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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Useful interesting description of DIY solar installations not aimed at full electricity generation but application specific power (e.g. laptop phone charging, lamps, fans). With/out storage. If you list the specific things you want to run on solar you can perhaps have solar capacity specifically for it. Practical implementation of [[Design for intermittency 20190114164941]]

  2. May 2024
    1. non-nieuws in de sterrenkunde, maar de vragen die Schilling oproept te stellen gaan eigenlijk over elk dossier. Wel 'steeds meer x' roepen maar geen echte vergelijking (het is nog altijd minder dan 10 jr geleden) of duiding geven (bijv dat x gewoon met bevolking meegroeit), geen relatie met impact, geen relatie met blijvende waarde etc. cf [[Crap detection is civic duty 2018010073052]]

    1. Thank you Giulio for this stimulating exchange.

      more meme-list than proper conversation.

    2. ave a cosmic responsibility, as James Lovelock argued. In his latest book “Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence”, Lovelock says that the new forms of digital life we are developing will replace us: first they will collaborate with us because they will need us, then they will take control of their evolution and leave us behind. They will be the ones to conquer the stars and bring the universe to life. I like to think that this is the destiny and will of the universe: that intelligent life expands faster than biological life can.

      Prisco connects to [[Novacene by James Lovelock]] here wrt the evolutionary path any A(G)I will take. (Vgl [[AI begincondities en evolutie 20190715140742]] ) Leaves out [[AI heeft dezelfde natuurwetten 20190715135542]] btw which limits that evolutionary path, and AI might well be too bored because of it to do anything worthwile.

    3. o the fact that we have not yet identified alien civilizations does not mean they do not exist, maybe they are just smarter than we think.

      Prisco combines the 'they're here but we can't see it' and dark forest answers to [[Fermi Paradox 20201123150738]].

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    5. When I hear phrases that contain the words “Europe” or “regulator”, I think they are not worthy of being taken seriously by people like us who have more important things to do. They can try to regulate everything they want, but they will not succeed. The caravan passes anyway because there is a strong push behind it: economic interest, consumers’ desire to have certain tools,

      The EU actually regulates out of economic interest. The internal market is their remit.

    6. nd the philosophical conviction that all this must happen because it is aligned with the will of the universe.

      oh dear. This is the second time he phrases his tech stance in religious terms.

    7. This has led to absurd situations such as the ban on selling genetically modified rice in Africa and Asia, where it could prevent disease and blindness in millions of people. Rejecting the advantages of a technology for fear of risks is something we are already concretely experiencing.
    8. to keep the Earth habitable and as close as possible to its natural state, we need precisely those technologies that radical environmentalists oppose, such as nuclear fusion or space flights.

      the opposition I think is not to fusion tech nor space flight, but to positioning those two as catchall remedies making other actions unneeded. Other actions that are cheaper, have predictable impact in the short run, etc. It's not a 'plan' to ship rich people to Mars because Earth is becoming a mess. And saying such plans are bullshit is not opposition to space flight. Au contraire when it is space research that tells us so much about our environment. Fusion would be great but is a long way of, meaning energy usage reduction while switching to renewables is a viable strategy now, while fusion might be one in some undetermined time frame likely beyond the boundary of the current urgency.

    9. The message of e/acc is this: let’s go full steam ahead in the development of increasingly powerful, general, and conscious artificial intelligences, up to superintelligences. This can only be the right path because it reflects the will of the universe. So far I perfectly agree with the philosophical approach of the e/acc movement.

      E/Acc says invest more in AI limitlessly, as opposed to EA/Bostrom saying invest only in a specific circle of billionaire friends bc of the extinction level risk involved of AGI. And we need to do it, bc religious fervor 'it reflects the will of the universe'. Not convincing.

    10. The term “effective accelerationism” was born as a play on words on “effective altruism” associated with Nick Bostrom’s Institute for the Future of Humanity

      Ah, it is an intentional similiarity. An EA rebrand. Note that Bostrom got kicked out by Oxford, for running a 'philosophy' org without philosophers. Prisco about E/acc is very explicit in sketching out its provenance it seems, angling for both a specific audience I suppose and as a next culture war front hopeful (grift).

    11. E/acc arises as a project to return to the technological optimism that characterized periods like the 60s and 90s of the last century, or the 20s. Spreading optimism is extremely important

      'e/acc' is optimism Prisco says.

    12. We have always done geo-engineering, from the prairies of Native Americans to European forests, from Indian to Chinese rice fields. Now that we can no longer deny our impact and the responsibility it entails, it’s time to open our eyes and consciously do geo-engineering.

      This is odd. 'we have alway done geo-engineering in the sense that we had large scale negative impacts on the globe' unintentionally, so let's do it more and with more focused intention. The leap here is not in geo-engineering David, the leap is in thinking you are capable of seeing it through without externalisation. With a guy that says you can engineer yourself out of complex issues....

    13. Giulio: I agree. E/acc arises as a reaction to these ideas, saying “let’s stop talking bullshit”.

      Great stuff, if your world view is a response to something you abhor.

    14. Can e/acc be seen as a response to radical environmentalism that aims for an uncontaminated planet, free from human influence, to the point of advocating degrowth or even the extinction of our species?

      [[David Orban]] formulates a telling question here. The label again (e/acc e/yuck!) but putting up several straw men wrt the 'enemy' here 'radical environmentalism'.

    15. Russian Cosmism

      a spiritual stream w scientific and philosophical aspects. An early feeder into transhumanism.

    16. Marinetti’s Italian Futurism

      which descended into fascism quickly.10yrs after authoring the Futurist Manifesto he authored the Fascist Manifesto, and was a key figure in fascism in Italy. Agitated for Italy's involvement in WW1, died during WW2 in '44 of heart attack. Prisco is not concerned with the moral pedigree of things it seems. See photos https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2022/10/week-notes-22-39/ on flickr.

    17. I left Italy and lived in various places, working at CERN, the European Space Agency, and various research centers. In 2005, I went freelance and have been working as an independent professional ever since

      Prisco is of transhumanist bend, a into cryogenics. Resigned an ethics board as virtue signalling statement in 'the culture war'. The label itself is a red flag. https://giulioprisco.com/i-have-resigned-from-the-ieet-board-of-directors-793d10a10a8a

      Wikipedia https://giulioprisco.com/i-have-resigned-from-the-ieet-board-of-directors-793d10a10a8a

      Note he lists his 3yr work at CERN and later work at ESA to aid his tech credentials, but all that work lies 20-35 yrs in the past. It reads like a pretense to link his current stances to something of solid reputation.

    18. extropianism of the 80s and 90s,

      A techno-optimist / rationalist thing, connected to transhumanism and cryogenics.

    19. “Tales of the Turing Church” and “Futurist Meditations on Space Flight”.

      Book titles 2018 and 2021 by Giulio Prisco.

    20. effective accelerationism (e/acc)

      Is the analogue to EA on purpose? That would be a clear red flag.

    21. using engineering to repair a complex system like our planet.

      This sounds very problematic to me. Engineering is not meant for complex issues, it needs reductionism to complicated but highly predictable causal chains to be able to engineer it. Also wrt environment I don't see actual evidence of techno-optimism having had positive impact, let alone at geo-engineering scale. Environmental achievements wrt sulfur (acid rain), ozon (HFCs), living rivers (pesticides, discharges) etc. result from regulations limiting what engineers had previously introduced.

