I'm a tech worker building radical systems from the bottom up.
I'm always down to talk about:
Radical Networks Call for Proposals
From mass surveillance to the over-commercialization of the World Wide Web, the concept of a free and open Internet is continously threatened by corporate interests and over-reaching governments. Radical Networks is a festival and a conference, designed to foster critical discussions around these issues and to create opportunities to learn more about policy, DIY networking and the future of the Internet
Submissions due by 31 July
US Pol, Local, Petition Drive Show more
"Portland Police are already arresting an astounding number of homeless people multiple times each year. Homeless people make up less than 3 percent of the city’s population, even by the largest estimates, and yet they accounted for more than half of arrests by Portland Police last year, and 86 percent of those were for low-level offenses..."
In a world where only a tiny fraction of the money made in publishing ends up in the author's pockets and where they are generally the worst paid worker in the chain, complaining about used book sales or piracy is missing the point.
From a Chicago ABC TV station's story about election hacking. Some of you may argue this is inaccurate, but I personally have always considered SQL to be a common piece of cyber-trickery.
A few months ago I switched from Google Play Music to Bandcamp.
And nothing of value was lost. Highly recommend buying music instead of renting it from Google, Spotify, or other online services.
You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.
Put the channel's username in this address:
You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.
For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:
You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):
Internet Rationalist: "You should apply first principles thinking to all things in life"
Me: *annihilates gender, sex, and sexuality from first principles*
Internet Rationalist: "Not like that"
It's easy to see assumptions as first principles if you aren't careful.
reminder of today as Amazon boycott day
uBlock Origin: medium mode Show more
If you're using uBlock Origin but you haven't upgraded to medium mode, you're missing out.
I'm consistently blocking more than 50% and I've only had a few snags (worth it).
This is why the work @email@example.com started a few years back is so important.
“When people are expected to work on open source for free, only the people who can afford to work for free can participate.” - @fperez_org (via @tracykteal) #SciPy2018
Heirlooms are commodified emotional burden.
Maybe it's just me, but isn't it a bit weird that women have to choose their honorific depending on marital status?
Not to mention that the only ways to get a non-binary honorific were academic, professional, and religious. We live in interesting times.
possible future generations:
- Christian (he/him, married)
- Bundy 42 (he/him/human)
- 0xb7f1449af332ab4f (utf-8)
two generations ago: Mr. Bundy
last generation: Christian Bundy
current generation: Christian (he/him)