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Making is all about screwing up.

It's about having the confidence to screw up in increasingly creative ways.

It's the art of getting it wrong with such flair and panache that you can't help but be entertained by your own ineptitude.

It's the ability to foil so many of your own plans that you are left with no option but to stumble into a solution that works.

A solution, that when found, leaves you awestruck by what you have accomplished.

And it is in pursuit of that awe that the Maker makes.

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Programming, a story:

"I want to create X." *start creating X*

"Oh, no. I'll need to create Y to properly do X." *start creating Y*

"Oh, wait, Y really would make better sense with Z." *start developing Z*

"Meh, I'm sick of doing this work without Ω." *start putting together Ω*

"This would all work better if only I had ß." *start building ß*

Jack, ✓. House, ✓. Malt, ✓. Rat, ✓. Cat, ✓. Dog, ✓. Cow, ✓. Turtle, ✓. Turtle, ✓. Turtle, ✓. Turtle, ✓...🐢↓ 🐢↧ 🐢↯

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Imposter syndrome is the belief that because you are capable of the virtue of doubt, you're somehow less prepared for the challenges of life than the many hubristic arseholes who lack the sense to recognize any consequences of their own poor judgment.

The world doesn't need more overconfidence. It needs more folk comfortable with doubt, of themselves, of their practices and institutions. Questioning our ability or preparedness to do a thing is not the same as being unable to do that thing.


Docker and Electron are the most hyped new technologies of the last five years. Both are not about improving things, figuring out complexity or reducing it. Both are just compromised attempts to hide accumulated complexity from developers because it became impossible to deal with.

This is exactly why I hate using Docker.

not really a hot take, but feels like it sometimes in this culture 

not all deeply intimate relationships are or need to be romantic or sexual

COVID-19, BLM, fucking pigs, subpost 

Thousands of Black Lives Matter COVID-19 Face Masks Seized by Law Enforcement: a ‘Gross Disregard for Black Life’

Realize that this shit is happening before you concern-troll about protests during the pandemic.

“Buying supplies and food for people who are on the ground works too. It’s all a chain… Protesting is on a spectrum.”

re: silly, uspol-adj 

@beadsland because I can't, I won't, and I don't stop

Just remembering the leaked doc where the FBI was complaining that the struggles of infiltration are that all the leftists live together and are constantly reading theory and using technical language so in order to blend in they have to actually read Kropotkin, Crimethinc, Marx, Lenin, Chomsky, And More~ which either radicalizes their infiltrators or requires them to seriously do a lot of research and play the Long Game which can be very demoralizing when it turns out they don't do shit anyway

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Today I released the first edition of Riot Medicine, a public domain book to help street medics in the struggle for liberation, autonomy, and dignity for all. You can download all 466 pages for free here:

The coronavirus swab factory President Asswipe visited yesterday has to toss the whole days production into the trash because he didn't wear a mask.

Alberta government, Protest rights, indigenous rights, petition 

Sooooo, trying to capitalise on social and political turmoil right now, the Albertan government is trying to pass a law to prevent people from protesting for indigenous land rights.
More information, and petition links, here:

If you're wondering if someone is a street medic here are some helpful clues

we don't medic cops
we don't send people to hospitals if they don't consent
we don't ask how or why you got an injury
we are in buddy pairs OR trios
we ask for consent the entire time we are with you
we are anti-fascists

Dave Winer on Bad Apples 

“If we can't find the bad apples, we could just start firing police randomly. Maybe at that point, they'll see the value in helping find, remove and prosecute the bad ones.”

— Dave Winer

For many years I worked with man who insisted a company our size should fire somebody every month. There’s always somebody who *should* be fired and if management doesn’t know who that is, just ask the other employees. They know and can’t imagine why the person wasn’t fired long ago. Cops know, too

if rioters get declared enemy combatants, does that mean the cops will have to start following the geneva convention, which forbids use of tear gas

conspiracy hypothesis, uspol, COVID-19, Trump response to protests 

So, a few weeks after military aircraft buzz basically every major US city “to raise spirits”, Trump expresses strong support for aerial assault of protestors?

In a country where police murders of black people occur so frequently that any one of them could easily be blown up into a full-scale nationwide riot with only a tiny amount of prodding of social media (because there’s so much legitimate anger underneath), and therefore such a riot could be manufactured at any time as desired by those that do the prodding?

It’s almost like the flyovers were a test run.


inspired by the speedrunning community, the new cutting edge democrat strategy is to run a campaign so terrible it will rollover backwards into infinite votes before the polls even open. they'll have wallhacked into the whitehouse by august

My mate reckons he can print a gun with his 3D printer.

I wasn't impressed, I've had a Canon printer for years.

re: USPOL, COVID-19 

@beadsland @natecull Also worth noting: even blue states were under a serious push to start reopening things, red states were already deep into that push, and compliance with social distancing measures and masks was poor anyway.

I actually wouldn’t be surprised if the second wave would’ve been just as bad without the protests, especially given how many businesses are refusing to mandate that their customers and employees wear masks. These protests in some cases close those businesses back down.

uspol, police, perception of risk 

how many times have you heard the police have "the most dangerous job on the streets"? you can't even count the times you've heard that said

surely it must the the #1 most dangerous job in the us, right?

nope, loggers are #1

okay it's got to be in top 5

2. fishers
3. aircraft pilots/flight engineers
4. roofers
5. garbage and recycling collectors

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