    1. Hamish Campbell on a '4 opens framework', which seems to be opennes, transparency, collaboration and decentralisation, to enable improvements in empowerment, equity and justice, community building, sustainability. Sounds like a cross between [[Networked Agency 20160818213155]] and [[Open Definition 20201004114932]]

      Hmm, same author at https://www.reddit.com/user/openmedianetwork/comments/1aoyruz/the_4opens_framework_provides_a_set_of_principles/ names them in Feb 2024 as #opendata, #opensource, #openstandards and #openprocess.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240505060605/https://medium.com/@anastasia.bizyayeva/every-map-of-china-is-wrong-bc2bce145db2

      GCJ-02 is a WGS-84 based geodetic reference system for China. It has an algorithm applied introducing discrepancies, ensuring only a handful of Chinese companies and the government have accurate map information. Article mentions that some countries have their own geodesic data, I think that might be wrong, most will have their own as it is a historically strategic thing. EU has its own, as does NL at country level. ITRS and its derivation WGS-84 are global ones. Is GCJ-02 a global model or also a national?

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240503124032/https://karl-voit.at/2022/01/29/How-to-Use-Tags/

      Long post on 'how to' tag with a set of rules. Not a word on why to tag as a personal practice. Retrieval is key, and not just retrieval but retrieval in contexts. Not merely descriptive but mostly associative. That there is e.g. a #longtail of tags only used once is also a piece of information itself. E.g. when finding the starting point for a new branch of exploration. I find that [[Tags are valuable as pivots 20070815104800]]. The mostly used tags (unavoidable if you use a limited set as suggested in rule 2) become useless because they no longer demarcate a manageble chunck of material.

  3. Apr 2024
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240430105622/https://garymarcus.substack.com/p/evidence-that-llms-are-reaching-a

      Author suggests the improvement of LLMs is flattening. E.g. points to the closing gap between proprietary and open source models out there, while improvement of proprietary stuff is diminishing or no longer happening (OpenAI progress flatlined 13 months ago it seems). In comment someone points to https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.04125 which implies a hard upper limit in improvement

    1. However, it is unclear how meaningful the notion of "zero-shot" generalization is for such multimodal models, as it is not known to what extent their pretraining datasets encompass the downstream concepts targeted for during "zero-shot" evaluation.

      What seems zero-shot performance by an LLM may well be illusionary as it is unclear what was in training data.

    2. We consistently find that, far from exhibiting "zero-shot" generalization, multimodal models require exponentially more data to achieve linear improvements in downstream "zero-shot" performance

      Exponential increase in training data is needed for linear improvements in zero-shot results of LLMs. This implies a very near, more or less now, brick wall in improvement.

    1. BBC highly critical of Humane AI Pin, just like [[Humane AI Pin review not even close]] I noted earlier. Explicitly ties this to the expectations of [[rabbit — home]] too, which is a similar device. Issue here is I think similar to other devices like voice devices in your home. Not smart enough at the edge, too generic to be of use as [[small band AI personal assistant]] leading to using it for at most 2 or 3 very basic things (weather forecast, time, start playlist usually, and at home perhaps switching on a light), that don't justify the price tag .

    1. AI hype in material science. Google shows an allergy to being pointed to fundamental issues. Another example of pointing out obvious mistakes or issues is not only not welcomed but actively ignored (vgl examples of AI as search engine, where pointing out the first three of the top ten results were wrong resulted in being shouted at, or the blogpost writing video in which presented 'facts' were 1 wikipedia click away from being shown made-up. False citations etc.) It's not bad per se that AI can be wrong, no tool is infallible, but the problem is n:: the extreme asymmetry between the machine effort needed to make stuff up in heaps, and the human effort needed to wade through all the crap and point that out. Vgl [[Spammy handelings assymmetrie 20201220072726]] [[It is easier to F things up than fix things 20180610073041]] Creating entropy is way easier than reducing it, always. We don't need our tools to create ever more entropy on purpose, if only we can reduce it again. Our tools need to help decrease entropy. Decreasing entropy is the definition of life, increasing it should be anathema. Esp if it is unclear where a tool is increasing entropy.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240430091654/https://pdworkman.com/writing-a-novel-in-markdown/

      A full description of PD Workman's workflow writing a book in markdown and Obsidian. Mentions using Canvas and Excalidraw to visualise plot development, as well as Kanban style boards. Mentions compiling tools to create manuscript from loose files. Seems similar to Scrivener except that has this baked in and thus less flexible?

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240429112449/https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2310223120 paper from #2023/10/16

      so what do we have: heuristics -> emergence -> complexity -> system evolution

      static persistence, dynamic persistence, novetly generation. Function is a selective pressure “law of increasing functional information” vgl [[Informatiewaarde ligt in verrassing surprisal 20210124072501]]. How does this work vis-a-vis entropy laws vgl [[Definitie van leven 20190715121243]] as entities that reduce entropy in their environment.

      Life as bootstrapping to another level of complexity

      Paper in Zotero

    1. Currently it seems that there is a negative correlation in some places between intellectual achievement and fertility. If such selection were to operate over a long period of time, we might evolve into a less brainy but more fertile species, homo philoprogenitus (‘lover of many offspring’).

      wtf. there's a negative correlation between education access and poverty. And a positive correlation between poverty and family size. This is like saying the poor have too many children, or fill-in-a-poverty-stricken-region-of-the-world have too many children. Such complaints are as old a our collective memories. And this passes for philosophy with Bostrom c.s.? When people are better off they have smaller families.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240429070339/https://www.wheresyoured.at/the-men-who-killed-google/

      A ranty post about what happened at Google search ca. 2019 and eroded its quality.

    2. Five months later, a little over a year after the Code Yellow debacle, Google would make Prabhakar Raghavan the head of Google Search

      author mentions this as the locking in of rotting google search.

    3. n the March 2019 core update to search, which happened about a week before the end of the code yellow, was expected to be “one of the largest updates to search in a very long time. Yet when it launched, many found that the update mostly rolled back changes, and traffic was increasing to sites that had previously been suppressed by Google Search’s “Penguin” update from 2012 that specifically targeted spammy search results, as well as those hit by an update from an August 1, 2018, a few months after Gomes became Head of Search.

      The start of Google search decreasing effectiveness

    1. How does 'we've lost tax-exempt status in Germany' logically lead to 'let's incorporate in the US'? What makes paying tax bad? What about the tax exempt non-profit status in one of the other EU countries (Easy to form, I chair one and am on the board of two others e.g.)? What are the consequences of starting a US entity, how does it affect Mastodon falling within the scope of the Patriot act, what about how every data transaction to a US based entitiy is currently now legally covered in the EU? Which assets fall under the new entity?

    1. Counterclaim that the stats were represented wrong. Still Vgl [[Een boek verkoopt gemiddeld nog 44 papieren exemplaren 20220215170655]] stands, Flemish gov stats: 44 copies is the average.

