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Panashe M. Fundira @munyari@mastodon.social

Yes, I am still alive. Life situations necessitated a break from social media.

I know most of us are #techheads here, but whats all your #music taste's ? What do you like to listen to while you #code #configure #test ? I have to say the new #kendricklamar #album #DAMN is decent.
#tech #music #motivation #linux

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@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 β€” "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING DIGITAL SIGNALS EMPLOYING BIT ALLOCATION USING COMBINATIONS OF DIFFERENT THRESHOLD MODELS TO ACHIEVE DESIRED BIT RATES" β€” has expired today.

#introductions

For the newbies. Ugh, well, what to say? I'm a Free Software hacker. I use a mechanical keyboard and trackball and I am an Arch/Parabola user. In a former incarnation I mostly did industrial robotics and computer vision, but now I'm mostly interested in self-hosting and things pertaining to running communications systems.

I've always been interested in self-organizing systems and emergent processes. Systems which try to survive. This is the commonality across the various things I've done.

Likes:

cheese GNU/Linux crypto C bash robots cats freedom apes vanilla chai Dislikes:

Celebs pushing fake/bad infosec Highly centralized systems Buzz words Bureaucracy Nazis / spooks Microsoft/Google/Facebook/Twitter Aristocrats, politicians, authoritarians Silicon valley ideology My main projects are !Freedombone, a self-hosting system for home servers and libdeep, a C/C++ library for deep learning.

Every fucking week, we pay MILLIONS of dollars so that the man in the White House can continue his lavish lifestyle on our dime β€”which WE earned by our sweat, tears, our struggles to survive.

If you aren't mad as fuck, you are NOT paying attention.

mstdn.jp has surpassed mastodon.social in number of users! Congrats to @nullkal!

@jeffcliff if you only replace one bunch of proprietary stuff with another, no progress has been made towards fixing bug no.1

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:

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

@qinaliu @acw @Katharsisdrill @dredmorbius @markov This is fantastic! Love it. Single best introduction to Mastodon I've read yet. 😁

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!!

@moonman Thanks for all the #PGP post today. Learned a lot, and finally setup what I have been putting off for years.
Happy #PHPDay

I've been working on homework for 3 hours and by working I mean wasting time on the internet.