I really want to see Mozilla flourish but things are pretty dire. This is a sober review of a bunch of things they're not doing very well: http://calpaterson.com/mozilla.html
We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:
- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better
Oh, I forgot to share this #pixelart I did months ago. I think it turned out pretty well. It's based on a photo I took in Melbourne. I haven't finished any more since, I'm having a hard time committing to making stuff lately
Did you play in [average indie band] in [second class city] in  and have since moved on to become a primary school teacher or archbishop or something?
Go dig out your old bands CDs, rip them and put them up on Bandcamp for like $2. Someone out there, like me, who loved your music but lost/destroyed your CD years ago will be *very* happy to find you again.
(I’m utterly extatic to have just found this https://flatstanleyau.bandcamp.com)
#rust is still really hard for me. I feel like I could use a mentor. This weekend I managed to make a simple Tide web app that has a database connection in its app state and uses that in a middleware to parse Bearer tokens and set the current user in local state. I tried this previously in Warp and got it working in a pretty hacky way, and then failed to understand how to do it in Actix. I definitely found Tide the simplest to understand, but it's also a bit too early unfortunately.
Code witch in Melbourne, AU. Half of Hello Code. Talking about code and the overthrow of capitalism, patriarchy, borders, and other bad ideas.
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