Journals for the last 10 days
- the stoa is auto pulled again by default -- in view mode, so it doesn't interfere with loading (steal focus) and also presents nicely in nodes like node club.
- hedgedoc broke for a bit, thank you everyone for the bug reports!
- robert axelrod
- the mind illuminated
- chogyam trungpa
- knowledge graphs
- an invitation to applied category theory
- i am cuba
I wonder if I should use ntlk a bit in the Agora -- currently it's all regexes, all the way down, but some lever of text understanding would go a long way w.r.t. surfacing actually related content.
I'm also wondering if I should do the Wikipedia integration client-side-first or with some support from agora server. Nice thing of keeping it wholly in the client is that it would keep the server-side rendering path lean (no network calls, only filesystem).
Listened: Face off: the government versus GPs
- The government is playing chicken with GPs. Ultimately to undermine the NHS. Part of a narrative that it is to blame for any shortcomings. A narrative aided and abetted by papers like the Daily Mail.
- Like Bill Seitz describes here - http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/TendingYourInnerAndOuterDigitalGardens - I have a completely private 'inner garden' that is for personal stuff. It never gets published to my public digital garden.
I've got a problem with my org-publish. The export of tracks.org seems to be super slow and in fact causes the gitlab runner to kill the process. tracks.org is a huge unordered list. For now I've just excluded it from the publish in the :export option. I guess I'll try and recreate with a minimal setup and then get help from the org list if it persists.
- Of Bernard Moitessier: "he only remains of the ocean and hates school."
- When we we deal with buildings, we deal with dead people and lose. They make our world more solid. They are attempts at permanence, at an unchanging immortality.
- "A building is always building and rebuilding."
- A good way to look at something more more as a whole is to ask 'what happens to and in X over time'?
- In the port of Long Beach during the supply chain slow down of 2021, it was said (by Flexport) that maintenance was a bottleneck. There was a shortage of skilled laborers to conduct that maintenance, and many appointments were no-shows. Why were trucks missing their appointments? Possibly a lack of pricing that would encourage trucks to show up?
- You cannot fully anticipate function.
- What is necessary? What may become necessary?
- Came across Raja Kirik and Arrington de Dionyson via Phil Jones
- for some reason I thought at midnight: 17 is prime
- herbert von karajan
- paula trama
finished cleaning my firefox tabs using tabfs
- it's annoying tabfs is a temporary extension so I need to re-set-up every time, but the coolness makes it be worth it
- honestly I don't get why unsigned extensions can't persist in Firefox
- yeah, that was a great idea as usual
- la roche posay
- versarial interop
- applying mindfulness
- Follow the rhythm of the environment.
- What do you need to make do and mend? If you specialize in something, you will over prepare for that thing and underprepare in everything else. If you have something new, ask: how will it break? how will you maintain it? who knows how to maintain it when it breaks?
- Prepare for the worst.
- In Disneyland, horses wear horseshoes with a polyurethane coating that help them clop louder. Is there something that makes footsteps quieter?
- Disney counted the number of steps that a person would walk before throwing trash on the ground- that was about thirty steps, so they make trash cans thirty steps apart.
- Nerdwallet optimized everyday finance calculators and generators to match Google searches, so that when you search for a 'mortgage calculator', etc, you find Nerdwallet. Similarly, Shopify comes up when you search for a business name generator.
- Figure out how people find what they're looking for. 2. Make what you have easy to find wherever they're looking for it.
Reading: A People's Guide to Capitalism. Enjoying it muchly thus far. Making clear a bunch of concepts I've sort of half-grasped before, but never really fully. Not saying I fully do yet either, but it's helping for sure.
Robot dogs with guns. What could possibly go wrong.
Imagine the end of Facebook
Elsewhere in the garden
Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).
met leah houston
- she is looking for a hpec cto, cofounder
- walled gardens
- paradox of tolerance
- alice chikara
- leah houston
- tubular bells
- slaying moloch
- daniel m ingram
- flancia collective
- six easy pieces
- web annotations
A DAO is a group that moves in line with a software record using computer money.
- For example, a software protocol (a record) may be used to decide how a group automatically gives money to its members.
- Using a software record to put an if-then statement that can be used to decide how a group sorts money led to thinking that it could be possible to put what a group wants into software that will shape it to keep doing what it wants.
- When the first DAOs came along, people pointed out that a DAO could be hard for a bigger outside group to put in order (or censor).
