I'm slowly following people I would normally follow here over at one of my alts.
I probably won't use this much as it's gotten a bit big and unwieldy. feel free to follow me on all or one, depending on your preferences.
There is a non-zero possibility that major US cities are about to get their civilian communications infrastructure turned off or significantly restricted. If this idea scares you too much to contemplate, please move on. I can't think of how to CW this appropriately, so my apologies for your anxiety, but this is important to my social circle, so I'll continue.
If you're worried about COVID-19 but you still want to make a positive impact, you can help to prepare for this eventuality.
The best way I can think to fight against comms being shut down is to use Dual Power Structure thinking: let's make our own network. This is not as unrealistic as it sounds. HAM Radio folks are already doing it. The software is open source, and runs on a massive number of surplus hardware. Check out the AREDEN Compatibility Matrix: https://www.arednmesh.org/content/supported-platform-matrix
If you work your local network and make a few fast Amazon orders, I bet you'd have several square miles of coverage ready to go in an instant, and ready to backhaul internet to people who need it to protest.
You might say, "But Endomain, I'm not a licensed ham operator!"
I am not telling you what to do, but a lot of folks are breaking a lot of laws just by protesting. Folks are rightfully afraid of COVID-19 and that's fair, but you know what's socially distant? Rooftops of boarded up or looted buildings that are empty but still have electricity. Maybe this is a risk folks, licensed or not, are willing to take to take to keep comms up for protesters.
If you use terminal colours via internet, please hit me up, here or on the textnet. I’m trying to make a central depot for gopher and Gemini colour sites, especially any artists doing ASCII/UTF8/BIG5 &c.
What can I say; I’m a bbs kid. I like CLI text. I like pretty primary colours.
Today I am releasing the NPL,
The Non-Violent Public License.
Please take a look if you have been involved with recent discussions about the ethics of free-software's software's use in practice. Think of it as an AGPL but with ethical restrictions on usage (so violating "freedom" 0 but whatever).
I tried hard to use #Matrix. After wasting a week on it, I just had to give up. The protocol is just too bad, and the federation design is broken. It's impossible for me to run a server due to this. The Matrix protocol *by design* is the largest DDoS amplification attack vector I have ever seen. Until they fix that, I cannot use it. And it doesn't seem to be a priority to fix it, it's just "Would be nice if we would fix it some day".
Mastodiscourse, cynicism+anger, ableism disc.
The addition of a cw button and incredibly easy-to-use, front-and-centre accessibility options for posts has essentially just proven how many people are committed to consistently and passionately not giving a shit about disabled+neurodivergent people. Yes there are nuances and yes there are things people can't be expected to anticipate, but you're not entitled to your content being seen more than I'm entitled to not be retraumatised by it.
Finally happy with my #Emacs appearance.
- Turn off scroll bars and tool bar
- Translucent background
- tango-dark theme
- powerline menubar
- airline-doom-one powerline theme
brazilpol, request for help for friends that need it
This is a long shot, but if anyone here knows how to seek expedited immigration or asylum from Brazil into the EU, that information is urgently needed by friends of mine.
Capsule version: they have credible fear or persecution and harm under Bolsonaro, and any information that can get them out of harms way as they try to flee would be incredibly valuable right now.
Speaking of hotels, there's a strike here in Hawaii against the multi-billion dollar hotel industry that pays starvation-wages, jacks up rents (made me and my kids homeless) and uses bastardizations of my native culture's sacred dances as sexy entertainment for rich people (hula girls, etc). https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/10/hawaii-hotel-workers-fight-is-everyones-fight/
Gave up, using the memoir class. Not impressed, as it makes my page count longer and I need to save paper for exam notes. (I'll try to compress the table of contents into two column) #latex
and my \subsubparagraph definition is breaking in #LaTeX. I've got the weird behavior same as https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/94402/creating-a-subsubparagraph where it is created but it prints the title twice.I also require the numbers :(
https://eischmann.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/story-of-gnome-shell-extensions/ what did gnome get wrong that emacs had been doing right for 20-odd years already in 2008? Nobody ever said "we have to remove elisp, it makes emacs crash too much"