@thomasfuchs We had a PC Jr with an addon hard drive controller card. Had to wedge a few envelopes under it to make it connect right, after it heated up for a moment.
@thomasfuchs Oh man the pc jr keyboard takes me back. The model M is such a tank too. No idea about the switches though but people sure love their Ms.
@jellal y' get feedback! We write experiences we don't have every day. We imagine, we get feedback, we adjust! Repeat.
Corona, mental health
@jellal Yeah, though that's the case anyway — gotta go to the store. but basically, some of us need to form ~family groups. Fire breaks are incomplete but still help a lot.
Corona, mental health
@jellal Yes, and best is to cluster who you interact with into isolated groups. That way we have firebreaks in the community to prevent transmission.
Wow, I am surprised at this! So many people I know face to face rarely do!
@communeva yeah. Even my work is skeptical of big tasks so i only do at home.
@communeva I'm working on a novel. Before that, a full html5 parser. I wonder how often people work on something big. By choice.
@jellal Well geez!
selfie, ec, shamelessly fishing 4 compliments
@grahambeatrice Yes you do!
@jellal Yeah. Though I've watched it happen a bunch and there's a lot of nuance people seem to miss. Most often, there's some overreaction — accepting the "canceling" so to speak.
@jellal But what is really telling is what happens after someone is "canceled".
... usually little. It's amazing how powerless it is, if people stick around and ignore it.
@jellal I think those are deeply linked. It's
a) modeled in others behavior
b) defended against preemptively, so people avoid showing a difference of opinion
c) it feels like taking sides, so people preemptively choose the "right" one, and work to cancel the others.
It's a fear-based behavior the whole way down. Captivating our very human fear of social alienation.
I worry about this fear — it's pervasive lately, and i think super destructive because it makes people choose self-preserving rather than community acts
@jellal yes but selecting for quality interaction cuts diverse
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