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On the current theming discussion: My article from last year is still as relevant as ever, and answers a lot of questions you might have.

【地震情報 2019年5月25日】
#地震 #千葉県 #東京都 #茨城県 #埼玉県 #神奈川県 #栃木県 #群馬県 #山梨県 #静岡県 #新潟県 #長野県

It's okay to theme or downstream an app, but if you do that, don't blame me if I say "It works for me".

Dear distros,

don't be dicks to the people making your OS valuable in the first place. Stop breaking third party apps by default.

【地震情報 2019年5月24日】
#地震 #栃木県 #茨城県 #群馬県 #埼玉県 #千葉県 #神奈川県 #福島県 #東京都 #山梨県 #長野県 #静岡県

Proposition: the quality of a threaded conversation decreases along with its reply depth.

ICANN granted the domain '.amazon' today, rather than the entire geographic region of the Amazon Basin.

Acts like this are colonial, obviously, but also a slap in the face to early internet promises of global representation + shared power. Its really sad.

#GAFAM #GAFA #amazon

(via , thanks ! )

Commercial UNIX systems mostly provided the Common Desktop Environment at that time.

At the time, GNOME 2 was new and looked like this in Red Hat Linux 8.

Feeling a little nostalgic for Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, the first I had heard of Mac OS X at the time. I was immediately taken with the idea of ‘proper’ UNIX along with the Mac’s legendary ease-of-use.

I can’t believe I forgot to tag my Emacs shitpost.

The conversation with Todd from Purism was completely unproductive in my mind. In his view, there are only two possible options for moderation:

• Become a complete censorship machine with a slippery slope of who can or cannot speak

• Go by the jurisdiction users are in, hiding content illegal in certain jurisdictions and then removing content illegal in the poster's jurisdiction, for example a Chinese user's dissent against the Chinese gov't would be removed.

There are two problems that I brought up that, being that:

• Purism would be participating in the injustices of those countries

• Legal but harmful content would still be allowed, thus spreading harm.

I felt completely ignored when trying to get this across to him, especially that last bit. I also tried explaining to him that a slippery slope does not exist when you have set principles that you stick to within rules, but that completely flew over his head. It also ended with him basically telling me to solve the problem with a solution that works for every country everywhere and then get back to him. So, the block & boycott of Purism continues.
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