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Encyclopedia of Building & Environmental Construction, Diagnosis, Maintenance & Repair

> Effectively, Musk’s acquisition of Twitter returns us to the 1980s, when the chief communications media were entirely controlled by big corporations. The difference is that today’s technologies are participatory rather than unidirectional: rather than simply seeing newscasters and celebrities, we see representations of each other, carefully curated by those who run the platforms. If anything, this makes the pretensions of social media to represent the wishes of society as a whole more insidiously persuasive than the spectacles of network television could ever be.

DEF CON 19 - Richard Thieme - Staring into the Abyss
A fascinating talk about... well, society and politics in general, but with a focus on the security industry.

A teensy fully-integrated computing environment based on FlashForth

Rotary Un-Smartphone™ Kit
Pocket-sized (11.0cm x 7.5cm x 3.0cm) Light-weight (163g [6oz]) Full LTE connectivity. Obsolescence-proof for at least another decade. Access and call your personal contacts perhapsfaster than with a smartphone Use your own SIM card with your favorite carrier's "Bring Your Own Device" option Real (mechanical) ringer bell made gold or silver-coated brass; externally visible Receive basic SMS messages and send pre-typed messages and numeric strings 2 displays: Front-side OLED for caller-ID and dial entry, and back-side ePaper for contacts display Physical disconnect switch for the microphone Mechanical power switch MicroSD card stores contacts list as a text file TRRS headset jack USB-C charging port Incandescent-like indicator LEDs

The way to make selfies, I tell you.

Warning: JS and **large** pictures. But hey it’s photos from flowers and a bonsai in the stratosphere, so…

Link to the paper in the README is wrong but can be found it instead:

Against Access
The best text about accessibility I've read in a year

A simple, yet impressive idea of how to solve important problems in programming language design. Austral compiler emits C, and you know what that means.

No More Rave Parties at the Great Wall (2005)
Critical media coverage of a rave party that saw 1,500 local and expat revelers gather at the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall this summer has prompted local authorities to prohibit any future events. …

Simplicity and Survival
Devine linked it in a comment, I thought it is worth being a post