Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>
"The economics of package management"
Possibly the most important piece on JS/web dev you're likely to read this month.
And it isn't just about package management but how easy it is to co-opt FLOSS while still sticking to the letter (and license) of FLOSS
"after the revolution", 1/2
the massive flaw of the "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" argument is that responsible consumption is a matter of practice and applied intelligence, i.e. it needs practice, thus people who use it to argue that they don't need to put any effort into their own style of consumption under current circumstances are actively harming the outcome of any system resulting from overthrowing capitalism in advance, and they're also harming what Foucault would call heterotopias, i.e. those seeds of a new world sown in the one we live such as worker cooperatives
every little bit of money that flows into there heterotopias as in investment into a future where money is obsolete, and into the livelihoods of people trying to escape from this system using their skills
hence, the slogan "there is no ethical consumption under capitalism" is antithetical to any efforts of building a socialist, i.e. more ethical system of production and consumption, a less alienated one, it simply increases the level of alienation
I'm programming a celestial sphere, knowing that the star locations are wrong. Either my math is bad or the input data is bad. We'll save fixing that for later, when the rest of the program *works* at least...
after spending a while debugging the math in a vertex shaders, my stars suddenly snap from a nebulous cloud (wow, not actually a metaphor when you're describing stars) to a crisp sphere, and my very first thought was ✨ HOLY SHIT THERE'S BETELGEUSE ✨ (and yes, my x axis is off)
First steps for a new art project are to research star catalogue datasets.
In North America, albino redwood trees are quite well known. Unable to support themselves, they survive purely through the help of the other trees which surround them. In a forest, those with more always give to those with less, so that all can survive.
That's an example for all of us to learn from.
We want more than just queer bars or queer bookstores.
We want queer community spaces where there isn't an expectation of making a profit or purchase.
We understand they can't exist in our current society where profit is needed for survival but we can still wish for them and a society that would allow them.