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Cultural appropriation is such an interesting fight that we have on the left and in this country, because we often treat it to mean "Cultural theft" which implies the existence of "Cultural property", ideas and practices that can belong to one group of people. While I don't necessarily disagree with that framework, I do think sometimes it might be more productive to talk of Erasure, Fetishization, and Commodification.

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ME TO MY COLLEAGUES: you should consider moving your code to somewhere other than Microsoft GitHub, because monopolies are bad

GITLAB: *does this*
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IPFS is a really nice distributed filesystem that is slowly growing in popularity. Netflix has found a good use case: container image distribution.

containerjournal.com/topics/co

I'm slightly reminded of Usenet: just download content from the nearest server!

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I love Emacs but dear god Elisp is on the dark timeline of Lisps.

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@simula

One tiny aspect I want to rant about is the marketing phrase "cross platform"

It only works on 64bit systems that can run Chrome.

You know what did portable development better? JVM.

I wanted people to stop making crappy Java apps, but now that we have electron... Please, please use java again, I promise I won't complain anymore!
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You, a coward: Python doesn't have a switch statement

Me, a modern-day Galileo:

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@wilfredh THIS is a good question. I've been thinking of how to make tools for using Linked Data Platform/SoLiD outside the browser.

And how to build an externalized mind atop it is a nice idea.

I've been thinking of something like org-mode except instead of tables/etc. rendered as special markup in plain text, transcluding them as queries…
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My main issue with Chibi Scheme is that it’s not named after any plots, tricks, or ploys, nor does its name imply any sort of deviousness of no-goodery

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Salt Lake City riot police deliberately target disabled elderly man 

Notice how the ABC reporter frames it: "Sadly a man was just knocked off his feet." As if that happened by accident. Followed right up by: "Officer now helping him up." Fucking piece of shit corporate media liars.

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May 31 LAPD riot police attacks people in their homes in DTLA 

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Next time someone starts whining "Sending patches to mailing lists is sooo outdated, GitLabHubFace pull requests make things so much easier!" tell them: man git-am, then to read this: github.com/magit/magit/wiki/De

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“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” — Clay Shirky

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Just got another email from a blind user of SourceHut thanking me for caring about accessibility in my work. And honestly, it wasn't difficult. I don't understand why my peers in web development seemingly couldn't give a rat's ass about accessibility. Maybe because at their level of complexity, to them "accessibility" means "a shitload of aira tags and a ton of work", whereas at my level of complexity it means "just keep it simple and don't do anything particularly stupid"

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Google memories (1/x) 

y'all going to laugh, but I really believed it. I drank the kool-aid. this was the mid-00s, a tech company with a motto "don't be evil" still felt daring rather than cringe – for an alienated techie like past me, at least; my politically aware friends tried to warn me; but I didn't realise that Google leveraged its fine-tuned advertising machinery also for recruiting, and I swallowed the whole thing.

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"Server-side rendering is not a fallback; client-side rendering is an enhancement."

I would further and say client-side rendering can be (not "is"), a performance optimization for subsequent page loads (and offline). It's only a net-win if you invest non-trivial effort (SW, streams, race network, handle long-lived tabs and cache misses to old JS, etc).

In almost all other cases, it merely produces a slower, less usable, less available version of itself.

by @adactio

adactio.com/journal/9963

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Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2020-04-30-

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

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me: kinda fucked up that MS can just subsidize GitHub in order to undercut the competition

some bootlicker on lobste.rs: "I have actually flagged that comment as “unkind”, because random accusations without evidence are not appropriate IMO, even when directed at companies."

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