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Most don't realize how unusual it should be that people the world over know exactly what is going on in US politics yet, if you ask Americans about these other countries, we often can't find them on a map much less do we know the 1st thing of their politics.

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Over the next few years the world is going to start to realize how bad of an idea it was to let private US tech rise to the level of public utilities while also privatizing accountability and other basic functions to the same companies who's only goal is stock price.

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It is possible to be fascinated by technology, including AI, voice recognition, etc and still horrified by the companies currently manning the gates by which people can access that technology.

I’m not used to being around many people so I had forgotten just how draining it is for me.

For the first time in a long time my office is actually complete so I did a post on it. chriswiegman.com/2021/11/my-of

An early Thanksgiving post is what I had on tap for today. Here’s to hoping all y’all have a great holiday! chriswiegman.com/2021/11/happy

@obsolete29 Great post on the your “temporary truce” this morning. Thank you for sharing.

Reading both @ndanes and @kev ‘s latest posts this morning was a good reminder in just how thoroughly fucked all tech is.

WordFest Live’s call for speakers is still open and we need your pitches. You do have a story to tell and it doesn’t matter if that story is technical, beginner level, advanced or anything else. It’s valid. Submit it here and tell the world. wordfest.live/2022/march/call-

My company is still hiring for the engineering roles listed on this toot hackers.town/@pixelpaperyarn/1

Please pass along to anyone who might be interested. This company is a fucking unicorn in this industry. Kindness makes a comeback with the skillz to pay the billz.

#hiringnow #getfedihired #pleaseboost

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I’ve enjoyed Plausible Analytics but it was missing a few things. As a result I’ve moved back to Jetpack’s WordPress.com Stats for my site. chriswiegman.com/2021/11/back-

Today’s post reflects on my thoughts about using Gutenberg almost 3 years after it entered WordPress core. chriswiegman.com/2021/11/makin

It’s amazing how many browser tabs, docker containers and other random shit I can have running at the same time on this new Mac without noticing any slowdown or even ever hearing the fan.

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WordPress is just software, and that’s OK. My thoughts on WordPress the software vs WordPress the community. chriswiegman.com/2021/11/wordp

Ugh. The booster yesterday is kicking my ass today. I don’t think there is a vaccine or medicine that doesn’t knock me out for at least a day afterwards.

AstraZeneca will now start charging for its covid-19 vaccine, abandoning the non-profit model it adopted at the start of the pandemic. The jab was 97% publicly funded.

AstraZeneca said it would keep the non-profit model until the pandemic was over. It is not over.

When anyone would the role of the Gates Foundation in ensuring its IP wasn’t freely shared, this was a detail people pointed to to say it was okay. Clearly it wasn’t.

twitter.com/parismarx/status/1

The ability of some to confuse themselves with a wider movement or cause and elevate their own interests as if they are the cause themselves will never cease to amaze me.

Tomorrow Fall is scheduled to return to SW Florida and I cannot wait!

“The world’s liberal democracies now confront a tragedy of the “un-commons.” Information spaces that people assume to be public are strictly ruled by private commercial interests for maximum profit.” This is an excellent article by Shoshana Zuboff nytimes.com/2021/11/12/opinion

i downloaded all 10.000 of those ugly lazy lions nfts and turned them into a mosaic of a person right-clicking

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