The fundraising post will be coming sometime later on my personal blog https://elplatt.com/blog
OK, and we're off for day 4 of Lucy kinda walks around London while everybody gets mad at stuff. my aim is to start at saint james park, see what's left or if anything new is there, go around to westminster abbey, then go up to trafalgar square. I heard that they are planning to take parliament square, so I'll walk through there on the way to trafalgar square, but yesterday it was fucking swarming with pigs so don't hold your hopes up for that getting occupied
I was thinking to register my precious touring bike in case it ever gets stolen. But then I realised one of the things I love about cycling is the freedom, independence and anonymity.
No "cycling license" needed, no registration required, and it's one of the few remaining ways to travel anonymously.
I'm conflicted now. Thoughts?
Tried installing Lineage OS on two different phones today. Turned out neither was really possible while having a reasonably recent version.
Android derivatives are so... weird. Having to build a whole "image" to start your world with? It's a nightmare.
I can still install GNU/Linux on machines that are 15 years old and they still generally boot and run. And I don't need to build a separate "installer" per machine.
How the fuck did phones get THIS BAD.
Work in tech? Care about the climate? Pledge to support the Global Climate Strike on 20th September: https://pledge.climateaction.tech
(For those of us in companies already working for public good, you don't have to walk out all day in a traditional strike, there are other ways to support)
if you unionize at work, they fire you.
if your whole team unionizes, they liquidate the company.
so how do you unionize?
tech multiplies the power of labor,
which multiplies the power of the scab.
while the boss fires unionists,
only the bossless can unionize.
Fediverse surveillance instance: Fedichive
There is a new instance¹ that tries to archive the whole Fediverse² and they plan to make a full text search available to everyone. I recommend you block their IPs.
What they are doing is illegal by the way, at least when it concerns EU citizens.
Today is the 200th anniversary of the #Peterloo massacre. On 16th August 1819, 60,000 people gathered peacefully in St. Peter's Field, Manchester to advocate for parliamentary reform when cavalry charged into the crowd, killing 18 people and injuring 400-700. It is one of the defining events in British radical history.
Carole Cadwalladr exposed the dark money behind the leave.eu campaign and is now being sued by Arron Banks in order to shut her up. She is building a team to help her, and we can help too.
What's the difference between a pelican? One leg is both the same.
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