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
Mastodon is somewhat of an improvement. It and #ActivityPub have lots of potential.
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
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
uspol, Twitter link, cops
Crosspost! The manual kind.
I understand why cops seem fine to people who aren't of a demographic that's often on the boot end of systems. But it's expensive energy-wise to try and translate "Kamala Harris is a cop" into a stronger argument for them. So I'll just hand it off to...
I wrote about my drafting process. Articles about writing processes are common as dirt, but I haven't seen the one I use mentioned by anyone else. So maybe you'll find something new and useful in it!
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