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Gemini Links 14/05/2023: Linux 'Derpening'

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Technical

      • Music

        • Album #260: GZA - Liquid Swords

          I've tried and failed with Wu Tang Clan, but this solo album was a great surprise. Excellent beats, great flow, consistent quality.

          It loses a point for the film samples/skits. I guess they serve a purpose in breaking things up a bit/setting some atmosphere? The tracks stand up without them though. Hundreds of cassette edits of this must exist in lofts across the world.

        • Album #253: The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

          This is the third Byrds album. Unposted reviews of 'Fifth Dimension' and 'Younger than Yesterday' were both 2s, so I came in expecting the worst. It's good though!

          The album feels like a pitch for Country in a time when Country wasn't cool. The result is an accessible, slightly watered down poppy-rocky-country record that almost certainly made some people covertly give Country a bit more of a chance.

      • Internet/Gemini

        • Captain's Log Stardate 20230513.88784

          I'm redesigning my entire network from the ground up. Media servers, web/i2p/Onion... everything. Gemini server too.

        • communication preferences

          I genuinely feel like one part of the heaviness and sadness I experience at times is having to interact with so many people that I don't know, in a way that is so uncaring and stifled. When your fellow humans might as well be robots and vending machines, you treat eachother accordingly. It all comes together; corporate culture, ideas of professionalism, stress, being overworked. So instead of time to talk, a warm smile, enthusiasm, getting to know eachother as regulars, being curious about one another, there are these walls. People become replaceable. I think I wasn't meant to engage with the world this way, I think I and most others were made to engage with people we know and care about or get to know easily whenever we interact with employees. The employees weren't just nameless figures quietly serving you, they used to be your family, your neighbors, your family friends who worked there. It's becoming increasingly harder to build relationships between customers and employees, but the same goes for relationships between employees working for a big employer, where you never or barely see most people you have to work with.


          Offline, if you sat together, and your friend (who worded it themselves and did not just hold up someone else's thoughts uncritically) referenced wrong info or said something ignorant, you could challenge them respectfully and have a true dialogue. You have to look at eachother and you're surrounded by people you are meaningful to, which is reflected in the discussion. They don't want to cause a fight and neither do you, and they don't want to hurt you with some mean quip for approval from others (and if they do, they aren't a great friend).

        • Hello fellow capsuleers! I have a new Gemini project that may interest you...

          It is a Gemini-based bulletin board system that combines elements from Station, Reddit, WordPress, and Git-adjacent issue trackers like on Gitea and GitHub.

* Gemini (Primer) links can be opened using Gemini software. It's like the World Wide Web but a lot lighter.

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