homophobia in tech, Brave web browser
I wouldn't care if people seen as credible didn't keep recommending it.
Technology is supposed to free us. Technology is not supposed to lock us down or make us afraid and dependent. Every startup backed by billions of venture capital dollars heads down the same road.
First they lure you in with "engagement." Then they lock the platform down, shutting out app developers. Twitter did this over the years. Then they crack down on people who don't fit neatly into the boxes adored by advertisers. Then...you're trapped. https://www.mkronline.com/2019/07/twitter-isnt-your-friend-fomo-self-promotion.html
thoughts on the FOSS community at large
the sorry state of the FOSS community is a striking example of how anticapitalism by itself is missing the point. i would argue that the early FOSS community was largely anticapitalist, but, lacking a firm, thought-out, intersectional stance against bigotry, white supremacy, imperialism, and other forms of oppression, it has been inevitably coopted by reactionaries and capitalists, and its anticapitalist rhetoric has largely become nothing but a fig leaf.
Me: "I can't get $thing to work. Is there something like $potentialfix?"
IRC channel: "Show us a working example and we'll help you."
Me: Oh, this is one of those channels… *leaves channel*
*techbro querying* "You have been very unprofessional, you are the problem."
Mate, all you've done is tell me that you're not going to help me unless I get to the point of not even needing your help anymore by myself, so what exactly was your fucking point exactly?
Our reaction to Gab joining the fediverse:
- Blocked Gab domains
- Added Community Guidelines https://pixelfed.social/site/kb/community-guidelines
- Added user level domain blocks
- Added CW to comments
Fascists and Nazis can h*ck right off and are NOT welcome on our platform. #pixelfed
Twitter isn't your friend: FOMO and self-promotion https://www.mkronline.com/2019/07/twitter-isnt-your-friend-fomo-self-promotion.html
But what does it mean? https://www.mkronline.com/2019/07/but-what-does-it-mean.html
"I could have done that" yeah but you didn't and this person did. There was nothing stopping you. You could have but you didn't. Don't use the fact that you didn't as a reason why this person shouldn't have either.
This seemed like the obvious choice. PHP is made for mixing data with HTML! Surely it's the perfect thing.
But as I thought more, I saw a path toward building a whole template system on this and realized I'd be happier using a pre-made one. And at that point, I might as well use a language with more and more mature tools for this.
I made this to see how plausible it is to lean on PHP's own processing and output buffering to create a static blog engine.
It didn't go far, but you might find something useful in it. https://github.com/CondensedBrain/blogengine
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!