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“So what are we doing here? Let me tell you a wonderful, old joke from Communist times. A guy was sent from East Germany to work in Siberia. He knew his mail would be read by censors, so he told his friends: “Let’s establish a code. If a letter you get from me is written in blue ink, it is true what I say. If it is written in red ink, it is false.” After a month, his friends get the first letter. Everything is in blue. It says, this letter: “Everything is wonderful here. Stores are full of good food. Movie theatres show good films from the west. Apartments are large and luxurious. The only thing you cannot buy is red ink.” This is how we live. We have all the freedoms we want. But what we are missing is red ink: the language to articulate our non-freedom. The way we are taught to speak about freedom—war on terror and so on—falsifies freedom.“—Slavoj Žižek

Screenshots in 1983
Screenshots in 1983

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  1. build tools to improve the doing of the work,
  2. build tools to improve the improving.”

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  1. If you need locale-specific content, use the Accept-Language header.
  2. If you need to submit large binary data, use plain old HTTP upload. There is a 12+ year old Internet Draft for entity headers for linked resources, and people still find new ways of refering to external documents in REST style. But hey, there's probably a reason why it's still a draft after all these years.
  3. RFC 2616 is your friend.
  1. Conceptualize, i.e. try to understand the concept instead of memoizing details, and
  2. learn facts through association.

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  1. can grab 30% of the revenues, b) can get up-to-date information about which software is installed on each and every users' computer (is this really all they do when scanning the system?), and c) can control which software users can install? I wonder when Microsoft will open their Software Store. This is heading in the wrong direction. It's the exact opposite of freedom.

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