"I've never felt less in control of my own hardware" https://kimonote.com/@mildbyte/ive-never-felt-less-in-control-of-my-own-hardware-14804/
Reminds of something I believe Tim Wu said, about how it feels like today's computing devices are "half for us, and half against us."
I'm reading "Deep Learning with Python", so far liking it a lot. https://www.manning.com/books/deep-learning-with-python - it explains how to get started with Deep Learning using the Keras library, and with just the bare minimum of theory needed :-)
I studied urban planning in San Francisco, and I just gotta say, the answer to our urban transportation problems is not self driving cars or 'ridesharing' taxis, all of those things are the way that established tech cos attempts to replace and commodify public services. The real answer is less car traffic, more (and more accessible) busses and trains, and shared public transport priority streets with bike and ped priority streets too. And affordable tickets + paid operators of vehicles.
I'm pretty happy about my Fairphone :-) "Fairphone is now the first phone manufacturer that offers a phone and an operating system that supports auto-updating [F-droid]" https://www.fairphone.com/en/2018/01/23/f-droid-auto-updates/
Feedback greatly appreciated :) I'm proposing a talk about UX design in open source at a UX conference. I'm a bit intimidated bc I don't normally do UX conferences. What do you think:
"Open source technology is now mainstream. Technologies large and small that impact people all over the world are powered by open source platforms, libraries, and backends. There’s an urgent problem, though: open source has become synonymous with shockingly poor user experience (UX)." ... => cont
We have to be careful not to end up in a situation like about 16 years ago when websites were optimized for certain browsers. These days it is not #Microsoft Internet #Explorer but #Google #Chrome. Now it's the time to act if you care about a free and open web. Refuse to use Google Chrome! https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/4/16805216/google-chrome-only-sites-internet-explorer-6-web-standards