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I've finished writing part 1 of "OcapPub: Towards networks of consent", which is to say the "Conceptual Overview" section gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub/bl

There's a lot there already, and we haven't even gotten to Part 2, the "How to Build It" section yet. I'll begin work on that tomorrow.

What's here already is more or less an explanation of *why* OcapPub is taking the particular direction it is taking, and why other approaches run into serious problems.

Germany has banned its #schools from using cloud-based productivity suites from Microsoft, Google, and Apple, because the companies weren't meeting the country's #privacy requirements. 
t.co/smlJIQ0sNA

I saw a really great analogy (for cis people) about what it's like to be misgendered and, like, hey:

"Imagine that your name is Sara, but everyone you meet says you look more like a Susan and refuses to call you by your given name. Now imagine how grating it is, *even if that person otherwise means well*."

'M' is the most destructive letter of the English alphabet, for it is the difference between 'CREATION' and 'CREMATION'.
#thoughtoftheday

What I expect when the "Year of the Linux Desktop" occurs:
- The Arch Linux project revives Usenet and calls it "Btw I Usenet Arch"
- Red Hat begins Operation Trilby building super suits for the army, except it's just hats
- Linux Mint creates its own AI assistant called Ginger and collaborates with the Clementine music player project to drop a sweet mix tape
- Someone forks Debian into a distro called Dabian, it's better than expected
- Ubuntu 2: Ubun2

pleas. if youre gonna post images. use image descriptions. please

Big update: I'm officially graduating with B.Sc. in applied 🎆 🎊

Very anxiously waiting for the graduation ceremony in less than 6 hours 😨

Still gunning for extra certification courses to narrow skill gaps though

Glad you asked!
1. Pages load twice as fast
2. Laptop battery lasts longer
3. My privacy isn't invaded by 50 different douchebro Silicon Valley companies
4. Your fucking site doesn't slow down my computer to a crawl and I can actually read your fucking articles

Okay wow, so last night, after weeks of hearing my neighbours screaming at each other and their babies throwing tantrums into the wee hours, I went over and yelled at them to stop and said they were in big trouble. Tonight, peace and quiet!

Also, my neighbours are raccoons.

Reminder:

Strikes and protests are inconvenient and loud and costly and a bit of an imposition on the rest of us

This is on purpose

It's *supposed* to be this way

If you are inconvenienced, it's working

Support the workers anyway

btw so like if you believe the mcdonalds/hot coffee lawsuit is "frivolous" its because a bunch of corporate lawyers have been trying to tell you that one of the only times a working class person has successfully sued a company and got them to change a terrible thing they were doing that was hurting people, so they retaliated by using it as a big campaign to erode the right and ability of working class people to get restitution when wronged by corporations #mastodev

"Pull yourself up by your bootstraps" was originally satire because that is, um, impossible. It's now stated without irony.

"Just a few bad apples," when referring to police, conveniently ignoring the full aphorism ials actually: One bad apple *spoils the bunch.*

check this out: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20414721

"Also at that time, I remember asking the head DB guy about a specific metric, and he ran a live query against the database in front of me. It took a while to return, so he used the time to explain how, in an ordinary setup, the query would have locked all the tables and brought down the entire site, but he was using special SQL-fu to make it run transparently.

We got so engrossed in the details of this topic that half an hour passed before we noticed that everyone had stopped working and was running around in a frenzy. Someone finally ran over and asked him if he was doing a query, he hit Control-C, and Twitter came back up. "

If you boil a funny bone, you make a laughing stock

TIL perl6 has a "notandthen" keyword, and there's currently Discourse on whether to remove it or not because nobody uses it and nobody can seem to figure out what it does

god, why do people keep trying to inject politics into my community defined solely by its radical response to encroaching intellectual property law

that people will argue in favor of curl | bash shows how absolutely fucked our entire software infra is

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