    1. Very sobering figures on the publishing industry. Vgl [[Een boek verkoopt gemiddeld nog 44 papieren exemplaren 20220215170655]] and [[Boeken schrijven is flauwekul 20210930172532]]

    1. Apple supposedly slashed production for their 3k5 USD ski goggles, a sign they may soon be joining the long list at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_virtual_reality_headsets of attempts that all don't solve the key thing: adding 1kg of ski goggles to your head and shove it between yourself and the world is only acceptable in a very limited set of contexts and uses, and not a mainstream thing.

    1. Not sure what to make of this, a combination of Solid Pods and AP, with Solid being the data storage. Meaningless refs to data ownership (you don't own your data on Fedi, you've spread it to 100s of servers around the globe with each message. You don't even have control over the database you use in your client, unless self-hosted. You can move, without your messages.) It's just that nobody afayk mines the stuff for adtech. And data ownership doesn't legally exist in most parts of the world. So what is the purpose of Solid here, if you store recipes and ephemeral socmed messages in it? Just that it's there so you can skip having to build the database part of an AP server / client combo? So that everyone can run their personal instance with something that can also do other things? It doesn't say but that would be a potential step up (assuming people know how to run a solid pod that is).

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240424051714/https://www.rabbit.tech/research

      Seems the basic idea is: - Have a person perform a task (much like Automation on a laptop) and then the Rabbit (from taskrabbit no doubt) will be able to do variations on it. Automating in the style of [[Standard operating procedures met parameters 20200820202042]] - the device is a relatively simple edge , with most of the compute depending on data centers. This runs counter to smart edges, and interestingly counter to how they market the device (as no subscriptions or APIs needed). The simple edge should make it affordable and the centralised compute should make it scalable.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240424050235/https://www.rabbit.tech/rabbit-os

      RabbitR1 claims about their workings allowing user actions not just information.

    2. LAM is a new type of foundation model that understands human intentions on computers. with LAM, rabbit OS understands what you say and gets things done.

      The Rabbit people say their LAM is a new type of foundation model, to be able to deduce user intention and decided on actions. Sounds like the cli tool I tried, but cutting human out of the loop to approve certain steps. Need to see their research what they mean by 'new foundation model'

    1. Rabbit R1 is a personal AI assistant in a retro box. Supposedly without subscription fees, but with access to AI services and with internet connection. Designed to be able to take action (kind of like the promptchaining cli tool I tried out?). Says it has a LAM next to LLM, a 'large action model' which sounds like marketing rather than tech.

    1. According to #dgcnect this page will track all EDICs set up by MS through implementing decisions by the EC. They also said every EDIC is expected to have their own website with contact details and composition. So no company register style set-up with UBO type info.

    1. Daarnaast wordt er in Nederland jaarlijks ongeveer 17 miljard euro uitgegeven aan het oplossen van schulden. "Dat is veel méér dan de daadwerkelijke waarde van alle schulden bij elkaar", zegt Lauriks. Dat is namelijk zo'n 3,5 miljard euro per jaar. "Wij willen het nou eens omdraaien. Door de schulden aan het begin van het traject weg te strepen", zegt de wethouder. "Wij denken dat je dan uiteindelijk minder geld kwijt bent."

      Wethouder Lauriks v Arnhem: schuldhulpverlening kost 17milj/jr, terwijl het om 3,5milj/jr aan schulden gaat. Een factor 5! Bron? Tegelijkertijd gaat dat geld natuurlijk ook in banen zitten. Kans op herhaling lijkt me key. Vgl daklozen experimenten en UBI.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240421060823/https://www.identityblog.com/ Kim Cameron (died 2021)'s blog wrt [[7 Laws of Identity 20201024210040]] with the last post being from mid 2020, but the last pertinent posts from fall 2018, having started in 2004. There seems to be a large amount of useful material here around identity. Cameron was a chief architect at MS wrt identity. His 7 laws sought to tie our human understanding of how identity works to the digital realm, putting things like consent, minimal disclosure which people do fluently irl, and seeing people as part of the system when you design something at the heart.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240420102854/https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/apr/19/oxford-future-of-humanity-institute-closes

      Oxford shut down 'Future of Humanity Institute'. Vgl [[Jaan Tallinn]] Nick Bostrom Part of phil dept, but less and less phil on staff. Original existential threat list seemed balanced, over time non-existent AI became only focus, ignoring clear and present dangers like climate change.

    1. Nebo automatically recognizes English along with the recognition language you have selected for your notebook. This means that you can obtain recognition and conversion for both English and the language you have selected for your notebook.

      Nebo is a Mac app for handwritten notes. Its OCR claims to do English plus one of 66 other languages both. First time I've seen that. Q remains: does it do so simultaneously in a single note, or as selected per note? My e-ink device allows a range of languages but not at the same time, I need to switch the setting, and applies one language to one note. This clashes with the fact that multilingual users will use multiple languages inside their notes at the same time. n:: [[Multilingual is not multiple monolingual 20191019072010]] obv https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2019/10/adding-better-language-support-ii/

    1. 60% of WP hacks is based on stolen session cookies. Another third on core/plugin/theme vulnerabilities. Forcing log-outs for admin accounts then is a fix.

    1. This study, proposes a methodological approach that facilitates the identification and homogenisation of HVDs, using selected examples of HVDs from three distinct categories

      The three are: company data, statistics and mobility. Odd choices: statistics already are interoperable, mobility is a tiny theme in HVD legislation, limited to transport networks and inland waterways, covered by INSPIRE. Company registers

    1. byob bring your own bacteria. Many hospital infections are caused by microbes you already had on you, not by a drug resistant superbug.

    1. We can’t master knowledge. It’s what we live in. This requires a radical shift of worldview from colonialist to ecological. The colonial approach to knowledge is to capture it in order to profit from it. The ecological approach is to live within it as within a garden to be tended. The two worldviews may well be mutually incompatible, though this matter is hardly resolved yet.

      Vgl [[Netwerkleren Connectivism 20100421081941]] / [[Context is netwerk van betekenis 20210418104314]] [[Observator geeft betekenis 20210417124703]] . I think K as stock is prone to collector's fallacy. My working def of K is agency along lines of Sveiby. Such K is always situated in the interaction with the world, networks of meaning as context. This as K isn't merely purified I (DIKW pyramid is bogus), it's weaving I, experience, context, skills into a meaningful whole, and it needs an agent to decide on what's meaningful.

    1. It’s all made worse by the AI Pin’s desire to be as clever as possible.

      it reads like that yes. Being able to instruct something rather than guess what it is I want is easier and probably better, because you can tweak your instructions to your own preferences.

    2. But far more often, I’ll stand in front of a restaurant, ask the AI Pin about it, and wait for what feels like forever only for it to fail entirely. It can’t find the restaurant; the servers are not responding; it can’t figure out what restaurant it is despite the gigantic “Joe & The Juice” sign four feet in front of me and the GPS chip in the device.

      This reads as if the device wants to be too clever. You could do this with your phone wearing a headset and instruct it to look up a specific restaurant in your own voice. No need for the device to use location, snap an image, OCR it or whatever.

    3. I hadn’t realized how much of my phone usage consists of these one-step things, all of which would be easier and faster without the friction and distraction of my phone.

