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New article! This one explores the power dynamics of communal spaces / "third places" online and offline, and hypothesizes on potential improvements we can implement today. As a warning, it's kinda long...

invisibleup.com/articles/31/

There's an IWW march through my city right now and I'm really happy they're getting visibility but also I didn't really participate in that because I didn't know it was happening, and I totally would have because the IWW is rad as heck.

rant on disability and mental illness

 

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Youtube-dl and tools like it are essential for the future archival of videos posted to platforms like Youtube which will all disappear one day (and much of it already does).

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In order for a market to be free, the people in it must be oppressed.

In order for private property to exist, public grounds must be taken away.

In order for profits to exist, the public must be stolen from.

Capitalism is theft. Capitalism is authoritarian. Capitalism is oppression.

Don't be a capitalist. Promote the public good, not the private. Promote the health and freedom of the many, not the health and freedom of yourself.

it is not only moral to pirate, it is your moral duty to pirate

Hello, I’m the reel2bits project main developper (a #FOSS self-hostable #soundcloud like with #ActivityPub federation).

It’s written in python/flask/vuejs and I need help because of health issues I’m unable to work a lot on it anymore, if you are interested to help me on some of the issues and more specially the ActivityPub part, you can contact me through:

boosts appreciated, thanks.

The impermanence of phone notifications is exhausting.

selfie, eye contact, boosts welcome

 

Wouldn't it be great if websites had working RSS feeds and I didn't have to write scripts to fix them?

is your child a communist?

 

Everyone wants their tools to make life easier, but almost no one wants to work at it. On the other hand, some of us work so hard at it that we make everything harder.

Hey guys just FYI: old != bad

Just in case that didn't sink in: JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS "OLD" DOES NOT MEAN IT'S FUCKING BAD

old woman shakes fist at cloud [heh], capitalism

 

@invis It feels like society is fundamentally broken and I somehow have to do my part to fix it with nothing but a computer program, or else [insert catastrophic political/environmental scenario here]. And I feel like I've been set up just to perpetuate the system further. And I don't have the energy to meaningfully buck the trend.

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@invis I get kinda sad every time I have to do something remotely major on the Park City server. I don't want to have to deal with tu details of ports and obscure config files and package management. I want to just provide a damn service for my friends. Computers are a tool, and they're rad as hell, but I don't want them to be my whole damn life. I want to bask in the other parts of being human, of being alive.

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@invis Maybe this is naive of me. Probably. But I really don't give a shit about money, especially if I have to hurt people to get it. Unfortunately, I live in a society where any job I can get is probably just to help make a profit. That doesn't sit well with me, but I guess there's not much I can do. Write more articles screaming into the void about how everything is broken, I guess.

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@invis First and foremost I want to help people, and I want to work towards an empathetic, calm, sustainable world. I refuse to start a business, except a co-op maybe, and I certainly wouldn't just push garbage products out and exploit people via shady add and deceptive marketing for a quick buck. I don't have the heart to charge people money for anything even remotely essential. If I could have all my living needs taken care of and throw my working hours at making the world better, I would.

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@invis Yeah, this turned into another thread where I'm just trying to figure bout what I want out of life. I guess on the programming side, if I really threw my 110% at specific open source projects regarding, say, internet decentralization, or emulation, or whatever, I could make a mild but tangible positive difference. But I know I can't maintain an open source project. I've tried, but I can't usually sustain interest.

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@invis The only reason why I'm a really decent computer programmer in the first place is because it was a thing I could do for free with just an internet connection and a basic computer. I mean, I guess I could have become a fanfic writer or something, but I think I was too afraid of falling into the clutches of "cringe culture", and too starved of inspiration regardless. I dunno. I have my website with the articles, that kinda counts?

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