any social service or “forum” like Hacker News looking for new stuff to read, I’ll check that list before.
Let’s see how it works.

I am sharing it here in case it’s interesting to you:
https://eapl.mx/links/

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In-reply-to » Sidequestion: currently I am running a TiddlyWiki for myself with private and public tagged posts. The intention was, to make non-private tiddlers (posts) public at one point in the future. Now I have found https://github.com/usememos/memos whis looks really nice. If I find out how to skin it a bit to have wider text, I shortly thought about switching over. No InterWiki Links so, but that is doable by linking manually.

@carsten I like calls, but I don’t like to be interrupted.

What has worked for me, and many from my generation is a short msg like “Available for a call? / Sure”

Also https://eapl.mx/15 has been really useful to have a call in the future

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In-reply-to » Sidequestion: currently I am running a TiddlyWiki for myself with private and public tagged posts. The intention was, to make non-private tiddlers (posts) public at one point in the future. Now I have found https://github.com/usememos/memos whis looks really nice. If I find out how to skin it a bit to have wider text, I shortly thought about switching over. No InterWiki Links so, but that is doable by linking manually.

@justamoment@twtxt.net I like that way, and personally follow something similar.

IMO it’s OK to be opinionated, to respect differences. One example is with Operating Systems. Do you want to use Mac, Win, Ubuntu? That’s OK. You say that ecosystem is better? Nice, enjoy it!

My curiosity goes on understanding the good, the bad and the ugly parts of the tech we use, and, why not? Having a great conversation with a beer or our favorite drink when it’s more convenient to both. Calling is caring 🙂

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And I’m watching that my grammar is awful in the last twts… 😅

I guess I’ll have dinner first and then I’ll switch off the phone for a while.

Enjoy over there!

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But I think I’m too deep into controversial topics.
I guess I’ll switch to more mundane topics for a while.

I watched Willow, a fun movie from the 80s. And finished recording a class about DRM and Piracy… Interesting Saturday here. How is going yours?

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I was listening to a conversation about “fake it until you make it”, based on the Theranos case. It’s in Spanish, so it wouldn’t be useful to be shared here, but the topic made think.

The idea topic is, don’t lie. It’s unsustainable. Avoid distorsion fields and “validation circles” when you trust what someone else trusted. Yeah, we have to manage the truth, and we have to know when someone is lying to us (pretty hard in some circles). It’s not as easy as “never lie”, so many due diligence on our beliefs is needed, even with risk of discovering the truth.

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Reading that book about the Telegraph made me thing A LOT on the history of technology. Another book about history of power made me think on our short lifetime of, let’s say 50 productive years, how much we can impact in society from what we currently are, to the future of society in 100 years.

Action and thinking… Progress, quality of life, a better world for our families, resources. Transcendence. These are things that have moved a lot of people for the last centuries.

I think the current life speed is faster than it should, but I guess that depends on our reference point.

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In-reply-to » This guy should be put in prison for this, frankly. How I Lied To People Who Need Mental Health Support And Performed An Unethical Experiment On Them

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci I agree with that part, lying is wrong, although people like to live some lies, but that’s another conversation.

I don’t agree that automating a help line is completely wrong per se… We’ll need to define lines on, at this right moment of humanity, what’s “right, true, and such”

Something I don’t agree with is polarization of “everything about this subject is wrong” “everything is amazing”.

It’s good to be opinionated, I respect different ideas (right or wrong). I prefer to say “Perhaps I’m wrong. Tell me more…”

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In-reply-to » This guy should be put in prison for this, frankly. How I Lied To People Who Need Mental Health Support And Performed An Unethical Experiment On Them

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci perhaps I sound realistic… And yeah, realistically pessimistic. I’d like to know viable alternatives, not ideal but practical.

How are we going to stop it?
Like when social networks spread in humanity and we received warnings of its danger. We are using microblogging to talk about it, as we are going to use AI/ML more and more, but so slowly we are not going to perceive their inclusion in society. It’s in our keyboard auto correct, our browsers, personal assistants, search engines… So, what can be done?

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In-reply-to » This guy should be put in prison for this, frankly. How I Lied To People Who Need Mental Health Support And Performed An Unethical Experiment On Them

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci it’s not gonna end… It’s worth for some people, was predicted for the last few years and it’s only going to be used more and more.
Like phones, GPS and navigation, flags memories, quantum computers, telecommunications…
It’s even going to become the new “Gods” (citation needed).

I guess that’s going to transform completely the way we think. So what’s going to happen with people not likening it is, you know, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.

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In-reply-to » This guy should be put in prison for this, frankly. How I Lied To People Who Need Mental Health Support And Performed An Unethical Experiment On Them

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci it’s really, really tricky.
If we dépend on a machine to automate a life saving procedure we may say it’s fine, but automating a suicide prevention line is controversial when it may actually help.

In medicine and science there is a lot of research, dark incentives and placebos in the name of progress… So, I don’t know what to think. I’ve been reading that book Bad blood, and basically is, until a huge fraud happens, the law gets updated to prevent another case, and it’s a never ending story…

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In-reply-to » I remember in grad school one of my professors saying "Networking and data storage are dual. One is about communicating data through space; the other is about communicating data through time" and 🤯. This was in the context of information theory and cryptography. I often go back to that idea.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci in a personal case, in 2022 I explored client certificates, (I can’t recall who suggested that, it was you?).

I think it’s amazing for corporates and perhaps power users. Anyway, I think it’s too obscure for a normal employee who doesn’t understand what’s going on.

For something closer to the current Web experience I think Webauthn/Passkeys will be slightly simpler to use and to implement, due to the support of main OS and integrated security hardware in PCs and Phones. Or you can use a USB device which is closer to a “car key” being the physical aspect easier to understand than an abstract encryption technology IMO.

But as they say, why not both?

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For some reason I couldn’t sleep tonight (I think that strong coffee ☕ at dinner was a bad idea)

Anyway, it was a nice opportunity to settle my ideas for this year. After a few days of vacations, I could define more easily what to aim for, what to work for. My references are the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Hierarchy of Hapiness as insights on things I might be overlooking. Like social relationships, relationship with money, belongings, impact with creativity, altruism, a learning path and so on.
My main realization (perhaps obvious but what can I say…) is that statistically I have about 30 years more of productive life. There is no rush, but at the same time I need those challenges to live a tasty present.

I’m grateful that this has been a pretty decent life, which is transforming into something new (damn mid-30s crisis). As they say, the best things are yet to come. Or at least, new challenges to overcome. And that’s the tasty part of life.

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In-reply-to » I currently have 153 browser tabs open so maybe my resolution for 2023 is to reduce that.

@abucci@anthony.buc.ci that’s a great idea. A friend of mine made an extension that killed random tabs, but I don’t recall the exact details.
I think killing the older tabs could be good enough, or randomly between tabs older than X days. Perhaps with the last 10 tabs, you would notice. IDK

What browser do you use? (Over here, Edge, Firefox, and Kiwi)

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