      [[AI personal assistants 20201011124147]] should be [[small band AI personal assistant]]s and these are the type of things it might do. This articles names a few interesting use cases for it.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240409122434/https://www.henrikkarlsson.xyz/p/go

      • In the decades before AI beat Go-worldchampion, the highest level of Go-players was stable.
      • After AI beat the Go-worldchampion, there is a measurable increase in the creativity and quality of Go-players. The field has risen as a whole.
      • The change is not attributable to copying AI output (although 40% of cases that happened) but to increased human creativity (60%).
      • The realisation that improvement is possible, creates the improvement. This reminds me of [[Beschouw telkens je adjacent possibles 20200826185412]] wrt [[Evolutionair vlak van mogelijkheden 20200826185412]]
      • Also the improvement coincides with the appearance of an open source model and tool, which allowed players to explore and interact with the AI, not just play a Go-game against it.
      • Examples of plateau-ing of accomplishments and sudden changes exist in sports
      • There may also be a link to how in other fields one might see the low end of an activity up their game through using AI rather than be overtaken by it.

      Paper 2022 publication in Zotero

    1. Five types of wayfinding behaviors exist in PSKNThis study identified five types of wayfinding behaviors in PSKN for learners: creating nodes, finding important nodes and forming cognitive maps, connecting important nodes, and finding and filtering information. Our findings verified the diversity of wayfinding in the PSKN. Previous studies have focused on wayfinding difficulties, such as information evaluation (Kammerer et al., 2013; Kiili et al., 2020), resource disorientation (Wang et al., 2022) and technical difficulties (Kop, 2011; Li et al., 2016). However, few studies have examined technological factors influence the ways learners access resources in connectivist learning, such as the PSKN. Four wayfinding behaviors were defined in this study based on a connection-forming model (AlDahdouh, 2018). We further defined a new wayfinding behavior, creating nodes, in the PSKN, with three types of creating behavior: learning communities, knowledge nodes, and course knowledge bases. Consistent with previous studies, the results demonstrated that generating knowledge nodes facilitated learners acting as teachers or content producers (Griesbaum, 2014), contributing to more connections (Duan et al., 2019; Yu et al., 2019).Furthermore, we revealed creation of behavior-supported indirect wayfinding for individuals, through which learners can navigate the network and identify diversity nodes effectively (Kizito, 2016). Our results indicated that all learners navigated the PSKN and oriented additional nodes. Compared with previous studies, this study found that creating nodes was an essential wayfinding feature in the PSKN. This may be because, with the increase in network connectivity, resource navigation moved from relying on pre-existing nodes to wayfinding by creating nodes to identify more important nodes and make connections. This reflects a change in the role of learners during the wayfinding process, that is, a gradual move from finding to creating nodes. This also means that indirect wayfinding was a crucial wayfinding feature, and creating nodes was a critical behavior in the PSKN. Moreover, as the connection proceeds, the learner becomes like a teacher, and creating nodes becomes a critical wayfinding behavior in connectivist learning.

      Five types of wayfinding in PSKN: 1) node creation 2) finding key notes, 3) forming mental maps 4) making a connection between nodes deemed important 5) finding/filtering information. Note how these 5 are also, in a different way perhpas, core elements of my [[PKM Personal Knowledge Management 20041004192620]] First mentioned, the creation of nodes is a novel type defined by this study. Three types of creation behaviour are involved: learning communities, knowledge nodes, and course knowledge bases. These there are common in pkm circles too, vgl Discord servers some have started, or DF platform, published notes and vids e.g.

    1. differences in wayfinding behavioral patterns between high- and low-performing learners." Most interesting to me is the finding that "creating nodes was an essential wayfinding feature in the PSKN." The best way to make connections is to contribute. "As the connection proceeds, the learner becomes like a teacher, and creating nodes becomes a critical wayfinding behavior in connectivist learning."

      Om je te oriënteren in een persoonlijk social kennisnetwerk is het creëren van nodes van groot belang. Maw je moet actief het sociale kennisnetwerk mede vlechten. Netwerkleren betekent connecties maken.

      Vgl [[Wie deelt bestaat 20130131133926]] only nodes that share (i.e. contribute) exist in the general perception of the network. Wrt [[Netwerkleren Connectivism 20100421081941]]

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240402125351/https://garymarcus.substack.com/p/when-will-the-genai-bubble-burst

      On the investment and revenue in #algogens AI. Very lopsided, and surveys report dying enthusiasm with those closely involved. Voices doubt something substantial will come out this year, and if not it will deflate hype of expectations. #prediction for early #2025/ AI hype died down

    1. This is not the first time an open source package has been hijacked after a maintainer was added – it actually happens all the time in Python repositories and such, and has been one of the leading causes of infostealers and coin miners in development pipelines. It is absolutely not a surprise that somebody is targeting open source compression libraries that systemd loads.. and it is also sadly not a surprise that people online bully the creators of these libraries, either.

      Wrt [[XZ open source kwetsbaar door psyops 20240331083508]] and examples referred to here, the author focuses on technology fixes to reduce risks. Whereas most of the problems highlighted are social aspects, for which no other solution is suggested than paying OSS devs who maintain stuff. That may well alleviate some of the social aspects that became an attack surface, but does nothing to look at Q of connections between devs and knitting those into relationships that are more resistant to social engineering and psyops. That and more transparency both on the social side of things and the chains. OSS is open source wrt the piece of software in front of you only.

  4. Mar 2024
    1. Next to the xz debacle where a maintainer was psyops'd into backdooring servers, this is another new attack surface: AI tools make up software packages in what they generate which get downloaded. So introducing malware is a matter of creating malicious packages named the way they are repeatedly named by AI tools.

    1. a few interesting suggestions, but based on shaky assumptions and practices I think, and then jumping to (over)engineering an alternative system/tool, rather than updating one's (understanding of) tiny methods. The reference frames are useful notion I suspect, but as emergent structure. It seems as if author is thinking the actual work involved in writing / placing / linking is a bug rather than a feature.

    1. Verdict of EU CJ, IAB Europe is een joint-controller voor de AVG. En daarmee ook aan te pakken. Ook de volgende iteratie van IABEurope om onder de AVG uit te komen faalt dus.

      1 TC String is personal data under the GDPR: "a string composed of a combination of letters and characters, such as the TC String, containing the preferences of a user of the internet or of an application relating to that user’s consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her by website or application providers as well as by brokers of such data and by advertising platforms constitutes personal data within the meaning of that provision in so far as, where those data may, by reasonable means, be associated with an identifier, such as, inter alia, the IP address of that user’s device, they allow the data subject to be identified. In such circumstances, the fact that, without an external contribution, a sectoral organisation holding that string can neither access the data that are processed by its members under the rules which that organisation has established nor combine that string with other factors does not preclude that string from constituting personal data within the meaning of that provision."

