Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day from my crew of scurvy dogs

Three weeks into my new job starting an AR/VR research group at JPMorgan Chase (will drop job ads soon!), finally checking back in. How are things going in masto land?

Glad they are moving forward, but the image of “all currently encrypted data will become insecure, and criminals and bad actors are stockpiling it for that day” is a bit unsettling The cryptopocalypse is nigh! NIST rolls out new encryption standards to prepare - Ars Technica arstechnica.com/information-te

@trevorflowers heh. Still not used to which apps shared context and which don't when I share to Masto on my phone. Here's the tweet:

When Big Tech mistakes Black Mirror for a blueprint for “innovation”

“Amazon shows off Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives theverge.com/2022/6/23/2317974 via

"Roe. Miranda. Gun control. Church and State. All dismantled in a single week. The single worst week for civil rights and liberties in decades."


Interesting take on crypto from someone in the finance industry.

"Crypto And The Real Economy bondeconomics.com/2022/06/cryp

QAnon plus Crypto, a match made in heaven!

“Two QAnon influencers running crypto scams steal more than $2 million from their followers web3isgoinggreat.com/single/tw

@kuba @ada @jfml and of course the whole Mac/iOS ecosystem supports airdrop locally (with discovery)

But again, woe to those on different OSes.

@kuba @ada @jfml if they are both macs, I think so, but heterogenous setups need not apply

@trevorflowers ah, I see. Ya, it's a holiday, so I've been doing stuff in the garden and around the house, handing with the kids, and playing some video games.

Another deep dog hole broken down. Actually, I didn’t destroy it all, was too deep and it’s too hot out there.

They left off reason 4: crypto (as it exists right now) is a speculative Ponzi scheme.

Of course, any article that refers to “crypto investors” as opposed to the more honest “crypto speculators” couldn’t admit this reason

Burn it down 🔥

“Bitcoin falls to fresh lows as crypto crashes on ‘Black Monday’: Here are 3 reasons why fastcompany.com/90760612/bitco

I would buy Rhythm Heaven for iOS. It’s the only Nintendo DS game I miss. Thank you for listening.

Another example of the shitty design of Airtag software. Talked to someone who was woken THREE times on a red-eye to be told an Airtag was following them and was then woken AGAIN in bed at home to be told it wasn't anymore. Good job, Apple

Apparently these aren't as well known as I assumed they were, so here is some tech that I think would make a good #web0 . (like #web3 but more actual #decentralization and less bullshit)


#Spritely (and #OCAP in general)

#Yggdrasil (could cooperate with NDN)


Invest in these instead of NFTs.

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