RT: This is all too often how UX design is considered and practiced.

politics, fediverse moderation 

Might be a good idea to keep an eye out for the next few weeks. Trump and a bunch of other hard right media figures are getting banned from Twitter and Facebook. Parler and Gab are getting booted from Google Play and likely the App Store, too. That's going to shake out a lot of fashies. They'll be looking for new digital spaces where they can recruit and coordinate, and some of them may land on fediverse servers. Keep your guard up.

I'm just thinking about this blog post I wrote in 2018. Because even when Twitter makes a good decision, the first sentence comes to mind: Why does the entire world have to wait on the CEO of one US company to make a decision?

blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/03/

I'm so excited, for my #HackingMathematics book, #NoStarchPress has already sent me their \(\LaTeX\) templates and they compiled on the first try and they come with examples, and it totally looks like a No Starch book and omg omg omg this all makes it seem real you guys, I really #AmWriting a No Starch book.

Next stream will be tomorrow. I was told I should start with a more technical chapter instead of frontmatter/introduction, so I'll be working through a construction of the reals.

@anarchiv

in the 1960's the home furnishing retailer Sears experimented with setting up galleries of original art in their stores and getting people excited about having art in their homes.

Vincent Price, who had a fine art education, was the celebrity spokesperson. he talked about how art in your home can be "furniture for the eyes" because it allows your gaze to rest somewhere, and your mind to wander.

the promo video he did for Sears is on youtube and it totally whips nuts.

free software, repost to public 

we have a fortunes-off file so you can print offensive quotes at login time. No distro I know of comes with a fortunes-supportive file that lists encouraging, calming quotes.

You can make sudo(8) insult users when they type their passwords wrong ("Defaults insults" in sudoers). There's no option to make sudo be gentle and understanding when you mistype.

I grew up in free software circles and only really learned any emotional skills after growing out of them.

A lot of my software decisions these days are made by looking in the issue tracker, not the documentation, and I’m not looking for errors. I’m looking for how human interactions are valued and managed.

Here's the really bitter pill we need to swallow to start moving past monopolistic capitalism: there is no replacement for Amazon, Github, Twitch, and Google. Period.

Their ease and usability are the result of monopolistic privilege.

The things they do are technically, logistically impossible without a trillion dollar mega-corp doing them. For the average use-case, your QoL will drop, significantly, moving to a smaller or self-hosted solution.

You need to accept that, and do it anyway.

Also, in a historic win, Arizona voters pass Proposition 208! Proposition 208 restores hundreds of millions of dollars in K-12 education funding to solve the teacher shortage crisis, lower class sizes, hire aides and counselors, and expand career and technical education.

"your music is great, you could make so much money! put it up to stream!"

Anyone who complains about Nvidia issues on Wayland (or Linux in general!) has a moral obligation to boycott their business. Wayland developers have told you exactly why Nvidia is not supported, and who is to blame. Harassing Wayland devs because they have a name and a face you can harass, rather than boycotting the faceless multi-billion dollar company who is responsible, makes that person an asshole and a shitty consumer.

Nvidia is the one who deliberately engineers cryptographic solutions to subvert the free software driver. Nvidia is the one who refuses to collaborate with the community on standardization. Nvidia is the ONLY GRAPHICS VENDOR WHICH IS NOT UPSTREAM.

If you spent $1,000 on a GPU which became a brick when you tried to use Wayland on it, that's on YOU. Not on Wayland. Letting your confirmation bias protect your ego from the possibility that you made a mistake and turning that feeling into harassing FOSS developers and spreading misinformation about their work is FUCKED UP and needs to stop.

Shout out to that time Elon musk got twitter to suspend every account with his name in them because of shit like this

Normalize talking about how much you're paid with your co-workers.

It is the only way people will truly realize the income disparity between themselves and their just-as-qualified queer and/or BIPoC friends and colleagues.

This should be normal in ever industry. The fact it isn't is actively aiding executives in systemically discriminating against minority groups.

Why call it Mypy when you could have called it Typhon instead? 🤔

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You ever thought about how ridiculous the names of our tech overlords are?

I wonder if we'd also get used to talking about Dingdong and Tableleg being the overlords of the internet instead of Google and Facebook.

uspol 

My fellow Americans, would you like to know which way to the Bastille?

BBC propaganda 

BBC Radio 4 is really pushing gov 'back to work' agenda today.

The only two commenters on were talking how this was temporary, sandwich workers losing their jobs, how staff are important but companies will figure out how to bring them back into the office, and of course the spectre of "offshoring".

They tend followed up with the Brittania song bullshit.

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