      2 IABEurope is a joint controller: "first, a sectoral organisation, in so far as it proposes to its members a framework of rules that it has established relating to consent to the processing of personal data, which contains not only binding technical rules but also rules setting out in detail the arrangements for storing and disseminating personal data relating to such consent, must be classified as a ‘joint controller’ for the purpose of those provisions where, in the light of the particular circumstances of the individual case, it exerts influence over the personal data processing at issue, for its own purposes, and determines, as a result, jointly with its members, the purposes and means of such processing. The fact that such a sectoral organisation does not itself have direct access to the personal data processed by its members under those rules does not preclude it from holding the status of joint controller for the purpose of those provisions";

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240325144725/https://www.golem.de/news/tracking-und-cookies-dieses-urteil-koennte-die-online-werbung-veraendern-2403-183186.html

      Oordeel over IAB latest trick mbt real time bidding. IAB is again determined to be a processor. I think this is their 3rd of even 4th iteration. High time a judge concludes they aren't good faith actors (and never were). The Transparency and Consent string is judged to be personal information as it contains both a url and personal user preferences. IAB and not only their individual members can now centrally be prosecuted for GDPR violation.

    1. A redirect tool by [[Henk van Ess]] to search for existing public twitter lists by keyword. Only works if you are logged in with an account, because it only redirects you to the URL for the search: https://twitter.com/i/lists/search?q=keyword and that url is only approachable if logged in.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240307125758/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-is-the-dominant-emotion-in-400-years-of-womens-diaries-180983834/

      Women's diaries from 17th till now have frustration as recurring theme, analysis shows. Not a big surprise. I think journaling often is emerging when frustration rears its head. And women have had ages of deeply systemic reasons to be very frustrated by.

      I've only ever journaled when there was something wrong with me or my context, when I was frustrated, sad, depressed etc. Perhaps except for those who treat their being as action research and make daily notes for later data mining, or those in a public role journaling to maintain first hand observations before spin gets invovled (keep a journal is a sound advice for anyone getting politically active).

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240305193114/https://writing.bobdoto.computer/how-to-use-folgezettel-in-your-zettelkasten-everything-you-need-to-know-to-get-started/

      I regularly come across posts wrt to use Folgezettel or not, and whether there's a role for them outside 'Luhmann purism'. Bob Doto is vocal about it, or has been over the yrs. I get three elements from this: 1. The numerical branches and numbers are emergent, not preplanned like Johnny Decimal or as people once suggested for common placing 1. It forces a first link. Which also serves as a mental anchor. This is something that can work regardless of Folgezettel. I also always add at least one link. The thing is I do not fixate that link by marking them as the original or something like that. I could however do that in some way. The same is true for exploring the collection. It might help as an entry point (and you may have a mental map of the main numbered branches) but that works without numbering too: I know from the graph where main sections of my notes are and use that as starting point. 1. Luhmann and Doto remarked it helps preserve original lines of reasoning /argumentation from a source text or their thinking session. This is something I currently don't really have, and do miss. I do at times create an overview note for such things, and I sometimes add 'link trains' to a note, linking to an overarching concept and following concept and an example. I am not sure that introducing numbering is key in keeping lines of argumentation visible/traceable. This is one of the things to think about n:: numbering systems allow keeping lines of reasoning

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240305083845/https://www.te-learning.nl/blog/over-de-betrekkelijkheid-van-veilige-ai-en-het-belang-van-digitale-geletterdheid/

      By [[Wilfred Rubens]] citing Leon Furze (?) how 'AI made safe' isn't safe AI just as alcohol free beer isn't soda. I think there's an element here of [[Triz denken in systeemniveaus 20200826114731]] analogue to [[Why False Dilemmas Must Be Killed to Program Self-driving Cars 20151026213310]] where all the focus is on the thing (application, car etc)

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240305082302/https://aiedusimplified.substack.com/p/on-not-using-generative-ai

      This seems an interesting piece on the use of algogens. It probably does not address the issues around transparency, labor, footprint etc. But it does seem to address the search for the spot where algogens are useful in one's own workflow. Like me in [[Coding Personal Tools With GitHub Co-Pilot]]. There getting to action faster, and saving time are key. But only if you use it as intermediate step, never as a result to be used as is or as final output.

      Via [[Stephen Downes]] https://www.downes.ca/post/76336

    1. what steps must be taken topromote and to protect Europe’s technologicalsovereignty? In doing so, it starts by detailingthe most important international policydevelopments on cloud services, especially inthe EU and in the Netherlands. Building on this,the policy brief then outlines key considerationsthat EU governments must ponder beforeramping up their usage of cloud services. As theEU is currently living its ’5G moment’ on cloud,now is the time to act to uphold Europe’s techsovereignty, also in the cloud domain

      purpose of doc: list steps to be taken to promote and protect EU tech sovereignty. The paper - details interntnl policy developments (esp in EU and NL, I think EU is relevant level here, NL not so much). - outlines issues for EU govs to ponder before increasing cloud use says it is time to act, like in 5g.

      This doc still reads hollow up to this point, nothing tangible said just hinted at.

    2. Dutch government’sJanuary 2024 report on the State of thedigital infrastructure4 details access to cloudservices as one of five critical elements ofdigital infrastructure.
    3. Dutch Agenda for DigitalOpen Strategic Autonomy (DOSA)
    4. EU MemberStates such as France, the Netherlands andEstonia have different understandings ofwhat cloud sovereignty means, and of thenational (security and economic) intereststhat underpin cloud sovereignty. Clarityabout the desirable level of cloud sovereigntycan inform finer decision-making on howto address current dependencies on non-European CSPs. This must involve a mix ofbetter protection, bolder regulation andstronger European alternative

      France, NL and Estonia have 'different understandings' of what cloud sovereignty is. What differences are meant (I can guess the cultural ones: F more centralised and directed, NL market led, Est squarely aimed at gov ability to run 'from a usb stick' in case of Russian attack, and citizen control over personal data use.) The question is if those differences are highly relevant: the level of decisionmaking is EU, where they all have a say, but ultimately a European model will be adopted, not a MS-level one.

    5. The three biggest universal cloud serviceproviders (CSPs) operating in the EU – Google,Amazon and Microsoft – have a combinedmarket share of 70 per cent. Europeanalternatives to these American CSPs – alsoknown as hyperscalers – are limited, both innumber and in scale

      GAM have 70% market share in Europe wrt cloud (though the relevant customer groups seems to be govs here, how is their market share there?) Says EU alternatives are limited in number and scale but does not mention any. Are some mentioned further on? Also note that EC is not aiming for EU universal cloud services but very deliberately for federated cloud and services. So this comparison may not be al that useful, as the EU will not seek to have EU based GAM style providers, but will seek to make GAM style providers too unwieldy to be relevant.

    6. This time,however, the EU’s dependence is not on Chinesecompanies, but on American Big Tech.

      This is an odd phrasing. The awareness of US tech dependencies wrt cloud precedes those on 5g wrt Huawei and China. This introduction feels off.

    7. European governments have thus been pushingfor reduced reliance on China’s Huawei forcritical parts of telecommunication networks inthe shift from 4G to 5G networks.

      The article calls 'a 5g moment' the moment of realisation that dependencies in a tech may erode strategic position, by letting critical infrastructure to be controlled by tech firms that can be influenced by other governments. In the case of 5g it's Huawei and Chinese gov, in the case of cloud it's GAM and US gov. This is not a new notion, it is why the EU digital and data legal framework was created the past 4 yrs, so why this paper now?

