I shut down my Twitter and Instagram last week. Instagram and Facebook are their own thing, but with Twitter, it's gotten bad. Despite that I ostensibly enjoyed the chronological timeline of Tweetdeck and third-party mobile clients, I still opened it up on three or four random occasions over the new year to find some big name calling some other big name stupid. There's more to my life than that watching people sling shit.
I think it's kinda weird that the president of the US gets to stay on Twitter after threatening war crimes and cyberbullying children because his tweets are "of public interest" but the president of Syria gets banned...
Not that I'm sympathetic, but it does seem hypocritical and highlights the issues with social media that's controlled by a single US company. Why do they get to enforce their own interests worldwide?
And the data is bad.
Federating Mobilizon : one more step towards de-facebooked events
There is a new development to our future alternative to Facebook: different Mobilizon installs can now federate with each other.
My revolution is entirely boring.
Minimize my participation in systems that hurt
Maximize participation in systems I support
Save resources & money
Gather and practice skills
Buy as local as possible *when possible
Volunteer for community events, political candidates that help humans,
Mutual support of aligned people
Don't own more than I need
Don't desire what is inaccessible to most
Stay realistic by focusing on money and actions instead of words
So boring I can do this daily
There's a #JOSM plugin to continue the 'Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett' message?
Could this be Twitter realising that it's increasingly out-of-control silo of propaganda is going to be on the wrong side of history? 🙏
Tired: "men are too emotional to be leaders." *replicates the sexist assumption that unemotionality is always a superior trait and is inherently associated with dominance/authority.*
Wired: "Men aren't emotional enough to be leaders." *Hot take. Asserts the value of traits devalued by patriarchy. Radically re-envisions what leadership ought to look like. Doesn't throw men who experience positive emotions intensely under the bus for being insufficiently "in-control" (read: masculine).*
This is your regular reminder that the Django Software Foundation is running a fund raiser this year, it's at 93% of the 200,000 USD goal. There are many ways this money is used for: organizing sprints, financial aid, Django Girls support, Django fellows.
Police raid office of Brazil NGO linked to brigade that helped battle Amazon fires - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/26/brazil-police-raid-ngo-office-amazon-wildfires #bolsonaro has no shame, really, none...
#android #oneplus #oxygenOS
I don't like the way oneplus shows the app list, there's no way to sort apps into groups/folders like there was with samsung - it's alphabetical chaos instead of categorical order!
Anyone have suggestions on how I can change this? Haven't done any Android development but am fueled by the discomfort of looking at it - it's the reason I didn't migrate to this phone for the last 4 months =P
Irish guy in Scotland. Shite at small talk. Purple monkey dishwasher.
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