@clarkgoble Find the hardest parts of the problem, then modify the environment to obviate them. Then self-driving cars are a real possibility right now. If we don't, then we can spend decades trying to make them work perfectly. @johngordon
@clarkgoble A self-driving car that doesn't have to change lanes is much easier to construct for example. Or a self-driving car that only travels a fixed and known route. We could easily build the infrastructure to make it happen. @johngordon
@clarkgoble The problem is that successful figures with only self-allegience win at the expense of the 'little people' like us. So many people have died for the glory of 'successful' generals and leaders. Spare us from such success. @prometheus@johngordon
@clarkgoble The question is whether we invest in the infrastructure. Going from a 90% solution to a 100% solution entirely in software will be very hard. Going from a 90% solution to a 100% solution by changing the built environment is easier. @johngordon
@joanna Haha. Thanks. :-) In reality, app.net itself already gave me enough to keep the server going until the end through the developer incentive program. It has definitely been a fun journey. @prometheus@33mhz
Given the circumstances, I'm taking a look at how long I should keep rss-app.net and patter-app.net up and running. Should I wait until app.net itself goes away before retiring them? Or should I do it sooner? Let me know if you have a strong opinion.
I'm a bit sentimental. Although I didn't use ADN much in the last year, I do (and will) remember the good community of people here, maker spirit, writing challenges and not to forget high quality of apps. This got me through tough times, thank you all! :-)
@tomcat Not for the moment. I like conversation, but the open-ended and outward-facing nature of micro.blog means that it will be useful to me regardless of whether there is a vibrant community around it or not.
My current plan is to move my main microblogging to micro.blog at the end of this month. I will post a link at that time. I hope to still chat and interact with any other folks who make the move. This is the most promising path forward that I see atm.
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who do nothing because they are certain none of their ideas are worth pursuing and somebody is already doing it better and cheaper anyway, and those who make things.
@spacecab I live in the desert, but today is one of the very rare times when we have a legitimate fog. I often wish I lived in a place where fog is more frequent. It is my favorite weather pattern. @joanna