    8. Cloudsovereignty requires quality technology, but also trust, security and diversification – threeelements that are not necessarily ensured by the current American offers

      DMA level cloud services in 3rd countries provide reliable technology but do not bring trust, security and diversification at a level needed for cloud sovereignty

  5. Feb 2024
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240202060134/https://andymatuschak.org/books/

      Books and lectures are transmissionism (I'd say for historical reasons mostly). Engagement (different forms) is needed, but what form of medium would drive such engagement and do it flexibly is the hard question. (Seeing lecture as warm-up to engagement is a rationalisation afterwards, textbooks already do more but lack emotional and social scaffolding.) This is the research question behind his [[Timeful Texts 20201124070427]]. There's also a connection to my [[Boeken schrijven is flauwekul 20210930172532]] because the distrust in author's motives is that they don't even aim for transmissionism. Just the pretension of it.

      Edit #2024/02/28 : Saw [[Chris Aldrich]] mention elsewhere that lectures started out as oral comments on a source text, sharing interpretation and sensemaking as it were. The word deriving from L lectio, reading.

    1. The expansion of that thought is that many of the investment options associated with the wealthy are bad actually. Part of it is that we confuse how the wealthy invest after they’ve become wealthy with how they became wealthy. Nick Maguilli has written convincingly about thisI raise this point because there seems to be an obsession with the wealthy and how they invest their money as if their allocation decisions are what created their wealth. Of course, for some wealthy individuals this is true. Warren Buffett got rich based on how he invested his money. But many other wealthy people didn’t. They got rich as business owners or doctors or lawyers (or something else) and have since allocated their wealth to private equity and hedge funds. Keep this in mind before making any changes to your portfolio.But also: these hedge funds just aren’t that great!

      Seems a good point in a lot of areas, here wealth: don't look at what successful actors do but what they did to become successful. Many wealthy people's current investments is not how they got rich, and is not all that successful. (E.g. saw in the '00s how the KM processes of Fortune 500 were touted, without acknowledging they only set those up well after becoming a Fortune 500 company..

    1. Broderick makes a more important point: AI search is about summarizing web results so you don't have to click links and read the pages yourself. If that's the future of the web, who the fuck is going to write those pages that the summarizer summarizes? What is the incentive, the business-model, the rational explanation for predicting a world in which millions of us go on writing web-pages, when the gatekeepers to the web have promised to rig the game so that no one will ever visit those pages, or read what we've written there, or even know it was us who wrote the underlying material the summarizer just summarized? If we stop writing the web, AIs will have to summarize each other, forming an inhuman centipede of botshit-ingestion. This is bad news, because there's pretty solid mathematical evidence that training a bot on botshit makes it absolutely useless. Or, as the authors of the paper – including the eminent cryptographer Ross Anderson – put it, "using model-generated content in training causes irreversible defects"

      Broderick: https://www.garbageday.email/p/ai-search-doomsday-cult, Anderson: https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.17493

      AI search hides the authors of the material it presents, summarising it is abstracting away the authors. It doesn't bring readers to those authors, it just presents a summary to the searcher as end result. Take it or leave it. At the same time, if one searches for something you know about, you see those summaries are always of. Leaving you guessing how of it is when searching something you don't know about. Search should never be the endpoint, always a starting point. I think that is my main aversion against AI search tools. Despite those clamoring 'it will get better over time' I don't think it will easily because the tool nor its makers have any interest in the quality of output necessarily and definitely can't assess it. So what's next, humans factchecking AI output. Why not prevent bs at its source? Nice ref to Maggie Appleton's centipede metaphor in [[The Expanding Dark Forest and Generative AI]]

    1. We strolled through the square at Spiegelgasse this Tuesday, visiting a pop-up gallery of the graduation projects of several students at https://www.zhdk.ch/ the ZH art academy. Turns out this place has history! It is where Dada started (and Lenin lived next door at the time!).

    1. Modern development is built on files. Files have myriad strengths, but the strongest is interoperability. When every tool uses files, it’s far easier to incorporate a new tool — and now Observable — into your workflow.This isn’t just about using your preferred text editor. Now you can bring your own source control and code review system, too. You can write unit tests and run linters. You can automate builds with continuous integration or deployment. You can work offline. You can self-host. You can generate or edit content programmatically, say to format code or to find-and-replace across files.

      Observable says files are where modern development is focused. Because it aids the agency of the user of their tool, mostly through interoperability. This is [[Technologie kleiner dan ons 20050617122905]] en [[Local First Software 20190531162132]]

    2. https://web.archive.org/web/20240216060220/https://observablehq.com/blog/observable-2-0

      Observable is a static site generator for data dashboards and analyses. It can handle markdown and is as such compatible with using Obsidian notes as source. See https://mastodon.social/@kepano/111937315007645449

      This is comparable with [[EUNotes via Github Respec naar Geonovum]] where I generate a respec site from my notes through github. Except that Respec is text documentation, and Observable contains javascript to present data.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240215084925/https://bc.ctvnews.ca/air-canada-s-chatbot-gave-a-b-c-man-the-wrong-information-now-the-airline-has-to-pay-for-the-mistake-1.6769454

      Air Canada in a dispute about misleading information from an AI chatbot suggested the chatbot was its own entity and responsible for its own actions, therefore Air Canada not liable for anything it generated. AI Act specifically introduces responsibilities throughout an AI tool's lifecycles, as well as the AI consumer liabilities act. Vgl [[AI Act final annotaties]]

    1. Molly White on 'ownership' wrt digital stuff. Check for the various aspects she lifts out. wrt 'your data' Vgl [[On Selling Access to Your Data and Ownership of Data – Interdependent Thoughts 20220209114247]] and [[Saying My Data Is Too Imprecise]]. For (personal) data ownership is not a useful concept.

    1. [[Lee Bryant]] links to this overview by Simon Willison of what happened in #2023/ in #AI . Some good pointers wrt [[ChatPKM myself]] dig those out.

    1. Elegant suggestion: write comments in code that are clearly outdated when the surrounding code changes.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240208185222/https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00349-5

      Paper by author Lizzie Wolkovich refused because of inaccurate suspicion of ChatGPT usage. Another cut to the peer review system? She had her GitHub writing receipts. Intriguing. Makes me think about blogging in Obs while having a private blogging repo that tracks changes. n:: use github while writing for [[Reverse Turing menszijn bewijs vaker nodig 20230505100459]] purposes.

    1. EU countries still have room to influence how the AI law will be implemented, as the Commission will have to issue around 20 acts of secondary legislation. The AI Office, which will oversee AI models, is also set to be significantly staffed with seconded national experts.

      Can I find these '20', are they mentioned in the Act? If so they will likely be implementing regulations (IRs) where the Commission has the initiative (like with the HVD IR).

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240201113513/https://www.ft.com/content/29fd9b5c-2f35-41bf-9d4c-994db4e12998 Interesting trend: younger women and men are diverging on the progressive/conservative axis. Young men at times more conservative then older cohorts, or trending in that direction whereas older cohorts trend oppositely. Twtter thread by author mentions two possible explanations: rebalancing of power between women and men and young men feeling threatened by it (but then other men would feel threatened too right?) or that women and men live elsewhere on the internet getting a different algorithm-determined infodiet. - [ ] Fwd to E.

