"The rise of community-owned monopolies" by Konrad Hinsen https://blog.khinsen.net/posts/2020/02/26/the-rise-of-community-owned-monopolies/
"The monopoly situation prevents existing users from moving elsewhere, significantly reducing the effort that needs to be made to keep them. All effort can thus be concentrated on gaining new users, which leads to the paradoxical situation that the needs of non-users have a larger weight in strategic decisions than the needs of the user base."
This is spot-on.
Someone I spent a lot of time mentoring in my previous job just told me she learned so much since I left because there wasn’t someone there to answer all of the questions.
Felt great, tbh, like I helped someone get to the point where they just needed to jump and fly on their own.
But also…I’ve still got room to grow as a mentor, knowing when to step back.
Wanted to really dig into some rust, so I scratched an itch and built a little cli app that moves an arbitrarily deep directory of files to a pairtree structure, with a few options. https://github.com/bibliotechy/pairtree
I'm not sure I'm writing "good" rust, but it compiles and does what it's supposed to do...so that's a start. 😂
My submission for this years #napogenmo (National Poetry Generation Month) is "Dirty Poetry". Poems made using the worst OCR data extracted from the LOC Chronicling America dataset. https://github.com/NaPoGenMo/NaPoGenMo2021/issues/5
Love this story about game preservation made possible by someone submitting printed out source code to the Library of Congress Copyright Office https://quuxplusone.github.io/blog/2021/03/09/castlequest/
@muffinista just thought you should know that one of your Twitter bots used a racist slur https://mobile.twitter.com/PedanticMagick/status/1374935841412366336 :(
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