I'm a tech worker building radical systems from the bottom up.
I'm always down to talk about:
Always keep this in mind: While the global spreading of the #Wuhan-type #Coronavirus is changing the world as we know it, it is likely to be a short-term disruption. #climatechange however is a far bigger issue, addressing the basic conditions for human life to strive on Earth. So please do not forget about long-term challenges seen the dramatic evolution of current events.
Comic snatched from @melinux.
Computers and Text: Can anyone recommend high level resources (documentaries, recorded lectures, articles, ...) that help a latin-script-centric person like me gain an understanding of how other cultures experience and use text on computers with non-latin scripts? (RTL, vertical text, complex scripts, ...) Happy about any pointers!
excuse me: my partner has informed me that, in fact:
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Turns out governments can just write a big blank check and make money appear out of thin air.
Turns out most of the shit we were getting paid fuck all to do was pointless busy work all along.
Turns out the people doing the most important work are the ones getting paid the least.
Turns out they can house the homeless overnight if they have enough motivation.
Turns out they can just cancel evictions and rent hikes.
Its very interesting to see what is considered a "crisis" and what is not.
United States federal student loan payments are being deferred until Sep 30. Don't pay your federal student loans until then. No interest will accrue and it won't affect your credit score. (Most student loans in the US are federal but uh make sure yours are before doing this.)
DID YOU KNOW:
Microsoft originally included Minesweeper, Solitaire, and Hearts as educational/tutorial tools to get people used to using a mouse and a graphical UI.
Minesweeper (showed up first in Windows 3.1) taught left/right click and precision clicking. Solitaire (showed up in Windows 3.0) taught drag and drop. Hearts taught what networking was (included first in Windows for Workgroups 3.1, showed off NetDDE)
Some links that touch (some more directly than others) on the future I want for The Web:
It'd be interesting to turn my thoughts into a comic, akin to Google Chrome's!
Hey folx. I'm writing a free book called Riot Medicine to help teach people first aid for protests, riots, and insurrections. Ⓐ 🏴 ⚕️
Some volunteers have already completed illustrations, but there's still many more that are needed before this can be distributed. If you're able to help out (even with just a single illustration!) get in touch.
You can find out more at https://riotmedicine.net
Examples of content (including illustrations) are provided below.
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