I stopped paying attention to it a while ago, but now my site shares a hosting package that uses Amazon web services. Ideally would like to move to something better for the world - simple hosting recommendations?

“Regarding impact on Amazon’s bottom line, the retail side of the business is not the real profit center, it’s the Amazon Web Services side,” Soto said. “The company expects some minimal level of losses from fraud or abuse of the liberal return policy and they largely mitigate that from the enormous volume of sales there.”

'The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Scamming Amazon for Big Money' - vice.com/en_us/article/8xjbng/

EU calls Project Gutenberg archive, 15 million ebooks, Grateful Dead recordings and Prelinger Archive "terrorism," demands removal from Internet Archive
boingboing.net/2019/04/11/one-

"The Babylonian star catalogues name the Pleiades MULMUL (𒀯𒀯), meaning "stars" (literally "star star"),

A stone on the road told me a secret: paying for crystals reduces their power

I'm looking at online gratification and I can only find books about internet addiction and other types of digitally-related disorders. Is there any positive or at least neutral spin on the subject?

so on the eve of the #tumblr shutdown, Tumblr IP-blocked the Internet Archive.

Just to be EXTRA dicks.

@KnowPresent @rra @320x200 @vanecx @daycode @wendy
Thanks for the tips everyone! I'm trying to put together a collaborative workspace for an amorphous group of people of varying degrees of tech experience. Riot.im seems really promising and I think we're going to try and migrate from Slack over to it when the community features are more stable there.

The kind god that sometimes controls the youtube alrorithm sent me Woo today
youtube.com/watch?v=KSKV_owUDh
this album is kind of like The Durutti Column if nothing really bad ever happened in life and someone played clarinet about it sometimes
youtube.com/watch?v=KSKV_owUDh
and this one is sometimes like early animal collective way before animal collective was a thing
youtube.com/watch?v=HL3m4rZB1P

came across this again burncopy.com/year_in_the_inter
❤️

via lurking a discussion on drowned.world/chat (a new/improved reboot of dump.fm, still in beta and invite only right now)

lots of youtube videos (it was just 1 year old then!), ytmnd (i forgot about that!), dead links, and mentions of vvork.com and rss feeds

see also: Best of the Web 2005 - burncopy.com/bestoftheweb.html (less youtube, more dead links)

@marisa #2006 #404 .ico.us #<3

literally tfw you don't know exactly where you're going, but you have a small idea of what it will be like

Oops, an amendment to last nights post:
the article they read was from WIRED's March 1997 issue:
"Push! Kiss your browser goodbye: The radical future of media beyond the Web"
wired.com/1997/03/ff-push/

that other 1997 article is pretty interesting today too though: wired.com/1997/07/longboom/

Olia Lialina live in Berlin tonight reading an excerpt from 2017's Bear With Me (A play for two webmasters starring Kevin Bewersdorf) at the launch of Asymmetrical Response, with Cory Archangel and others reading excerpts from WIRED magazine's epicly optimistic 1997 article 'The Long Boom: A History of the Future, 1980 - 2020'.

#1997

family pictures
on a naked horse
over breadcrumbs

a friend did a tarot reading for my iphone5 last night and said it's going to die soon

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