  6. Jan 2024
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240131143357/https://infullflow.net/2024/01/een-stabiel-pseudoniem-levert-betere-discussie/

      Stable pseudonymity is helpful in maintaining civility. You can be anonymous, but you still have a reputation within a context or across several contexts. The mentioned article is based on Huffpost comment section account experiments. Strongly reminds me of Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia at Reboot7 in CPH 2005: [[Situationele identiteit vs absolute identiteit 20050621121100]] "I don’t need to know who you are exactly, as long as I am able to know you in Wikipedia. " I dubbed it 'situational identity' in 2005. The consistency of behaviour over time is enough for a reputation. This also connects to the importance of time dimension, Vgl [[Blogs als avatar 20030731084659]] where time is the key factor in id stability.

    1. This overview of Alper's Obsidian day template contains some useful items to mimick. Should also blog my own template as it contains some tweaks that help in different ways around associating content with each other. - [ ] lees dit en kijk wat ik er van in eigen daily log template zet.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125172501/https://bambulab.com/en-eu Chinese disruptor of 3d printing market. 22 months from start to order of magnitude cheaper with much better specs than incumbents. Ppl/money seems to follow pattern from DJI that did same in drones a few yrs back.

    1. And it’s a warning against a fourth mode of note-making that I don’t advise: encyclopedic note-making. This is where you read a book and try to write a summary that will work for everyone. First, it’s hard work, and secondly, it’s probably already been done. If you open the link above you’ll see that the Wikipedia entry for How to Read a Book already includes a summary of the book’s contents. There are circumstances where the careful and complete summary is worthwhile, but I suggest you only start this task with the end - your own end - in mind.

      unless, that is the specific project/purpose at hand.

    1. Bei Web2.0 und dessen Einfluss auf ‚local resilience‘ ist es logisch das lokale Themen, lokale politische Strukturen wichtig sind, so soll es auch sein

      In this comment by Heinz I mention local resilience on #2009/05/26

    1. I’ve stopped using the phrase "productivity systems" because it implies that our most important work is that of production. Creation is much more important to me.

      Nice, 'creativity system' in opposition to the productivity fetish that others express.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125111157/https://boffosocko.com/2024/01/24/rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-s-zettelkasten/

      Chris keeps surfacing nice examples of people using index card systems for pkm and learning. Here Martin Luther King jr.

    2. https://web.archive.org/web/20240123154817/https://boffosocko.com/2024/01/18/note-taking-and-knowledge-management-resources-for-students/

      Chris provides a nice overview of who's who around notetaking. There are some names in there that I may add to my feeds. Also go through the reading list, with an eye on practices that may fit with my way of working. Perhaps one or two names are relevant for #pkmsummit too.

    1. political situation in Gabon, where the mere possibility of a video being a deepfake created confusion and facilitated political deception, even without deepfake technology. This scenario perfectly illustrates a DoFA: the overwhelming doubt and uncertainty, fuelled by too much unverified or manipulative information, effectively 'denied' the public's ability to discern truth and respond appropriately.

      there doesn't need to be an info-attack, merely suggesting it may have the same impact as it raises suspicion of all information going around.

    2. The prevalence of Denial of Future Attacks (DoFAs) in our information landscape is primarily attributed to the combination of media dynamics and their underlying business models. The way journalists are incentivized plays a crucial role; their focus often lies more on garnering attention than driving actual change. A telling example is the nature of what's considered 'breaking news' today, especially in the context of the constant stream of notifications on our smartphones. This attention-driven approach

      DoFA is enabled / driven by outrage-induction / attention hijacking in service of adtech. Vgl [[Aandacht als geletterdheid 20201117203910]]

    3. https://web.archive.org/web/20240123105000/https://wiredvanity.substack.com/p/denial-of-future-attack-updated

      Igor mentions he coined 'Denial of Future Attack' in 2016, intentionally swamping people w info, so their ability to choose / decide is eroded.

    4. A Denial of Future Attack is about the overwhelming influx of information that paralyzes decision-making, particularly regarding actions crucial for shaping future outcomes. Unlike a Denial of Service attack, which targets digital infrastructure, a DoFA targets the human mind’s capacity to process information and make decisions.

      A DoFA is swamping someone/a process with so much information (fake, true or whatever) so that it stalls proper decision making. DoFA targets people's agency by hobbling information processing and thus obstructing decision making. Misinfo/desinfo campaigns then are a form of DDoF. Examples given also suggest a DoFA may succeed if there is only a hint of misinfo/fakery, making all information suspect. Vgl [[Reverse Turing menszijn bewijs vaker nodig 20230505100459]]

    1. 99% of businesses that fall below the enterprise poverty line.

      This SME focused cybersecurity company called Huntress in their position offer mention an 'enterprise poverty line' for cybersecurity. In the Mastodon message announcing it they call it 'the cybersecurity poverty line'. Meaning a Coasean floor [[Vloer en plafond van organiseren 20080307115436]] I assume?

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240118140434/https://jsomers.net/blog/dictionary Intriguing post, albeit for me fait divers, on using a dictionary to improve one's writing. But it takes a dictionary that explains the differences in meaning between synonyms/alternatives for a word. At the end a process is shared to get an out of copyright English dictionary (an old Webster's) that works like that into a digitally usable form. https://hypothes.is/u/acct%3Apeterhagen%40hypothes.is Peter Hagen in 2021 mentions that process didn't work and used https://github.com/mortenjust/webster-mac as alternative that did. Found via Chris Aldrich on h.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240118121305/https://forum.zettelkasten.de/discussion/1120/a-notebook-zettelkasten/p1

      A numbering/indexing system for notes in notebooks that is more granular than merely page numbers. I wonder how big his notebooks are (hundreds of pages, and multiple entries per page sounds like big folios)?

      Mentions several notebooks, see [[The Notebook by Roland Allen]] with the Italian examples of using multiple for different stages.

      How does he process them into his 'main' repository of notes? How might this connect to a practice of scanning pages from notebooks into Obsidian for further processing and indexing, as I've been doing?

    1. Orgalim is an industry association for tech manufacturers, and has been selected as a member of the EDIB working group. Their topics of interest, and thus perspective on governance and standards, is DT for industrial products/manufacturing, digital product passports (relevant to GDDS and in PLM), as well as smaller manufacturing dataspaces (I should come up with a term for non pan-EU generic DSs. Xa Xb Xc etc) Note the mention, and link, of 'net-zero' policy, a warning flag for greenwashing.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240106094118/https://actions.work/actions-for-obsidian

      An app with a range of acions for Obsidian. See the list of actions, that are likely easily to create in AppleScript or Alfred, for those that are useful to me.

    1. epub.js is a epub reader to allow annotation through hypothes.is

    2. https://web.archive.org/web/20240106090941/https://web.hypothes.is/blog/ebook-partnership/

      Hypothes.is announced a partnership to bring annotation to epub e-books in 2017, but after 2018 no mention of it on their blog. Mailed them to ask about any progress since. Read someone's msg on Masto that they have trouble keeping epub annotations connected to the book (unlike e.g. my kindle annotations that reside in the book, but also are linked back to the location by my obsidian kindle plugin, maintaining the connection and reference. epub is xhtml so it should be doable.

      epub is part of w3c standards (cause xhtml)

    1. Amazon's .kfx ebook format and predecessors are extensions of html5, css and backwards compatible with mobipocket (the 2000 French proprietary format that Kindle bought and used).