- The first popular DAO was called The DAO. It raised lots of money but people broke into it and robbed it, which broke it.
- DAOs were first popularly described in detail by Vitalik Buterin, of Ethereum. Maybe because of this, they continue to be most associated with Ethereum.
- In 2021, DAOs are mostly used to get people together by having software describe how they get money and how to choose how people get money within the DAO.
- Most DAOs are attempts at making sure members of groups own the group, instead of one person or a little group within the group owning everything that the group does. In this sense, it is hoped that DAOs are a midwife for whole, strong, and healthy groups. That is, if DAOs do really well, people will simply have strong groups and they will mostly forget about all the software stuff.
- For a group, culture is bigger than structure, since culture is the structure of how people are together.
- Sometimes, DAO tools are thought of as a chat and a bank account. In 2021 people typically use Discord and a Gnosis Safe Multisig, which is software that allows people to require more than one key at a time to open digital locks.
- Many DAOs are like the first popular DAO, but they focus on a specific niche. A lot of them use Snapshot governance to decide how to choose how people get money within the DAO. With Snapshot, decisions are voted on publicly and weighted by the number of tokens used in a vote.
- A lot of people want to use DAOs to find ways that the people in a group can control the fruits of that group, instead of just one person or a few people in the group or people outside the group controlling the fruits of the group. In this way, DAOs are the heir to Cooperatives, which are a type of business organization.
- Most DAOs use one token for one vote, however, this places more votes in the hands of people who have more money to buy tokens. So some DAOs give tokens to people who appear more connected to the mission of the DAO.
- Tokens often emphasize relationships of money instead of relationships of world or people.
- Tokens are used to get money, to give people a way to join in the discussion of how to choose how people get money, and to help decide what a DAO wants.
- Since tokens make who controls a group more explicit, using tokens may be a way to sneak what Cooperatives (the business type) want into corporations. Since tokens could be sold to anyone, this leaves DAOs more open to change than a normal company.
When guilds in MMORPGs had to figure out how to distribute loot from killing bosses like dragons, they came up with a random method, a random method with participation, and then they used something called Dragon Kill Points- which was basically a money that you got for doing things that the guild felt was necessary for its flourishing. A social credit system.
- Let's not forget that we in the FCC simply gave things to whoever we felt needed them without using any of these systems.
- The Leftovers DKP was one such guild social credit system from World of Warcraft. Some players came up with databases for what loot cost in Dragon Kill Points, and included the transactions and bids in public for that database. All the DKP spent is then given to everyone who went on the specific raid that got the loot.
- Tokens that follow the Dragon Kill Points model essentially use a distributed social credit system- turning reputation into a legible collectible, as opposed to using one-vote-for-one-token-bought.
- Shadow economics is when a group uses an economic structure it will not identify itself as.
- A lot of people feel that DAOs will beat regular companies by being more cooperative than regular companies.
- Ronald Coase theorized that companies formed because exchanging things has hidden costs in communication and that companies fill this gap. DAOs may be able to reduce these costs- by doing things like removing the need for a bureaucracy. For example, Gnosis Safe allows people from all over the world to move and manage money in minutes, while doing the same thing with a regular bank could take days, weeks, or months.
- A weakness of many DAOs is that they get together to promote a way of accomplishing a mission rather than for a mission.
- Culture is bigger than tooling.
- Instead of swarms of individuals, it's likely that effective DAOs will simply bring together small teams to work together, like the tumens. This means that the network will be one of a more dynamic, multi-layered ever-changing hierarchy, rather than one without a hierarchy. A heterarchy.
- DAO-to-DAO tools aim to help this heterarchy happen.
- In Dune, they slow down their cuts with their blades to penetrate the kinetic shields. This is what Karuhat does in Muay Thai- he slows down the strike to pass the defense formed by expectation.
It's Repair Day! "A day to promote and celebrate the value of fixing". Fix shit or cry trying, as the saying goes. I've got a toy laptop, a sewing machine and a pair of jeans to fix.
Bookmarked: On the Sustainability of Free Software
the FSFE demands the publication of a device's underlying source code under a free licence 30 at the end of support for any software necessary to run or modify the initial functioning of the device.
Researchers who analysed the joint impact of cuts to healthcare, public health and social care since 2010 found that even in just the following four years the spending squeeze was linked with 57,550 more deaths than would have been expected.
