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wow, I am followed by a lot of people (over 500 !!!)

Well, I'm going to follow you back - I might unfollow you again, because I have finite time, and I am highly opinionated about what I read and what I value. Don't take it personally if you notice that. It's me, not you.

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If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.

-- Richelieu

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I'm not an anarchist and I reject their solutions & ideology; often considering their critique to be inadequate to manage the complexities of quotidian life.

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n.b., I am aggressively muting posters who do a lot of jokey / inane toots.

if you do a lot of sort of posting and mention me, it probably won't get through - set up another account and poke me if its important enough.

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I love reading graduate theses, in progress or otherwise. If sent them, I will read!

On the sre / tools team here at work. Serving as a lead /architect more than a coder. Worried about pointy hair arriving.

If you are a good coder with comp sci chops, know k8s or other modern sre work, and are looking for work... hmu.

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The amount of clout a programmers union would wield is just fucking incredible. Stop fucking around like just because you get a lopsided paycheque the rest of us won't ever see things are somehow ok. They aren't.

Organize a union.
Help fix this mess.

Case in point:

"The phrase “robots are taking our jobs” gives technology agency it doesn’t (yet?) possess, whereas “capitalists are making targeted investments in robots designed to weaken and replace human workers so they can get even richer” is less catchy but more accurate."

I have a work laptop with Linux installed on the "bare metal".


I now work on a Go language team.

Naturally OCaml or Haskell would be better, but, alas.

My boyfriend, who is a bear, brought home this catalogue and now I suspect that he goes to bear stores where everyone is a bear

It is now illegal in Pennsylvania to donate a book to someone incarcerated.

Instead, books must be purchased as ebooks through prison profiteer GTL or ordered through the DOC

This is an attack on gift economies and free speech/culture while expanding the surveillance capitalist, carceral state.

Monday. Up at 5(ish) to work out, shower, etc. Breakfast. Out of the house at 7 to aim at being at work at 8:40.

Looking forward to moving back to Seattle. 100 minute commutes are 100% too long.

Pretty interesting to learn how much the Linux Foundation's employees earn. For example, in 2016 Linus Torvalds earned US$1.67 million.

However, the MIT license and more loose licenses like it allows companies like Amazon to eat the work and labor of the open source community with minimal contribution to the original community.

I should say: Columbia City Theater, Seattle. We're on at 8!

@sampo @hj

I don't expect the web to die any time soon, but there's definitely room for newcomers to do something new with a simplified browser optimized for low end hardware and with an integrated and well executed development toolset.

To beat the existing world of trashfire browsers with sketchy business models I don't think we need to directly implement the things they do and play on their field.

Also I think W3C needs to go. TBL needs to retire, and if there's a standards body it needs to be a lot more democratic than a corporate consortium with paid-for protocols. If there's any kind of lesson from the web over the last two decades it's that corporate governance ultimately destroys everything of value.

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A lesson from Kevin Kruse's White Flight.

Racist policies were preferred by the local power structure. In order to defeat these policies, the Feds had to overrule the local laws and customs in the 60s.

Part of the White response was to flee to suburbs and build a de facto segregationist society. This is where a great deal of the "local control" and "localism" movement comes from.

Thought experiment:

What happens in a democratic society when the majority is viruently bigoted?

Tonight was a play night. I pretty much did all - I haven't worked with the bar for about 6 years.



Clean & jerk

Bench press

Experimenting mostly, so I also did some long cycle with comp bells and worked on my latest pulldown- blech, machine.

And of course a bit of jogging at the end.

For sure, I don't instinctively feel the barbell like I did kettlebells. But it was good to branch out. I should plan a 2-3 month barbell cycle this winter for .

The lack of social housing, the lack of guaranteed jobs, the lack of guaranteed medical care, all due to protection of property rights and race, even when said rights have to be generated from whole cloth, lead to the homelessness I see daily.

I am not sure FAGSC is the right way. But dang if its direction is better than libertarian ways.

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