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A Christmas message from Björk.

Wishing everyone the curiosity, surreality and poetry of the season.

original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/a-christmas-message-from-bj%C3%B6rk
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I feel like this is very wise, all of it. Mixing the various levels and ways in which you can look at TV and relating them to each other in that way is more thought provoking than a book full of anguished and obsessive analysis.
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Typo of the day -- derp learning

[original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/typo-of-the-day----derp-learning ]
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Listening to DEF CON soundtracks today, including what must be the only song ever written about ssh...

[original post: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/listening-to-def-con-soundtracks-today-including-what-must-be ]
Gravitas Recordings is an electronic music label and creative collective based in Austin, TX.
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Did someone say DNS DDoS Attack? Remembering PharmaMaster vs Blue Security, 2006

Yeah, I was there... Back in May of 2006 Typepad, LiveJournal and TuCows got taken down by a massive (at the time) DDoS. I recall it was 2-4 GBps of reflective DNS traffic. Scott Berinato covered it pretty well in the Wired article Attack of the Bots[1].

For the record we were able to get back up using Akamai DNS Hosting, MCI/UUNet DDoS mitigations, and a cleverly placed GRE tunnel. Oh and a bunch of great Ops work from +Lisa Phillips , +Matt Peterson, +Peter Wohlers  and others. I think I still have the commemorative t-shirt we did with TuCows.

And here we are 10 years later. Same stuff, yet in many ways worse.
It's high time we get to fixing the underlying protocols and infrastructure to make these types of attacks a thing of the past. It's time to Redecentralize[2].

[1] https://www.wired.com/2006/11/botnet/
[2] https://www.decentralizedweb.net/
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Code Next Opens in Oakland, creating diversity through Constructionism

"From a design point of view it is a truly unique experience that very much leans on an educational theory known as constructionism. This codified curriculum will soon be available to the entire world as an open source."
Google announced today the opening of its new imitative and laboratory called Code Next. The Code Next project is an initiative focused
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Reading this passage from Ready Player One I was reminded of a major influence that I had all but forgotten:

""It was a Friday night, and I was spending another solitary evening doing research, working my way through every episode of Whiz Kids , an early-’80s TV show about a teenage hacker who uses his computer skills to solve mysteries. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline, Chapter 18.""

So I was prepared when I was recently asked "What brought you here?" (in relation to technology). My answer? ... The Whiz Kids. I can directly trace my interest in online services to that white-hat hacking, war dialing, speech synthesizing, BASIC programming gang of kids2. I can only hope that today's teens have something as good or better.

Trying to find the video also made me realize that Youtube is providing a vital preservation service. You see the Whiz Kids episodes were never released, not on DVD, not even on VHS. You won't find them in any library. Anywhere. But there it is, in 10 minutes chunks3, captured and uploaded off a grainy, noisy videotape recording.

Cultural Artifacts, preserved... for now.
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Today's must read - "The Scientists who Make Apps Addictive" from 1843 Magazine

When your industry calls the most profitable users "Whales" you know there's a problem. I keep a copy of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion[1] around just to inoculate myself from these black arts.

[1] https://amzn.com/006124189X

Original Post: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/todays-must-read---the-scientists-who-make-apps-addictive
In 1930, a psychologist at Harvard University called B.F. Skinner made a box and placed a hungry rat inside it. The box had a lever on one side. As the rat moved about it would accidentally knock the lever and, when it did so, a food pellet would drop into the box. After a rat had been put in the box a few times, it learned to go straight to the lever and press it: the reward reinforced the behaviour. Skinner proposed that the same principle appl...
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Tech Industry: upgrade thyself -- How do we reform tech? by +Anil Dash

The industrial scale of todays technology causes tech to become alienated from the very users they are supposed to serve. (Never mind that we should be talking about People, not "Users").

original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/tech-industry-upgrade-thyself----how-do-we-reform-tech
In the past, popular movements have forced major industries to confront their need for ethical reform. But today‘s media, policymakers and…
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I love how this succinctly captures the values I hold dear. Delightful design based on open principles with recognition of human effort. I have a copy printed out at my desk.

original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/ethical-design-manifesto
Human Rights. Technology that respects human rights is decentralised, peer-to-peer, zero-knowledge, end-to-end encrypted, free and open source, interoperable, accessible, and sustainable. It respects and protects your civil liberties, reduces inequality, and benefits democracy.
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Join Stewart Brand, Danny Hillis, Kevin Kelly, and Long Now members from around the world for the first ever Long Now Member Summit: October 4 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
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    Manager - hi5 platform, 2006 - 2009
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    Senior Software Engineer, 2001 - 2004
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Nice curated selection of garden things. On site Ritual Coffee is the cherry on top.
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Caring, compassionate and kind - Maisy, Amir, and her team at Desert Dental Spa provided dental service above and beyond anything I thought possible. While on vacation we were able to book an emergency appointment and see Maisy that afternoon. The pleasant environment and Maisy's calm, non-judgemental manner made it easy for even the most dental-phobic patient to get proper treatment. The next day we were able to complete a complex set of extractions while under Amir's sedation using the latest hi-tech tools. The care was so good that we're making Desert Dental Spa our full-time dentist even if that means a 7h drive to Palm Springs/Palm Desert.
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I was hoping for better after reading the reviews. Margaritas were okay, food was pretty by-the-book. Fajitas came out sizzling and nicely charred. Cheese enchilada was a bit bland.
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