@jjg The warnings that Orwell issued seemed dark and overly pessimistic omens in the past, but in a few ways we now know many of those things to be true, in addition to many more things that are true that Orwell didn't dare to anticipate.
In many ways we're living an alternate future that nobody believed possible. It's as much Post-Orwellian as it is Post-Huxleyan. It's just that this shitty future would have made for unbelievably bad works of fiction 60 years ago.
Two great lines:
“Throw your homework on to the fire”
“Boot the crime of this world in the crotch dear”
I think a capitalist tried to insult me by calling me a libertarian.
(maybe that makes sense elsewhere, but in “American” they’re kind of the same thing)
#Blender gets all their videos blocked worldwide by #YouTube. #Armory3D has their #Patreon page closed down and their backers refunded without any notice as to why. All the #FOSS projects hosted by #GitHub now have their hosting at the mercy of #Microsoft.
And this is just a few of the recent examples.
When is the #FOSS community going to learn that we need to create and run our own infrastructure as well as apps?
I know it’s wrong, but every time I see a post mentioning a CoC, I’m like “Yeah, Corrosion of Conformity!“.
Thanks for the supportive toots yesterday, I’m getting over the shock of things and settling-in for the next fight.
Unrelated, I’m totally stoked to have a working RSS reader again :)
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Financially, life for me seems to be a repeating sequence of working your ass off for years to reach the shore of doing what you want to do and then being dashed on the rocks just as you are about to get there.
What’s most surprising is how creative the universe is when it comes to finding new and unexpected ways to undo all my labor.
TFW you realize the zenith of your financial goals is to achieve worthlessness.
I was going to run my own server but after reading their hosting page I was so charmed that I’m going to subscribe (if only to support their work):
This is a more focused take:
Looks like someone's been reading my notes 😂
I don’t think it’s fair to (pejoratively) say I’m “not a team player“; I just don’t like aggregated relationships.
My child is sad, hit me with fun fresh memes to share pls
"Up in arms! Arm kills off its anti-RISC-V smear site after own staff revolt"
I love this. I think it's good to support the creators, but I'm pretty sure I can build one with the junk I have in the lab: