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@ajroach42 the tuck shop was the corner that had chocolate, ramen, club mate and other drinks, etc for sale at a markup where the money went to the space =)

@ajroach42 in hindsight, I think you probably need a core group with an upfront commitment covering 100% of year 1 & 2 costs. Count anyone extra as surplus membership to see how many outside the core group are sustainable and repeat members. If you can't see the surplus eventually reaching a point where the core can pay as ordinary members then you want to consider viability. Keeping the place clean will cause lots of squabbling on the lists so better to get a cleaner =P

@ajroach42 we used to have €30 employed, €20 student/unemployed, €5 friend of the space. Upfront annual offer was 12 months for the price of 10 monthly subs. First two were full members, the friends got into events for free.

I think at the height we had 60ish paying members for a 1700sq.ft space @ €1200 p.m. rent. Classes, events, and (especially) tuck shop were key to hitting rent, especially with a lot of member churn due to recession and people moving around.

@JordiGH ooh, does the millefeuille actually have different cheesecake layers to it or somehow involve pastry as well?

@JordiGH what kind of cheese cake and how quickly does it arrive?

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.

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

@Sarklor same problem as Blacknight so, they aren't providing LetsEncrypt either =/ Is the site static or something dynamic like php?

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