- Money and capital
If money, according to Augier, 'comes into the world with a congenital bloodstain on one cheek,' capital comes dripping from head to toe, from every pore, with blood and dirt."
― Capital, Vol. 1
- Mathematicians are people that do a lot of thinking.
- When you use a category, what other categories do you have to ignore to use that category?
- We come up with general rules to avoid case-by-case judgments.
You need rigid rules for shapes when you're building something with material that may not fit together if they are not put together in a particular way. This we call geometry.
- Such a rule is: two shapes are the same shape if you can change one into the other by squeezing or stretching instead of gluing or ripping.
In topology, we don't care about size. It's just if the shapes can be stretched into each other. Because of this, a triangle, a square, and a circle are all kinda the same shape.
- S-one is the shape of a rubber band or a necklace. So it can be stretched to be a circle or a square or rhombus, etc.
- A line is a shape in topology. You can bend a line into an almost-circle, but the ends won't join, so it stays a line.
- A figure-eight is also a shape in topology. You can stretch it however but the place where the line crosses on itself cannot be changed, in the same way that the ends of the line cannot cross.
- There are infinite shapes, given these rules. Since you can just add crossing-points and end-points to denote a new shape and you can keep adding those indefinitely, there are infinite shapes.
- If you want to show there is an infinite amount of something, show how there's a way to keep on making more of that thing. This is called the infinite family argument.
- How are proofs accepted as proofs?
- Since there are so many shapes, people who research topology focus on manifolds. A manifold is a smooth, simple, and uniform shape such as a circle, line, plane, or sphere.
- A shape is a manifold when it has no end, crossing, edge, or branching points. It also has to be the same everywhere.
- People want to know what all the kinds of manifolds are.
- You can have manifolds that are like sheets, or like dough. If the world does not suddenly stop somewhere, and if it doesn't cross over itself, it may be a manifold.
- Manifolds that you can make out of string are one-dimensional manifolds. Since manifolds can't have end points, there are only two kinds of one-dimensional manifold: an infinite string (R-one) or a circle (or S-one). So basically this is any closed loop or shape that goes on forever.
- In the second dimension, shapes look like 3d shapes but they're made of 2d material- sheets. Two dimensional shapes are sheet like all over- there are no edges and no cliffs (or places where they just stop).
- Through stretching and squeezing, you can turn a sphere into almost any other continuous 3d shape, such as a cube.
In math, a sphere is hollow, while a ball is filled.
- A sphere can be stretched or squeezed into a cube, cylinder, cone, etc, etc.
- A sphere in topology is called S-two. Recall that the circle is S-one. So we may find the equivalent of R-one (a line)in two dimensional space, too.
- The earth might be flat in terms of topology- a manifold has no end or cross point, so all points might look the same if you look at it from the point of view of one point. So you can't see the curves- which means that if you live on a sheet, it would look like a flat plane.
- "More dimensions means more freedom of movement."
- Process is what drives to the front.
- We come up with categories to limit our possibilities when the possibilities are too much to cut out a path from.
- What are the fewest categories you need to move?
Seminario Literatura ENS
- Hacer tarea en grupo
- Leer El nombre de la rosa (inglés)
Seminario Lingüística ES
VL Literatura ES
- Terminar de leer Campos de Níjar
Seminario Literatura ES
- Leer texto de Carlos Arcos Cabrera
- Leer El síndrome de Falcón
- Leer Bolaño
- Leer Huasipungo
Posible temas para paper:
Leer "El gaucho isufrible" y ver cómo se posiciona Bolaño con la tradición e identidad argentinas
- parece que es un texto muy analizado
Leer Antonio di Benedetto y ver su propio posicionamiento respecto de la tradición, latinoamérica, etc.
- o en relación con Bolaño mismo
- Leer "El gaucho isufrible" y ver cómo se posiciona Bolaño con la tradición e identidad argentinas
- backnoded 2021-10-12
- escaping flatland https://escapingflatland.substack.com/p/apprenticeship-online
- jorge olmos reached out about the agora
- meeeting tonight
testing agora repo api
GET / crashes node due to git-backend.ts:10 not handling unset path
- fixed, now prints help
- GET / crashes node due to git-backend.ts:10 not handling unset path
- discussed changes with vera: we want to support multiple repos so they can be forked/turned on and off independently (and have per-repo auth)
I guess I could use vscode to do typescript development?
- it's working better than vim, at least out of the box, for sure
- testing agora repo api
- i am a strange loop