"There are times when powers of repression and censorship are aimed more at the left and times when they are aimed more at the right, but it is neither inherently a left-wing nor a right-wing tactic. It is a ruling class tactic, and it will be deployed against anyone perceived to be a dissident to ruling class interests and orthodoxies no matter where on the ideological spectrum they reside.“
Happy #Fediversary to me!
A re-#introduction: My 1st computer was a TRS-80. But it wasn't cool to be a nerd then, so I became a drummer and made a living at that for 10yrs, cruiseship #piano bars for 5. Now I do #songwriting for #art. Along the way I came back to the computer and learned to run my own servers for my website and #livestreaming and do my own #recording and to reclaim power through #selfhosting pretty much everything. Finally escaped Win for #Linux just last year ✊ #Arch btw lol
Any boosts would encourage me (and other artists, I'm sure) to do this release model in the future 🙏
falkTX is the maintainer of JACK, KXStudio and creator of Carla, Cadence and many other tools I use every day. He's one of the pillars of this community IMO.
If you want to help FOSS audio in general, he's a total VIP :D
#falkTX #KXStudio #FOSS #FOSSaudio #LinuxAudio #patreon
A $15 minimum wage would reduce the number of Americans living in poverty by a little over a quarter of one percent. According to either party, it would be preferable to see at least 4 years of INCREASING poverty.
In case you still haven't realized that everyone you support in Washington is either a brainwashed cultist, a sociopath, or both.
"Fight for $15 organizing, which has enjoyed many state and local victories ever since late 2012, when fast food workers gave the demand prominence with a national walkout"
"Since the federal proposal phases it in gradually, by the time most workers get it in 2025, $15 an hour will be worth around 20 percent less than it was in 2012"
Tonight! 7PM Pacific, 9PM Central, 3 UTC! I'll be doing a live stream DJ set at https://goth.land to accomplish the following goals:
1. It's a lot of fun to hang out with you and listen to music.
2. We all need more excuses to get random people together.
3. We're releasing an update to Owncast soon and you'll help test it just by visiting.
I'm looking forward to hanging out. I'll ping you again later.
"The corrective is for journalists to rebuild trust and faith with the public by exposing their misinformation and proving to the public that they will do accurate and reliable reporting regardless of which faction is aggrandized or angered.
"But corporate media outlets and Democrats (excuse the redundancy) who spent the last four years posturing as virulent defenders of press freedoms never meant it."
"National governments and traditional news outlets have presented the standoff as a struggle between democratic nations and out-of-control corporations. But this conflict is anything but. At its heart, the battle is not one between democracy and monopoly. Rather, it’s a battle over who gets to enjoy monopoly power."
#Facebook says it will restrict publishers and users in #Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. https://7news.com.au/technology/facebook-restricts-aussie-news-publishers-c-2187009
I've ordered two more Virginia-dominant blends to sample but, if they bite me like the rest, I'm perfectly happy being a burley guy. #pipesmoking
"'As a result of the City of Long Beach's decision to pass an ordinance mandating Extra Pay for grocery workers, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close long-struggling store locations in Long Beach,' a Kroger spokesperson told NPR. 'We are truly saddened that our associates and customers will ultimately be the real victims of the city council’s actions.'"
ok so, as a step towards pushing for more open-source work remuneration, I have setup github sponsors stuff. see it at https://github.com/sponsors/falkTX
I know not everybody likes github, but we have to appreciate their effort of trying to bring money to such projects. I have https://git.kx.studio/ as a backup in case everything fails.
I will be setting up "sponsor" links in all my projects, like you can see in https://github.com/falkTX/kuriborosu
On the topic of opensource work and donations, I have always been too ashamed to ask for anything.
I already have a liberapay and patreon page, plus a dedicated donations page on kx.studio site, but they are often sorta hidden away, I never really "advertise" them.
But as life situation gets complicated, it is time to change that, right?
It is still a dream to work on open-source stuff full-time, but feels like the right time now to try and push for it.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!