Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Communities get too bureaucratic for me
Communities (on g+) are blossoming and attracting every nut in the tree. As such, they have to be rigidly compartmentalized, and insane people have to be booted out. I agree with it totally, but I have booted myself out of many things when they went this way, including my old company and Wikipedia. I guess I prefer the unrealistic model of an artists community, naturally protected by a moat with crocodiles. :) Although they would never invite me!
I started out with Usenet, and always used my exclusive technical knowledge to stay exclusive. But the Internet cries out to include everybody and their dog. I wish them luck. I shall return to my blog and ignore the fact I never get any comments. At least the referral spam loves me...
Update, something I put in g+
Creeping faults like to party
This is an article on fault mechanics, which I love with a passion. It has been thought that a creeping segment is harmless because stress is continuously relieved. But we don't know the actual stress, and you can get dynamic friction if your kick it hard enough.