      Proprietary format.

    1. The W3C standard for Epub ebooks. Nav [[How Standard Ebooks serves millions of requests per month with a 2GB VPS; or, a paean to the classic web - Alex Cabal]]

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240104082611/https://alexcabal.com/posts/standard-ebooks-and-classic-web-tech

      first published #2022/02/11

      Apart from the framing of this post more as an apology than as a show of strength of keeping things simple and sturdy, interesting nuggets: Epub ebooks are xhtml and static so rapidly served without the need for a fancy framework or even a database. Flat texts are small, and their current collection fits in RAM entirely. PHP is used without frills. All in all a strong call to keep things simple, and to embrace my current use of php for local tools too: it's very fast.

      Also makes me wonder: #openvraag what can one do with Epub books outside an ebook reader, in terms of excerpting e.g. and ripping things out for re-use elsewhere. I've got loads of them on my laptop

    1. Oorspr. bestonden naast quatern ook de woorden tritern, sextern etc. 'drie resp. zes ineengevouwen vellen papier'.Literatuur: J.M.M. Hermans (red., 1989), Middeleeuwse handschriftenkunde in de Nederlanden 1988, GraveFries: katern

      Katern, quaderni. Vier ineengevouwen vellen. Werd ook voor 3 en 6 ineengevouwen vellen gehanteerd. Tritern, sextern en etc. De link met het Firensisch/Italiaanse quaderni als notitieboekje wordt hier niet gelegd, wel met het Latijn uiteraard, en dan naar het Frans. Zie ook dat cahier verwant is.

      Bij lezen [[The Notebook by Roland Allen]]

  7. Dec 2023
    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20231228181017/https://www.historyofinformation.com/index.php large resource on the history of information, presented in timelines. Useful for finding earliest examples of certain artefacts (not methods though)

    1. LLM based tool to synthesise scientific K

      #2023/12/12 mentioned by [[Howard Rheingold]] on M.

    1. "hadn’t seriously considered the future economic impact on illustrators" This sounds too much like the 'every illegal download is a misplaced sale' trope of the music industry. There are many reasons to not use algogens, or opt for different models for such generation than the most popular public facing tools. Missed income for illustrators by using them in blog posts isn't one. Like with music downloads there's a whole world of users underneath the Cosean floor. My blog or presentations will never use bought illustrations, I started making lots of digital photos for that reason way back in 2003, and have been using open Creative Commons licenses. And now may try to generate a few images, if it's not too work intensive. Not to say that outside the mentioned use case of blogs and other sites (the ones that already now are indistinguishable from generated texts and only have generating ad eyeballs as purpose), the lower end of the existing market will get eroded. I bet that at the same time there will be a growing market for clearly human made artefacts as status symbol too. The Reverse Turing effect in play. I've paid more for prints of artwork, both graphics and photos, made in the presence of the artist than one printed after their death for instance. They adorn the walls at home rather than my blog though.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20231206090650/https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/dec/05/wizard-of-ai-artificial-intelligence-alan-warburton-dangers-film

      20 min 'documentary' about what AI does to artists, made with AI by an artist. ODI commissioned it. Does this type of thing actually help any debate? Does it raise questions more forcefully? I doubt it, more likely reinforcing anyone's pre-existing notions. More a curiosum, then.

  8. www.lnds.lu www.lnds.lu
    1. Luxembourg National Data Service, official launch #2023/12/04

      Gov initiated economic interest group wrt secondary use of data (from public sector sources it seems). No mention of open data?

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20231205110534/https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dont-fall-for-big-oils-carbon-capture-deceptions/

      I don't doubt the key point. Still capture itself is still needed, not to reduce emissions, but alongside zero emission efforts. 'Net zero' is a fig leaf for sure. Absent here is the mention that it is our oceans that store the most carbon. I know of initiatives to retrieve carbon at scale from seawater, so that their buffering capacity is replenished.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20231205084502/https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/dec/01/the-gospel-how-israel-uses-ai-to-select-bombing-targets

      Description of AI use by the Israelian miiltary in Gaza. Vgl [[AI begincondities en evolutie 20190715140742]] wrt the difference between AGI evolution beginning in a military or civic setting, and that AI restraints are applied in the civil side, not in military application meaning the likelihood is there not in civil society. This is true in the EU AI Act too that excludes military from scope.

    1. form of always taking opportunities for connection. Pointing to other folks’ personal websites on my blogroll supports that end. Blogrolls

      Blog rolls as opportunity for connection.

    2. I used to be jealous of people who had “Internet friends.”

      Vgl imaginary friends that N's neighbours dubbed her online network.

    3. Even when the conversation isn’t direct, blogging is community the way neighborhoods are — you don’t know everyone who lives nearby, everyone’s got a slightly different set of connections, but living in the same environment where common concerns might arise and sharing just some of these cross connections to hear rumblings through the grapevine means ideas and vibes will diffuse through.

      Vgl 'blogging as hanging out on your frontporch' of 2004. https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2004/05/your_blog_is_yo/ en founding a city in cyberspace https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2004/06/founding_a_city/

    4. The network is vital for blogging, too. Social media is fading as it shifts more and more towards the few who post and the many who follow; But the more effort I make to link out to others on my blog, the more I feel included as a part of the online community.

      To me blogging is conversation, and the network explosion is its main purpose. This reminds me of my early posting about follow/followers ration on Twitter https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2023/03/conversational-symmetry-redux/ which refs my 2008 post on it. Durnell points to the loss of conversational symmetry on socmed platforms. Pro-actively creating your own conversational symmetry is key here.

    5. While social media emphasizes the show-off stuff — the vacation in Puerto Vallarta, the full kitchen remodel, the night out on the town — on blogs it still seems that people are sharing more than signalling.

      Social media as performance, blogs as voice. Especially over longer periods of time, blogs become a qualitatively different thing, where the social media timelines remain the same. Vgl [[Blogs als avatar 20030731084659]] https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2020/08/your-blog-is-your-avatar/ Personal relationships are the stuff of our lives.

    6. it’s easier to hear the everyday concerns of people and see the patterns of life. Personal websites represent a return to human scale.

      Personal websites as an expression of [[Technologie kleiner dan ons 20050617122905]]. This is how I described social software 2004-5 too, before the onslaught by F an T from 2006 on, and the slow disappearance of various socsoft facets (interoperability, apis but also niche tools like Plazes, Dopplr etc).

    7. Over the years, I’ve shifted my news consumption away from publications and towards referrals from real people, but it’s not just my sources of news that have shifted: I am trying to give more of my attention to people, not events. To the things that matter in people’s daily lives. I want less of my energy and attention going to “newsworthy” events far removed from my sphere of influence and more to living non-reactively. Instead of gathering information, I’ve changed my selection criteria for which feeds to follow towards connection and sociability.

      Tracy Durnell describes her process to more social filtering, focusing attention on people rather than the news cycle. [[Social netwerk als filter 20060930194648]] and [[Aggregate info to community level 20060930063025]]

    8. https://web.archive.org/web/20231201075702/https://tracydurnell.com/2023/11/30/building-community-out-of-strangers/

      Tracy Durnell on her shift to more [[People Centered Navigation 20060930163901]]

  9. Nov 2023