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' - https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xjbng/the-hot-new-millennial-trend-is-scamming-amazon-for-big-money
"Made of the fine angelic substance of the radiant light, and held in form by consciousness itself." http://www.resonantfractals.org/Light_Being/The_Light_Being.html
EU calls Project Gutenberg archive, 15 million ebooks, Grateful Dead recordings and Prelinger Archive "terrorism," demands removal from Internet Archive
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
this album is kind of like The Durutti Column if nothing really bad ever happened in life and someone played clarinet about it sometimes
and this one is sometimes like early animal collective way before animal collective was a thing
came across this again http://www.burncopy.com/year_in_the_internet_06.html
via lurking a discussion on https://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 - http://www.burncopy.com/bestoftheweb.html (less youtube, more dead links)
The Gestalt Approach to Dreams
(via Electric Dreams ezine archive
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"
that other 1997 article is pretty interesting today too though: https://www.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'.
artist / appreciating the depreciated