I for one, am glad justin is never off his #FOI bullshit
I am back on my #FOI bullshit
'Business case for the Points Based Activation System' https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/business_case_for_the_points_bas via @firstname.lastname@example.org
John Gruber is right for all the wrong reasons:
He's right that taking apart an iPhone with the proper tools is going to be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. The designs of modern mobile devices demands that kind of sacrifice.
Where he misses the point is that these dinguses have become impossible to service without expensive tools.
Computers used to be something you could service yourself with a little grit and determination. Now it requires a freaking heat gun and a guitar just to get into the case.
Each iteration of miniaturization lead us to this point. When I saw surface-mount components I knew our days of repairability were numbered.
The damnation isn't that it takes thousands of dollars of special equipment to change a battery on the iPhone, it's that we've let companies make devices that require thousands of dollars in special equipment to change a $70 battery.
trying to understand government
does my head in
@DarrenODonovan@twitter.com @email@example.com @Asher_Wolf@twitter.com @JeremyPoxon@twitter.com It's bizzare that @ServicesGovAU@twitter.com are replying "deemed refusal" but say they're still working on it
like, is it because they didn't want to ask for YET ANOTHER extension? is it them acknowledging it's not good enough
@OAICgov@twitter.com what even
Hey Fediverse - the world can be a pretty shitty place sometimes.
One of the few things that was good about Twitter was @asherwolf 's "Best Thing Of The Day" posts.
Talking to Asher, she's encouraged me to take up the practice directly. So I've been following through here and elsewhere.
I encourage you all to also take up the practice either by asking yourself the question "What was the best thing about today?" once a day and posting under #BestThingOfTheDay or following @bestthingsbot to reflect on the best part of your day. It's only got 73 followers and few replies and I think collectively we can do better.
I realise not every day IS a good day and even posts like "a comfortable bed when I got home" is still fine too. It's LITERALLY the thought that counts here.
It's a simple ""Antidote to dissatisfaction" practice that has real world positive benefits with scientific backing (See Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPPPFqsECz0 )
I have started doing this yesterday here: https://aus.social/@Posty/108373394775703340
Where I am, the day is just getting started, I'll bump this later tonight.
I know when I first started this, just even contemplating this felt like a smack in the face to my brain, so I'll get it in early so the thoughts there for later tonight.
Or post now if you're global!
@Thomas I literally have the star wars OG trilogy laserdiscs hanging on the wall in my bedroom
layserdisk nevah dahh
@screenbeard a parody that is easily recognisable as richie is fine
I'm thinking of doing some commentary over otherwise boring footage
ooh that's a real hit to the uh