Friday, 12/25/2020

19:04 some more thoughts and notes

situated software

article a change in the software ecosystem: ignoring practices and still making interesting work making purpose built software; it's so easy to build applications targeting just dozens of users, but doesn't make sense for large school applications unless the individual takes them on as passion projects not worrying about scale is incredibly valuable; as scaling problems aren't inherently fatal in most applications, there's no reason to really worry about them until the issue is relevant. the social energy and local importance of applications is so powerful - and not being able to scale sometimes is beneficial, preventing problems and issues and enabling others through catering to an audience.

really, 'situated software' is refusing to prematurely choose a target audience, building it for the audience that's immediately apparent and expanded to meet demand in the future. targeting specific groups makes those groups feel more important, and demants more specific, better quality feedback!

the application must be useful to the community; the community must be useful to the application. "reputational capital is easier to accumulate in smaller and more closed social systems"

"software for your mom": applications should first be personal, built for one, and used intimately.

jake - build software for yourself, and only for yourself to start. expand it when interest is shown and keep going after that : )

21:21 high tech clothes, low tech living

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/02/body-insulation-thermal-underwear.html wear high tech clothing in low tech society more bang for buck, self heating, can live and operate anywhere with lightweight material actually worth the material investment

21:23 silent retreat

source noble silence

train to focus

we live in continuous partial attention, always dividing between so many different aspects of our life. focus always; the attention is overwehlming. "in noble silence everyone is alike."