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“Y’all” is a superior plural pronoun. “Ain’t” is a perfectly good contraction. “Reckon” is a fantastic verb for describing when you are of an opinion. “Yonder” is the only word to describe that way over there.

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heyyy uh

quick reminder

ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over it—he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.

here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference: dourish.com/goodies/jargon.htm

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Everybody loves Protocol Duck, the new secure web protocol that is encrypted, open source and decentralised!

*5 seconds later*

We regret to inform you that Protocol Duck has had a massive security flaw for the last 6 months.

Also on the way home it started snowing a little and I saw a bunny. Message received, universe.

I don't think I realized just how much my soul needed to spend a few hours in a room full of queer punks singing our hearts out. Seeing Against Me! and Ted Leo tonight was fucking amazing.

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Love too hear the sound of war machines flying over my home buzzing so low and loud my fight-or-flight response kicked in and I was halfway to the floor before I realized it was probably a stupid display for the stupid baseball game.

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2003 'ware Show more

I had a bad dream about an ex but it included entering a house full of strangers and realizing I knew 3 of them from Mastodon, so it wasn't all bad.

cw photo, eye contact Show more

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TIL I get a 20% discount at the dispensary for working at a local business.

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Tired: meritocracies exist
Wired: meritocracies do not and can not exist

Inspired: judging people through any metric of "merit" inherently devalues and frames people within a capitalist mindset and strives to erase the individual and unique contributions that they offer

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the new TMBG is extremely good and extremely communist Show more

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I actually built a little toy service (that I will also eventually open source) which converts any RSS feed to an ActivityPub actor that you can subscribe to in Mastodon (or any other AP-compatible client).

Play with it if you like! It is SUPER rough and most feeds end up horribly rendered in Mastodon but it's still kinda cool to see it work: bots.tinysubversions.com/conve

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"Media Manipulation, Strategic Amplification, and Responsible Journalism" by danah boyd points.datasociety.net/media-m

This a long but very worthwhile read on how journalists can unintentionally amplify extremist voices and play right into manipulators' hands. It also offers solutions on how to avoid it.

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vim: there's more than one way to do it, i.e. the way you're doing it now, and the slightly more convenient way to do it that you'll discover by accident sometime in the next twenty years

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in conclusion, I have no idea what i'm talking about and strive in the future to not know what i'm talking about in ever more careful and educated ways

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