Yes, I am still alive. Life situations necessitated a break from social media.
Not quite the binary I was expecting. (From a friend on bird site.)
How to build a mastodon brand in one simple step:
@taoeffect Anarchists use two different senses of the term "state." Arguably, that is confusing.
Feminists are sometimes mean, but their essential rights to equality should be so even if they are mean or disruptive.
They are very different scenarios, and not "the same" at all. I have avoided pointing out to you (as many have) how very unfair and privileged your second criticism is.
The final remaining patent on the MP3 format — "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING DIGITAL SIGNALS EMPLOYING BIT ALLOCATION USING COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT THRESHOLD MODELS TO ACHIEVE DESIRED BIT RATES" — has expired today.
Every fucking week, we pay MILLIONS of dollars so that the man in the White House can continue his lavish lifestyle on our dime —which WE earned by our sweat, tears, our struggles to survive.
If you aren't mad as fuck, you are NOT paying attention.
Me: open-source is the best
Also me: I will die before I let anyone look at this shitty code
You can like new things. You can change your mind. You can be done with things. You can become kinder. You can be brave. You can move on. :stars:
tmux is love. tmux is life.
I honestly really appreciate the sentiment on Mastodon and GNU/Social towards reclaiming the Internet as an emancipatory platform for weirdos and marginalised folk
It has so much potential and watching it become a carefully curated marketing tool for rich people and brands (hi Instagram) has been genuinely upsetting. If I wanted that I would look at the TV.
anyone who charges $100+ for a digital version of a textbook should be tried in the hague
The only thing I may mention is that (as I understand it) the lack of full-text search is to avoid harassment, e.g. if you don't want trolls to find you by keyword searching, just don't use a hashtag.
It looks like my Mastodon change is in the v1.1.1 tag. So I should be using Mastodon in the near future with MY OWN CODE in it. This is so exciting!!